Adoption Day on January 7, 2018

Today was a very special day for Ian! He got to adopt a special girl, Who's your Daddy, now called Ruby. Ruby was already here in VA and was being fostered locally. We were asked if we had someone who would love this energetic and sweet girl. We did! We met her and immediately knew that Ian was just the right "Daddy" for her! Ian looks forward to training her and hopefully teach her agility! They will be traveling buddies when he moves to CA in the spring. Congratulations to Ian and Ruby!

Today was a very special day for Ian! He got to adopt a special girl, Who's your Daddy, now called Ruby. Ruby was already here in VA and was being fostered locally. We were asked if we had someone who would love this energetic and sweet girl. We did! We met her and immediately knew that Ian was just the right "Daddy" for her!

Ian looks forward to training her and hopefully teach her agility! They will be traveling buddies when he moves to CA in the spring. Congratulations to Ian and Ruby!

Adoption Day on December 17, 2017

Carol and Mike adopted NB'S ShotGun now called Sojourner Truth or Soji for short. Soji is now part of the family, which includes Kady, an adorable Golden doodle. Soji came up to Virginia with our members Becky and Julie, who were attending the December Hardee Hound Graduation in Florida. Soji is extremely well traveled and sweet! Kady and Soji got along immediately and will be "retired" out in the Winchester area.

Carol and Mike adopted NB'S ShotGun now called Sojourner Truth or Soji for short. Soji is now part of the family, which includes Kady, an adorable Golden doodle. Soji came up to Virginia with our members Becky and Julie, who were attending the December Hardee Hound Graduation in Florida. Soji is extremely well traveled and sweet! Kady and Soji got along immediately and will be "retired" out in the Winchester area.

Adoption Day on December 16, 2017

Sawyer and his fiancé Charlotte adopted Kiowa Onelowwin now called Monk. Monk is a sweet boy that seems to just "go with the flow". 

Sawyer and his fiancé Charlotte adopted Kiowa Onelowwin now called Monk. Monk is a sweet boy that seems to just "go with the flow". 

John, Tara, and family adopted Flying Portia, now called Portia. This family is definitely familiar with the greyhound breed and have owned and fostered wonderful hounds in AZ. They are delighted to have a greyhound again and may even be able to foster for BRGA!

John, Tara, and family adopted Flying Portia, now called Portia. This family is definitely familiar with the greyhound breed and have owned and fostered wonderful hounds in AZ. They are delighted to have a greyhound again and may even be able to foster for BRGA!

Evan and his family adopted Starz William, now called Wiley. Wiley will be a fun new member of the family with the children, the cat, and a small dog!

Evan and his family adopted Starz William, now called Wiley. Wiley will be a fun new member of the family with the children, the cat, and a small dog!

Brian adopted CT Bond Girl, now called Daisy. she is a beautiful dark red with black girl that has lots of energy and even jumped up and gave Brian a kiss!

Brian adopted CT Bond Girl, now called Daisy. she is a beautiful dark red with black girl that has lots of energy and even jumped up and gave Brian a kiss!

Hardee Hound Adoption Day on December 1, 2017

After months and months waiting for their perfect Grey's, Sue and Mark's day finally arrived! They took the long drive down to Florida to meet Fu (black) now Fuji and Ro now Rosie (fawn) at the Hardee Hero Hound Graduation. Fuji and Rosie had the best trainer! Not only were they taught the basic commands, but learned some fun tricks as well. Congratulations to Mark, Sue, Fuji and Rosie!

After months and months waiting for their perfect Grey's, Sue and Mark's day finally arrived! They took the long drive down to Florida to meet Fu (black) now Fuji and Ro now Rosie (fawn) at the Hardee Hero Hound Graduation. Fuji and Rosie had the best trainer! Not only were they taught the basic commands, but learned some fun tricks as well.

Congratulations to Mark, Sue, Fuji and Rosie!

Adoption Day on October 28, 2017

Jessica adopted El Chapo. She's still considering new names but she wants to get to know him a bit more. Chapo has spent the last 8 weeks recovering from a broken leg injury. He has been doing really well and was ready for his new forever home. He was fostered for a short time and was able to "help" his foster with the dirty dishes. I'm sure he will be delighted to assist Jessica with that task! Please welcome Jessica and Chapo to the BRGA "clan"!

Jessica adopted El Chapo. She's still considering new names but she wants to get to know him a bit more. Chapo has spent the last 8 weeks recovering from a broken leg injury. He has been doing really well and was ready for his new forever home. He was fostered for a short time and was able to "help" his foster with the dirty dishes. I'm sure he will be delighted to assist Jessica with that task! Please welcome Jessica and Chapo to the BRGA "clan"!

Peter and Thea are long time BRGA fans. They recently lost their Grey and wanted their brindle female to have another friend. Along came Gogo Toronto (and yes-he was fast). He's now called Angus and will enjoy Charlottesville with lots of space to romp and play or just chill on their couch!  Please welcome back Peter, Thea and Angus the the BRGA "clan"!

Peter and Thea are long time BRGA fans. They recently lost their Grey and wanted their brindle female to have another friend. Along came Gogo Toronto (and yes-he was fast). He's now called Angus and will enjoy Charlottesville with lots of space to romp and play or just chill on their couch!  Please welcome back Peter, Thea and Angus the the BRGA "clan"!

Kim-Mai couldn't wait to meet her beautiful black Grey, AJN Aunt Tina, now called Tika. Kim-Mai had been planning for months for a fabulous Grey and her entire family was just as excited for her! Tika will love retirement in her new home and may even get to be Kim-Mai's travel companion when she goes places. Please welcome Kim-Mai, her family and Tika to the BRGA "clan"!

Kim-Mai couldn't wait to meet her beautiful black Grey, AJN Aunt Tina, now called Tika. Kim-Mai had been planning for months for a fabulous Grey and her entire family was just as excited for her! Tika will love retirement in her new home and may even get to be Kim-Mai's travel companion when she goes places. Please welcome Kim-Mai, her family and Tika to the BRGA "clan"!

Lyndsey and her daughter were looking for that fairytale beginning when they saw and immediately fell in love with WW Sail Loot, now called Bambi. Bambi looks just like the story, petite fawn Grey who immediately began enjoying treats. Please welcome them to the BRGA "clan"!

Lyndsey and her daughter were looking for that fairytale beginning when they saw and immediately fell in love with WW Sail Loot, now called Bambi. Bambi looks just like the story, petite fawn Grey who immediately began enjoying treats. Please welcome them to the BRGA "clan"!

Kristina & Will (not shown) along with her 2 sons adopted a beautiful red male, Bocs Goldberg. (now Cash). Cash will enjoy his retirement not only with the family but with their beautiful kitty who demonstrated that she may want to get to know a Grey! Please welcome them to the  BRGA "clan"!

Kristina & Will (not shown) along with her 2 sons adopted a beautiful red male, Bocs Goldberg. (now Cash). Cash will enjoy his retirement not only with the family but with their beautiful kitty who demonstrated that she may want to get to know a Grey! Please welcome them to the  BRGA "clan"!

Adoption Day on October 1, 2017

At last we can say Katy Del Sol's full sister, Kassi (now Lucy Lu) has a permanent home. Our adoption coordinator, Julie heard back in June that Lucy was coming off the track for good! With the help of FL and the BRGA team, Julie arranged to have Lucy brought up here for adoption. Nancy, a long time friend of the BRGA President and even longer time Greyhound owner in NY heard about Lucy and said, "Yes!" I'd be happy to foster her! Little did Nancy realize how sweet Lucy was and how well she fit into her Greyhound family. She just had to adopt her! (we call that a "successful foster fail") Lucy is enjoying life up in NY with her sweet friend, April, a brindle Grey. Please welcome Nancy, Lucy and April into the BRGA clan!

At last we can say Katy Del Sol's full sister, Kassi (now Lucy Lu) has a permanent home. Our adoption coordinator, Julie heard back in June that Lucy was coming off the track for good! With the help of FL and the BRGA team, Julie arranged to have Lucy brought up here for adoption.

