I would like to respond to Kelly K's review about Friends of Retired Greyhounds. We appreciate the kind words that she shares about our organization. Our main mission is to find forever loving homes for those retired racing greyhounds that come into our organization. As she mentions, bringing a greyhound into your family is a life changing experienced.
I must stress that Friends of Retired Greyhounds DOES NOT share her thoughts that greyhound racing is barbaric or should be outlawed. Greyhound kennels are under constant review by state and federal agencies to make sure that they are in compliance with all laws. To state that they are mistreated or forced to race is a myth. Greyhound kennel handlers are with the racer from birth and form a close relationship with these animals. Anyone who has adopted a greyhound knows how much they love to run and love human companionship - something I doubt they would feel if mistreated by humans -plus you CANNOT force a dog to race.
FORG is race neutral.
Since adopting my first greyhound, I've noticed that not many people in the public know anything about greyhounds - their habits, their lifestyle at the racetrack, and most importantly, the tragic end that many of them face when they don't make money for dog racers anymore. Greyhound racing is a barbaric practice that should be outlawed in every state. I have even learned more about adoption organization for greyhounds, and not all are created equal. Some organizations claim to "rescue" the dogs, but still breed them and sell the puppies into the hands of those who take advantage of the dogs, many of those puppies meet the same cruel fate. Friends of Retired Greyhounds is different though. They really care about rescuing as many of these dogs as possible and placing them in a forever home. The volunteers I have worked with have a giant heart and love these animals. At the meet-and-greets, they're full of enthusiasm and information. Their website is great and informative and they are very fast to respond to inquiries and answer questions. And when it comes to rescuing the dogs, every one of the volunteers work together and see the importance in what they're doing. FOR Greyhounds is a wonderful organization and I'm very proud to be a part of it.