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Greyhound Adoption of Ohio Was established in January of 1993 to attempt to compensate the wonderful greyhound for the injustices bestowed upon them at the hands of the racing industry. Since our inception, we have placed more than 1000 greyhounds in loving homes. We retrieve retired or rejected greyhounds from the racing kennels, bring them to the kennel and prepare them for their new lives. Upon arrival at GAO, each dog is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, heartworm-tested, receives a thorough dental cleaning, has a microchip implanted for permanent identification and has any other medical care he or she might need. Each dog is then evaluated to determine what type of home will be best for placement. Some of the factors considered include the activity level of each dog and family, whether there are children or other pets in the home, how long the family is away on a daily basis, and whether the family has a history of responsible pet ownership. We strive to ensure these gentle creatures are placed in homes where they will live safe and secure and be loved for the rest of their lives. We believe, however, that adoption is but a "band-aid" on a very large wound. There can never be enough homes for all the dogs in need. For each greyhound that is placed, a dog somewhere will die because that home was taken. With an estimated 10-15 million unwanted animals abandoned or destroyed each year in this country, our goal, in addition to finding loving homes for these kind and gentle creatures, is to make the public aware of the enormity of the pet overpopulation problem and to encourage spaying and neutering of all pets. Therefore, we do not place greyhounds in homes where there are unaltered pets. For many in the racing industry, greyhounds are a disposable commodity, to be discarded when they are no longer able to provide a profit for their owners. We are aware that there are owners and trainers who do take good care of their charges and do everything possible to ensure that they go to responsible adoption organizations when their racing days are over. We endeavor to acknowledge and assist these individuals in their efforts. At Greyhound Adoption, we believe those responsible for the vast over breeding and blatant cruelty that takes place in the sport should be held accountable, and look forward to the day when there will be no need for organizations like ours.
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes for over eleven years. To date we have placed more than 1000 dogs (who might otherwise have been destroyed) into homes where they have become members of the family. We are very proud of the work we do and the many volunteer hours it takes to provide homes for these amazing animals.
- Sydney McFarland
- (440) 543-6256
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