forever fosters

Forever Fosters

Forever Fosters Program

Our Forever Foster homes consist of experienced volunteers and greyhound owners who provide shelter to greyhounds in their own homes giving them tender loving care, transport to vet appointments, grooming and anything else they might need while they are in our system. GPI pays for all medical care and food while the dogs are with us.

Most dogs that are “Forever Fosters” are dogs that are seniors who have been in our system for a while, sometimes years, or dogs that have special needs above and beyond what many adopters can handle.  Most “Forever Fosters” are available for adoption, but generally they are only suitable for experienced adopters or those with a very specific home environment.

If you can't adopt a dog and you'd like to help, please sponsor one of our “Forever Fosters”. Your sponsorship donation will help defray the costs involved in making our Forever Fosters comfortable.

If you're interested in adopting one of these dogs, please contact us.

Our “Forever Fosters” are listed below.  They are surrounded by people who love them and are cared for well.

Our Forever Fosters



Tag No: 6428
Registered Name: None
Breed: Greyhound Lurcher
Date of Birth:  Approx April 2014
Color: White/Black
Cat Trainable: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with greyhounds, No small dogs
Kid Friendly: Unknown
Location: Foster home
Comments:  Rivers was returned to us when his owner fell ill and could no longer care for him.  This boy is delightful!  He is sweet, gentle, playful and fun!  Rivers loves the stuffed toys and our toy box at the kennel is a favorite of his!!  But beware, no squeeker is safe in those toys 🙂  He loves his walks and walks well on leash.  Rivers does have some kidney issues but it is well managed currently through diet and daily meds.  Rivers lived as an only dog in a home with a fenced yard, so is happy as an only dog.  We would love to find another home with a fenced yard for him.  This boy will just melt your heart - he is so affectionate and fun.  Rivers is a past Dog of the Month:  As of 9/22/2023: Rivers has been moved to a Forever Foster home and is being well loved and spoiled!

Sponsored by Kim Thompson, in memory of Tap
Sponsored by Peggy Hayes
Sponsored by Cathy Munro
Sponsored by Gwen Perkins, in memory of Ronin
Sponsored by Debra Dembowski



Tag No: 7015
Registered Name: None
Breed: Saluki Canaan Mix
Date of Birth:  Approx March 18, 2018
Color: White
Cat Trainable: Unknown
Dog Friendly: Ok with dogs her size - unknown with others
Kid Friendly: Unknown - See Comments
Weight:  40
Location: Foster home
Comments:  Sweet, shy, timid around anyone new or new situations.  Just adorable!!!   Loves belly rubs.  Playful when comfortable.  Lucky does have some kidney issues but it is well managed currently through diet and daily meds.  Lucky may be too nervous to be around children.  She would do best in a home with a securely fenced yard.  As of 11/24/2023: Lucky has been moved to a Forever Foster home and is being well loved and spoiled!

Sponsored by Sarabeth Jaffe




Tag No: 7073
Registered Name: Oshkosh Natti
Breed: Greyhound
Date of Birth: August 19, 2015
Color: Black
Cat Trainable: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with greyhounds and other dogs
Kid Friendly: Unknown
Weight: 65 pounds
Location: Woodinville, WA (Kennel)
Comments: Chhaya (Chai-ah) was turned into us through no fault of hers. She is an absolute sweetheart!! She is calm, friendly and easy going. Chhaya loves people, walks, car rides, hanging with you, or naps in the sun. She traveled extensively with her previous family. She does well with other dogs and lived with a shepherd mix. She reportedly does well around children, but has not lived with them. Chhaya would prefer a home with a fenced yard. She was diagnosed with Masticatory Myositis in 2020, was treated, and has not had a flare up in a couple of years and acts like any other greyhound. We are happy to chat with you more about her medical history. Chhaya is a gem and any family would be lucky to have her in their home - could it be yours? We are looking for either an adoptive or forever foster home for Chhaya.

If you would like to sponsor Chhaya while GPI cares for her, please see: