Gods Greyts Greyhound Group Inc.
Our Featured Pet...
Kiowa June Lazy, a kennel favorite at the dog track, now available for adoption! What a sweetheart!!
God's Greyts Greyhound Group has taken in more than 950 greyhounds since our group formed in July 2007. Visit our website at www.godsgreyts.com
Who We Are
God's Greyts Greyhound Group, Inc., a 501(c)(3), is a family-friendy adoption group dedicated to the placement of retired racing greyhounds into loving, qualifed and caring homes. Once out of the race kennel, all of our greyhounds are fostered in our homes before being available for adoption, so you are getting a dog that has already learned how to be a pet.
Our adoption fee is $225 and includes: spay or neuter, vaccines, heartworm check, dental cleaning, nail trim, meds for intestinal worms, first month's heartworm pill, new leash and collar set with a custom ID tag, new muzzle and a book on caring for an ex-racing greyhound.
Adopting a friend
If you’re thinking about fostering or adopting a greyhound, we here at God’s Greyts would like to tell you a little bit about how our “foster to adopt” program works.
We do not "stock" a huge number of greyhounds. We have several dogs in foster care that are mostly already spoken for. What we do is talk to each potential foster home/adopter to find out about their family dynamic and what they are looking for in personality and temperament of the dog. (We don't recommend choosing a greyhound by color). Then, we go to the track kennels and "shop" for what you want.... cat friendly, laid back, active, outgoing...whatever you want!
The dog then goes into one of our greyhound savvy foster homes until the next scheduled vet appt. where they will be spayed or neutered, have all their vaccines, heartworm test, dental cleaning and a nail trim. They go back into the grey expert home to recover from the surgery for a few days and then we bring them to your home and do a brief educational session with your family on caring for this unique breed.
Sometimes we will have dogs in foster care that are available and ready to be adopted, We’d be glad to tell you all about them and even arrange for a visit.
We provide a crate, bed, dog food, collar with ID tag and a leash, all free of charge to our foster homes. If you decide to adopt, you can purchase the crate if you wish for $85, which is less than you'd pay anywhere. We get a great "rescue" price from the factory that makes these awesome crates and we pass the savings on to our adopters. Just a note, if there is ever a hurricane and you need to evacuate your family to a shelter, you can only take your dog there if you have a crate for it. They do not provide crates and they don't allow uncrated dogs. These crates fold up and store easily in a narrow space in your garage or shed.
If you fall in love with your foster greyhound, you’ll have the first option to adopt, even if someone else is interested in your foster dog. If you are serious about adopting but don’t “connect” with the first or second foster, you can keep fostering different dogs until the “right” one comes along.
Our adoption fee is $225 and that is about half the cost of the retail price of the vet services...again, we get rescue pricing. We also provide a new special greyhound leash and a tag collar. We provide a personalized ID tag upon the dog being formally adopted, as greyhounds should NEVER go without ID. They run 40 MPH and if they ever get loose, it's crucial that they have their ID tag on. We order them with whatever information YOU want on them. We recommend having your cell phone number(s) on the tag.
Please be aware that greyhounds can NEVER be let "off leash" unless they are in a completely fenced in area. They must be kept as indoor pets, as they cannot tolerate extremes in temperature and could easily die of heat stroke. We insist upon these two conditions being met as stated in our adoption contract that you must agree upon by signing.
We have a brief handbook that we can email to you if you are interested in finding out more about this unique breed. Simply email us at email@example.com and request it, or go to our website at:
www.godsgreyts.com and download it from there.
If you’d like to submit an application to foster to adopt, please email us and we’ll send it to you right away.
Keep checking back to our website as we are just starting to build it.
Thanks for your interest in God’s Greyts!
Carol Becker – President;
Chuck Bartaway – VP;
Nancy Hengehold – Sec/Treas
Meet & Greets
Come and meet the greyhounds!
On the first Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 1 pm we'll be at Irish Trails Feed Store in Clermont at 102 S. Highway 27, Clermont 34711 across from the Citrus Tower. Come in and see our adoptable greyhounds, get a free nail trim and pick up your pet supplies.
On the third Saturday of each month, from 10 am to 1 pm we're at Pet Supermarket, 2924 13th Street (S.R.192) St. Cloud, Florida 34769 One mile east of Walmart (407) 498-0929. Come on in and meet Margie and her team as they show off our available Greyts.
Hope to see you!
Gods Greyts Greyhound Group Inc.
7259 Hiawassee Oak Dr.
Orlando, FL 32818
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