OVER 6,200 GREYHOUNDS ADOPTED

Welcome to ADOPT A GREYHOUND ATLANTA, INC., Atlanta’s oldest Greyhound adoption group. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing food, shelter, and TLC to retired racing Greyhounds plus other sighthounds in need, and promoting their adoption as loving and loyal companions. Our ex-racers come from those area states that offer Greyhound racing, primarily Florida. Once entering our program, a Greyhound either finds a ”forever“ home or lives with us for the duration of his/her life.

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For additional information on Greyhounds and the adoption process — or for arranging a visit to Greys’Land to meet Greyhounds who are awaiting adoption — please call Carl Viener at (770) 469-9533. Carl will be able to answer all your questions plus schedule a time for your visit.

If you are interested in adoption, we ask that, prior to visiting Greys’Land, you complete our online Adoption Application form. This form does not obligate you to anything. Its purpose is to provide us with information so that we can better assist you in choosing the Greyhound that best fits your lifestyle.

GREYHOUND WELFARE DONORS BEWARE!

On November 6, 2018, Florida passed an amendment that effectively ends Greyhound racing in that state.  Despite a long, hard-fought battle, the pro-racing Greyhound community could not compete with all the propaganda, lies of purported abuse and millions of dollars poured into the campaign by HSUS, Grey2K, PETA and all the other national animal rights organizations. Now these same organizations are asking you to donate more money to help them “save” all the supposedly endangered Greyhounds. In addition, a number of “Go Fund Me” pages and other advertisements are popping up requesting money to help the Greyhounds.  Please, please DO NOT BE DECEIVED!  No monies you donate to any of these groups and/or scam operators will ever go to the Greyhounds.

Rest assured…there is no crisis. THE GREYHOUNDS WILL BE FINE!  As always, the Greyhound community takes care of its own. Most of the tracks have committed to remaining open for the next 1-2 years. As the dogs are graded off and retired, they will all be turned over to reliable existing Greyhound adoption organizations for re-homing. If you would like to help in this transition, please donate ONLY to this list of 102 Greyhound adoption organizations who stood up for the racing industry and fought so hard to protect the breed.

In general, never donate to the large national animal rights organizations, as little or none of your money ever goes to help the animals. Always donate to just your local animal shelters and adoption groups.

 

OF SPECIAL INTEREST…

ADOPTABLES NOW AVAILABLE!

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