Welcome to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina
Our mission is to provide adoption services for retired racing Greyhounds, provide for their health and welfare, educate the public about the availability and desirability of greyhounds as pets and place them through adoption into loving homes.
Help us help you. We want to improve our web presence and need your feedback to do it.
Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey. One entry will be picked at random for a prize.
Two additional GFNC Facebook links -
If you have ever missed an eNewsletter or want to read it again, we've added this convenient link to the the IContact eNewsletters Archives.
I see SUNSHINE in the forecast for Open House. Ya'll Come!
Mark your calendar because this is your personal invitation to attend GFNC's 21st annual open house celebration on May 2nd.
You can view the list of activities on the main page in the above banner "May Open House"
New logo for Cinco Hound is a copyright image and cannot be reproduced. The BUZZ is that there will be a t-shirt available at open house with the Cinco Hound design....
Our thanks goes out to Crazy Collars and More for supporting GFNC. If you do not know Moose Puppy, you need to check out her Facebook, she's 86 lbs of greyhound love!
You can follow Moose Puppy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/themoosepuppy
Crazy Collars and More is offering a t-shirt fundraiser for GFNC. The shirt is $18 and GFNC will receive $10!
Click on the link below to order your shirt.
Hey Friends. If you're looking for a fun way to help us raise money for GFNC, all you have to do is shop for dog treats, toys and accessories.
We have been accepted as BarkBox's newest "partner"! Support us and get 10% off when you use our special code: BBX1JHA
Help us raise some serious bones - we get a $15 donation with every order! Get started at the link below and at checkout enter our special code BBX1JHA
WoofTrax Walk for a Dog program! www.WoofTrax.com
Greyhound Friends of NC is registered in the program. Click on link and download the app.
A download APP for your smartphone (iphone & Android) that supports your organizations (GFNC) every time you walk your dog. After you download the app onto your smartphone, take the phone with you when you walk your dog(s). Simply press the "Start Walking for Greyhound Friends of NC" button and the app will keep track of your walk. When your walk is stopped it is credited to GFNC. The more people walking, the more WoofTrax can donate, so spread the word.
Donations are funded by their sponsorships, advertising, and investors. Donations are sent out twice per year. Every walk counts whether it is a quick walk, marathons, half-marathons etc or hiking trails. The more people actively walking with the app the greater it benefits GFNC.
You walk your hound(s) anyway so why not promotes healthy interaction between your dogs and yourself, and raise money every day to support GFNC
Greyhound Friends of NC APP is now available.
GFNC app available on the Apple app store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gfnc/id907241879?mt=8
It is free to download use on Ipad, Iphone and Ipod. The devices must be running iOS 7.1 or later. It looks best on the iPhone and iPod. There is some vacant space when viewing on the iPad but that is typical given the larger display.
Garrett Howell is a 14 yo whose family recently adopted from us and is HIGH TECH. The app allows you to keep up with GFNC's website and Facebook, which updates every time the website or FB is updated.
Volunteer Opportunities: Please click on the Main Menu side bar for Volunteer Opportunities and read what's available. We need YOU. New YouTube Video for your review:
Kennel contact information and hours:
2908A Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
336-643-0233 Fax 336.644-2703
After Hours Emergency # 336-601-2202
New large white GFNC signage at Oak Ridge Road with a street sign at the gravel road entrance to the kennel as Misty Hollow Lane.
- Monday-Friday by appointment
- Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *arrive for a first visit NO Later than 3:00pm
- Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. * arrive for a first visit NO later than 1:00pm
- If you bring along your pet to visit with a potential best friend - best to call for an appointment. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to choose a new "friend".
- Our posted hours includes the Noon turnout, which is the dogs 2nd daily turnout. Depending on the staff and volunteers available on any given day, we may need to interrupt your visit to perform this task, which generally takes 1 hour to complete. During this time, you are welcome to watch the turnout process until we can resume working with you. Our kennel guests greytly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
- If the posted hours are not convenient, you are welcome to call the kennel for an appointment for weekday or weekend.
Tax ID # 56-1963355
Wish List Items: disinfectant cleaners, dry dog food, paper towels, toilet paper, bleach, liquid detergent, trash bags (large & kitchen size), $3 donations towards bulk purchase of blankets and always accept monetary donations. Kennel padding, we're looking for a carpet source. Carpet can be cut to the appropriate size of the crate.
Vehicle Donations link: A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductable donation benefiting Greyhound Friends of NC. You can donate online (link above) or call 877 999-8322 to make your donation.
**Do you know when you are shopping online with Smile.Amazon.com you can support Greyhound Friends of NC. Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop. 3 Easy steps
1. Use https://smile.amazon.com as your link, sign up.
2. Search for Greyhound Friends of NC in the charity section and Your user's account info is still recognized, but GFNC benefits.
3. Add this link to your favorits: https://smile.amazon.com
Now, that was an easy way to SHOP and donate at the same time! Happy Shopping!
September 13, 2014 NC State Veterinary Dog Olympics event pictures. Scroll thru all the pictures to find our greys. They were great and we were set up directly beside the little puppies in the fence. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ncsucvmcawc/with/15216515608/
Charlotte Observer article August 16, 2014 click on link to Greyt New for complete article - Greyhound group seeks home for dogs.
YouTube video The Greyhound - From Racing to Home by Gulf Greyhound Park. An excellent video to watch if your considering adoptng a greyhound.
Greyhound Friends, a friend to all by Sophie Nielsen-Kolding Phoenix 14 News on April 4, 2011 Link to Newscast http://phoenix14news.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/greyhound-friends-a-friend-to-all/.
Greyhound Friends's first youtube video by Hunter, a greyhound's view on how to adopt a greyhound
Thanks to Tracy Eyre for sharing her video in tribute to her Bernadette and all greyhounds PRESENT and PAST "Who Saved Who?!"
Last Updated (Monday, 27 April 2015 10:13)