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Take a Virtual Tour

Greyhound Friends operates an adoption facility in Oak Ridge, NC. Our kennel accommodates up to 25 greyhounds at a time in climate-controlled comfort. Click through the slideshow below to take a virtual tour of our facility.

Playing (and sunning) in the front yard
Enclosed area for greyhound and adopter introductions
Hey, is someone coming to visit us?
Maybe there are some treats here somewhere…
The front office is where it all happens
Chilling out in the kennel
Time to stretch our legs
Checking out the turnout area
Getting a bath before going to my forever home
Completing the paperwork on adoption day!
Kennel Hours
Monday to Friday
by appointment
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed for winter

* Turnout typically takes place between noon and 1:00 pm. If you arrive during turnout, our staff and volunteers may be fully occupied working with our greyhounds. You are welcome to observe from outside the fenced area – it can be a great way to see many of our kennel guests and get a feel for their individual personalities. We will meet with you as soon as we are able.

When visiting the kennel allow two or more hours to choose your new companion. Our staff and/or adoption counselors will work with you to understand what you might be looking for and find the best match for your family. A description of how we match greyhounds with potential adoptive families at the kennel can be found on the Adoption Process page.

If you would like to bring your current dog(s) to visit with a potential new best friend, it is best to call for an appointment so we can assess your pack’s dynamics, discuss your specific needs and introduce our kennel guests safely.

Please contact us by phone (336-643-0233) or email ( for an appointment to visit the kennel outside of our normal operating hours.

Greyhounds are sweet and gentle dogs. However, play and excitement can at times escalate and lead to accidents. For the protection of humans and hounds alike, Greyhound Friends’ policy is that all unleashed dogs on the kennel grounds must be muzzled. We have guest muzzles to borrow if needed. Visitors unable or unwilling to comply with this essential safety precaution may be asked to leave.

Directions and Map
From Winston-Salem and the West

From I-40BUS East/US-421 South, take Exit 15 for Kernersville and turn left onto NC-150 East/NC-66 North. After about a mile, turn right onto NC-150 East/North Main Street. Merge right at the Speedway gas station to stay on NC-150 East, which becomes Oak Ridge Road. Greyhound Friends will be about 8 miles down the road on the right.

From Greensboro and the East

Take US-220 North/Battleground Avenue from Greensboro until you reach Summerfield. Turn left onto NC-150 West/Oak Ridge Road and continue for about 3 miles. Greyhound Friends will be on your left.

From Oak Ridge Road, turn down the gravel road (Misty Hollow Lane) and follow the signs to the kennel.

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