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.

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.