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.
Tens of thousands of Greyhounds lose their lives or simply disappear each year when no longer profitable; many dying horrific deaths and living lives of abuse and neglect totally void of any human affection. The sport of Greyhound racing was a huge business all over the world with countries holding racing licenses that could not even feed their own people. One could only imagine what could happen to these poor dogs.
With the help of many wonderful people HSH became an incorporated non-profit organization in August 2005 and officially became a registered charity in January of 2007. To date we have rescued over 100 Greyhounds and have had the pleasure of meeting some truly incredible people. We also have the good fortune of working with great people in the racing industry; people who love their dogs and genuinely care about what happens to them.
Throughout the years, Michaela Lamoureux (President of HSH) continued running marathons and often while training would wonder if there was a way to connect her passion for running with the ever present fund-raising efforts. It was during one of her runs that she got the idea for “Race for Your Heart”.
Michaela always loved running and missed being part of the running community. She was excited at the prospect of combining the two with the possibility of raising money for the Greyhounds. The “Race for Your Heart” became a reality on October 14, 2006.
The race gets its name from the term rescue organizations sometimes use to let a greyhound race into your heart. In 2010 the race will be held at the end of August. Monies raised will be used to save even more of these precious animals. Many volunteers attend the race with their own Greyhounds. And no, the dogs do not race! They once had to race for their lives. Now we race for theirs.
If you cannot adopt a greyhound at this time, please consider making a donation to enable us save more of these noble dogs.
Once your adoption contract has been approved and a home visit completed, the adoption fee for HSH is $395.00. Included in the fee is a spay/neuter, blood testing for several chronic canine diseases (and treatment if required), first dental cleaning, de-worming, shots (if required), a starter Martingale collar and leash, humane muzzle, free membership into the Winnipeg Greyhound Walking Club and a life-time of “tech support”. We are always available for help and advice for acclimating and training your greyhound for the rest of his/her natural life. New adopters are also encouraged to become involved with fundraising events, and as ambassadors for HSH.
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.