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.
I heard it's going to be cold soon! BURR I hope you received a winter coat for Christmas! If not, they are in stock at the kennel.
End of the Year Letter Posted in Banner
Valentine's Day Fundraiser ~
You know you've got to have a new T-shirt for Valentine's Day that looks really GREYT and supports GFNC.
Only $20 Ladies White T-shirt Gildan Ultra Cotton
sizes XS - XXXL
GIVE SOME GREYT LOVE & SUPPORT TO HELP THE KENNEL FUND! Click on the link & shop!
Improvement to the kennel:
A new awning over the back turnout door has been installed. Hopefully, it will help a little to keep volunteers dry on those rainy days! Sorry hounds, you have to get out in the yard and do your duty so you can go back inside. On Monday, 1/26/15, the new office floor was installed. Looks Marvelous thanks to the kindness of a donor.
All nice and clean and Ready for visitors! Ya'll Come.
Featured Catalog Items - Collars
Seasonal Holiday Collars: St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick'ts Day and Easter
Seasonal Holiday Collars: Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day and Easter Collar.
Available 1 1/2" and can be on Red or Black webbing $16.00
These featured items are not available in the Catalog Section and need to ordered directly from kennel by Phone 336-643-0233, Fax 336.644.2703 and email:
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!
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?!"
Last Updated (Thursday, 29 January 2015 09:40)