Featured Hound of the Week
Age: 4 Years old
Willie is a handsome male greyhound with a beautiful black coat that looks like velvet! He is a very friendly guy who gets along well with everyone including cats and small dogs. Needless to say, he is a lovable hound who especially enjoys being around his people and being cuddled! Willie is also a bit goofy. He loves playing with his toys and will carry them around wherever he goes. Willie is ready to meet his forever family and promises to love you forever!
Special needs: Willie has a heart condition that is well controlled by medications. It should not impact his activity or longevity.
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, we have placed over 425 greyhounds into forever homes.
Our greatest accomplishment is being able to rehabilitate injured or ill greyhounds. Since 2012, we have taken in 98 greyhounds who suffered career ending illnesses or injuries. They are now enjoying pet life 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 sick or injured.
Our first post-TGP hounds arrived from Alabama very late Tuesday night, August 9. A total of 12 Alabama dogs have joined our family in August.
Transforming retired racing greyhounds, including injured or ill hounds, takes dedicated volunteers and resources. We expended almost $300,000 in veterinary care and treatment since our founding in 2012. We know it is worth it every time we place a happy, healthy greyhound in a forever home. Join us in supporting the hounds any way you can.