GREY2K USA

Rating: 4.05 stars   304 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box F Arlington MA 02476 USA

Mission: Formed in March of 2001, GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States and now works internationally. As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of ex-racers across the globe.
Results: We have written and passed bills making dog racing illegal in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Colorado. When we first began our campaign, there were 49 tracks in 15 states and now there are just 21 in seven states. Additionally, we have worked to block the expansion of dog racing to countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa. Our research has led to the exposure of hundreds of media documented cases of greyhound cruelty and neglect, including dogs testing positive for cocaine, dogs suffering terrible injuries and dogs experiencing severe neglect at racing kennels both here and abroad. See more at http://www.grey2kusa.org/action/states.html and http://www.grey2kusa.org/who/victories.html
Direct beneficiaries per year: by passing a bill to make Colorado the 39th state to ban dog racing
Programs: We document the cruelty of dog racing and use our research to pass greyhound protection laws with the goal of ending dog racing worldwide. We also promote the adoption of ex-racers worldwide. Read more at http://www.grey2kusa.org/who/index.html
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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Grey2K insists that is protecting greyhounds and fighting for the elimination of greyhound racing. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth. No one associated has done anything except travel around the world on donors expense. No one from this organization has made any attempt to learn about the racing industry, instead relying on information and data that is eons old. They swindled money from well meaning people and spread lies about the treatment of greyhounds.

One only has to spend a day at a racing kennel, puppy farm or a greyhound track to see how they lie. The pups are NOT abused, not mis treated and are respected for the athletes they are.

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This "reviewer" is not a volunteer, as they claimed. Instead, they are a supporter of the commercial dog racing industry, and are posting here as part of an orchestrated campaign to drive our review score down. This isn't a new tactic, and the industry has done it previously, both on this site and on others. We have a very clear mission: to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have already achieved a tremendous amount of progress, and are an efficient non-profit organization. Our research is based on information that is recent, and from credible sources such as government documents and mainstream news reports.

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This organization is bogus on so many levels. Grey2K rakes in thousands under the pretense of helping poor abused greyhounds. Firstly, the greyhound racing industry is tightly regulated, greyhounds are well taken care of and I have seen the lies and deceit that this organization stoops to advance its primary goal--which is separating you from the cash in your pocket. Not one solitary dime goes to helping re home ex racing greyhounds. If people want to help dogs in need, I strongly suggest giving to your local animal shelter. That is truly a worthy cause and those animals ARE often abused and neglected.

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This "reviewer" is a supporter of the commercial dog racing industry, and is posting here as part of an orchestrated campaign to drive our review score down. This isn't a new tactic, and the industry has done it previously, both on this site and on others. We have a very clear mission: to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have already achieved a tremendous amount of progress, and are an efficient non-profit organization. We do make direct contributions to greyhound adoption groups. Between GREY2K USA and the GREY2K USA Education Fund, we have given more than $34,000 to non-profit greyhound adoption organizations since 2009. We also maintain a national listing of greyhound adoption organizations, and regularly gives adoption referrals.

1 previous review
Rating: 1 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

It is a never ending source of wonder to me how this organization (Grey2K) can so easily manipulate unknowing people through mass indoctrination of what is often outright lies and self serving propaganda. As a person involved in greyhounds and adoption for over two decades, I have seen first hand hundreds of greyhounds that have walked through our doors and on to new homes. They come in as beautiful racing machines and owing to the quality of care and level of professional training, we can adopt them out to new homes with little fostering.

I am greatly saddened to see so many lies and misinformation touted as fact by people who really should know better. I have visions of grey2k advocates wearing white pointed hats and banishing torches, because that is exactly what they are doing. And they aren't doing a damn thing to help those of us who work diligently to adopt out these wonderful canines.

And as a response to the accustions posted by carey2 below, I find it typical of their conduct. Anyone who opposes them is an enemy and labeled as such.

and btw, you may remember carey2, our adoption agency refused your donation of $500, and the strings you wanted to attach. The end of greyhound racing would spell the end of this noble breed of dog. A fact you have not mentioned to your followers . . .not surprised.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expose it for the fraud that it is and donate 100% of money and assets to bona fide greyhound adoption agencies.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, and is part of an organized campaign by the greyhound racing industry to drive down our review score on this site.

Also, the claim that GREY2K USA does not support greyhound adoption is completely false. We support adoption in many ways. We make direct contributions to adoption groups across the country, we give adoption referrals on an ongoing basis, and we encourage all of our supporters to adopt.

Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Very ashamed I ever gave this organization a dime of my hard earned money. They are a huge joke, nothing but lies lies lies coming from them. They pretend to care about the greyhounds but when I reality they know nothing but are excellent at fooling the public. They will never get another dime from me and my money will go to those who are actually doing the real work and placing greyhounds in homes, taking care of their medical needs and so on down the long list of what people who truly love this breed rather than filling their pockets with the donations of the concerned public. Instead of lies they need to be educating, asking for changes where they truly need to be done and actually giving back they money donated to the dogs and not to support their lavish lifestyles. They claim abuse which any true greyhound/sighthound lover would roll their eyes at. I call them out on their abuse of money donated to them. I would also like to know how many actual dogs have they "saved" how many abuses cases have they actually witnessed and called the authorities on, I would like to know many things which I find to be a complete joke on their part and I pity those who will continue donating to this organization when it really is just filling their pockets as they con them all in thinking they are making a difference because of the dogs...no it is to get more and more money and try to end a sport which the dogs love, to attack those who put in their blood sweat and tears into these dogs and actually care about the dogs.

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This "reviewer" is not a donor to our organization. Instead, this is a supporter of the commercial dog racing industry who is posting here as part of an orchestrated campaign to drive our review score down. This isn't a new tactic, and the industry has done it previously, both on this site and on others. We have a very clear mission: to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have already achieved a tremendous amount of progress, and are an efficient non-profit organization. We do make direct contributions to greyhound adoption groups. Between GREY2K USA and the GREY2K USA Education Fund, we have given more than $34,000 to non-profit greyhound adoption organizations since 2009. We also maintain a national listing of greyhound adoption organizations, and regularly gives adoption referrals.

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Grey2k is really good at one thing. Swindling money from people just so they can fatten their pockets. They do nothing for greyhounds what so ever..

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This "reviewer" is a supporter of the commercial dog racing industry, and is posting here as part of an orchestrated campaign to drive our review score down. This isn't a new tactic, and the industry has done it previously, both on this site and on others. We have a very clear mission: to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have already achieved a tremendous amount of progress, and are an efficient non-profit organization.

1 previous review
Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Grey2k does not help find retired greyhounds homes at all. When Massachusetts stopped racing they were no where to be fouund to help re-home all of the dogs that needed places to go. People need to look behind the false image that they want the public to see and really do some deep investigating to realize that they are nothing but extremists stealing your hard earned dollar... Recently there was a animal cruelty case in Boston there own back yard why didnt they jump in to help with that? No money in it for them thats why.. I know by the end of the day someone from Grey2k will post a reply on this saying that I am lying blahblahblah... Know this people Greyhound racing does nothing for me financially!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

End it

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, and part of an organized campaign to drive down our review score on this website. The claim that we do not support greyhound adoption is just false. In reality, we support greyhound adoption in many ways. We make direct contributions to adoption groups across the country, we give adoption referrals, and we encourage our supporters to adopt. I am also personally a greyhound adopter, and love my greyhound Zoe very much!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

GREY2K USA is the largest non profit organization in the entire U.S. who advocates for
the welfare of greyhounds in our country. They care so deeply and continue to reach out
in all directions to help the greyhounds, both nationally and now internationally as well.
I give them a solid 5 paws up (I mean stars).... !!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be more creative in coming up with nouveau ideas in order to help fund them with money, which in turn would help them achieve their mission on advocating for greyhounds worldwide.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thanks for your enthusiastic support of this campaign, Charmaine. You are a true greyhound hero! Christine Dorchak President, GREY2K USA

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

GREY2K USA is awesome! They tirelessly work to stamp out legal animal abuse in the form of greyhound racing. I have attended one of their track protests as a participant and it was well carried out, respectful all all rules and regulations. They have helped get racing outlawed in several states. Christine is a real person and shares the good and the bad with all of us who love the dogs and hope to see the time come when the scourge of greyhound racing is finally wiped from the face of the USA and the world.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Thank you so much for your kind words of support, Linda. You are a wonderful member of our team. Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We've supported GREY2K USA for over two years now and have seen remarkable progress by Christine Dorchak and her team's non-stop, dedicated and diligent work. We support GREY2K USA both with fundraising, our personal monies and by signing the petitions and support she needs to bring the laws to fruition to protect living beings.
Rarely do you find a non-profit that is so transparent with the monies spent and most rare of all, the dedicated work devoting time and money directly to the cause. If more people cared as much as the GREY2K USA team our world would be a kinder place.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None, GREY2K USA are true champions, I've seen results first hand.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

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2014

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Janet, you are a valued member of this team. Thanks for all youdo! Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dog racing is abuse from the time the hounds are very young pups until they retire. This can be the hardest part. Destroy or send to rescues. The living conditions are not good, in some cases atrocious. Even if the dogs are treated well, they are in cages most of the time and not getting the right kind of love - the love of a family. Grey2K is working tirelessly to end this. They have done a wonderful job in getting laws changed and tracks closed. Greyhounds are not meant to be racers when they are born. They are just meant to be dogs. They are not unhappy if they can't race. My two have a closed in yard and have never chosen to run.

