About Us

Cindy Bauer, President, Adoption Representative, Events and Publicity Director

Cindy is an account manager for Weschler Instruments based out of Cleveland, OH. She has sold electronic instrumentation for the industrial process control industries for over 30 years. Her interest in greyhounds started when she first met them at a meet and greet in December 1997. Since then she and her husband, Peter, have adopted 6 greyhounds -"one of the best decisions I ever made-every day they make me smile." Contact Cindy if you have any events ideas at contact@greyhoundadopt.org or 585-314-0187

Mary Jo Callahan, Vice President & Adoption Representative

Mary Jo works at Nazareth College of Rochester as the IT Business and Project Coordinator in the IT Department. Mary Jo adopted her first greyhound in October 2003 and has had the pleasure of having four greyhounds in her life. Mary Jo has experience with greyhounds with seizures due to her seizure greyhound Dream. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Jo at maryjocallahan22@gmail.com.

Nanette McClary, Secretary & Adoption Representative

Nan lives in Hemlock, NY with her husband, 4 greyhounds and 6 cats. She co-founded GAGR with Brenda Grammatico in November of 2002. She adopted her first greyhound, Ginger, in 1997 and has loved the breed ever since. Nan is a retired teacher from Livonia High School where she taught Spanish for 31 years. Nan is Secretary and Transport Coordinator for GAGR. You can contact Nan at secretary@greyhoundadopt.org, 585-367-2867.

Josie Park, GAGR Facebook Administrator

Josie lives in Geneva with her husband, Ryan, step-daughter Alexandria and 2 greyhounds, Harper and Clark. It was Ryan who convinced Josie to get a dog and after discussing characteristics and timing, they narrowed it down to greyhounds. They decided on a greyhound because of their quiet manner, they’re not yippy and they don’t shed very much. After going to a few meet and greets, Josie gave in and they adopted Shadow (January 2010). As the saying goes, you can’t have just one, so in March of 2012 they adopted Harper. After Shadow’s death they opened their hearts and home to Clark. Josie created the GAGR Facebook page shortly after adopting her first greyhound because of the love she has for the breed and to help with advertising the need for forever and foster homes. Also, it’s a wonderful opportunity for the greyhound community to learn about GAGR events and fundraisers.

Erica Erkkila, Web Updates

Erica lives with her Spanish Galgo Tristi, retired racer (well, never raced) Roscoe (PJ El Nino), and retired racer Honey (Steppin Up N Out) in Palmyra. After fostering for a year, she adopted her first greyhound Jiffy in March 2014 followed by Blue in August 2015. She continues to volunteer for GAGR and The Sighthound Underground, a Virginia-based group that rescues sighthound breeds or mixes. She can be reached at web@greyhoundadopt.org.