Golden State Greyhound Adoption

Golden State Greyhound Adoption

2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek, California 94598
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Local Phone: (925) 946-0426

Golden State Greyhound Adoption began in September of 2002 and has grown since then by expanding their outreach and placement services into many more communities.

Currently serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area, South to Carmel, Sacramento, the Valley areas and beyond, Golden State Greyhound Adoption's mission is to educate the public on the plight of the retired racing greyhound in order to find great homes for former-racing greyhounds.

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Elvis the greyhoundEileen Mitchell's Elvis, celebrated in many columns and blog posts in the years since she brought him home in 2003, may be the most renowned greyhound ever adopted from Golden State Greyhound Adoption, and certainly had hundreds of people who'd never met him shedding tears when he passed on earlier this year. But along the way, he did a great job of focusing attention on the plight of his fellow greyhounds, and the awesome job this group does in getting them to safety and loving homes when their racing careers end.

Contrary to what you might expect from dogs who race for a living, once they leave the track, greyhounds are generally quite content to take up the life of couch potatoes and snugglebunnies, and adapt very well to apartment and condo life, enjoying peace and quiet bigtime.

These days the greyhound racing industry is in decline, with many tracks closing due to waning interest. Generally speaking, this is good news for the dogs, but there are still many who need homes. Check GSGA's event page for upcoming meet-and-greets in your area. more »

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.

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