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Mission Statement

Our Vision
Virginia Greyhound Adoption VAGA is dedicated to finding safe and loving homes for retired racing greyhounds, offering continual support to our adopters and members, and ensuring the health and well being of all retired racers here in the United States and around the world!

Our Mission
To work collectively with other greyhound rescue programs, as well as compassionate racing kennel managers and owners, who share our objective of placing ever-increasing numbers of retired racers in secure, devoted environments.

To help greyhounds on a worldwide basis by becoming involved in the plight of the Spanish galgos. VAGA volunteers will travel to Spain and bring galgos to Virginia where they will be placed in safe and loving homes.

Our Goals
Public Awareness Encourage adoption via "Meet and Greet" events, successful placements, and other community interaction -- thereby spreading the word that greyhounds make wonderful and deserving companions.

Membership Support Educate greyhound owners about the breed, provide periodic updates on the most current health and wellness information, and encourage VAGA adopters and members to become involved as active volunteers within our organization.

Crisis Assistance Provide volunteer and financial assistance to greyhound rescue facilities in times of extreme crisis, especially our primary source kennels in Orlando. In times of financial crisis, we will provide health care supplies for a VAGA greyhound who would otherwise not receive proper care.

Look to the Future Establish and fortify collaborative relationships with reputable racing kennels expressly to improve the success of rescue efforts within the racing industry, thereby increasing the number of greyhounds saved each year.


Virginia Greyhound Adoption VAGA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with extensive experience placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes. It would be our pleasure to introduce you and your family to the joys of owning a greyhound and we pledge to lead you through the adoption process and educate you in a non-intrusive, respectful, and professional manner. Our mission is simple: we want to place as many retired racing greyhounds as we can in permanent, responsible homes where they will get the love and care they truly deserve.



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