Colorado Greyhound Adoption (CGA) 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.
CGA is the largest of the groups in terms of the number of adoptions with over 4,300 adoptions in the life of our organization. Based in the metropolitan Denver area, our volunteer base continues to grow, as more and more greyhound enthusiasts become involved. Our group maintains a racing neutral stance.
There are several greyhound adoption organizations in Colorado. A few factors that distinguish the groups are:
We have a tremendous support network to provide answers to questions and assistance during and after the adoption process. But the most 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 and Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption. When the the dogs are ready for retirement, we are contacted. Temperament/cat testing sessions are completed and the dogs are brought into appropriate foster homes, where they learn the basics of being a pet in a home.
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. Things they have never had experience with in the past.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always more than happy to answer your questions and want you to be an informed adopter. You can get feedback and answers to questions from other families that share interest and knowledge of greyhounds via our e-group and follow us on facebook.
Please consider helping us help these wonderful hounds with a donation through our online store; by check or money order to our mailing address; or at Colorado Gives, that allows recurring and one time donations through a year-round, online giving website featuring Colorado non-profit organizations.
Any way you can find it in your heart to help is always greatly appreciated!