News Flash!

5 Retired Racers Adopted

posted by Erica Erkkila

All dogs in today's transport safely made it to the Rochester area and all are spoken for already. See info about them under Available and pictures from transport in the Photos section (see direct link)

New Memorial

posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:20 PM by Erica Erkkila

Sadly we have a new memorial posted tonight for Petunia McClary. Condolences to Nan and Marty McClary. :(

Garden Factory Pictures

posted Oct 22, 2017, 1:30 PM by Erica Erkkila

I've posted a couple  of pictures in the Photos section (or, direct link to photos). I may be adding more if people give permission or supply more. 

Garden Factory in October

posted Oct 8, 2017, 5:34 PM by Erica Erkkila

GAGR has been invited to attend one of the Garden Factory's Fall Family Fun Weekends. We have been holding meet & greets at this location the past few years and receive a lot of exposure for greyhound adoption.

Many people bring their families to the Garden Factory events. There will be food vendors, rides for the kids and specials on fall foliage & interior decorations. You can check them out at

This is a X-pen event and your hound will have to be very comfortable around small children, noise and other animals (birds, other dogs, etc). Because there is so much activity at this event, we request that new owners (having greyhounds less than 6 months), not attend this event. Their hounds are still acclimating to their new surroundings and large events can be over stimulating for them.

If you are interested in representing GAGR at this event with your greyhound, please email (Sue Benedict).

Today's Transport

posted Oct 1, 2017, 2:25 PM by Erica Erkkila

7 more retired racers have made it safely to our area. 5 are adopted, one is pending, and one is available. You can see Par Herby (red male, not cat friendly) over on the Available page. :)

Transport Completed Today

posted Aug 27, 2017, 2:28 PM by Erica Erkkila   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 3:15 PM ]

Four new dogs have been adopted and one is pending; see info about them at Available and pictures under Photos shortly.

[UPDATE] Dutch Riley is not cat safe; he has been moved under 'Available'

Adoption news

posted Jun 11, 2017, 1:37 PM by Erica Erkkila

Oaks Quigley (Squiggy) has been adopted! Also, we had a transport come in today and there are now two cat friendly brindle girls in foster homes--see Available for more info!


posted May 26, 2017, 7:01 PM by Erica Erkkila

We have a new memorial posted for Foley VanDemark. We're very sorry for his family's loss. :(  

In other news, there are two dogs in foster and listed as Available. One is a courtesy listing for The Sighthound Underground; both are cat friendly boys. If they're not adopted before then, you can meet them at the annual GAGR picnic on Saturday June 3 at Black Creek Park in North Chili.

New Dogs!

posted May 7, 2017, 1:09 PM by Erica Erkkila

Four new retired racers have arrived in Rochester today. Two have been adopted and the other two are Available.

Applications; Discussion Group; Memorials

posted Mar 27, 2017, 6:55 PM by Erica Erkkila   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 7:05 PM ]

GAGR got in three new dogs over this past weekend; two were adopted immediately and a third is pending adoption (see Available for details). Ruby is still available to a non-cat (or possibly cat workable) home. Remember, if you're looking for a new family greyhound, your first step should be to put in an application at Volunteer & Adoption Forms. The same goes if you wish to try fostering for the group. Remember--GAGR does not run a kennel. We can only ask for as many dogs as we have approved applications and foster homes available to take them in. If nobody applies or volunteers to foster, we don't get any new dogs. There is never going to be a big selection of available dogs just waiting on the Available page.

Fostering is greatly rewarding--you make it possible to bring a dog into a home temporarily while he or she is waiting for their permanent family. True, you might get some of the bumpier first days for a dog that's possibly not lived in a home before and needs some guidance; and you might miss them when they're gone; but all the vet and food costs are paid by the group and it's great fun seeing their personalities emerge from their initial nervousness (although in some cases they settle in and learn how to behave way more quickly than you would expect). Just think of it as open-ended dog sitting. And really, would it be the worst thing in the world to 'fail' fostering (that is, adopting when you find you can't let them go)? (Although of course this tends to limit our pool of available foster families over time. :)

In other news, GAGR has a new private discussion group on Facebook for adopters, foster families, and volunteers. If you're one of those, feel free to request info via

And the bad news last, there are three new memorials posted--one for Tara Snyder, one for Lucky Snyder, and one for my own girl, Jiffy.


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