We are Pro-Greyhound, Racing Neutral, Anti-Abuse
Through the years at GC, we have come to the realization that although racing isn't perfect, we can do more good by working WITH the industry than against it. We've built a good working relationship with owners, trainers, farms and kennels in Florida and continue to do so, believing this gives us the opportunity to help greyhounds in the best way possible. We take no official stand on racing and instead encourage our volunteers and members to do their own research and form their own opinions about this controversial subject. Our only requirement is that when officially representing GC, they must remain neutral when discussing this with the public. Among our members we have families who regularly attend races when they can, as well as members who are proud to be active with PETA. In the end, the truth is that abuse happens everywhere...among racing folks just as among the 'rest of the world'. We are against abuse, wherever it happens, and for greyhounds, wherever they are found. As such we accept all NGA greyhounds, as well as AKC dogs, with equal welcome regardless of their original location or previous adoption history.
In helping every greyhound who needs us, regardless of AKC, NGA or original place of adoption.
In the equality of love, without discrimination of race, creed, national origin, or belief.
In the formation of a group based on support, guidance and fun for all members.
In knowing each of our prospective families and each of our availble dogs, then to the best of our ability make the best possible match.
In creating a warm, friendly group for our families to stay in touch and grow together.
Providing an opportunity for every members to be involved as much as they wish, using their own skills, abilities, and resources.
Our Public Events:
Beach Bound Hounds in Myrtle Beach, SC. This is a weekend for all greyhound owners and their dogs. Activities include beach walks, a pet blessing, contests, local shopping with the dogs, and much more.
Spring and Fall Picnics, Lake Greenwood State Park, Greenwood, SC. Picnics at the lake for greyhound lovers to relax and enjoy swimming with their dogs.
Scottish Parade in Greenville
Irish Festival in Greenville
St. Patricks Day Parade Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade
Freedom Weekend Aloft in Simpsonville
Petco in Greenville
Petsmart in Augusta and Columbia
Barefoot Landing Myrtle Beach
Monthly dinners in Augusta
Greenville Greyhounds Mascots
GC is organized with many activity levels so that families can choose to help in any way they feel comfortable. We encourage our folks to be as active as they like and contribute whatever their own unique skills and abilities have to offer. We feel that EVERY layer of volunteer activity is important and a vital part of the work we do. We LOVE our volunteers!
Directors: GC is organized as a 'director-driven organization', meaning the Directors make the emergency, life or death decisions, as well as coordinating the daily operations, financial considerations and adoption efforts. They take responsibility for the work of GC including the approval or denial of all applications, setting group policy, arrival of dogs to the program and their foster placements, and being available to assist the efforts of all GC members 24/7. Kim maintains the backbone of the website with updates incorporating participation from all group members.
Robert and Kim Owens
PO Box 6117
Chappels, SC 29037
Core Group: Although the directors are responsible for many of the major decisions in GC, they could not do so without the help of an active and supportive management team. Each Core Group member chooses to help out in specific areas by taking on responsibilities for one or more necessary duties on a regular basis. In addition, the members of the Core Group make themselves available in emergency situations and add an important voice to the "big" decisions made by the directors. Core members are vital for the tasks of hosting GC events, acting as area reps across the state, suggesting and implementing new ideas, and investing time daily to keep the normal activities flowing for our members. GC is very thankful to have such a wonderful, resourceful group of people!
GC Leaders Volunteer Group: We have formed a new group in GC to encourage our families that wish to be more involved! These are folks who enjoy planning and organizing events, host foster dogs in their home, or just wish to learn about ways to contribute more to GC.
Jann Howell, Auctions Coordinator and Healing Team Leader, Greenville, SC
Jan Spencer, Precious Puppers Coordinator, Gaffney, SC
Great Resource Families: Resource folks are families that serve as information and referral members. They are particularly active in helping potential families in outlying areas gain support and adoptoin assistance. We think of them as 'satellite' representatives and they're more than happy to help you.
Lisa Gilmer, Raw Feeding/Holistic Diet and Canine Cancer Awareness, Ware Shoals, SC
Joanne Johnson, Competitive Sighthound Coursing, Rally Obedience, Therapy Dogs Inc. Greenville, SC
Susan Colflesh, Competitive Obedience Training, CGC Certification and Showing, North Augusta, Georgia