Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving forever homes for greyhounds.
We are based in Tucson, with more than 50 veteran greyhound adopters and volunteers. Our members have 5, 10, or even 15 years of experience in greyhound adoption. We have done it all: cleaned kennels, provided animal care, foster care, staffed meet & greet events, and, of course, found loving adopters for a whole lot of greyhounds!
In 2013, 60 greyhounds found forever homes. In 2014, through mid-November, we have placed 65 greyhounds in homes. In total, we have adopted 160 greyhounds since our formation in 2012.
We are especially proud of our accomplishments in working with special needs greyhounds – SA Greys has taken in 28 dogs – many of whom suffered career ending illnesses or injuries - and provided veterinary care, recovery and rehabilitation through Jackie’s Fund. Information about this Fund is available below.
Our mission is simple: To connect greyhounds, at the end of their racing careers, with loving forever homes throughout Tucson, Southern Arizona and Southern New Mexico.
This is Jet!
Jet is a gorgeous boy who will celebrate his fourth birthday in January. He is looking for his forever home, and would love to be home for the holidays. Jet is doing great in foster. He is living in an apartment and goes with his foster to work every day. Jet signals any time he needs to go outside, and even wakes his foster mom to go out if she isn't up early enough.
Jet stole peanut butter and a banana from the kitchen...we're not sure if he ate them together or as separate treats. Anyway, he'll have to be monitored for counter surfing.
Jet is a typical greyhound. He will run around with squeaky toys "like he's in a rodeo" for 10 minutes, then sleep for two hours. Jet is SUPER lovable and would probably be successful in any home, busy or quiet, with or without other dogs.
His foster mom just wrote a great blog about his first week in his foster home – you can check that out here.
Looking for a fun boy to share your life? Fill out an application now.
When we launched the Matching Challenge Campaign for Jackie’s Fund campaign in August, we told you that in two years we had helped 21 special need dogs at a cost in excess of $65,000. The generosity and support of our donors and volunteers resulted in over $30,000 in contributions in August and September that allow us to continue our work with special needs dogs.
Our donors’ support was a vote of confidence in our mission and direction. More importantly, it is an indication that you agree with us that we need to keep helping these injured and ill dogs. This mid-November update should encourage you that your donations are being put to good use. Jackie’s Fund beneficiaries now total 28 dogs aided, at a cost in excess of $85,000.
Chili after his latest vet visit
Chili, shown above, is our latest poster child for the beneficiaries of Jackie’s Fund. Chili came to us on September 16, with a badly broken leg. He was taken from the track directly to Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. The initial exam led VSCOT staff to believe his leg would require amputation. In spite of this prognosis, surgeons and orthopedic specialists were able to piece together the leg, with screws, plates and wire, and after a long surgery Chili left for recovery. Two months and 4 surgeries later, after numerous checks and rechecks, a serious bacterial infection at the incision site, and the care and dedication of a foster family, Chili thinks he is ready to be a greyhound again. His foster had to separate his from his toys as he was getting a bit too rowdy, and is still on limited activity – that is the only part of the vet’s instruction that he did not hear.
You can see all the beneficiaries of Jackie’s Fund in the Gallery.
If you missed the Matching Challenge, make a donation now to Jackie’s Fund; here is the link.
To our members, volunteers, donors and supporters, we thank you. To our Matching Challenge donors and to the members of the Board of Directors, thank you for your commitment and for your initial contributions to kick off the Challenge.
We cannot do what we do without you.
With appreciation, Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption