Featured Hound of the Week
Age: 2 years old
Tony is a handsome two-year young boy with a huge personality. He loves giving hugs and kisses. Tony is very playful and loves all squeaky toys, even when they stop squeaking! Tony is working on strengthening up his formerly broken leg. He still needs a little help getting into the car, but once he's in he rides well. Tony would love to be a part of your family!
Special needs: Tony needs a home with another large dog for companionship.
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. Since our incorporation in early 2012, nearly 200 greyhounds have found new forever homes.
Our greatest accomplishment is being able to rehabilitate injured greyhounds. Since 2012, 53 dogs, many of whom 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.
Taking and caring for these injured dogs has marked a significant expansion in our mission, and a significant commitment of resources. Our veterinary expenses in 2014 totaled in excess of $100,000, with 19 injured dogs receiving treatment, surgery where needed and rehabilitation. In 2015, in just the first six months, 24 sick or injured dogs have come into our care. Our 2015 veterinary expenses will in all probability again exceed $100,000.