Featured Hound of the Week
Age: 2 1/2 years old
Special needs: Ricky needs to be in a home with no cats.
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.