New Hounds Arrived!
Our Operations team received a recent tip about available greyhounds from a blood bank in Texas, which resulted in SA Greys being asked if we were interested in receiving some new hounds. Of course the answer was a resounding "YES!" We received confirmation that we would receive eleven hounds.
If you would like to help us to cover the costs of this new group of hounds, donations are always welcome - follow this link to find out how you can help with transport fees, boarding and vet costs. The hounds arrived late Friday, November 3, and are being checked in at the Ranch and scheduled for initial wellness checks at Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center.
We will keep you posted on developments. And of course, we will share information and photos after we get the hounds checked in, and after they have had a chance to recover from the trip and receive their spa treatments!
Featured Hound of the Week
Age: 3 Years Old
Satmika means "good heart" in Hindu and this is true of Satmika. She is a lovable black hound that is super friendly! She is a happy girl and her tail is constantly wagging! Satmika is hoping to find that special someone that will shower her with soft beds, squeaky toys and lots of loving!
Satmika is ready to spend many happy days and relaxing evenings with you. Please give this special girl a call. She will be a welcome addition to your family and home.
Special needs: A home with no cats or small dogs.
SA GREYS is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing the opportunity to better the lives of ex-racing and rescued greyhounds by securing loving and qualified forever homes, predominantly in the Southern Arizona area.
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is a Tucson-based all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving forever homes for retired racing greyhounds from Phoenix to New Mexico. Since our incorporation in early 2012, SA Greys has placed over 472 greyhounds into forever homes.
Our greatest accomplishment, though, has been to accept and to rehabilitate injured or ill greyhounds. Since 2012, we have taken in 105 greyhounds who suffered career ending injuries or illnesses. These hounds are now enjoying retirement in their forever homes, just like the hound on your couch and in your heart. These special needs dogs were helped by a special fund – Jackie’s Fund, which began when Jackie, the original poster dog, required costly veterinary expenses and recovery.
In 2016, we were an integral part of the organizational effort to respond to the closing of Tucson Greyhound Park. Over the course of three months, over 450 hounds were moved from TGP. Over 250 hounds were placed with adoption groups across the Southwest. SA Greys was instrumental in facilitating this process. In three months, SA Greys took in 51 of those greyhounds, 18 of them injured or ill.
Our first post-TGP hounds arrived from Alabama very late Tuesday night, August 9, 2016. A total of 43 greyhounds from Alabama, Oklahoma and Kansas have joined our family since the closing of the Tucson track.
Transforming retired racing greyhounds, including injured or ill hounds, into couch potatoes, takes dedicated volunteers and resources. We have incurred almost $300,000 in veterinary care and treatment expenses since our founding in 2012. We know it is worth it every time we place a happy, healthy greyhound in a forever home.
Please join us in supporting the hounds in any way you can.