News Flash!

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.


New Available Dog

posted Mar 8, 2017, 5:00 PM by Erica Erkkila

We have a female in foster and ready for a new home: meet Ruby on the Available page! Next transport is on the 25th--there will be one dog in foster and available if not adopted before then. :)

Transport Today

posted Jan 22, 2017, 2:17 PM by Erica Erkkila

5 retired racers made it safely to Rochester today. Two are adopted already; two are pending adoption; and one is available (a cat friendly black female). Check Available for more information on NB's Daredevil and see more photos from transport in Photos

More updates

posted Dec 28, 2016, 4:01 PM by Erica Erkkila

Added more Garden Factory photos here and under Photos. Also, added a new page under FAQS, Etc. : What to Expect on Your Home Visit.

Garden Factory Meet and Greet

posted Dec 11, 2016, 4:12 PM by Erica Erkkila

Pictures from today's meet and greet are posted here and on the Photos page.

Latest Transport/Birthday Party

posted Nov 6, 2016, 5:35 PM by Erica Erkkila   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 5:35 PM ]

We had another transport today! We brought seven retired racers to the area--six are adopted and one is pending. Check out the Available page for more details and see some pictures of the handoff here. Congrats to all the new owners! Don't forget also that the annual GAGR birthday party is next Sunday November 13 at the Finger Lakes Pet Resort (formerly Boomtowne) in Farmington!

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