Nancy, a long time friend of the BRGA President and even longer time Greyhound owner in NY heard about Lucy and said, "Yes!" I'd be happy to foster her! Little did Nancy realize how sweet Lucy was and how well she fit into her Greyhound family. She just had to adopt her! (we call that a "successful foster fail")

Lucy is enjoying life up in NY with her sweet friend, April, a brindle Grey. Please welcome Nancy, Lucy and April into the BRGA clan!

Adoption Day on September 9, 2017

Zoe Smith and her mom fell in love with On Call, now called Nyx after a Greek Goddess. Zoe and Nyx will be traveling buddies back and forth between home here in VA and college.

Zoe Smith and her mom fell in love with On Call, now called Nyx after a Greek Goddess. Zoe and Nyx will be traveling buddies back and forth between home here in VA and college.

Matt Rykiel has adopted an awesome boy, PJ Super Slow, now called PJ. PJ is a beautiful large male with a mellow personality.

Matt Rykiel has adopted an awesome boy, PJ Super Slow, now called PJ. PJ is a beautiful large male with a mellow personality.

Trevor and Zinan adopted a special girl, Lauren Simonetti now called Sally. They have already discovered how sweet and loving she is and are excited to finally have her at home.

Trevor and Zinan adopted a special girl, Lauren Simonetti now called Sally. They have already discovered how sweet and loving she is and are excited to finally have her at home.

Jason, his wife Maria, and their daughter came to get Vanila Sky, now called Sky. The family is so excited to begin training and introduce her to the rest of the family.

Jason, his wife Maria, and their daughter came to get Vanila Sky, now called Sky. The family is so excited to begin training and introduce her to the rest of the family.

A gorgeous brindle boy named Oliver was the 5th greyhound on the Alabama haul and was the only one that we received who wasn't black....but we hear that the other greys didn't mind!    All Oliver knew was he was getting a mom, a dad and a big sister (who just happened to be a grey too).   He wanted his own family and he couldn't wait to meet them all...he hoped that his big sister liked him! Jo and Matt lost their male grey unexpectedly a couple of months ago and they missed having a boy around.   Tasha was missing her brother so the family decided they couldn't wait.......they had room in their hearts and they needed to fill it.       We've been told that everyone is settling in nicely and their family is complete.

A gorgeous brindle boy named Oliver was the 5th greyhound on the Alabama haul and was the only one that we received who wasn't black....but we hear that the other greys didn't mind!    All Oliver knew was he was getting a mom, a dad and a big sister (who just happened to be a grey too).   He wanted his own family and he couldn't wait to meet them all...he hoped that his big sister liked him!

Jo and Matt lost their male grey unexpectedly a couple of months ago and they missed having a boy around.   Tasha was missing her brother so the family decided they couldn't wait.......they had room in their hearts and they needed to fill it.       We've been told that everyone is settling in nicely and their family is complete.

Adoption Day on July 29, 2017

Congratulations to Simone and Teagan (formerly PG Cash Kite). Simone has been a long time member and has Thor, a white and brindle Greyhound, and 4 kitties at home excited to have a new playmate! Teagan is a royal black/brown girl with an exotic and sweet face. She is very curious and has already begun settling into her new home. BRGA is very happy for Simone, Teagan, and Thor!

Congratulations to Simone and Teagan (formerly PG Cash Kite). Simone has been a long time member and has Thor, a white and brindle Greyhound, and 4 kitties at home excited to have a new playmate!

Teagan is a royal black/brown girl with an exotic and sweet face. She is very curious and has already begun settling into her new home.

BRGA is very happy for Simone, Teagan, and Thor!

Adoption Day on July 16, 2017

Christine is not only a long time member but has been a long time board member for BRGA. She is an amazing ambassador for our wonderful Greyhounds.  After recently losing her buddy, Solo, Christine and Gracie knew they had lots more love to give! They welcomed Joy into their home. Joy is a sweet, shy, red fawn Grey who immediately loved her new place...she "Roached" the first day!! BRGA is so excited to have Joy in the pack! 

