Mission Statement of Greyhound Adoption of Greater Rochester, NY


Greyhound Adoption of Greater Rochester, NY, is a racing neutral non-profit 501(C)(3) all volunteer organization. We believe every greyhound retired from racing deserves the chance for a real home and loving family. Our goal is to bring hounds and homes together.

"Blue" apparently is looking for a second career as a flushing and retrieving dog!  

Proud Family:  April Sharp and Jim Rausch


To that end, we will make every effort to provide information on not only the unique qualifications of greyhound adoption, but on realistic expectations as well ... to offer ongoing support and guidance to those families who have made an educated, responsible commitment to adopt ...and to hold the welfare and well-being of the greyhounds above all other considerations.
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  • New Featured Pet Read about Valentina on our Featured Pet page
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 6:56 PM by Erica Erkkila
  • Park Ave Fest 2015 pics We've got a new page under Photos for Park Ave Fest 2015. If you'd like to have any photos added, please let us know at contact@greyhoundadopt.org. Thanks!
    Posted Aug 1, 2015, 9:11 PM by Erica Erkkila
  • Also, Snooki... was adopted about a week and a half ago. Congratulations to his new owners! We don't currently have any dogs available in foster homes. If you're looking to adopt, please apply on our Volunteer & Adoption Forms page; also apply there if you are interested in fostering. Remember, GAGR has no kennel, so we can only ask for as many dogs as we have confirmed homes available for them--either permanent ones or fosters.  Fostering can last anywhere from hours, to days, to months, but most seem to get adopted within a few weeks. While being fostered, the dog's vet care and food are paid for or provided by GAGR. What if you get too attached? Well, it ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2015, 7:58 PM by Erica Erkkila
  • What happened to Blue? We recently removed 'Blue', an 11-year old greyhound surrendered to GAGR over the weekend, from our 'Available' page. We had him evaluated by a vet and found he has a number of age-related issues and that his overall poor health makes him not a good candidate for adoption. We will keep him in foster care/'doggie hospice' on medication as long as he can remain comfortable and will give him lots of love and attention. Thank you to those who have expressed an interest in him.  :/
    Posted Jul 30, 2015, 7:40 PM by Erica Erkkila
  • Available Greyhound Six more retired racers have made it safely to the Rochester area and five of them have been adopted. We have one available in foster, a small-ish (for a male!) red, cat-friendly boy. See Available for more information and Volunteer & Adoption Forms to apply.
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 5:56 PM by Erica Erkkila
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