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Greyhound Rescues
« on: March 08, 2005, 12:18:22 pm »
I was asked about Greyhound rescues - I only know of the GHRESCUE-L mailing list. Can anyone help me post the more common sources for more information?

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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2005, 10:30:33 pm »
http://www.greyhound-data.com/adoption.htm has listing for adoption groups all over the world, including ours: www.winecountr ygreyhounds.co m

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PO Box 6266
Santa Rosa, CA 95406
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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2005, 10:43:21 pm »
Thank you Carrie - that is exactly what she is looking for.

You've also uncovered a little bug here with that link - that I'm not thanking you for!  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2005, 05:36:56 pm »
Thanks for the plug for the Greyhound Rescue List. I co-own this mail list. To subscribe, send E-Mail to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM. Leave the subject line blank (if your internet service doesn't allow blank subject lines, just type a few letters). Type the following command in the body of the message:

   subscribe GHRESCUE-L firstname lastname

You will recieve a confirmation message which you must return to complete your subscription.
 

You can also find, on the same apple server, the much larger Greyhound List. It is very active. To subscribe, send E-Mail to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM. Leave the subject line blank (if your internet service doesn't allow blank subject lines, just type a few letters). Type the following command in the body of the message:

   subscribe GREYHOUND-L firstname lastname

You will recieve a confirmation message which you must return to complete your subscription.
 
A fairly complete list of all north american adoption groups can be found on the Greyhound Project website at http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/   This is the organisation that sponsors the spectacular Greyhounds Reach the Beach gathering in Dewey, DE, every Columbus Day weekend. They also publish the award winning magazine, "Celebrating Greyhounds".

The Greytalk website, http://www.greytalk.com is the most active greyhound adoption phenomenom on the web. It has about 3,000 members and sees about 1,000 posts a day. You can't possibly keep up with it all. There are usually over 100 members viewing it at any given time.

Greyhounds are indeed fortunate that there are so many very active people involved in their adoption. The tracks are retiring about 25,000 dogs a year and about 20,000 are finding homes. Every year a few more find homes and a few fewer are retired. If the adoption figures keep growing as they have been we should be able to place all of the retiring dogs into good homes by 2007.

Let's hope that we keep finding more good homes for these wonderful dogs!!!

Paul Lepkowski
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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2005, 05:54:44 pm »
Hey Paul,

That's incredible! Do you see any help for the Greyhound in the future?

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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2005, 09:45:18 pm »
I too belong to the greyhound list. I also think I belong to every other group out there that contains greyhounds... I found alot of groups on the MSN and Yahoo Sites. All the information that I've been able to find has helped me out sooo much. I found several local greyhound adoption groups in the Detroit Mi area, choose MI REGAP to adopt my dog. They are a great bunch... and really all the adoption groups out there are!!!!!!!

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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005, 10:36:44 pm »
here's another great link to various greyhound rescues/information

http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/

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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2005, 05:44:11 pm »
You'll find a well-written answer to that question here http://www.petelevin.com/greyhounds.htm

Scroll down the page for a good list of links all about the plight of the racing greyhound and how to help.

Greyhound racing is a harsh, cruel and unecessary industry from any angle.  Thousands of years of breeding should never have come to this.

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Hey Paul,

That's incredible! Do you see any help for the Greyhound in the future?

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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2005, 12:50:19 am »
I dont have the greyhound rescue info on hand at this moment since something is up with my computer and will only let me open one thing at a time, but there are a few different rescues in Wisconsin that service wisconsin, iowa, minnesota, and illinois. they can be found on petfinder.com
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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2005, 12:57:49 am »
Try GAC (Greyhound adoption center) which is near San Diego.  That's where we adopted our tall dog.

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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2005, 11:43:22 am »
That depends on how you look at it.  Not all of us think that racing in itself is the problem.  Not ALL kennels and kennel operators are horrible people who don't care about the "plight" of the dogs. I know many owners/operators/breeders/trainers of racing greyhounds and the people I know are caring, wonderful people who do a LOT for adoption.  It's true that not all racing dog owners are good people, but you really shouldn't make such blanket statements about any breed.  There is a larger percent of non GH breeders out there who are much more unscrupulous than racing GH breeders.  They just don't get the same amount of publicity. 
I know this isn't the place to start a pro/anti racing discussion, so I won't, but  I just thought the the other members of this group should be able to hear BOTH sides of it.
 

Greyhound racing is a harsh, cruel and unecessary industry from any angle.  Thousands of years of breeding should never have come to this.

Gabrielle and 2 rescued greys plus a foster

Hey Paul,

That's incredible! Do you see any help for the Greyhound in the future?

Michael~
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Re: Greyhound Rescues
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2005, 02:24:12 pm »
I agree if we start a "pro/anti racing discussion" it would never end. And I do agree with the fact that they are GOOD owners and there are BAD owners....rega rdless of WHAT Breed they own.

BTW I LOVE THAT PICTURE!!!! You have some great looking dogs!!!

Renee

That depends on how you look at it.  Not all of us think that racing in itself is the problem.  Not ALL kennels and kennel operators are horrible people who don't care about the "plight" of the dogs. I know many owners/operators/breeders/trainers of racing greyhounds and the people I know are caring, wonderful people who do a LOT for adoption.  It's true that not all racing dog owners are good people, but you really shouldn't make such blanket statements about any breed.  There is a larger percent of non GH breeders out there who are much more unscrupulous than racing GH breeders.  They just don't get the same amount of publicity.  
I know this isn't the place to start a pro/anti racing discussion, so I won't, but  I just thought the the other members of this group should be able to hear BOTH sides of it.
 

Greyhound racing is a harsh, cruel and unecessary industry from any angle.  Thousands of years of breeding should never have come to this.

Gabrielle and 2 rescued greys plus a foster

Hey Paul,

That's incredible! Do you see any help for the Greyhound in the future?

Michael~