Christine is not only a long time member but has been a long time board member for BRGA. She is an amazing ambassador for our wonderful Greyhounds.  After recently losing her buddy, Solo, Christine and Gracie knew they had lots more love to give!

They welcomed Joy into their home. Joy is a sweet, shy, red fawn Grey who immediately loved her new place...she "Roached" the first day!!

BRGA is so excited to have Joy in the pack! 

Adoption Day on July 6, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO MAMACITA (NOW CALLED MOLLY) ON HER RETIREMENT AND SUCCESSFUL SURGERY / RECOVERY AND WELCOME TO LIFE AS A SPOILED COUCH POTATO! You may remember hearing about Mamacita on our website or thru an email - she had a nasty leg break and required surgery......well her surgery was successful and she is almost 100% recovered...and in the process she found a forever home and even got a big sister in the deal! Mary and Pete went from a 3 grey home to no greys to one grey - Pearl - and they knew they still had room in their hearts and their home for another. Mamacita - now called Molly - used her greyhound powers to convince them that they should adopt her. After a foster trial, we are happy to report that Mary and Pete failed as foster parents BUT make greyt forever parents!    Pearl has let us know that she is thrilled to be a big sister!   

CONGRATULATIONS TO MAMACITA (NOW CALLED MOLLY) ON HER RETIREMENT AND SUCCESSFUL SURGERY / RECOVERY AND WELCOME TO LIFE AS A SPOILED COUCH POTATO!

You may remember hearing about Mamacita on our website or thru an email - she had a nasty leg break and required surgery......well her surgery was successful and she is almost 100% recovered...and in the process she found a forever home and even got a big sister in the deal!

Mary and Pete went from a 3 grey home to no greys to one grey - Pearl - and they knew they still had room in their hearts and their home for another. Mamacita - now called Molly - used her greyhound powers to convince them that they should adopt her. After a foster trial, we are happy to report that Mary and Pete failed as foster parents BUT make greyt forever parents!    Pearl has let us know that she is thrilled to be a big sister!   

Adoption Day on May 13, 2017

Matt and Mary adopted a sweet and affectionate red fawn male, called School Boy, now named Maui (everyone in the family starts with "M" )! He will be enjoying retirement with Matt's wife, Mary and their 3 children.

Matt and Mary adopted a sweet and affectionate red fawn male, called School Boy, now named Maui (everyone in the family starts with "M" )! He will be enjoying retirement with Matt's wife, Mary and their 3 children.

John adopted Trixie the "Cow Dog" She is also very sweet and affectionate. John is excited to have her at home with him when he works from home!

John adopted Trixie the "Cow Dog" She is also very sweet and affectionate. John is excited to have her at home with him when he works from home!

Hardee Hero Hound Adoption Day on May 5, 2017

Sandy and Jim really wanted a sweet and loving little girl and they got one, Derby, who proved to be quite the trooper on the ride back up to VA. 

Sandy and Jim really wanted a sweet and loving little girl and they got one, Derby, who proved to be quite the trooper on the ride back up to VA. 

Josh and Melissa adopted Monroe who won Top Dog at the graduation! Monroe has proven his skills as a soccer player and Josh is very excited to have a new "teammate"!

Josh and Melissa adopted Monroe who won Top Dog at the graduation! Monroe has proven his skills as a soccer player and Josh is very excited to have a new "teammate"!

Kevin and Becky already have Chewie from this program and decided that another one, Wylie Finnegan Scooby-Doo (they are still working on the final name ;-) ) would be a perfect addition to the family. Finn is a beautiful and sweet brindle who is really enjoying being a part of the pack!

Kevin and Becky already have Chewie from this program and decided that another one, Wylie Finnegan Scooby-Doo (they are still working on the final name ;-) ) would be a perfect addition to the family. Finn is a beautiful and sweet brindle who is really enjoying being a part of the pack!

