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.
GFNC's event calendar is full of FUN activities listed in the Calendar of Event from Greensboro, Charlotte to Wilmington. Please check the dates and don't hesitate to attend, your invited.
Featured Catalog Items -
Christmas Collars and Polarfleece Coats
You like to look your best at holiday festivities. Your greyhound(s) need to be well-dressed too.
Just in time for the upcoming Winter temperature drop and Christmas season, Christmas Collars and Polarfleece coats.
Christmas Drop-In December 6th 11am-3pm
Santa Photos $10 donation per sitting, refreshments, browse the Hound Boutique for you, family, friends and your hounds.
Come tour the kennel and visit with the newly placed "puppies" and family.
Hot off the Press- Puppy Kissing Booth
A newly designed GFNC FACEBOOK Auction Fundraiser. Click on Link, Login and start bidding. GFNC Auction Facebook - Auction over but you can see the winners!
Next scheduled Facebook Collar Auction set for November 30th thru December 7th.
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.
Trading Links Section of the website scroll down to complete details - Link to page: iGive.com October Contest/Bonus for GFNC
Fall is here and we're looking forward to the holidays. What better time to help GFNC just by sharing. Tell your friends, even friends who support some other cause or charity. Each person who joins iGive in October for the first time can mean $5 automatically donated to his or her cause..no purchase necessary! All YOU need to do is try the iGive button through 1/15/15.
Immediate Volunteer Opportunities:
Please click on the Main Menu side bar for Volunteer Opportunities and read what's available. We need YOU!
Kennel contact information and hours:
2908A Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
336-643-0233 Fax 336.644-2703
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?!"
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Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:00)