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Greenville, SC Greyhound Playgroup NEW TIME! 3pm Saturdays Fairview Church on Devenger and Meadow Wood. 

Greenville, SC Petco Cherrydale on 1st Saturday of every month 10:30am-2pm 

Simpsonville SC Petco on Harrison Bridge Rd 2nd Saturday of the month 11am-1pm 

Augusta GA, Farmers Market every Saturday 8am to 2pm thru Nov

Augusta GA, Garden City Pets Dec 1st, 10am to 1pm

Ridgeway SC, Holiday Parade Dec 2nd Assemble at Cotton Yard 2pm

Evans GA, GC Augusta Area Christmas Party Izumi Japanese Buffet Dec 13th 6:30-9:30pm

Greenville SC, GC Christmas Dinner Chuy's on Woodruff Rd Dec 15th 6:30 to 9:30pm

Anderson SC Area, Denver Downs Hillbilly Christmas Parade Dec 23rd 3pm

 

 

 

Adopt A Retired Athlete A Greyhound

 

What does the Florida Track Closings mean for Greyhound Crossroads?

We have always gotten most of our retired racers from the state of Florida because most of the tracks in the US are there. We will continue to take greyhounds as the 11 tracks there close. All Florida tracks are required to close by January 1st 2021. Some seasonal tracks that are closed now will not reopen. A couple are reporting that they will close in Summer of 2019 and the rest say they will stay open until sometime in 2020. Greyhound Crossroads and over 100 other adoption groups across the US are gearing up to take in greyhounds as the tracks close. We also have the young greyhounds on farms that were bred to race on those 11 tracks to help place. We are also likely to get many of their parents, who won't be needed for breeding purposes, now that so many tracks are closing. We will all be very busy and expect to have more greyhounds that will need foster care, vetting, adoptive homes and transport than we normally do.

So what can you do to help?

Our volunteers and adopters are already donating funds, supplies and volunteering to foster and transport greyhounds as needed. You can donate here. Adopters are filling out applications to get on our adoption waiting list for retired greyhounds and to foster them. You can do that here. Greyhound Crossroads has a couple of trailers built for hauling greyhounds, that we will put to use to move greyhounds when we are needed. If you are not in our area, your local greyhound adoption group will need your help too.

Donate and volunteer cautiously. Unfortunately there are unscrupulous people out there wanting to make money on every bad situation. Make sure you are actually giving to reputable organizations that have been around for awhile. Greyhounds will be given to established greyhound adoption groups only. They will NOT be sent to all breed rescue groups or shelters in Florida or in other states. They will NOT go to PETA, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or Grey2K. These are NOT adoption groups! They are activist animal rights groups that spend $$$ on salaries and lobbying. Very little, if any, money ever actually gets to the dogs. Groups and individuals are also popping up on Go Fund Me that are asking for money. They may have good intentions, but greyhounds need specialized care and vetting, and will only be given to greyhound adoption groups that know what they are doing. Not even all greyhound adoption groups will get dogs from Florida. There is a list of approved Greyhound adoption groups here 

What happens with greyhound adoption in the future?

Greyhound adoption as we know it will be over in 2021 when the 11 Florida tracks are closed. Only 6 tracks will be open in other states so there will be around one third of the greyhounds retiring from racing that we have now. We have more adoption groups than can be supplied with retiring greyhounds currently. Some have already gone out of business or switched to other breeds as a result. Adoption groups have long waiting lists for retired dogs now and every greyhound that retires has a home to go to already.

After 2021 owners of racing greyhounds will be able to be very choosy on which adoption groups they use to rehome their racers. They will understandably refuse to work with groups that helped put them out of work in Florida. We hope Greyhound Crossroads will be one of the few groups that continues to have a few greyhounds for adoption. We know that, at best, we won't get as many greyhounds to place. We expect to have a very long waiting list of people wanting to adopt. Greyhound Crossroads will continue to support our adopters and their current greyhounds. We will continue to take any greyhound that needs rehomed in our area, no matter what group it was adopted from originally. It is likely that many people will have to purchase greyhound puppies, when retired racers are no longer available, and we plan to be here to support them as well. 

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Greyhound Crossroads Chosen The 2015 Adoption Group of the Year! Greyhound Adoptions and Support in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. Read about our award Here

   

 

Have you adopted a greyhound from us? As we enter our third decade, we'd like to hear from you about your past and present greyhounds.

 If you've got just a few minutes, we'd love for you to fill out our census form.

 

Greyhound Crossroads 20 Year Census

 

Greyhound Crossroads is a 501C3 Charitable Organization that is Registered with the IRS and in the states of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Financial Information about this Organization and a copy of its license are available form the North Carolina State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

 

 

 

   

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