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.
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
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.
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!
Saturday, April 21st
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!
In each picture an adult is very close by. The greyhounds pictured have been in these homes long term.
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.
This little book has common sense suggestions to help parents who are considering adopting a dog.
It may be best for the children and dog to wait until the children are a bit older.
If you have young children and apply to adopt we will do everything we can to ensure a happy outcome for all involved.
BGA will be available after adoption if requested to answer any questions or help with concerns.
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.
Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption in Lexington invites you to discuss the joys and benefits of fostering one of these beautiful dogs.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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