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Unsure

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thank you, Fred, for all your support OF GREY2K USA Worldwide and for your personal efforts to combat dog racing each day! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2k USA

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Racing kennels deny that greyhounds live a harsh life at the race track. They deny that anything bad happens to dogs that they no longer want as racers. This may be true in some places, but not everywhere. And it is not just in this country that the fight must be won. England and Ireland have the reputation for terrible treatment of greys. This comes from my Irish neighbor who also lived in England. He said he would not even tell me what happens. There are many tracks in Australia and New Zealand. And now China, which does not have a good reputation for its treatment of animals. As long as dogs suffer anywhere, racing must be eliminated around the world. A little bit of attention in a racing kennel does not compete with the love and adoration of a forever home. Greyhounds like any other breed or mixed breed deserve a home not a cage.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Thanks for your review Fred.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have supported Grey2K USA for many years. They are a wonderful, dedicated nonprofit helping to end the cruel "sport"of greyhound racing. They have recently expanded to helping greyhounds in other countries as well. They have been instrumental in closing many race tracks down, including those in our state. As the parent of a rescued retired racing greyhound,I am proud to support them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change anything. The president, Christine Dorchak, is one of the most dedicated, honest, committed and hardworking person I know.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Tumeria, thank you for working with us from day one. First Massachusetts and now the world, we will end this cruelty. Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have supported Grey2K USA for many years and will always continue to do so. There have been SO many lies told about this wonderful organization that it makes my head spin. Bottom line is that they are a threat to those who breed and race greyhounds. These people are just out to discredit the organization. I live in MA and I know Christine Dorchak personally and consider her a dear friend. Never have I known a more dedicated and compassionate person. Her husband is also very dedicated as are the staff (I also know several of the small staff personally as well). Christine and her husband DO help the greyhounds. They do a lot a legal work (as Christine is a lawyer)- trying to close the tracks and bring public awareness to the cruelty of greyhound racing- but they also make donations to greyhound rescue and promote greyhound adoption. Christine lives in a modest apartment complex (800- 1,000) square feet, with her husband, Greyhound Zoe and 3 cats. She takes a very modest salary and takes public transportation. Her Zoe is very loved and pampered. (Zoe is a friend of my rescued greyhound, Isis) I can attest to the cruelty of greyhound racing. We adopted Isis (racing name Rosey Rosette) directly from the Seabrook Race Track in Seabrook, NH (Now closed thanks to Grey2K USA!) Isis was in a tiny cage, barley big enough for her to turn around. She had only shredded paper for bedding, no toys and no enrichment. She was totally unsocialized when we first got her. She didn't know how to climb stairs, she had never seen the inside of a house, a bicycle or even a dog of another breed. It took her 6 months to learn how to play with a toy! She was afraid of everything! With a lot of patience and hard work, she is now a confident dog today- 4 years later. Later, Christine informed me that Isis had been injured while racing. The adoption center at the track NEVER told us this. Isis had broken 4 bones in her left hind foot coming around the second turn of her last race. She was one of the lucky ones, put in a splint and put up for adoption. There are structural changes in that foot and she can't put her full weight on it. I am so grateful to Grey2K USA because I now have a copy of her injury report in her vet records. When living beings are seen only as commodities for others to make a profit off of, there is going to be abuse. I am not saying this is always the case. I am sure there are breeders and owners out there who truly do love their dogs, keep nice kennels, and give them adequate veterinary attention etc. But they are still out to make a profit- it is their business. Please keep this in mind. Grey2K USA is dedicated to helping these sweet, gentle dogs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

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2013

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Thank you Tumeria for this review. We are honored to have your support!

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Grey2k is always there to help the racing greyhounds whether it is in the US or abroad. Their newsletters, mailings, Facebook posts & emails are always up to date & pertinent. I believe they do their best to be upfront & honest in their reports. I have never felt my donations were given to the wrong group. If anyone gets racing stopped, it will be them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't know of any changes I would make.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thank you Gail for joining hands with advocates around the world to end this cruelty! Together, we can stop dog racing worldwide! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA