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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: ADOPT A GREYHOUND ATLANTA, INC., Atlanta’s oldest Greyhound rescue group, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing food, shelter, and TLC to retired racing Greyhounds plus other sighthounds in need, and promoting their adoption as loving and loyal companions. Our ex-racers come from those area states that offer Greyhound racing, primarily Florida. Once entering our program, a Greyhound either finds a ”forever“ home or lives with us for the duration of his/her life.

Results: From 1980 until November 2013 we have homed 5229 Greyhounds

Direct beneficiaries per year: almost 200 Greyhounds

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great facility with many dogs to choose from. They spend a lot of time and money to make sure all dogs have the proper medical care.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted a greyhound for many years and was just waiting for the right time to be able to make a commitment to one of these amazing hounds. I contacted Carl at AAGA and one of the most wonderful journeys of my life has begun. Carl "knows it all" when it comes to greyhounds and he loves each and every one of them! He was so patient with me. I had so many questions and was worse than a first time mom when it came to calling him for every little thing! I adopted a sweet black greyhound named Boo and life will never be the same. I cannot say enough incredible things about Carl, AAGA, his volunteers and staff. Thank you so much for enriching my life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 greyhounds from this wonderful organization. Carl is most knowledgeable about the breed and cares about each and every dog and it's new owner. I am proud to know that I can call this adoption agency and have any and all questions answered by a true professional. This organization survived a fire in early spring and never once did they stop finding homes for greyhounds, boarding greys for people needing it or taking care of injured or returned dogs. I now volunteer for the agency and am proud to be able to give back to this wonderful organization.

Caryn3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been lucky enough to adopt dogs from Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta for more than 20 years now. The amount of care and love they receive once in AAGA's remarkable hands is extraordinary. AAGA's devotion to rescuing these amazing, loving dogs is tireless. I feel so lucky to have encountered Carl and AAGA when I adopted my very first retired racing greyhound, and its a relationship I treasure.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta for the past 8 years. I am so impressed by this organization's commitment to the health and welfare of this wonderful breed. The founder (Carl) has dedicated his life to finding loving homes for these retired racers. The adoption process is handled in a very professional way and adopters are provided with an abundance of information and support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the past 8 years I have volunteered for Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta, Inc. and personally adopted 5 AAGA Greyhounds. I have found Carl to be very dedicated to his lifelong mission of finding "forever" homes for retired racers. I have never seen him take so much as one sick day or one vacation day. Following the devastating fire the organization experienced earlier this year that destroyed 90% of the facility including Carl's home, he refused to be separated from his beloved Greys. Instead, he moved with the dogs into a 750-square-foot building that survived the fire and, despite the cramped, crowded quarters, has continued throughout reconstruction to find homes for this amazing breed.

Leonard3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been adopting Greyhounds from this organization for over 30 years and will continue to do so in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The most important aspects of this group are the exceptional condition of the Greyhounds offered for adoptions and the wonderful post adoption support one receives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

These folks do a great service to a truly wonderful breed! We had never considered a Greyhound, because we just really never saw them around and didn't know much about them. We met Carl and a lot of other volunteers, who brought a group of Greyhounds to a meet and greet in front of PetSmart. We asked some questions, went home and did research, and decided that a Greyhound was right for our family. I love the care in the selection process that this organization takes. They don't adopt dogs out to just anyone, but rather interview and follow up after adoption to make sure these wonderful dogs get the love and retired life they deserve. I've also seen them help finding list Greyhounds and rescue them from kill shelters, in addition to helping them retire gracefully. What a terrific cause!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love spending time with the new greyhounds. Everyone is so nice. I have adopted 2 greyhounds from Carl. He has always been helpful if I have any issues or questions. My boys love visiting Grey's Land. Any chance that they get and Carl is always welcoming and happy to see them. I always enjoy Carl's sense of humor - Carl calls me L. Ron. You can always tell that Carl knows the personalities of every dog even though they've only been off the truck a day. I would recommend Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 Greyhounds from Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta and I board my greyhound there on a regular basis. These dogs will change your life and I will continue to acquire any future couch potatoes form Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta!