Featured Hound of the Week

Name: Pickles

Age: 6 Years old

Hi!  My name is Pickles.  Not sure why they named me Pickles because I am really sweet!  Maybe because my bestest friend DeeDee loves hot dogs they thought the name Pickles would be a good match for the two of us!  Maybe we could watch baseball games together!  Any how I moved all the way from Kansas after running in 97 races and then raising some awesome puppies just like me!!  I think Tucson would be a great place to retire and be close to Dee Dee and be able to attend those awesome parties she hosts.   

Right now I'm living in a very special foster home with a hound named Jarvis and his awesome mommy who takes us to work with her!  She must think I'm a pretty well-mannered girl to be her executive assistant!  They say I'm pretty talkative and get along well with the staff and customers! 

So if you're looking for a confident and loving hound please give me a call.  I'll be sure to answer you as soon as possible!

Special needs:  Pickles needs to be in a home with no cats or small dogs.

 

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.


 

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Hound of the Week
Meet Fergie! Fergie is a 6 year old delightful black greyhound who just moved here from Kansas and she just loves it here! Before Fergie moved here she ran in 104 races and then raised some cute little puppies just like here.

Fergie is a very sweet girl. She loves everyone -- large dogs, small dogs and cats, too! She is currently living in foster with another hound and cat and gets along amazingly well with them. She also likes to lean against humans and give hugs!

Fergie has one major wish! This Friday is her 6th birthday. The best present she would like, in the whole wide world, is to find her forever home. Let's make this Fergie's best birthday ever!

Fee: $300
Contact: Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption
Telephone: (520) 955-7421
website: sagreyhoundadoption.org
email: adoption@sagreyhoundadoption.org
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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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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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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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