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Giving Tuesday

BAARK Foundation:

“The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation is 501(c)3 organization which plays a leading role in making grants that enable and strengthen the DockDogs community when members have fallen on hard times.Thanks to our donors, The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation can empower members of the DockDogs community when they face a crisis.
The purpose of B.A.A.R.K. Foundation is to financially assist a DockDogs® member through an emergency or difficult situation, either human or canine. Grants are usually around $500.”

Greyhound Crossroads: SC

A non-profit charity providing homes for retired racers, education to the public about Greyhounds and a community for all adoptive families. “Placing retired greyhounds in homes wanting adult greyhounds is a win for the adopters, the greyhounds and everyone involved in their previous lives as racers.  We are AGAINST abuse, wherever it happens, and FOR Greyhounds, wherever they are found. As such we accept all NGA (National Greyhound Association) greyhounds, as well as AKC dogs, rescues from Adopters, rehomes, and all greyhounds in need with equal welcome regardless of their original location or previous adoption history.”

GRACE (Greyhound Retirement, Adoption Care and Education): MI

An all volunteer organization dedicated to find homes for retired Greyhounds.  “We work with the greyhound tracks, greyhound farms and racing owners to place retired racers into loving, permanent homes.”  
WAG (We Adopt Greyhounds): CT/RI
WAG is an organization of individuals dedicated to the following common goals: to save the lives of greyhounds when they are dismissed by the racing industry, to provide shelter and care for retired racers until suitable homes are found and to promote the appreciation of these exceptional greyhound dogs as pets, before, during and after placement. 

Greyhounds Only, Inc.: IL

Greyhounds Only is a non-for-profit adoption group based in Northeastern Illinois. The mission of Greyhounds Only is to place retired racing and at-risk greyhounds into responsible, loving homes, to educate the public about the greyhound breed, to provide access to high-quality medical care and to collaborate with others who share our common goals. To date Since October 1995, they have placed over 2,900 greyhounds in adoptive homes.  

Desert Club of Mesa: AZ 

“Founded in 1946, is a non-profit women’s service organization providing scholastic scholarships to students living in the East Valley and community grants to non-profit organizations serving women and children. Currently Desert Club has 24 active members and over 100 “life” and “sustaining” members. Since 1958, Desert Club has hosted the annual Christmas Idea House where over the course of three days events are held at one or more beautifully decorated luxury homes. All of the proceeds from these events go to scholarships and community programs. Over the past seventy years, Desert Club’s efforts have raised more than two million dollars.”

Berkshire Humane Society: MA

Woofstock is an annual 5k run in which “All participants are encouraged to collect pledges to benefit homeless animals, and registration includes a free online crowdfunding tool. BHS receives no state or federal funding and depends solely on the support of its community to care for shelter animals and to fund more than a dozen programs and services that benefit people and pets."

Pet Rock Festival: MA

21rst annual festival in the name of animal welfare! “Pet Rock’s primary purpose is to promote responsible pet ownership, bring attention to animal cruelty and educate humans on a variety of animal related issues.” “Proceeds benefit New England animal welfare organizations. Pet Rock has given tens of thousands to worthy charities, including Humane Society of the US: Youth, the MSPCA, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Mass Vest A Dog, Foster Parrots, Commonwealth Cats, the Worcester Animal Rescue League, Maple Farm Sanctuary, Echo Dog and so many more.”  

Baltimore Humane Society:  DogFest MD  

“Located in Reisterstown, MD, operates a no-kill animal shelter, low-cost Spay/Neuter & Pet Wellness Center for the public, a pet cemetery with free bereavement services that are open to anyone, and a 343-acre protected wildlife sanctuary.  We also offer Humane Education programs for schools, scout troops, and youth groups, a BmoreKind Pet Food Bank, pet visits to Stella Maris long term care residents, Pets for Patriots, free pet adoption for First Responders, Read to the Animals, and our BmoreHumane Kids Club.”


Hampshire Regional YMCA: MA

3rd Annual Spring Benefit Dinner “At the Hampshire Regional YMCA strengthening community is our cause. Through the committed investment from the community in 2018 the Hampshire Regional YMCA was able to provide over $275,000 in scholarships to families and individuals to enjoy memberships, swim lessons, camp, child care and wellness programming.”

Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati: OH

“GAGC is an organization dedicated to finding good homes for retired racing greyhounds. We are also dedicated to encouraging community awareness of the availability of racing greyhounds for adoption, and the suitability of retired greyhounds as loving family pets and companions.  We stand with the amazing breeders, owners, and trainers who provide us these dogs we love.”

