Colorado Greyhound Adoption is a non-profit organization 501(c)3 devoted to placement and adoption of greyhounds. We are 100% volunteer-run, and available dogs are fostered in individual homes. Based in the metropolitan Denver area, our volunteer base continues to grow, as more and more greyhound enthusiasts become involved. Colorado Greyhound Adoption is the largest of the groups in terms of the number of adoptions with 383 adoptions our last fiscal year. Our group is racing neutral and receives no track funding or support.
There are several greyhound adoption organizations in Colorado. A few factors distinguish the groups. Basically, those include the adoption process itself, sponsorship and group support. We have a tremendous support network to provide answers to questions and assistance during and after the adoption process.
Another distinguishing factor is whether the dogs are adopted directly from the racing kennels or whether they are adopted from foster homes. We use the foster home approach. Our group has some good relationships with several racing kennels. When the kennels have dogs ready for retirement, they contact us, and we schedule a temperament/cat testing session and add the dogs to our list. When we have a foster home available, we schedule a vet appointment, transport the dog(s) to the vet appointment and when the vet procedures are complete, the foster parent picks up the dog from the vet. The advantage you receive as an adopter from the foster home method is that the foster parent gets a chance to teach the dog about things like stairs, windows, house training etc. that they have never had experience with in the past.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to send us a message. We are always more than happy to answer your questions and want you to be an informed adopter. You are invited to join our e-group. You can get feedback and answers to questions from over 400 families that share interest and knowledge of greyhounds via the e-group.
Colorado Greyhound Adoption also accepts MasterCard and Visa for donations, adoptions, membership and merchandise sales. If you would like to make a donation using your credit card, please visit our online store.