Golden State Greyhound Adoption is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that places retired racing greyhounds in adoptive homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, the greater Sacramento area and beyond. Greyhound racing is legal in 15 states and Mexico, and for every dog who makes it at the track, dozens are produced who do not. When racing greyhounds are deemed no longer profitable, either because they aren’t winners or have sustained an injury, kennels often try to find new owners who will adopt them as pets. Sadly, many are destroyed, often before age four or five.
That’s where rescue organizations like Golden State Greyhound Adoption come in. Established in 2002, GSGA is one of the largest rescue groups in Northern California. Most of its adoptable dogs are flown in from racing kennels in Colorado and fostered by volunteers until permanent homes can be found. Greyhounds are sweet, gentle animals that adapt well to home life and make great companions and loving pets. Read more about greyhound rescue or call 925.946.0426 for more information.