It gives us immense delight to announce yet another financial award given by
Dr. Jane’s Foundation, this time to Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest. The
mission of the Oregon-headquartered rescue is to find responsible, loving homes
for Greyhounds who no longer participate in dog racing or who are simply in need
of a good home.
Early on, the majority of their rescues came from Oregon. But now that racing
has been outlawed in Oregon, and the breeding of dogs restricted, a significant
number of their rescues come from states that still allow dog racing, like
Florida and Texas. Like our other greyhound-focused grant recipients, some of
their dogs are rescued from the track in Tijuana, Mexico. However, they will
accept any greyhound in need, regardless of its state of origin. These days,
it’s just as likely that the greyhounds will come from an animal shelter or from
an owner-surrender situation. Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest prides itself in
the fact that no greyhound will be turned away, no matter its condition.
With an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years, most racing dogs retire between
the ages of two to six years. While some are forced into retirement due to
injuries, many are healthy and relatively well-behaved given their
Typically, retired greyhounds are predisposed to gentleness. Accustomed to
interacting with people, the average retiree is crate-trained, ready to go on
long walks and relishes the one-on-one attention they will receive from a new
Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest holds local "Meet A Retired Racer Day" events,
allowing anyone with interest in greyhounds to visit with some in person. All of
the rescued canines live in foster homes prior to being made available for
adoption. In the last couple of years, they’ve exceeded more than 100 fostered
Aside from their life-saving enterprises, Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest
takes every opportunity to demonstrate just how desirable these elegant
creatures are as companion animals, showcasing the dogs currently available for
The intrepid rescue operates a ‘virtual’ open-door policy, providing non-stop
access to adopters to address any questions or concerns they have about their
adoptive pet kids. With a placement representative assigned to each adoption
case, prospective greyhound adopters receive the utmost in service for a smooth
transition to pet parenting.
For all that they do to improve the lives of greyhounds in need, funding this
grant was our great pleasure. Our financial award was earmarked for improvements
to the physical facility that houses the dogs prior to entering a foster home.
If you or someone you know would be interested in supporting this fabulous
organization, we encourage you to visit their website at gpa-nw.org (or call
them directly at 800-767-5139). You never know … you could end up finding your
new best friend!
Dr. Jane’s Foundation has provided funding to animal rescue groups all over
America since 2007. Our non-profit wing could not have achieved what it has
without the continued patronage of our customers and the contributions of
individual donors. On behalf of all the greyhounds now living in comfortable,
loving environments thanks to this outstanding rescue, we thank you for caring
enough to make a difference.
If you’ve had experience with an animal rescue organization worthy of special
recognition and financial support, please encourage them to fill out a grant
application. Interested parties should call us toll-free at 877-387-4564 … one
of our customer service agents will be happy to share all the details.