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Our Featured Augusta, ME Partner:

Maine Greyhound Placement Service

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.

249 Old Belgrade Rd
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-2893

http://www.greyhoundplacement.com

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Maine Greyhound Placement Service is a humane, non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving, responsible homes for retired racing Greyhounds that can no longer compete on the racetrack. MGPS is operated by volunteers and depends on fundraising for its operating expenses.

MGPS currently operates an adoption center located in Augusta, Maine that places retired Greyhounds in New England and beyond. MGPS also maintains an informational newsletter, Greyhound pet supply store to support the kennel and operates a Spay Neuter Clinic at its Augusta location.

Greyhounds placed through MGPS are usually between the ages of two and five years old. These retired racers are very intelligent, adaptable dogs who fit easily into their new homes following a brief adjustment period.

They are eager to please and respond positively to any positive attention given them.

Retired racing Greyhounds are quiet, clean, gentle, good-natured dogs that adapt and get along well with children and other pets. They seem grateful for their new homes, rewarding their new owners with never-ending affection. They do not require a great deal of space to run, as many people think. Inside the house they enjoy curling up on a soft blanket, bed or couch, if permitted.

Greyhounds stand between 26 and 29 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 50 and 80 pounds depending on their sex. Greyhounds come in a variety of colors ranging from black and red to any shade of brindle and even blue (grey) or any combination of these with white.

Our Adoption Process:

All adoptions are by appointment only. Please call Mary our head adoption counselor at 207-846-4707 to set up an appointment at the Adoption center in Augusta. All vaccines, spay/neuter, and medical care has been performed at the Greyhound Clinic prior to adoption. Adoption fees for females $225.00 and males $175.00. The two adoption counselors have had over 30 years combined experience with Greyhounds.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.