Here is the latest news from Colorado Greyhound Adoption!  Please check back often, as this page is updated regularly.

Who Says I'm Retired?

The difference between retired people and retired greyhounds is retired greyhounds don't know they’re retired. They're just having more fun doing different stuff.

TroyTake Rifiki, for example. He adopted forever mom Sandra Ray in June 2014 after he was supposed to have been retired.

Sandra volunteers at the Saint Anthony North campus in Thornton. So Rifiki went back to school to become a volunteer, too. He graduated from Therapy Dog Training in January 2015.

He goes to Saint Anthony North every Tuesday now with Sandra. He visits patients, waiting rooms, the emergency department, intensive care, administrative offices, radiology, the gift shop, physical therapy, the pharmacy. He also represents the St. Anthony "Paws for Patients" orientation for clinical staff every other week.

Rifiki also does something else really cool: he donates blood to a national dog blood donor program through Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. Greyhounds are the universal blood donors of the dog world. Rifiki donates about every six weeks.

altIn September, he received a thank-you card from a 9-month-old-puppy in California whose life he saved. The puppy was having knee surgery and began to hemorrhage, but Rifiki's blood saved him.

You can help other retired greyhounds in their race… to the couch… that may lead to finding a fun job by mentioning your ColoradoGives involvement on your social media pages such as Facebook. Include a link to CGA’s profile and/or donation page.


Troy Finds His Couch

as told by Kyra Garofolo
Hi everyone! My name is Troy. I found my forever couch in a not - so - normal way. Mama tells me this is because I’m not so normal, but I have no idea what she means.

Let’s start back at the kennels. I was just a puppy, and I managed to break my front leg. The good people at the kennel got me all fixed up, but it was clear I wasn’t made for racing. They decided to let me come to Colorado Greyhound Adoption to find a home.

Help the hounds in their the couch!

Colorado Gives Day - Letter From Rori


Help the hounds in their the couch!

Donate to CCGA on Colorado Gives Day, Tue. December 8th

Dear CGA followers and members: The Hounds Need Your Help!


Colorado Greyhound Adoption (CGA) has kicked off its ColoradoGives Day fundraising campaign.

Our campaign theme for this year is: "Help the hounds in their the couch!" Our goal this year is $20,000. provides us a fundraising method to help every hound we sponsor find a forever home. Last year YOU raised $16,735.

I’m sure by now you're all jumping up and down wondering what you can do to help with this fund-raising effort.  Look through the following list to find out how how easy it is to help the hounds


2016 In The Company of Greyhounds Calendar

calendar cover This year's calendar was photographed by Studio Noda, at the Historic Belmar Park in Lakewood, Colorado. The calendar has 32 beautiful pages, and once again contains a Contacts page and an In Memoriam section.

Don't miss a chance to see your friends, and their exquisite Greyhounds, who volunteered this year. Our 2016 calendar is beautiful and is sure to become a collector's item!

The price per calendar is $12.00. Click here to purchase.

All services, except for printing costs, were donated. All proceeds will be donated to Colorado Greyhound Adoption to help pay for medical expenses for retired racing Greyhounds.

Newsletter Available

The October-November edition of the CGA Newsletter is available.


This edition includes the following:

  • 2015 CGA Picnic was GREYT!
  • Ask the Trainer
  • Volunteer Dinner

Colorado Greyhound Adoption publishes a bimonthly newsletter to its members. It contains newsworthy items around the organization, training questions and answers, and various stories about greyhounds in retirement.

The newsletters also highlights the wonderful veterinary hospitals that donate their time and services to help our hounds.

To find archived newsletters, click here.


Libby's Troubled Waters Are Calmed

Libby (Look At Me Boyz); April 22, 2001 – November 1, 2014.

Recently, two of our CGA ambassador dogs for the 2014 Colorado Gives Day fundraising campaign crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The CGA Board of Directors and members extends their sympathy to Shari and Scott Wagner upon the loss of Libby. Thank you so much for opening your hearts and your homes. Know her story will forever be a part of CGA members’ hearts.

The following article was written in early October by volunteer and adopter, Shari.

Libby"Libby-the-flood-dog" became part of our family after her family was displaced last year in the historic floods in the Estes Park area. But what's really special about this story is that Libby was 12 ½ years old at the time.

When the email about Libby came out through CGA's Yahoo E-group and facebook page, I cried as I read it to my husband. We never even considered adopting a third dog, but there was just something about her story that made us both want to jump in and help. We were so happy to be selected as her adopters because seven potential adopters had stepped up and said they wanted to help Libby.

Libby settled in pretty quickly, especially considering the trauma she must have experienced between being taken out on an ATV, being displaced from her home, and jumping from place to place while her family tried to figure out what was going on with their house and their future. In just the first couple of hours she made herself comfortable on our couch and showed us that she may be old but she's a diva.

CGA 2014 Annual Picnic

hounds getting treatsGreythounds,

Bring your human(s) to our Annual CGA Picnic on Sunday, September 28, from noon to 4pm, at Highland Heritage Regional Park on 9651 S. Quebec near C470 & Quebec in Highlands Ranch.

The cost is $5/person or $15 per family.

From bobbing for hotdogs, to shopping and food, there will be something for every human and hound.

FOSTER SWAP - Bring any gently used items you no longer need for the foster family swap - bed, feeders, booties, etc.

BAKE SALE - Warm up your baking pans and bring goodies for human, hounds, or both for the bake sale.  Please label baked goods with ingredients.

In addition to the silent auction and CGA Store, some of the vendors that will be there present are

Rumor has it there may be pirates there!!!!

Check out our facebook page for announcements and updates.

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