Connecticut Greyhound Adoption (CGA) is 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.
Ken and I have fostered 13 greyhounds over the past couple of years. Every one of them has been a wonderful pet, and have all moved on to loving homes. (All except GiGi who now lives with us permanently). Greyhounds are quiet, easy dogs. They love nothing more than to be next to you, to maybe go for a walk, and to hang out on their dog bed or couch. They love children and many do well with cats and other breeds of dogs. Pirmaily they want to love and be loved. After our running careers, don’t we all deserve that special spot to relax and enjoy life? Please help us continue to bring these great dogs from the track to the home! If you’d like to join our team, plese do. If you can donate, please do that Thank you!