We have known and benefited from Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta for 6+ years now. Awesome place, that takes great care of the dogs they rescue. I highly recommend them if you are looking to get a hound or interested in helping an organization monetarily. I'm sure you will be satisfied with your adoption or with how your funds are put to use.
AAGA is a greyhound's best friend. Carl and all volunteers at AAGA obviously have a passion for these dogs and a passion for helping connect people with a terrific pet. I can't say enough about the impact AAGA has on the dogs and owners. Carl's commitment to helping these terrific animals is significant and unfortunately rare.
We have adopted 5 greyhounds in total now from Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta. Every experience has been great and it's been 8 years since our first adoption.
Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta is a great place to learn about the greyhound breed. I have been volunteering, learning about and educating others about greyhounds for almost seven years. AAGA is a stellar organization through-and-through. Carl Viener is the founder and he loves these great dogs to the moon and back.
Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta Inc. has been on the scene since the beginning . . . i.e., the very first greyhound adoption facility in Atlanta. This has yielded great success over the years in finding loving homes for these loving dogs that so deserve being cared for. Obviously, its founder, Carl Viener, has been instrumental in this success pouring his heart, soul, and intellect into the mix thereby creating a very meaningful nonprofit. His insight into so many different aspects of animal welfare serves us all. We should all be more appreciative of such dedication.
I VE BEEN VOLUNTEERING HERE AND LOVING IT HERE .THE DOGS ARE ALL SO LOVING AND SWEET THEY MAKE MY DAY.If your considering adding to your family,I most definitely recommend you come here to adopt.Carl is wonderful to everyone and makes you feel right at home.
When I moved to Atlanta, I was very happy to find an adoption center I could volunteer with. Since knowing Carl, I have found that he has a vast knowledge and enduring interest in greyhounds. The dogs are treated more as pets and are very socialized, not just kept in kennels. The adoption process is streamlined compared with some others I have visited and this makes it very friendly for people to come to the adoption center. I have also adopted several greyhounds myself and been happy with the process.
I have adopted 3 dogs thru Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta and the experience has been wonderful. My last greyhound was still racing when I met him and with the help of this amazing organization I was able to adopt him when he retired. This is a picture of him while he was racing. I actually got to met him at a breeder/trainer's farm.
I am extremely happy with Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta. In the past year I have added 2 new greyhounds to my family from Carl. My pack is now at 4. Carl is extremely knowledgeable about the breed and is there to answer any questions at any hour. He is so dedicated to the breed that he has not had a day off or vacation in the past 5 years that I have known him. I am always amazed at how much he devotes to the care and rehoming of these wonderful animals, and how much time he spends educating people about the breed.
I relocated to the area four months ago was very excited to learn Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta was only 10 minutes away. I immediately called Carl and asked about volunteer opportunities and the adoption process. Once I am settled I will adopt another greyhound (mine passed away two years ago). As a volunteer I help with new greyhound delivery and attend monthly Meet ‘n Greets. The onboarding of new greyhounds is very organized. Immediately we separate the greyhounds by male/female in the outdoor areas and give them space to stretch their legs and get acclimated to their new surroundings. Carl and his team of volunteers observe each greyhound for personality and identifying traits. The dogs are brought into the kennel and then one by one are taken outside for pictures for the website. Carl is devoted to the dogs, as anyone can see, as he is often on the phone and speaking with greyhound adopters and adopters-to-be about the latest dogs.
Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta is the best! I've known Carl for 15 years now. I adopted my first greyhound from him in 2001, and started volunteering for the organization. I adopted 6 more greyhounds from Carl before I moved away. Carl has a huge heart and would do anything for these dogs. He knows everything there is to know about greyhounds, and is extremely supportive and helpful of new adopters. He also offers boarding at Greys'land, and he is one of the very few people in the world I would trust with my dogs. Can't say enough good things about Carl and AAGA!!
Recently I was involved in the effort to save the life of a half-greyhound, commonly referred to as "lurchers." We became aware that the dog was going to be euthanized a mere five days in advance and two of those days were a weekend when the shelter was closed. We literally had 48 hours to save Milo. Because this dog was already in the kill shelter, he was not available for adoption - only a Georgia-based adoption group with a Georgia "rescue" license could save Milo. I am in Pennsylvania. I do not have a Georgia license. I called so many groups asking for help. With the clock ticking down, no one was willing to help - until I called Adopt A Greyhound, Atlanta. They didn't care that Milo was not a tattooed pure-blood greyhound. They understood that he needed help that I could not give him. Carl at Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta made the phone calls to the shelter and filed the paperwork so that Milo could be taken to a foster home and receive veterinary care for his skin condition. Carl did not have to help us. No one else would help us. I noted that my partner in this effort (Rose) posted a picture of Milo in the shelter. Let me post one more of Milo on the day that he arrived home, with his foster/forever Dad. As I write this, Milo is alive, three days after he was scheduled to die. Without Carl and Adopt A Greyhound, Atlanta - Milo would no longer exist. Thank you, Carl and Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta for being a friend when I (and Milo) needed one desperately.
Carl and his team are great. There was a greyhound mix at a nearby shelter that was on Death Row...We had a foster but needed a license to get this boy out of jail...I contacted at least a dozen other places who all had "reasons" why they would/could not help. Carl on the other hand stepped right up and said, "I'll do it". Thanks to Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta, the paperwork got signed, the fosters drove from Tenn to Atlanta, Ga to get him and now, as of today, Milo has his forever home. The fosters decided to keep him...He's one LUCKY boy Please see the before picture where he looks so frightened and the picture of him with his new forever home! WHAT A DIFFERENCE and it would never have happened without Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta! Thank you!!! You made all the difference.