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What is GRA/America's position regarding the adoption of ex-racers?
We want to see every adoptable greyhound placed in an adoptive home!
The GRA/America adoption group list is intended for use by those involved in the industry to locate potential groups to receive greyhounds for adoption, as well as to provide some information about individual adoption groups. This list is also available for the general public to locate adoption groups.
There has been much debate about this adoption list being a 'blacklist" to discourage individual kennels/trainers from releasing greyhounds to specific groups. The true purpose for this list is to facilitate placing as many greyhounds with adoption groups as possible. While we hope that those in the industry will choose to use groups that remain neutral or supportive regarding the racing industry, our first priority is for all ex-racers to be made available for adoption. Over time, we hope to see the need for the anti-racing groups decline to non-existence as more of those involved in the industry form working relationships with adoption groups.
Placing your greyhounds with an anti-racing group is preferable to euthanizing them; holding them until they can be placed with a neutral group is ideal. Remember: each greyhound given to an anti-racing group has the potential to be used against you and your way of life.
States with Active Greyhound Racetracks:
States without Active Greyhound Racetracks:
WE ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR USERS TO READ THE FOLLOWING:"Anti-racing" and "adoption group" are almost mutually exclusive, contradictory terms. The groups that are radically opposed to racing spend more time trying to brainwash the public than they do placing dogs and that is born out in the numbers of dogs they place, in contrast to neutral and pro-racing adoption programs. And what they can't seem to fathom is that they have made themselves enemies of the very people from whom they expect to get dogs. Why would owners, breeders and trainers deal with someone who wants to take away their livelihoods? Many will not. So what is the goal of these groups? Helping find homes for retired racing dogs? Or furthering their personal agendas, at the expense of the very animals they claim to care about so much? If they succeeded in doing away with greyhound racing tens of thousands of greyhounds would be killed suddenly and the breed would virtually disappear."