Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is a Tucson-based all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving forever homes for retired racing greyhounds from Phoenix to New Mexico. So far this year (thru mid-November), 65 greyhounds found new homes.
Our greatest accomplishment is being able to rehabilitate injured greyhounds. Since 2012, 28 dogs, many who suffered career ending illnesses or injuries, now enjoy life just like the hounds on your couch and in your heart. These special needs dogs were helped by a special fund – Jackie’s Fund, which began when Jackie the original poster dog required costly veterinary expenses and recovery.
Here are many ways you can help SA Greys this holiday season and beyond.
Black Friday (Nov 28) - When you're out and about scooping up all those deals, remember the greyhounds - SA Greys can always use:
iGive.com - Sign up for a free membership and select Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption as your favorite cause. Let your online purchases passively help raise funds for the hounds through gift buying from more than 1,500 of your favorite stores for everyone on your shopping list. It's simple and it works!
Cyber Monday (Dec 1) - Let your keypad do the shopping (through igive.com, or AmazonSmile) for the best deals online.
Giving Tuesday (Dec 2) is a global movement to give back after those great deals you got on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consider giving whatever you can, a donation or your time.
AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice / enter Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption
Take your "Walk for a Dog", get the App at WoofTrax. Now when you walk your dog using the app for Android and iphones - funds help our hounds. Start walking…
Shop at Fry's Grocery Store - A % of your purchases will be donated back to "Southern AZ Greyhound Adoption" ID# 37147
Cami is a big, gorgeous girl who loves people more than anything. All she wants is to be your companion. Cami needs a home without other dogs or cats. She prefers to be an only dog so she won’t have to share you with anyone else! She enjoys playing with toys, going for long walks or simply lounging around the house with her people. If you meet Cami, you will love Cami. She will return your love ten times over, and will make you laugh every day.
Cami is in foster and is totally into home routines. Her foster mom says: Cami is a hoot!!!! She is super loving, very happy, a really beautiful girl. Cami is sweet, is playful, house trained, doesn't chew furniture or counter surf. You will not find a dog that will love you more than Cami. How can your heart not melt looking into those eyes!
Cami will celebrate her sixth birthday in January. Her Christmas and Birthday Wish is to celebrate the New Year in her new forever home.
When we launched the Matching Challenge Campaign for Jackie’s Fund campaign in August, we told you that in two years we had helped 21 special need dogs at a cost in excess of $65,000. The generosity and support of our donors and volunteers resulted in over $30,000 in contributions in August and September that allow us to continue our work with special needs dogs.
Our donors’ support was a vote of confidence in our mission and direction. More importantly, it is an indication that you agree with us that we need to keep helping these injured and ill dogs. This mid-November update should encourage you that your donations are being put to good use. Jackie’s Fund beneficiaries now total 28 dogs aided, at a cost in excess of $85,000.
Chili after his latest vet visit
Chili, shown above, is our latest poster child for the beneficiaries of Jackie’s Fund. Chili came to us on September 16, with a badly broken leg. He was taken from the track directly to Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. The initial exam led VSCOT staff to believe his leg would require amputation. In spite of this prognosis, surgeons and orthopedic specialists were able to piece together the leg, with screws, plates and wire, and after a long surgery Chili left for recovery. Two months and 4 surgeries later, after numerous checks and rechecks, a serious bacterial infection at the incision site, and the care and dedication of a foster family, Chili thinks he is ready to be a greyhound again. His foster had to separate his from his toys as he was getting a bit too rowdy, and is still on limited activity – that is the only part of the vet’s instruction that he did not hear.
You can see all the beneficiaries of Jackie’s Fund in the Gallery.
If you missed the Matching Challenge, make a donation now to Jackie’s Fund; here is the link.
To our members, volunteers, donors and supporters, we thank you. To our Matching Challenge donors and to the members of the Board of Directors, thank you for your commitment and for your initial contributions to kick off the Challenge.
We cannot do what we do without you.
With appreciation, Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption