Adoption Day on October 20, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Wendy and Mike have adopted a very special 2 year old brindle male, Ford. Ford has Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). It's a degenerative eye disease that will ultimately lead to completely blindness. But that hasn't stopped Ford from learning his way around his new home! He has several Greyhounds as brothers and sisters who will teach him the way. Wendy has already been teaching Ford Nosework to help him know where things are. At an early stage, hes already scored 100%!  Ford holds a special place in BRGA's hearts and we know he is exactly where he needs to be. Thanks to Wendy and Mike to opening their house and their hearts to this very special boy.

We are thrilled to announce that Wendy and Mike have adopted a very special 2 year old brindle male, Ford. Ford has Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). It's a degenerative eye disease that will ultimately lead to completely blindness. But that hasn't stopped Ford from learning his way around his new home! He has several Greyhounds as brothers and sisters who will teach him the way. Wendy has already been teaching Ford Nosework to help him know where things are. At an early stage, hes already scored 100%!

Ford holds a special place in BRGA's hearts and we know he is exactly where he needs to be. Thanks to Wendy and Mike to opening their house and their hearts to this very special boy.

Congratulation to Mark, Jen, and their red Male, Flynn on their newest member, A gorgeous black male, Fenway who just graduated in September from the Prison program! Fenway and Flynn became fast friends. Flynn and Fenway love to play with toys together. Fenway and their cat took some time to get used to each other. Now the whole family has accepted him as their little brother. He's a very loving boy and very smart. He just wants to please everyone!  Please welcome Fenway and family to the BRGA pack!

Congratulation to Mark, Jen, and their red Male, Flynn on their newest member, A gorgeous black male, Fenway who just graduated in September from the Prison program! Fenway and Flynn became fast friends. Flynn and Fenway love to play with toys together. Fenway and their cat took some time to get used to each other. Now the whole family has accepted him as their little brother. He's a very loving boy and very smart. He just wants to please everyone!

Please welcome Fenway and family to the BRGA pack!

CONGRATULATIONS to Chris and his Greyhound Janis (formerly Wide Open)! Janis, a beautiful red brindle, hitched a ride to VA with some Prison Hound graduates in late September. She raced in FL and won about a dozen races, often coming from behind, but must have decided that hugs, neighborhood walks, and leaning on everyone she meets is a lot more fun. She proved this when she met her new Dad at a recent Meet & Greet and now looks forward to lots of walks and outdoor activities with Chris!  Please join us in welcoming Chris and Janis to the BRGA family!

CONGRATULATIONS to Chris and his Greyhound Janis (formerly Wide Open)! Janis, a beautiful red brindle, hitched a ride to VA with some Prison Hound graduates in late September. She raced in FL and won about a dozen races, often coming from behind, but must have decided that hugs, neighborhood walks, and leaning on everyone she meets is a lot more fun. She proved this when she met her new Dad at a recent Meet & Greet and now looks forward to lots of walks and outdoor activities with Chris!

Please join us in welcoming Chris and Janis to the BRGA family!

Adoption Day on September 27, 2019

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Jessica and her boyfriend, Chandler are in love with Gorgonzola or “Zola” (named because she “cheeses” when she smiles). Zola graduated from the CFRC program in Orlando and tied for the TOP DOG award as she learned behaviors far and above regular training. She can turn lights off and on, pull a rope on command , pick up items and most amazing was watching her easily crawl under some chairs at the encouragement and reward of her trainer. Jessica and Chandler will be taking her all over town and spoiling her as their newest family member!

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Amy and her husband are thrilled to have siblings, Thumper (left) and Tammy! Thumper and Tammy graduated from the Hardee Hero Hound program; and Boy, are these 2 heroes! They were the delight of the trainers and proud to show off their skills as a pair.  After graduation, Amy and her husband showed off their beautiful siblings by enjoying some fun on the beach!

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Rachel and Michael are now proud “parents” of their adorable, sweet girl, Nixie! Nixie graduated from CFRC in Orlando. She made the trainers and her new family so proud of her accomplishments! She especially loves to bond with you when asked to get on your lap. It’s a treat that both Nixie, her trainer, and Rachel and Michael will love doing at home. Nixie will have lots of room at home to relax and play!

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Katie and Sir Paul McCartney are just thrilled to be united at long last! Katie, our BRGA President, and her boyfriend Matt fell in love with a BRGA sponsored broken leg dog, formerly called Matthew. McCartney, a special boy, had a rough start, recuperating from a hock injury and then just before entering the CFRC program had another incident delaying his entry into the program. McCartney and his trainers watched him go from a shy boy to one who just wants to play and be by your side at all times. He never let his injuries hold him back! As a result, McCartney not only tied for the TOP DOG Award but also won MOST IMPROVED! Thanks to all the many people who rallied to bring McCartney and his new family together!

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Kevin and his wife, Maria (not shown) and their 2 special needs boys have had an extremely long wait to finally bring their dear sweet Lemon home! Lemon is a beautiful blue/fawn/brindle who is dainty, mild mannered and very gentle with Kevin and Maria’s boys. Lemon graduated from the Hardee Hero Hound program. She came into the previous session very late and as a result, the family decided to let her stay for another 10 weeks to completely finish the training program. The trainers at Hardee worked incredibly hard to make her the perfect fit for the family. As a result, Lemon won the award of MOST IMPROVED!

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Congratulations to Rachel and Buzzy! Buzzy is an adorable red male who just loved showing off his skills with his trainer at CFRC.

Rachel has ready introduced him to her daughter and the cats. Buzzy is exploring and learning more things. Rachel is thrilled to have him home!

Adoption Day on September 7, 2019

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Cookiemonsterbil, now named Misha, has become our latest DC resident, finding his forever home with Marija and Erik. Like his brother Iggy, Misha raced in West Virginia and then in Florida. When he arrived in Virginia he spent a couple weeks in foster before meeting his new mom & dad at a Meet & Greet. This handsome red brindle boy is quickly overcoming his initial shyness with people and has learned that it is fun to lean on people and get cuddles. His new mom describes him as a good, sweet boy who just wants to please, a description that his foster mom would wholeheartedly agree with. 

Please welcome Marija, Erik, and Misha to the BRGA family.

Adoption Day on August 31, 2019

Congratulations to Patrick and Becky (not present) for Adopting Willy from Philly, now just Willy, also known as "mini-me" as the other look-alike Greyhound, Sebastian!  Willy is an adorable Greyhound who just loves being in the active family with the daughter Jordan and grandson, Andy. Willy enjoys sunning himself in the yard and snuggling with the family on the couch. He's adjusting to many new things and is doing amazingly well!  We are thrilled to have Patrick, Becky, Jordan, Andy with Willy and Sebastian back in the BRGA pack!

Congratulations to Patrick and Becky (not present) for Adopting Willy from Philly, now just Willy, also known as "mini-me" as the other look-alike Greyhound, Sebastian!

Willy is an adorable Greyhound who just loves being in the active family with the daughter Jordan and grandson, Andy. Willy enjoys sunning himself in the yard and snuggling with the family on the couch. He's adjusting to many new things and is doing amazingly well!

We are thrilled to have Patrick, Becky, Jordan, Andy with Willy and Sebastian back in the BRGA pack!

Adoption Day on August 28, 2019

Cookiemonsterdan, now called Iggy, has found his forever home with Kendrick and Kristen.  At just 2.5 years old, Iggy has been around. He was been born and raced in West Virginia, then raced in Florida and now has officially retired to a life of leisure in Washington D.C . Dan works from home so he knew he needed a companion for himself and his other pet, a young male beta fish named Tiki!!  Iggy is very smart and is learning very quickly how to eat snacks and play with stuffies. He is constantly wagging his tail and loves to give kisses.  Please join BRGA and congratulate Kendrick, Kristen and Iggy!

Cookiemonsterdan, now called Iggy, has found his forever home with Kendrick and Kristen.

At just 2.5 years old, Iggy has been around. He was been born and raced in West Virginia, then raced in Florida and now has officially retired to a life of leisure in Washington D.C . Dan works from home so he knew he needed a companion for himself and his other pet, a young male beta fish named Tiki!!

Iggy is very smart and is learning very quickly how to eat snacks and play with stuffies. He is constantly wagging his tail and loves to give kisses.

Please join BRGA and congratulate Kendrick, Kristen and Iggy!

Adoption Day on August 19, 2019

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Congratulations to Meghan with her new extended family, Promise , black muzzle, (formerly Progress) and Andy with their 13 yr leader, Punky! Meghan saw these 2 and knew Promise and Andy were a perfect fit! She raced to FL and met the wonderful foster, Mary. Promise and Andy graduated from the Hardee prison program about 2 years ago. Meghan is a trainer who works with service dogs and helps children and adults with special needs. She is thrilled to have these 2 wonderful boys in her home and will be taking them all over to demonstrate how wonderful a Greyhound service dog can be!

BRGA welcomes Promise, Andy, Meghan and Punky into the pack!

Adoption Day on August 4, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Emily, Warren & Lily on the addition of Shane (race name Rico’s Shane) to their family. Shane is a very handsome, sweet, and friendly 5 year old “cow dog”who loves meeting new people on walks and doesn’t hesitate to lean on you the minute your start petting him. He was fostered for a couple weeks and then met his new family at a Meet & Greet. It was love from the start and one week later he joined the family.  Please welcome Shane to the BRGA Pack!

CONGRATULATIONS to Emily, Warren & Lily on the addition of Shane (race name Rico’s Shane) to their family. Shane is a very handsome, sweet, and friendly 5 year old “cow dog”who loves meeting new people on walks and doesn’t hesitate to lean on you the minute your start petting him. He was fostered for a couple weeks and then met his new family at a Meet & Greet. It was love from the start and one week later he joined the family.

Please welcome Shane to the BRGA Pack!

Adoption Day on July 27, 2019

Congratulations to Sharon and Dave with their boy, Loki and beautiful new brindle girl, Freyja formerly Syfy Sandy. Freyja is an absolute sweetheart and loves having Loki to show her all the fabulous couches and beds to sleep on! The pair became instant buddies. Freyja is very curious and learning about all the exciting trees and bushes and dogs in the neighborhood on her fun walks!  Please welcome Dave and Sharon with Loki and Frejya into the BRGA pack!

Congratulations to Sharon and Dave with their boy, Loki and beautiful new brindle girl, Freyja formerly Syfy Sandy. Freyja is an absolute sweetheart and loves having Loki to show her all the fabulous couches and beds to sleep on! The pair became instant buddies. Freyja is very curious and learning about all the exciting trees and bushes and dogs in the neighborhood on her fun walks!

Please welcome Dave and Sharon with Loki and Frejya into the BRGA pack!

Prison Hound Adoption Day on July 12, 2019

BRGA would like to give a special Congratulations to Max as a new Hardee Graduate with his family, Harold, Helen, son Michael and whippet Lucy.  Max was trained by wonderful inmate trainers who went above and beyond basic training. Max will soon become a Service Dog! He will help Harold by doing things such as being a support, picking up things, and he can even turn off the lights! When Max is not working, he is an amazing dog who just loves to go zoomies around the yard and flop on the couch to nap. Max is also bonding with Michael as a therapy dog. He loves lots of attention and pets from his family!  Welcome to the BRGA pack!

BRGA would like to give a special Congratulations to Max as a new Hardee Graduate with his family, Harold, Helen, son Michael and whippet Lucy.

Max was trained by wonderful inmate trainers who went above and beyond basic training. Max will soon become a Service Dog! He will help Harold by doing things such as being a support, picking up things, and he can even turn off the lights! When Max is not working, he is an amazing dog who just loves to go zoomies around the yard and flop on the couch to nap. Max is also bonding with Michael as a therapy dog. He loves lots of attention and pets from his family!

Welcome to the BRGA pack!

Congratulations to Cody, Katie and their new, sweet Hardee Graduate, Snappy Sue (aka Snappy). Snappy went in to the prison training program in April as shy and unsure of her surroundings. She just graduated as "the little darling" in her class by being spoiled by all the wonderful volunteers and inmate trainers. Snappy knows all of her basic commands and a few more. She just loves to please Cody and Katie!  We welcome Snappy with Cody and Katie to the BRGA pack!

Congratulations to Cody, Katie and their new, sweet Hardee Graduate, Snappy Sue (aka Snappy). Snappy went in to the prison training program in April as shy and unsure of her surroundings. She just graduated as "the little darling" in her class by being spoiled by all the wonderful volunteers and inmate trainers. Snappy knows all of her basic commands and a few more. She just loves to please Cody and Katie!

We welcome Snappy with Cody and Katie to the BRGA pack!

Adoption Day on May 23, 2019

Congratulations to Nikki, Morgan, Robert and Miles (not shown) for adding WW Jax in the Box now Peaches to the family! Nikki's family has been forever patient waiting for their special girl to arrive!  Peaches is absolutely the sweetest fawn girl that immediately leaned on Morgan for love and pets! She will be well spoiled in her new family.  BRGA Welcomes Peaches to the Pack!

Congratulations to Nikki, Morgan, Robert and Miles (not shown) for adding WW Jax in the Box now Peaches to the family! Nikki's family has been forever patient waiting for their special girl to arrive!

