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 five have even found their forever homes!  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

APRIL

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. Who knows, you might just meet your next family member!



APRIL 



Saturday, April 21st

1PM-4PM

Hollywood Feed in The Summit at Fritz Farm.



We'd like to thank Hollywood Feed for continuing to be a great host to us and our fosters! Located in the Summit at Fritz Farm, Hollywood Feed is a wonderful store whose staff are extraordinarily helpful to all.


Also thank you so much to Feeder's Supply and Aveda. We love the wonderful opportunities to show how fantastic these dogs are! The employees at both stores make us (and our dogs) feel so welcome! 


Another "thank you" is in order! We need to thank the Vera Bradley store for having us for a meet and greet! They were so warm, inviting, and VERY generous! We hope they will invite us back soon!

GREYHOUNDS AND CHILDREN

Never leave any dog alone with a small child.

All greyhounds pictured here were in their homes long term when children were born.

In each picture an adult is very close by. The greyhounds pictured have been in these homes long term. 

Adoptions to homes with young children are decided on an individual basis.

BGA, in collaboration with the parents and after the home visit, selects a greyhound very carefully for a home with young children. 


Greyhounds in general are quiet and gentle; they are not built for roughhousing that may come as a child grows. 

“Childproofing Your Dog” by Brian Kilcommons

This little book has common sense suggestions to help parents who are considering adopting a dog. 

Sometimes after careful consideration of the commitment involved parents elect to wait a few years.

It may be best for the children and dog to wait until the children are a bit older. 

BGA is here to help.

If you have young children and apply to adopt we will do everything we can to ensure a happy outcome for all involved. 

Some homes with young children are appropriate for a greyhound.

BGA will be available after adoption if requested to answer any questions or help with concerns. 

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

Angel’s Story

Meet Angel

Angel is an approximately 3-year-old untattooed greyhound (never raced, not bred for racing). BGA became aware of Angel’s plight by way of an ”angel” in her own right, a greyhound mom who found out about the dog’s situation. 


Angel was living outside. She had been purchased to breed with a coonhound in order to sell lurcher puppies. She herself showed no interest in hunting.

BGA was contacted

After hearing from the concerned greyhound mom, BGA decided to attempt to acquire Angel. This was not a small process and was expensive. She had another name but did not recognize it. Two of us named her Angel for obvious reasons. 


Angel is currently being vetted for eventual adoption. 

Where we go from here

Angel will be finished with vetting by mid-February.


Angel has done amazing in her foster home. She is excellent in and out of her crate. She is cat and small-dog safe (in the foster home). She is greyt with other greyhounds. She loves to play. She has been busy exploring a world she’s never known until now. It is a privilege as her foster mom to watch this dog take tentative steps to savor life.

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