A Message From The President of USA DOG
After 31 years, USA DOG, Inc. is down sizing and doing very limited adoptions.
In 1988 our goal was to educate the public about greyhound racing. We wanted people
to have a choice to support or not support the business.
We achieved our goal when the issue was put to a vote in Florida in 2018.
Over the many years we've handled and loved thousands of sweet racing greyhounds; from winners to racing school
drop outs. We've met so many people who have opened their homes and hearts to these wonderful dogs. We've also met
industry people who loved and cared for their dogs, but were encumbered by an outdated business plan and archaic 
industry practices.
The greyhound racing industry brought about its own demise by being unwilling to make the necessary changes
to end or least limit the inherent cruelty.
I will miss meeting new dogs and seeing old friends and meeting new people who love them.
usadogpresident@aol.com will remain active in case of a lost or found hound or one in a
shelter or in need.....or if a kennel or track closes.
To adopt contact prisongreyhounds@comcast.net

Check out The Sighthound Underground in Ohio 

The USA DOG facebook page remains active

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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