Peaches is absolutely the sweetest fawn girl that immediately leaned on Morgan for love and pets! She will be well spoiled in her new family.

BRGA Welcomes Peaches to the Pack!

Adoption Day on May 18, 2019

Congratulations to Justin and Belle! WW Arnica now affectionately called Bobby is enjoying his retirement. Bobby is a gorgeous brindle boy who immediately came to Belle (on his own) and leaned up on her. Their eyes met and it was love at first site for the 3 of them! Bobby has learned about all his new beds and loves his toys!  Please welcome Bobby, Justin and Belle to the BRGA pack!

Congratulations to Justin and Belle! WW Arnica now affectionately called Bobby is enjoying his retirement. Bobby is a gorgeous brindle boy who immediately came to Belle (on his own) and leaned up on her. Their eyes met and it was love at first site for the 3 of them! Bobby has learned about all his new beds and loves his toys!

Please welcome Bobby, Justin and Belle to the BRGA pack!

TNT Rocko now called Gus has a wonderful new home with Kate! Rocko is a sweet, tuxedo, shy boy who was enjoying Kate’s attention. Gus will get to explore the city and sights with Kate during his retirement. He is loving his new home!  BRGA is thrilled to have Gus and Kate in the BRGA Pack!

TNT Rocko now called Gus has a wonderful new home with Kate! Rocko is a sweet, tuxedo, shy boy who was enjoying Kate’s attention. Gus will get to explore the city and sights with Kate during his retirement. He is loving his new home!

BRGA is thrilled to have Gus and Kate in the BRGA Pack!

Scott is now a new Greyhound owner to PJ Better Days, now called Miko! Scott and his friend, Samyukta fell in love with Miko almost immediately! Miko has been exploring his new home with Scott’s parents; loving the new dog bed and has mastered the stairs!  Congratulations to Miko and Scott!

Scott is now a new Greyhound owner to PJ Better Days, now called Miko! Scott and his friend, Samyukta fell in love with Miko almost immediately! Miko has been exploring his new home with Scott’s parents; loving the new dog bed and has mastered the stairs!

Congratulations to Miko and Scott!

Please welcome Doreen and Randy with WWW Muhammad Ali, now called Buddy! Doreen and Randy are empty nesters. They realized what their home was missing was a new dog and this time they decided a greyhound would be the perfect fit. Welcome Buddy! He is working very hard to learn stairs and slept all night through the first night.  Congratulations to Buddy, Doreen and Randy!

Please welcome Doreen and Randy with WWW Muhammad Ali, now called Buddy! Doreen and Randy are empty nesters. They realized what their home was missing was a new dog and this time they decided a greyhound would be the perfect fit. Welcome Buddy! He is working very hard to learn stairs and slept all night through the first night.

Congratulations to Buddy, Doreen and Randy!

Ariana and Corey just got married and they knew they needed a dog in their life. So, with their son Isaac, they said hello to their newest family member Kevin, formerly Called KB’s Kafner! Kevin loves his new home and even though the family has soft plushy beds for Kevin, Kevin wants to be on the floor next to Isaac.  BRGA welcomes Kevin with his family, Ariana, Corey and Isaac!

Ariana and Corey just got married and they knew they needed a dog in their life. So, with their son Isaac, they said hello to their newest family member Kevin, formerly Called KB’s Kafner! Kevin loves his new home and even though the family has soft plushy beds for Kevin, Kevin wants to be on the floor next to Isaac.

BRGA welcomes Kevin with his family, Ariana, Corey and Isaac!

Gwen and Paul, along with their son Koda, wanted a friend for their 7 year old male Huskie. Along came Go Maddie Go, a beautiful petit fawn girl, now called Annie Oakley and the two hit it off right away. Annie was so happy to be in her new home – she had no accidents in the house from day one and mastered stairs all on her own.  BRGA Welcomes Annie Oakley and Gwen, Paul and Koda to the Pack!

Gwen and Paul, along with their son Koda, wanted a friend for their 7 year old male Huskie. Along came Go Maddie Go, a beautiful petit fawn girl, now called Annie Oakley and the two hit it off right away. Annie was so happy to be in her new home – she had no accidents in the house from day one and mastered stairs all on her own.

BRGA Welcomes Annie Oakley and Gwen, Paul and Koda to the Pack!

Everyone, please bow to BF Par Shell, “royally” called Lady Jane and her new mom Keri. Lady Jane just went home to her new kingdom and has decided that the best way her lady in waiting can attend to her is with belly rubs. Keri says she is just perfect in every way.  Congratulations to “her highness” Lady Jane and Keri!

