New Hounds from Alabama!
We have Greyt News! With the closing of the Mobile, AL track, we welcomed nine new houndies on Sept 1! We are super excited about their arrival and we are hoping you are too. We can use a little help with the expenses so we are asking our membership for assistance. In addition to the usual intake expenses, we paid $50 per hound to transport them to us. We created a new campaign to raise funds to help with the costs. We appreciate the support we've received and hope to make our goal to cover all costs.
The first nine people who donated $50 or more named the new hounds! We took in eight females and one male. Stay tuned for updates! We'll be posting new profiles and pictures.
As always, thank you for your tax-deductible support! We look forward to sharing pictures and profiles with you in the coming weeks!
Featured Hound of the Week
Age: 6 Years Old
Indy is a very handsome, large red brindle hound who is a happy guy with lots of energy!
He is a very well-mannered boy who loves to be around his people and will lay in whatever room you are in. He is house-trained, a good eater with no food aggression and walks well on a leash.
Indy gets along well with other medium-large dogs and is currently in a foster home with another greyhound. At Meet & Greet, Indy is the perfect gentleman! Indy is an awesome dog and would make a great companion! Please give this wonderful guy a call. You won't be sorry you did.
Special needs: Indy needs to be in a home with no cats or small dogs. He would prefer another companion to hang out with or someone who is home most of the time.
SA GREYS is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing the opportunity to better the lives of ex-racing and rescued greyhounds by securing loving and qualified forever homes, predominantly in the Southern Arizona area.
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, SA Greys has placed over 472 greyhounds into forever homes.
Our greatest accomplishment, though, has been to accept and to rehabilitate injured or ill greyhounds. Since 2012, we have taken in 105 greyhounds who suffered career ending injuries or illnesses. These hounds are now enjoying retirement in their forever homes, just like the hound 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.
In 2016, we were an integral part of the organizational effort to respond to the closing of Tucson Greyhound Park. Over the course of three months, over 450 hounds were moved from TGP. Over 250 hounds were placed with adoption groups across the Southwest. SA Greys was instrumental in facilitating this process. In three months, SA Greys took in 51 of those greyhounds, 18 of them injured or ill.
Our first post-TGP hounds arrived from Alabama very late Tuesday night, August 9, 2016. A total of 43 greyhounds from Alabama, Oklahoma and Kansas have joined our family since the closing of the Tucson track.
Transforming retired racing greyhounds, including injured or ill hounds, into couch potatoes, takes dedicated volunteers and resources. We have incurred almost $300,000 in veterinary care and treatment expenses since our founding in 2012. We know it is worth it every time we place a happy, healthy greyhound in a forever home.
Please join us in supporting the hounds in any way you can.