Golden State Greyhound Adoption
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About Greyhounds & the Golden State
Greyhound Adoption / Rescue Organization

Hello and welcome to the Wonderful World of Greyhounds! Not the greyhound bred for show, but the greyhound bred for the racing industry.

Golden State Greyhound Adoption began in September of 2002. We have grown since then by expanding our outreach and placement services into many more communities. We currently serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area, South to Carmel, Sacramento, the Valley areas and beyond.

Golden State Greyhound Adoption (G.S.G.A.) is an independent, California registered charity 501(c)3 and is not governed by any other entity. Your generous cash and in-kind donations are tax deductible.

Our Mission
We exist to educate the public on the plight of the retired racing greyhound in order to find great homes for former-racing greyhounds.

Where Do our Dogs Come From?
Due to the U.S. racing bans our greyhounds now come from the race tracks in Australia. The racers land in LAX or SFO where I pick them up with my volunteers and bring them to Walnut Creek. The logistics would not be possible without the dedication of Global Hounds in Australia.

How do we do it?
G.S.G.A. exists to place as many of the racing greyhounds that would otherwise perish. We do not have kennels or a complex. Everything we do is with and through our volunteers and our wonderful foster home program. We could not accomplish this rewarding work without our volunteers who foster these wonderful companions.

Our Organization
While our origins and growth has been organic, our activities and message is deliberate and well-organized, with processes in place built upon practical experience, of what works, and what is best for our dogs.

Mike Murray, Community Outreach Director at Pet Food Express, says, "I don't know how you do it, you are the most organized group I have seen."

Our particular strength is in building a community within our organization of mutual support and friendship out of our mutual love and respect for greyhounds. It's good to know that if our adopters have an emergency, or just a puzzling question, we are here for them when they need us.

Golden State Greyhound Adoption accepts applications all year. We conduct an extensive orientation and adopt our greyhounds on most weekends. The need for adopters never stops, so neither do we. Along with our Greyt Volunteers we do whatever is needed to bring in and place available greyhounds.

Let Their Last Race Be Into Your Life !