Welcome to American Greyhound!

Adopting greyhounds into loving homes is what we do.

American Greyhound, Inc. is dedicated to finding homes for retired racing greyhounds, as well as other sighthounds in need.  Our volunteers welcome greyhounds when they have nowhere else to turn, provide the necessary veterinary care, teach them what it means to live in a home, and then find them good forever homes where they are able to live out their lives as wonderful pets.

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Welcome to American Greyhound!

Adopting greyhounds into loving homes is what we do.

American Greyhound, Inc. is dedicated to finding homes for retired racing greyhounds, as well as other sighthounds in need.  Our volunteers welcome greyhounds when they have nowhere else to turn, provide the necessary veterinary care, teach them what it means to live in a home, and then find them good forever homes where they are able to live out their lives as wonderful pets.

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Our Featured Dog

Banjoe

Kennel Name: Banjoe
Registered Name: TJ Banjoe
Male
DOB: 07/13/14
Likely cat/small animal tolerant

Throw Us A Bone! Please Donate to Help Us Save Greyhounds

American Greyhound relies 100% on donations to keep our operations going.  Please consider a donation in any amount to help us out.

What’s New With American Greyhound

Amendment 13 in Florida

As many of you are probably aware by now, the voters in Florida this week passed an amendment to their constitution prohibiting wagering live greyhound in their state racing by the end of 2020. There are currently 11 active tracks running live greyhound races in Florida, more tracks than all the other states combined (2 in West Virginia and 1 each in Texas, Iowa, Arkansas, and Alabama).

The numbers of dogs affected by these closings are currently hard to determine. We are seeing reports of 8,000 dogs currently at the race tracks with another 7,000 dogs at the breeding farms and in training. These numbers would seem to be relatively accurate, but there is currently no timeline for track closures that we have been made aware of. And, with the decision at the polls still sinking in, it may be a week or two before we start to see any solid information.

What we do know at this time is that there will be a massive flow of dogs out of Florida in the next two years and we will need all hands on deck to make sure there is room at the inn for each and every dog.

If you’ve thought about fostering, there’s no better time than right now. Fill out our Fostering application at https://www.americangreyhound.org/foster-application/ Fill it out and submit it on-line. Our Fostering Coordinators will be in touch with you soon.

Or, maybe you’ve been thinking about adding a new hound to your household. Again, there’s no better time than the present. Just fill out and submit the Adoption Application at https://www.americangreyhound.org/adoption-application/ You’ll hear from our adoption Coordinators shortly.

Or, maybe you haven’t the room for another dog (I know people like that) but you’d still like to help. We can use all the volunteers we can get our hands on. Give us a shout out by submitting a contact at https://www.americangreyhound.org/contact-us/ Mention your interest in volunteering you’ll hear back shortly.

And, of course, moving these numbers of dogs and preparing them for adoption requires a lot of the green stuff. Each and every dog we find a home for costs us almost $400, above the adoption fee, to make them medically fit to go into a new adoptive home. With the thousands of dogs in need of help, there’s no telling how many of these displaced creatures will find their home through American Greyhound, but we know we must be prepared, financially, to provide the proper care for each one of them. To help us assure those needs will be met, help us out with a tax-deductible donation at https://www.americangreyhound.org/donate/ Your generosity will assure a wonderful retirement for a deserving pup.

Please watch our website, Facebook page and further emails as we’ll pass the information along as it becomes available.

Our AG Volunteer Spotlight!

Annette-aand-Banjoe

Annette Martin

Who We Are

Volunteers at a greyhound meet and greet

“I had such a great experience with American Greyhound. The people are so friendly and passionate about the greyhounds. I love their willingness to help other groups with their greyhound hauls and their partnership with the prison program TGIE. I now do meet and greets with the group every month.”

Janice Brinegar
Adopted Carter 2014
Adopted Niko 2017

“I adopted my Florence from American Greyhound, and she is honestly the perfect dog!! If I had sat down and checked off exactly what I wanted in a dog, I still don’t think I would’ve ended up with a dog as wonderful as Flo!! I never knew that a Greyhound was missing from my life until we got her, and now I’d never want to be without one, as our sweet “Beanie” just seamlessly fit into our daily life. I’m happy to be a voice for this cause because they are so worth adopting, and we are so thankful to the American Greyhound organization for pairing us with “Beanie” – she has changed our lives for the better!”

Shannon Harper-La Londe
Adopted Florence 2017

“I adopted Sassafras aka Princess in 2014 right after my Icey passed away. Ashley and the rest of the team couldn’t have been kinder to me. I had a wonderful adoption experience with American Greyhound. So much so that when we decided to adopt a second greyhound, I contacted Ashley again in 2017 and adopted Honey Bea aka Jigsaw Foxxy.  I highly recommend American Greyhound.”

