Connecticut Greyhound Adoption (CGA) is a small, volunteer run, organization of people passionate about placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes.
In November 2018, Florida passed Ammendment 13 which will end all dog racing by the end of 2020. No provisions were made to accommodate the rehoming of thousands of dogs. CGA, along with adoption groups throughout the country, is working tirelessly to help these amazing athletes. Greyhounds, fondly known as 45mph couch potatoes, have very gentle, calm dispositions and make fantastic house pets, therapy dogs, and walking companions.
At a cost of nearly $1000 to rehome each dog ($400 of which is covered by the adoption fees), we are looking to raise funds to continue with our mission.
Each runner on our team, “Athletes Running for Athletes”, has a goal of raising $500 and therefore sponsoring the retirement of one dog. (Of course we welcome and encourage them to help 2, 3, 4 or more dogs!). If you’d like to join our team, we’d love to have you. And if not, please support us in our mission!
We adopted our first greyhound Maggie back in 2006. We were instantly hooked and began volunteering for CGA GPA by fostering and helping out at events. Over the years we have fostered more greyhounds than I can count and adopted 6 more of our own. Anyone that knows me knows how passionate I am about helping retired racers find a loving home after their careers have come to an end.
Greyhounds make wonderful pets and love to hang out with their people, go for a nice walk and get a belly scratch or two!
All donations will go toward the care of our foster dogs for their hauling and vetting prior to being adopted into their forever home.
If you can donate, thank you! If you would like to join our team we would be thrilled to have you :)