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Our Featured Thornton, CO Partner:

Friends of Retired Greyhounds

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

P.O. Box 29678
Thornton, CO 80229
(303) 667-5122
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http://www.friendsofretiredgreyhounds.org

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Proudly Serving: Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona

About Our Rescue Group:

FOR Greyhounds Mission Statement
Friends of Retired Greyhounds is a 501c3 non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to:

* Cooperating with kennel operators and other adoption groups to place retired greyhounds in responsible, loving homes.

* Working with veterinarians to insure that dogs adopted from FOR greyhounds are altered, vaccinated, and in general good health before placing them in homes;

* Educating individuals and groups about greyhounds, their history, their lives as racing dogs, and our adoption program.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

http://www.forgreyhounds.org/getinvolved.htm

Our Adoption Process:

Every greyhound that comes to us for placement in a loving pet home is spayed/neutered; has current immunizations; teeth cleaned including any necessary tooth extractions; is micro chipped for permanent identification; nails are trimmed; treated for fleas/ticks; heartworm tested; and any other medical needs are taken care of. Each greyhound also goes to it’s adopted home with a martingale style collar and matching lead, and a training muzzle.

All of our dogs are either placed in foster homes or are placed into our cell dog program at “Crowley County Correctional Facility” in Olney Springs, Colorado.

Our foster homes, as well as the prison receive a dog bed, toys, dog food, treats, brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, food and water dishes, etc. for each dog. Some of our generous foster homes choose to provide some or all of these needs, but we provide the rest.

Of course, the longer the dog is with us, the higher the costs for feeding, and often the medical fees will be. Most dogs spend well over a month to three or four months with us. But…that moment when a greyhound finds a loving, responsible forever home and the new adopter falls in love with their new dog... PRICELESS!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.