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.
We regret to advise that, effective January 2021, with the closing of the Greyhound racetracks in Florida, we no longer have any ex-racers available for adoption. Should we receive any Greyhounds from tracks in other states, returns from previous adopters, or any other sources, we will post them on our Facebook page. In the event you are interested in such dog(s), please call Carl direct at 770-469-9533. At that time he may request that you submit an Adoption Application. In ALL OTHER cases we will no longer be able to respond to any Adoption Applications received. As in the past, we remain a support base for our adopters, plus the Greyhound community as a whole, answering your questions regarding the care and welfare of your amazing ex-racer(s) as well as the Greyhound breed in general.
GREYHOUND WELFARE DONORS BEWARE!
On November 6, 2018, Florida passed an amendment that effectively ended 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 have popped 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.
UPDATE JANUARY 2021: All of the Greyhounds displaced by the closure of all the tracks in Florida have been safely and lovingly re-homed. (As has always been the case, the Greyhound community has taken care of its own.) THERE ARE NO MORE EX-RACERS LEFT IN FLORIDA TO BE ADOPTED. Most existing reliable and authorized Greyhound adoption organizations, if they even have any adoptables left, have long waiting lists of potential adopters.
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.