Dakin Humane Society: MA

“Dakin Humane Society is a community supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, spay/neuter services, and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 20,000 animals and people each year. Since its inception in 1969, Dakin has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and a national leader in animal welfare.”

The Greyhound Health Initiative (and) Blood Bank: OH

Hope For Hounds / Miss Nellie Auction, Wags for Wine
“The Greyhound Health Initiative (GHI) is a nonprofit based in the USA with an international mission to improve the health and well-being of sighthounds through education, research and accessibility to proper diagnosis and treatment. Sighthounds have unusual physiological and pharmacological characteristics that require special veterinary knowledge to properly diagnose. It is uniquely focused on identifying those idiosyncrasies and educating the public, owners, trainers, adopters and veterinarians alike. GHI was founded out of love for these hounds and a curiosity about why they are not like other dogs."

BAGA (Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions): FL

“BAGA is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of volunteers who work every day to help the greyhounds.  We are approved for charitable donations and registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Registration No. CH39177.    We have also been approved by the National Greyhound Association as one of a select group of greyhound adoption agencies as a responsible greyhound adoption partner.   In our local community, we are an active member of Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA).   We were selected by the Tampa Award Program as the winner of the 2019 Best of Tampa Award in the Pet Adoption Service category.”

LELRR (Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue):  OH

We are an independent, 501c3 organization made up of a group of volunteers who are dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of homeless Labrador Retrievers. We respond to requests for help from shelters by placing the dog into foster care. While in foster care, the dog receives whatever medical care it needs.”

Victory Lap Greyhound Transport: (closed)

When they were in operation, their mission was to help  adoption groups with the “transportation of 16 to 26 dogs at a time. We believe that if adoption groups have more dogs available to them, this would allow more retired greyhounds to be adopted into loving homes. Was developed to fulfill the need to help retired Greyhounds reach adoption groups throughout the country.  During their operations they transported 391 Greys to 18 adoptions groups and completed 72 drop-offs on 33 hauls spanning over 43,544 miles.”

ALP (American Lurcher Project): AL/OH

“The American Lurcher Rescue Project is a team of dedicated volunteers who are concerned about the plight of the American Greyhound lurcher — the underdogs of Greyhound field trial racing. Our love for the retired racing Greyhounds has drawn us together to help greyhound lurchers who have often been forgotten. We hope to make a difference by helping greyhound mixes who have been abandoned or no longer wanted, and by also helping the racing American greyhound lurchers who have been retired and in need of new homes.”  “We are not yet an adoption group, but we rescue and transport the dogs to groups throughout the United States and Canada.” “We also provide all levels of medical care. Medical care includes: spay/neuter, vaccinations, Heartworm test, and de-wormings for every dog in our care.”


GPA-MA (Greyhound Pets of America - Massachusetts): MA

“Greyhound Pets of America-Massachusetts is a rapidly growing non-profit 501c3 organization. We are dedicated to finding good homes for greyhounds that retire from the racetrack, and spreading the word that greyhounds make great pets. The need to place greyhounds in loving homes is as strong as it's ever been and we are dedicated to making sure this happens “

PGA (Pocono Greyhound Adoption): PA

“Pocono Greyhound Adoption is an all volunteer group.Our mission is to provide education to the public about retired racing greyhounds and their desirability as pets. We also raise funds in order to care for and place retired greyhounds in a permanent home. When adopting a hound through PGA you can be assured of our continued support for the dog and their new family.“


Second Chance Greyhounds: GA

“Second Chance Greyhounds is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is working to form partnerships with correctional facilities throughout Georgia who will foster and train former racing Greyhounds to better prepare them for life as a treasured pet. In return for the good manners that they learn, the dogs provide an outlet for the inmates to practice patience, learn responsibility and allow these men and women the opportunity to experience unconditional love for the first time in many years. It’s a very special partnership that benefits both humans and Greyhounds.”

GO (Greyhound Options): MA

“Greyhound Options, Inc. was formed in 1995 by a small group of volunteers devoted to finding loving homes for retired racing greyhounds.  We do not operate a kennel, but choose to provide these dogs the stability, care and comfort only possible through a foster home network.  Fostering also enables us to truly evaluate the temperament and behavior of each dog in our care, so we can best match adopter with dog.  In 2008 we passed the wonderful milestone of placing our 1000th greyhound!”

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