Greyhound Crossroads, like many non-profit organizations, welcomes monetary donations.
Our dogs are adopted with a $250 adoption fee, which goes directly to the dogs in some form. Fortunately, most of our dogs require about $250 in vet care (spay/neuter, shots, teeth cleaning, complete physical, etc.) but sometimes they incur injuries which cost far more than that amount. A trip to the specialist vet for broken legs or severe health problems has cost us between $750 and $3000 for the dogs that we have taken there.
Sometimes we get older dogs with really bad teeth (greyhounds notoriously have awful teeth). Many times we have to remove teeth or do major work to improve their dental health. This alone can cost up to $500.
Normally we can arrange transportation for our greyhounds using volunteers or by having the owners or trainers deliver them to us. With the price of gas, we do help out with the cost since our volunteers have to drive as far as Florida, Alabama, West Virginia and Arkansas to pick up dogs from the tracks.
So you can see why donations are so important to us. You can choose to make donations toward our general fund or give to our Wounded Athlete Fund that pays medical expenses for greyhounds that retired due to injuries. Just specify what fund you want your donation to go into.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization, which means you get a tax deduction every time you help us! For donations above $250, you'll need a statement for your income taxes with our name and information. Just ask!
For donations below $250 you may document with your own receipts or a statement from us - whichever is easier. Again, just ask!
(If you're in doubt, ask your tax accountant because we know more about dogs than taxes. Also - adoptions fees are not deductible because you are receiving goods with value for your donation.)
You can pay us with Paypal or by sending a check to
314 Sample Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649
Greyhound Crossroads also welcomes "stuff" donations!
We are always in need of:
First Aid Supplies
Pert Plus Shampoo
New Syringes (with no needles)
Gallon ziploc bags
Greyhound Crossroads welcomes skills donations
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Create one unique item that we could auction off, or create something that can be made available for long-term ordering.
Do you own a business? Perhaps you could donate one item to our fundraising auctions.
Do you run a service-oriented company? Donate one set of services, like a grooming session or one weekend stay at your boarding kennel.
Do you have connections with the press or publications like magazines, the news, outdoor advertising, or an online blog? Every time we appear publicly, we reach a new audience.
Are you an Ebay seller? Run an item and donate a percentage to Greyhound Crossroads through Mission Fish. This helps us and it links people to our site.
Do you have a pet-related business? If so, provide your customers with information on GC. Also, sell us items we might need at your cost.
You could also provide samples and/or coupons to be distributed with each dog as it goes to its new home.
Is there something we've not thought of? Let us know! We are always open to offers of help!