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.

Dirty Harry has come a long way in a week. He continues to have daily leg wrap changes and his leg is healing nicely

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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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  • Henrietta Petco M&G Cancelled for This Weekend Due to expected bad weather, the Henrietta Petco Meet and Greet originally scheduled for this Saturday, February 13, has been cancelled. Please check our calendar (on the homepage) for other upcoming events.
    Posted Feb 10, 2016, 7:16 AM by Erica Erkkila
  • Courtesy Adoption Listing for SHUG I've posted on our Available page a courtesy listing for Kiowa WW Palin, a retired brood mama currently being fostered in the Rochester NY area by one of our volunteers who also fosters for The Sighthound Underground. SHUG is a Washington DC-based group that specializes in all sighthound breeds--not just retired racers but tall skinny dogs from all over the US and the world--Galgos and Podencos from Spain, Salukis from the Middle East, Lurchers from the midwestern US; Borzoi, Whippets, Italian Greyhounds, and more. SHUG adopts across the US and Canada, and there are several SHUG dogs adopted in our area.  PLEASE NOTE: GAGR cannot process applications for Palin; if you're interested, please apply on ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2016, 6:41 PM by Erica Erkkila
  • Harry Update and Rumors We’d like to clear up some rumors that seem to be circulating in the adoption community:1) It was a special haul to try to help the group in Miami that took in the confiscated dogs. Kudos to the Miami group for taking on that challenge and helping the dogs removed from the other adoption group so they can find homes.2) It was a professional haul. The dogs were muzzled and they were checked on periodically. There was no sign of a problem during the haul as the dogs were up and wagging when checked upon.3) The haul took many hours because it left from Florida and ended in CT. We use this same hauler every time ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 12:00 PM by Erica Erkkila
  • Harry Update From Cindy Bauer:"Thank you to everyone that donated for "Dirty Harry!"  We are overwhelmed with your generosity to help this sweet boy - we reached our goal in less then 24 hours!   All that is left to do is give him lots of TLC while he heals.   We will post regular updates on our Facebook page:  Greyhound Adoption of Greater Rochester, NY  We will be sure also to let everyone know  when he goes to his "forever" Rochester home!"
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 6:23 PM by Erica Erkkila
  • Increase in Adoption Fee for 2016 We sent this to the mailing list last month but probably should make a note of this here as well:As a not-for-profit, we are not trying to make money, but rather support our organization to continue our mission. Due to the continuing increase in transport expenses that we pay to get the greyhounds from Florida to CT and then on to Rochester, we are raising the adoption fee to $350.00 effective January 1, 2016. For us, as for most adoption groups, the fee does not equal the money we put in to each dog and we “lose money” on adoptions, but we need to be fiscally responsible and also offer a fee that will help keep ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2016, 1:06 PM by Erica Erkkila
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