BRGA is a racing-neutral nonprofit dedicated to adopting retired racers, ensuring no retired racing greyhound is left behind.
If you enjoyed our 2017 BRGA calendar, just wait until you see the one for 2018! We are now taking orders for the 2018 calendar, which will ship on or around December 15, 2017. Please reserve your calendar no later than Friday, December 1, 2017. This year we are asking $15 for each calendar in order to offset the cost of printing and shipping. This will allow BRGA to spend our limited resources on caring for another hound with medical needs and making sure he/she finds their forever home.
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Welcome our newest foster dog, Mamacita! She was racing until just a few months ago when she broke her leg. BRGA helped pay for her surgery and she is currently recovering in her foster home. Once she is cleared by a veterinarian, she will be available for adoption. If you can help BRGA recover costs for repairing her leg, please donate to our broken leg dog fund.
Support Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption by shopping at Something Special Pet Supplies during the month of April. A percentage of all sales during April will be donated to our organization.
A state prison might seem an unusual place for a dog, but greyhounds have been common at Hardee Correctional since 2012.
BRGA held its annual general meeting yesterday at the Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center in Haymarket Virginia. The highlight of the day was letting the greyhounds run around in the indoor dirt arena!
Please welcome to the BRGA family Kevin and Rebecca Mueller and their recently adopted, greyhound Chuey. Chuey was adopted through the Greyhound Advancement Center's Hardee Hero Hound program. The Hardee Hero Hound program helps retired racing hounds transition to home life and learn basic obedience from Hardee Correctional Institute inmate-trainers.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the BRGA picnic "Gathering o' Greys 2016" last month. Your generous donations and auction purchases helped us raise enough funds for at least two surgeries for broken leg dogs next year.
Major thanks goes to Quattro Goombas Winery, our gracious hosts - Jay and Jody and the staff always make us feel welcome!
We'd like to extend a special thanks to the Shift Digital, whose has been a top supporter of BRGA for years now, despite the fact that they are located in Michigan. The people at Shift Digital just love greyhounds!
Recent adopter Greg Lambert wrote us about the Lambert families recent adoption of Blair (now Leia)
Attached are a couple photos, one of the family and one of Leia (as in Princess Leia, named by Jacob). As you can see in the second photo, she is a little more relaxed than on Sat morning.
She didn't eat much at all on Sat but ate well starting last evening. She loves yogurt. She is such a sweetie, very well behaved and seems like she will be easy to train. She met 1 cat from afar, not yet ready to get close but she doesn't pay as much attention to it as she did at first.
Thanks for allowing us to adopt her.
And thank you Lamberts for giving a greyhound a forever home! Congratulations Leia!