Check Out Our New Fall Line Up!!
We figured if the TV Networks could premier their new Fall line up, so could we! Check out our Available Dogs page to see the latest additions to the Greyhound Lifesavers line up!
Thanks to you all, the Summer 2013 Online Auction was very successful!
We extend our deep appreciation to the many who participated. Some of you secured donations, some volunteered to catalog the items, some ran the auction site and some packaged and mailed the winnings. And obviously we are grateful to everyone who placed a bid. Thanks to Dianne Monaghan, Pat Ferreira, Nancy Baloga, Susie Bouw Woody Fischbach, Carol Fischbach, Joanie Freeman, and Joyce Jackson. Extra special thanks to those who donated merchandise: Raelynne Holmes (stained glass) Suzy McCullough (sun catcher) Julie King, Furry Baby Fashions, Claudia Presto, Greyhound Gang, Christel Ausman, Cottage Hound Designs, Andy Mills (birdhouses) Michael Freeman (original artwork-acrylic) Whitlock Opticians, Mt Pleasant SC, NGA (Care of the Racing and Retired Greyhound) Tara Jane Snead (custom embroidery) Applebee's Cracker Barrel Green Mountain Coffee Carowind's (donated by Kelly Larkins) Petsmart KV Vet Supply Drs Fosters and Smith
All money raised will support the seven greyhounds currently in our care as well as new dogs as they come off the track.
Watch for details of another auction that will be held in conjunction with our picnic in October. We'll have updates on the website calendar after our Aug 11th Business Meeting. We hope you all will be able to attend.
FOSTER HOMES ARE ALWAYS NEEDED!
Does your greyhound need a companion but you feel you are not ready to adopt another one? Have you thought about "trying out" a greyhound but don't want to commit to full ownership? Or, do you have the time and love for a greyhound but would rather help out an adoption group? Well, consider fostering! Greyhound Lifesavers is always in need of wonderful foster folks to help our greyhounds get used to a life of full retirement. Foster "parents" provide temporary, loving care for greyhounds until they are on their way to new lives. Greyhound Lifesavers pays for all the expenses. The rewards of fostering a new greyhound cannot be adequately explained in words. Submit your application today or call Joanie at 803 315 3539 for more information.
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.
Donating Made Easy!
Have you been "searching" for an easy way to "give" to Greyhound Lifesavers? Well here are two ways that you can give, they won't cost you anything, and you can save money at the same time!
IGive will donate a portion of your purchase to Greyhound Lifesavers just for using their website to make your purchases. They have over 700 brand name stores to choose from like Staples, Home Depot, and QVC, and many times they have coupons that will save you money! What could be easier? To get started, go to www.IGive.com and under "Find your cause", choose South Carolina, and then Animals, then enter "Greyhound" as the keyword. You will then see a list of charities. Click on "Greyhound Lifesavers", and then "Select Cause", fill in your information, then start shopping! It's that easy!
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