Theresa Rubrecht
Adopted Princess 2014

Adopted Honey Bea 2017

“I adopted Chelsie, my first greyhound, in August 2016. American Greyhound matched me with the most perfect dog; Chelsie has changed my life. She has taught me the simple joy of a slow walk, the virtue of a long nap, and the warmth of a wet doggie kiss. The American Greyhound community is as kind and generous as Chelsie. They take such good care of the newly retired dogs until they find the perfect furever family, and then you become part of the American Greyhound family. There is amazing support to be found in American Greyhound, both for our beautiful greyhounds and for one another. The day I adopted Chelsie from American Greyhound is the day I was adopted by a community of new friends and volunteers. Chelsie and I are so lucky!”

Mitzi Norton
Adopted Chelsie 2016

“We just adopted our second from American greyhound. Couldn’t be happier with the experience. Everyone goes out of their way to fit you with the right dog, and go above and beyond for all of their dogs.”

Bryce McElroy
Adopted Zena 2016
Adopted Chris 2018

“Our family was ready to have a dog join our family, and I specifically wanted a retired racer, after having one a decade ago. American Greyhound was recommended to us and when we looked at the listings for the dogs, we found terrific descriptions of their personalities and behaviors. Titan looked like the perfect match for our family and after filling out an application, having a home visit to check us out, we got the phone call we could pick him up the next day. We’ve fallen in love with this sweet, goofy guy and his personality has only blossomed more in the past year he’s been with us. We also really loved that he participated in TGIE that helped him to learn his house manners. Fantastic experience all around with American Greyhound.”

Nancy Koeneman
Adopted Titan 2017

“We adopted our brindle greyhound Katy in 2011. She came to us fully trained, and we loved her sweet personality. She is now 10 years old and still a sweet loving girl, but does have a little arthritis which doesn’t affect her activity. Our other girl, Oodle is black with a white chest, and was and born in 2011. She was in the TGIE prison program where they help the dogs adapt to life off the track. Oodle is full of spunk and energy, and we really love her cute personality. American Greyhound did a wonderful job helping us adopt these dogs.  They truly care about the program and it shows.”
 
Gail and Gary Olinger
Adopted Katy 2011
Adopted Oodle 2013

“My husband and I came to American Greyhound in 2016 looking to add to our family, after our previous dog had passed. We sent an email asking about a few of the dogs we saw on the website, and very quickly got a friendly reply from Ashley, one of their Adoption Coordinators. We met with Ashley who introduced us to Par Lucy (now Koda) and fell in love. We also met an outgoing PTL Fazil (now Gromit) and decided that we wanted him in our family too. After loosing our Coonhound in 2017, we adopted our Drake from AG. We recommend American Greyhound to everyone we meet, because we have had such a wonderful experience with them.”

Elizabeth Landis
Adopted Gromit 2016
Adopted Koda 2016
Adopted Drake 2017

The Dog House - Available Dogs for Adoption

Interested in adopting a Greyhound? See all the dogs we have available for adoption here. Check back often as we periodically have new dogs available.

Consider Fostering a Greyhound? Find Out More...

Fostering dogs we receive from the racetracks is a core function of what makes our organization so successful. Learn more about Fostering Here

Do You Want to Learn More About the Adoption Process?

If you want to learn more about adopting one of these amazing dogs, read our information here to help you decide. Like what you see? FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

Read Our Adoption Guide Here

Have you recently adopted a Greyhound or considering it? Read our Adoption Guide here for useful tips and information on questions you may have after bringing your new best friend home.

The Dog House - Available Dogs for Adoption

Interested in adopting a Greyhound? See all the dogs we have available for adoption here. Check back often as we periodically have new dogs available.

Consider Fostering a Greyhound? Find Out More...

Fostering dogs we receive from the racetracks is a core function of what makes our organization so successful. Learn more about Fostering Here

Do You Want to Learn More About the Adoption Process?

If you want to learn more about adopting one of these amazing dogs, read our information here to help you decide. Like what you see?
FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

Read Our Adoption Guide Here

Have you recently adopted a Greyhound or considering it? Read our Adoption Guide here for useful tips and important information on questions you may have after bringing your new best friend home.

SAVING ONE GREYHOUND WON’T CHANGE THE WORLD —

BUT IT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE GREYHOUND

American Greyhound relies 100% on volunteers, fostering, donations and fundraising in order to keep our organization running, and helping out greyhounds who have nowhere to go after their racing career is over. Please consider helping us out with a donation in any amount.

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