Who Are We?
Greyhound Lifesavers Inc., a 501(c)(3) non profit group consists of greyhound owners from Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. "We are racing-neutral". We are dedicated to finding homes for retired racing greyhounds. We have extensive experience in caring for greyhounds and we love matching people and greyhounds. We work with greyhound farms and adoption representatives at several Florida racing tracks to place dogs in desperate need of a loving home. Are you our next GL home? Contact us if you can open your home to a retired racing greyhound - you won't be sorry.
We place each "fresh from service" greyhound into a foster home for a minimum of three weeks to ease the transition from living in a kennel to living in a home. During that time, each of our greyhounds receives a thorough veterinary exam that includes shots, heartworm testing, teeth cleaning, and spay/neuter service. We also micro-chip each dog. We then test to see if the greyhound is cat-safe, small dog-safe, and child-safe. We want these greyhounds to succeed in their new homes.
Greyhounds placed through Greyhound Lifesavers are usually between two and six years of age. Most females weigh between 55 and 65 pounds, while males weigh between 65 and 85 pounds. They stand from 26-29 inches at the shoulder and come in a variety of colors. Greyhounds are ideal house pets because they are a clean breed known for having short hair with little shedding, little odor, and they are house trained.