How You Can Help
Your support allows us to accept, care for and adopt out more greyhounds. The need for our services is greater than ever. There are many ways you can help!
Make a donation
Donate to Help the Greyhounds
New Kennel Project
Become a member
Click here to learn how our members make great things happen for the greyhounds.
Become a sponsor
Click here to help the greyhounds in a very personal way. For $20 a month, or more, you’ll receive an individual letter with current information and an updated photo of one of our “special needs” greyhounds.
Become a volunteer
Click here to join the team of caring individuals who are the heart and soul of GAC.
Adopt a greyhound
Click here to read about how to bring home a greyhound of your own if you live in California or the Las Vegas area.
GAC is a private, non-profit organization, run by volunteers. Our work is supported entirely by private contributions. We are dependent on donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. We receive no funding from the greyhound racing industry.
Contributions support our rescue kennel operations, fuel and maintenance for our transport van, food and medical care for the greyhounds, and other costs associated with our rescue and adoption programs.
The Fyvie Fund, the Greyhound Adoption Center’s fund for greyhounds who have sustained leg injuries, helps us provide treatment, surgery and after-care for broken hocks and other serious conditions. The Fyvie Fund also includes a special Medical Care component for greyhounds with veterinary needs beyond the usual treatment we provide to all incoming dogs.
In 2004, Fyvie was a five-year-old ex-racing greyhound who was found by the side of a road in rural Central California emaciated and unable to stand due to broken bones in both forearms. Our initial treatment included medication and splints, but due to parasite infestation, malnourishment and an apparent previous pregnancy, she was unable to heal after six weeks. A veterinary surgical specialist performed surgery with grafts and metal plates to heal her bones. The surgery cost in excess of $4,000, so GAC sent out a plea for financial help. Donors were so generous we had more than enough money to help Fyvie, and so asked the supporters if excess donations could start a new medical fund in Fyvie’s honor.
Bluegrass Medical Fund
In 2009, Bluegrass became the founding member of the Medical Care fund. Bluegrass is a big blue greyhound who came to the Greyhound Adoption Center from the closed track on Guam. Now adopted, Bluegrass had a fatty tumor on his back requiring above-and-beyond medical attention. A generous donor funded that care with the added objective of starting a similar fund to the Fyvie Fund.
To date, the Fund has helped dozens of greyhounds, but we need your help to be able to continue to care for injured greyhounds on an ongoing basis. As tracks close, we are seeing older dogs being released for adoption, dogs with heartworm and other conditions, and the continuing broken legs. All this means more medical treatment and expense for GAC.
To give to the Fyvie Fund, click here.
Help the Greyhound Adoption Center While You Shop
You can help raise money for GAC by shopping at the following web sites:
Ralphs Grocery Stores (in Southern California) -- Go to the Ralphs website, www.ralphs.com, and in the Community Contribution section, register Greyhound Adoption Center, #83026, as your designated charity. Every time you use your Ralphs Rewards Card, a percentage of what you spend will be donated by Ralphs to GAC.
U.S. Bones -- Visit www.usbones.com, and you can designate GAC to receive 25% of the value of your order! Prior to placing your order, simply scroll through the list of charities and choose GAC. It's so easy.
iGive.com -- It's a shopping web portal with more than 700 name brand stores. Designate GAC to benefit from your online shopping! Look for us as Greyhound Adoption Center, PO Box 2433, La Mesa, CA.
Buy jewelry and glassworks from the Pawsitive Designz collection at www.jmtglassworks.com and choose Greyhound Adoption Center on your order form when you check out. JMT Glassworks will send us a check! We're a Bone-a-Fide rewards non-profit member.
Have a vehicle you want to donate? Click here to reach Greyhound Adoption Center's own page on Cars4Causes:
Do you buy Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Food? Cut out the UPC code on specified Natural Balance products and mail them to GAC. When we collect enough, we send them to the firm and they write us a check! For the designated products and sizes, go to www.naturalbalanceinc.com and click on For Charities.
The dog supplies site www.SitStay.com is a friend to Greyhound Adoption Center, providing donated product to our kennel dogs and listing us in the rescue directory on the site. Check them out.
Also, when surfing the Internet, use www.goodsearch.com as your search engine. It's just one additional step before you do your regular online search. Choose Greyhound Adoption Center from the list of charities and then search as usual. It's powered by Yahoo!
To send a donation by check, please mail it to: Greyhound Adoption Center, PO Box 2433, La Mesa, CA 91943-2433. Or call, 877-478-8364.
Thank you on behalf of the greyhounds!
(GAC is a registered IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID #95-4132021. State Charity Registration #CT-101720.)
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