Why should I adopt my Greyhound from USA D.O.G.?

With many greyhound rescue groups in operation, you may find yourself asking this very question. The following paragraphs will detail what we believe are the strongest reasons for adopting your retired racer through a group like USA D.O.G. If you live within our 12 state area of operation, we would love to talk to you about adopting a new loving companion. If you live outside our area of operation, you may want to use this information to check out a prospective agency. There are many good groups doing wonderful work, but we strongly urge prospective adopters to support an organization that best reflects your feelings about greyhound racing and the plight of the dogs.

USA D.O.G. is a non-profit rescue organization that is totally independent from all aspects of the dog racing industry. We are not affiliated with any other organization(s). We receive no funding from any corporation, foundation, humane society or race track. Our only source of funding is throughdonations, and the modest donations for adoption, which allows us to be steadfast in our convictions. We will not be manipulated by any outside entity.

USA D.O.G. is primarily a rescue organization, which means our goal is to help bring an end to the use, abuse, and senseless destruction of greyhounds bred for racing. If we were to simply place dogs into homes without voicing our opposition to the practices of the racing industry we would only be assisting the trainers, breeders and track owners in these awful abuses. We tell folks the whole story first, then we tell them that greyhounds make wonderful pets.

USA Defenders of Greyhounds is one of the oldest and largest rescue organizations in the country, and one of a very few multi-state groups which is totally independent from all aspects of the dog racing industry.

We have a twofold mission:

Greyhound rescue & public education of racing industry practices

Our ultimate goal is to make sure that every retired racing greyhound has a forever home to retire in. There have been many success stories over the past few years, but there is much more work to be done. The "kindest" fate that awaits the doomed racer is a lethal injection given by a track vet or technician at an animal shelter or pound. With your help we can make sure that the dogs that are released from the tracks and retired can be vetted, adopted and placed in loving homes. 

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