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Austin Greyhound Adoption

Ace and Whisper  

Austin Greyhound Adoption’s primary mission is to find responsible & loving homes for purebred greyhounds after life on the racetrack and to acquaint the public with the desirability and availability of greyhounds as pets.  Austin Greyhound Adoption (AGA) is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as defined by section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Small dog and cat testing, as well as other behavioral assessments if needed, are done so that a better placement may be achieved.  Our hounds are taken to AGA's veterinarians immediately upon arrival to be spayed/neutered, heart worm and parasite tested, teeth cleaned, vaccinations, nails trimmed & bathed.

 

Austin Greyhound Adoption is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.  We do not operate a commercial kennel facility and are totally dependent on foster homes, adoption fees, and generous financial contributions from the public. 

All funds received literally go to the dogs!

 

Fosters and volunteers are always needed to introduce people to these gentle creatures, and also for many behind-the-scenes projects. If you have a skill that you'd be willing to share with us, please let us know.

                                                          AGA at Dogboys Dog Ranch

Foster families help newly retired racing greyhounds adjust to life in a home. They introduce their foster dogs to things they may not have seen on the farm or at the track, like sliding glass doors, mirrors, stairs, tile floors, ceiling fans, and more. They get to know each dog's personality which helps us to find the best forever home possible.

 

Austin Greyhound Adoption pays all medical expenses for greyhounds in foster care, and all we ask of foster families is that they love their foster dog like one of their own, feed it, and talk to prospective adopters about their foster dog. Nobody knows the greyhounds in our program like their foster families!

 

The toughest but most joyous part of fostering is placing your foster dog into its new home. Although it can be sad to see them go, the sorrow is quickly overtaken with the joy of matching a greyhound with its new family.

 

The number of greyhounds we can bring into our program is limited only by the number of available foster homes. Please contact us if you would like to open your home and heart to a greyhound on their journey from the track to their forever family.

 

2 Greyhounds walking together

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