1229 Melody Lane, Lexington, KY 40514, US
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Welcome to Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption
in Lexington, KY

Let a greyhound race into your heart.

About Us

EXCITING NEWS!

Our first set of fosters arrived safely on January 15th, 2018. Since arriving they have been a hit at meet and greets across Lexington, and all six have even found their forever homes!  We are getting ready to welcome our next groups of fosters in May and June! Interested in adopting? Scroll down to check out our available dogs and keep an eye out for our next set of fosters!


If you are thinking about fostering or adopting, now is the perfect time to contact us. See our foster application and information on the benefits foster families receive in the fostering section of the website.

Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption's Mission is:

1) To find dedicated, loving homes for retired racing greyhounds;

2) To offer ongoing support to families after adoption;

3) To provide education regarding the greyhound breed;

4) To promote a harmonious and cooperative link between all corners of the greyhound community.


              BGA is a 501(c)(3) organization

The Adoption Process

If you have decided a greyhound is right for you, please download and fill out our adoption application, available below.   We, at Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption, strive to  enable the best match for you and the retired racer. 


If you are interested in interacting with any of our dogs, feel free to check us out at meet and greets in the Central Kentucky region.


Upcoming Meet and Greets

Thinking of letting a greyhound race into your heart and home? 


Please stop by and say hi! 


Greyhounds are a powerful people magnet and love human interaction. We would love for you to meet some of our available dogs, as well as some of our best ambassador dogs, as we answer any questions you may have. Who knows, you might just meet your next family member! 


JULY



Saturday, July 21st

Greyt Fest

Floral Hall

Shelby County Fairgrounds

Shelbyville, KY

9:30AM--4:30PM


Please Touch Pop-up Museum/Woofs & Wags: All Things Canine 

Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library

10AM-2PM


Saturday, July 28th

Pet Valu--Palomar

10AM-1PM

BGA Adoption Application

Please fill out in entirety. We will be in touch with you within 48 hours. Thank you for applying! 


Please check out “Getting Ready for Your New Greyhound” for some greyt tips for new adopters, including questions for your vet.

Getting Ready for Your New Greyhound (docx)

Download

BGA Adoption Application (pdf)

Download

Fostering

Foster families are the lifeblood of adoption groups.

Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption in Lexington invites you to discuss the joys and benefits of fostering one of these beautiful dogs.


Do you know the benefits available to you as a foster mom or dad?

BGA Provides:


1.  Crate and bedding.

2.  Food and any medicines, if needed.

3.  Vet care. 

4.  Raised feeder.

5.  Flea/tick/heart worm treatments monthly while you have the foster.

6.  Assistance with transportation to meet and greets or vet visits for your foster.

7.  Twenty-four hour a day support via phone or in person with an experienced volunteer.

8.  The opportunity to get to know our group members, who will welcome you, be happy to get to know you, and invite you to become a part of BGA. 

Ask us whether fostering might be the right fit for you.

It's a wonderful way to help the greyhounds transition from track to forever home, and all the necessities are provided to ensure there is no expense to you. You will also have the pleasure of getting to know one of these beautiful dogs and helping him or her prepare for their "forever home." We would not exist without our foster families.


Foster families are given preference if they wish to adopt their foster, provided they let us know as soon as an application has been received for their foster and prior to any home visit for that dog.


Foster Application

If you would like to foster for Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption please download and fill out the form below in its entirety.  A volunteer will be in touch with you within 48 hours.


Thank you for applying to foster with BGA!

BGA Foster Application (pdf)

Download

Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption Volunteers

Our volunteers are longtime advocates for the breed.

  • We are a newly-formed group but our members have been involved in greyhound adoption for many years.

While we build our website we invite you to contact us now if you are interested in adopting a greyhound.

  • We will do our best to answer your questions and are ready to assist you in finding the right match for your home should you decide to apply.

Maybe you will find the same love we have for this amazing breed.

Some greyt sites

Greyhound Articles Online

"The World's Only Articles Anthology for Greyhound Lovers"

Greyhound Health Initiative

GHI is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of sighthounds around the world ​by building awareness of ​their unusual ​medical​ characteristics​ ​within​ the​ veterinary​ and adoption communities through their education, outreach, and research programs. Here the adopter can find information about why your greyhound's bloodwork is slightly different, why greyhounds react differently to anesthesia, and how to make an informed choice when selecting a greyhound-savvy vet. GHI is a nonprofit and offers memberships for a small fee.

North Coast Greyhounds - A fun-D raising enterprise!

Cara and Jerry Brockhoff have given away tens of thousands of dollars to benefit greyhounds for many years. Their website has some of the most beautiful and unique gifts, personal wish list items, and more. Semi-retired for Cara must put emphasis on ”semi,” because they are still going strong. Check out Insider Trading. No guilt - 100% of profits benefits the hounds. 

Greytalk

Forums for discussion of everything greyhound. You must register and join; the site is free.

Donate to Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption, Inc.

Your support and contributions will enable us to place retired racing greyhounds into loving, appropriate homes "from track to couch." BGA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Please email us!

We will get back to you within 48 hours.

Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption, Inc.

1229 Melody Lane, Lexington, KY 40514, US

(859) 338-6921