Featured Hound of the Week

Name: Elsa

Age: 2 Years old

Elsa is a sweet, young greyhound who is mostly white with red freckles on her ears and a red spot on her side.  Elsa is a gentle hound who gets along well with other dogs and even cats!  Elsa is originally from Oklahoma and her foster greyhound siblings are teaching her what the good life is.  Like playing with toys, going for walks and riding in the car.  She is also learning a lot about fashion, too. She is sporting some pretty jackets for to wear on those cold winter mornings.  Check out her fashion blog on her bio page!  So if you are looking for a kind and well mannered girl, Elsa would love to hear from you!

Special needs:  Elsa would do best in a quiet home.

***Click Here for More Info on Elsa***


 

Welcome to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption

Mission Statement

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.


 

Facebook Posts

I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Instead of snow and trees, I see rocks and pokey plants called kacktooses or cacti or something like that.

Prior to moving here, I ran 43 races, then moved back to my farm in Kansas.

Although I am a farm girl at heart, I had a great first day here! I spent a long time cuddling with Ms. Lorre and Mr. Tim while awaiting my turn at spa day and after, when I was drying my fur. When I wasn't cuddling, I was walking around meeting everyone.

They're SO nice, telling me I was pretty and had a great personality. They said I'll find a forever home in no time.

I'm going to ask Winnie and Cricket Blecha to paint my toenails sparkly red, then I going to click my paws together and say, "there's no place like a forever home, There's no place like a forever home..." My wish might come true!

Dorothy

P.S. If you already have a small dog named Toto, that's awesome but you can adopt me even if you don't.
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Adoption

Thinking about adopting a greyhound? You've come to the right place. Most of our available dogs come from the dog track in South Tucson. Although some retired race dogs are from Mexico. It's not important where they come from. What is important is where they go. Our job is to find these deserving dogs forever homes. The dogs on this page are either at our kennel or in foster homes. Before any dog can be adopted they have to be spayed or neutered and cat tested for living in homes with cats. Dogs spend a few weeks or more in a foster home learning the ropes of home living and interacting with family members.

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Foster

Every dog in foster care is closer to the goal of a loving forever home. Our objective is to help the dog become acquainted with family living. Your foster greyhound will experience many firsts -- to walk on tile or stairs, to watch TV, to be in a house, to be with other dog breeds, cats, and perhaps children. You will guide and correct behaviors as the foster parent.

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Who We Are

Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is a dedicated group of veteran greyhound adopters and volunteers, who are committed to seeking the very best forever homes for greyhounds in our care. Located in the Tucson area, we cover most of Southern Arizona, and well into New Mexico as well. We are non-profit and totally volunteer run, so every dollar goes to the care and promotion of the dogs.

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