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Who We Are

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing adoption services for retired racing greyhounds, ensuring their health and welfare, educating the public about the availability and desirability of greyhounds as pets and placing them through adoption into loving homes.

20+ Years of Greyhound Adoption

Greyhound Friends is proud and excited to celebrate the placement of over 5,400 retired racing greyhounds into loving homes since our founding in 1993. Like most adoption groups, we come from humble beginnings. We started as a satellite office of Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. In the early days, approved adopters met their new greyhounds at the Piedmont Triad International Airport!

In 1994, we created an independent organization and partnered with a local veterinarian to board a small number of greyhounds awaiting adoption. Later that same year, we leased the current kennel facility in Oak Ridge, North Carolina. Since that time, kennel space has been added and remodeled many times over. Much has changed, yet the core of our mission remains the same – to find the loving homes that these wonderful animals so richly deserve.

Triangle Greyhound Society Partnership

Greyhound Friends is proud to be a foster partner of the Triangle Greyhound Society. TGS places dogs from Greyhound Friends with foster families in the Triangle area of NC. This arrangement extends our ability to reach potential adopters across the state and frees up kennel space for additional dogs. TGS also fosters greyhounds that have been abandoned or returned due to changes in their living conditions. Please visit the Triangle Greyhound Society website to learn more about TGS.

GuideStar Silver Award

Greyhound Friends of NC has been awarded the GuideStar Nonprofit Silver Award in recognition of our commitment to transparency and accountability by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar’s vast on-line audience of grantmakers and individual donors.

Nonprofit Designation

Greyhound Friends of North Carolina, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Federal Tax ID: 56-1963355). Our tax returns can be viewed at the Foundation Center website.

Contributions to Greyhound Friends are tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations.

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