Retired Greyhound Athletes Inc.

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Who We Are

Retired Greyhound Athletes, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization serving Northeast Wisconsin whose primary mission is the placement of retired racing greyhounds in qualified homes. We provide ongoing support to ensure successful dog/owner relationships, and provide public education about the needs of this unique breed.

Our mission is grounded in the promotion of the welfare of retired racing greyhounds.

Adopting a friend

The adoption process for Retired Greyhound Athletes, Inc. is as follows:

Receive information to decide if a greyhound is the correct breed for you. Please note we do not adopt to families with children under 7 years old.

Complete our application that ask questions about your lifestyle, veterinarian, and personal references. We will review the application and check your references.

When your application is approved, you may select a dog from those currently available, or wait until we have one that suits your lifestyle. If you have another dog, we will watch them interact with each other before completing the adoption. All greyhounds will be sterilized, have vaccinations up to date, be heartworm checked, and have had their teeth cleaned by a veterinarian before being placed. You may have to wait for this process to be completed before taking your dog home.

If you are serious about adopting one of these athletes, we strongly recommend reading Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan. You can purchase this book through a Retired Greyhound Athletes representative, or you can also find it at most libraries, pet stores, and via the internet.

Come Visit Us!

You can find us at Petco in Appleton (West) on the second Saturday of each month, at Petco in Appleton (East) and Green Bay (West) on the third Saturday of each month, and at PetSmart in Appleton on the fourth Saturday of each month.

See "News" (above) for other special events!

Retired Greyhound Athletes Inc.

Serving Northeast Wisconsin
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Phone: 920-358-0742
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