Everyone, please bow to BF Par Shell, “royally” called Lady Jane and her new mom Keri. Lady Jane just went home to her new kingdom and has decided that the best way her lady in waiting can attend to her is with belly rubs. Keri says she is just perfect in every way.

Congratulations to “her highness” Lady Jane and Keri!

Sara and her husband Derek wanted a new friend for Bo, their 6-year old greyhound. Par Molly, Molly got off the hauler after her trip to Virginia and seemed very shy of everyone and everything new. However, as soon as she got to her new home and met Bo, she was thrilled to have a new friend!. The two are now inseparable.  Congratulations to Molly, Bo, Sara and Derek!

Sara and her husband Derek wanted a new friend for Bo, their 6-year old greyhound. Par Molly, Molly got off the hauler after her trip to Virginia and seemed very shy of everyone and everything new. However, as soon as she got to her new home and met Bo, she was thrilled to have a new friend!. The two are now inseparable.

Congratulations to Molly, Bo, Sara and Derek!

Adoption Day on May 5, 2019

Congratulations to Matt, Cindy, Noah and Elsie with Blueberry (blue brindle) and B Gee (blue fawn). Blue and B Gee are a full brother and sister bonded pair who needed to be adopted together. Matt volunteered to drive down to NC to meet the drivers half way and bring them home. Noah has quickly become attached to Blueberry who is a quiet reserved boy and Elsie has bonded with B Gee who is a bit more spunky and likes to play with squeaky toys.   Please welcome Blueberry and B Gee to your new home!

Congratulations to Matt, Cindy, Noah and Elsie with Blueberry (blue brindle) and B Gee (blue fawn). Blue and B Gee are a full brother and sister bonded pair who needed to be adopted together. Matt volunteered to drive down to NC to meet the drivers half way and bring them home. Noah has quickly become attached to Blueberry who is a quiet reserved boy and Elsie has bonded with B Gee who is a bit more spunky and likes to play with squeaky toys.

Please welcome Blueberry and B Gee to your new home!

Adoption Day on May 3, 2019

Please join BRGA in congratulating Naomi and Lickety Slick, now called Elliott, a beautiful red boy. Elliot has amazing big “bat like” ears and loves exploring new sights and sounds. Naomi and Elliot bonded quickly and are learning each other’s routine. Elliot was lucky enough to hitch a ride to Northern Virginia with a Hardee hound graduate.   Welcome Elliott!

Please join BRGA in congratulating Naomi and Lickety Slick, now called Elliott, a beautiful red boy. Elliot has amazing big “bat like” ears and loves exploring new sights and sounds. Naomi and Elliot bonded quickly and are learning each other’s routine. Elliot was lucky enough to hitch a ride to Northern Virginia with a Hardee hound graduate.

Welcome Elliott!

Adoption Day on May 2, 2019

Welcome John and Yoyo Man!   Yoyo is a beautiful sweet red male that needed some one on one attention. He got it with John who wanted a low-key and calm companion. Yoyo loves leaning into John for attention and lots of petting. He’s quickly becoming spoiled and loves his peanut butter Kongs.  BRGA is thrilled to have John and Yoyo in the pack!

Welcome John and Yoyo Man!

Yoyo is a beautiful sweet red male that needed some one on one attention. He got it with John who wanted a low-key and calm companion. Yoyo loves leaning into John for attention and lots of petting. He’s quickly becoming spoiled and loves his peanut butter Kongs.

BRGA is thrilled to have John and Yoyo in the pack!

Adoption Day on April 21, 2019

Sue is now enjoying Fred and Ginger who "danced" their way up to VA from FL. Fred and Ginger graduated from the Hardee Hero Hound program over a year ago and needed a new home. Suzette was searching for the perfect pair. At last they found each other! Fred is a bit of a goof; loves to play and surround himself with lots of toys. Ginger is a real sweetheart and wants to be near Suzette every moment. They are all now enjoying a Phase II of retirement!  Welcome Suzette with Fred and Ginger in to the BRGA Pack!

Sue is now enjoying Fred and Ginger who "danced" their way up to VA from FL. Fred and Ginger graduated from the Hardee Hero Hound program over a year ago and needed a new home. Suzette was searching for the perfect pair. At last they found each other! Fred is a bit of a goof; loves to play and surround himself with lots of toys. Ginger is a real sweetheart and wants to be near Suzette every moment. They are all now enjoying a Phase II of retirement!

Welcome Suzette with Fred and Ginger in to the BRGA Pack!