Please welcome all of these Hardee Hero Hound graduates and their adopters to the BRGA family!

Please welcome all of these Hardee Hero Hound graduates and their adopters to the BRGA family!

Adoption Day on April 23, 2017

Peggy and her husband Kevin recently agreed to become fosters for our group. They had a greyhound, Nala, and decided they wanted to fill the home with another on a temporary basis... That was not to be! They fell in love with their foster, Midnight, now called Pepe' and once again have a home full of Grey love!  Peggy promised she won't adopt all the Greys she fosters....or will try not to...we shall see!

Peggy and her husband Kevin recently agreed to become fosters for our group. They had a greyhound, Nala, and decided they wanted to fill the home with another on a temporary basis...

That was not to be! They fell in love with their foster, Midnight, now called Pepe' and once again have a home full of Grey love! 

Peggy promised she won't adopt all the Greys she fosters....or will try not to...we shall see!

Adoption Day on March 12, 2017

Most everyone has experienced love at first sight...especially when it was a greyhound at first sight.....and it was no different for Lisa and her daughter. Lisa is a former greyhound owner and was looking for a little female to fill the void left when her Oscar passed away. It took a while to find the right one... but judging by the smiling faces in the picture below it seems that the wait was worth it.

Most everyone has experienced love at first sight...especially when it was a greyhound at first sight.....and it was no different for Lisa and her daughter. Lisa is a former greyhound owner and was looking for a little female to fill the void left when her Oscar passed away. It took a while to find the right one... but judging by the smiling faces in the picture below it seems that the wait was worth it.

Adoption Day on February 4, 2017

On Saturday, 02.04.2017, an adorable little girl named Precious...now being called Jade..... arrived here in Virginia to meet her new forever family.  This little girl gets to claim the distinction of being the very first adoption for BRGA in 2017. Mark and Cynthia couldn't wait to meet their new little girl!   Mark had been owned by greyhounds in the past and he couldn't wait to share the experience with Cynthia.   Something tells me that we have another happy family in our pack!

On Saturday, 02.04.2017, an adorable little girl named Precious...now being called Jade..... arrived here in Virginia to meet her new forever family.  This little girl gets to claim the distinction of being the very first adoption for BRGA in 2017.

Mark and Cynthia couldn't wait to meet their new little girl!   Mark had been owned by greyhounds in the past and he couldn't wait to share the experience with Cynthia.   Something tells me that we have another happy family in our pack!

Adoption Day on December 28, 2016

We had one last adoption this year....a very special one in our eyes....our very own Julie finally adopted her own greyhound - Katy Del Sol who is now known as Katy!   Many of you have met Julie at one of our events and our new adoptees know her as our "adoption coordinator".....Julie started volunteering at our events earlier this year.  She had worked with a couple other breed adoption groups and had developed an interest in greyhounds!  Once she started hanging around with us at Meet and Greets she was hooked!    She showed an interest in helping with our adoption process ....and after some training and home visits she dove right in to the adoption coordinator position.  BUT she was missing her very own grey..........until a couple of weeks ago when she went down to Florida to pick up Katy - a graduate of the therapy dog training program thru the prison system.  Julie is now a full fledged greyhound owner ....and Katy is a full fledged spoiled retiree!  We can't tell who is happier!

We had one last adoption this year....a very special one in our eyes....our very own Julie finally adopted her own greyhound - Katy Del Sol who is now known as Katy!  

Many of you have met Julie at one of our events and our new adoptees know her as our "adoption coordinator".....Julie started volunteering at our events earlier this year.  She had worked with a couple other breed adoption groups and had developed an interest in greyhounds!  Once she started hanging around with us at Meet and Greets she was hooked!    She showed an interest in helping with our adoption process ....and after some training and home visits she dove right in to the adoption coordinator position.  BUT she was missing her very own grey..........until a couple of weeks ago when she went down to Florida to pick up Katy - a graduate of the therapy dog training program thru the prison system. 

Julie is now a full fledged greyhound owner ....and Katy is a full fledged spoiled retiree!  We can't tell who is happier!