Greyhound Friends of North Carolina (GFNC) – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit – is an established adoption agency providing retired racing greyhounds a path to lifelong placement into loving homes, ensuring their health and welfare, and educating the public about greyhounds as pets. We support and endorse relationships with organizations and groups which practice humane and ethical treatment of their dogs.
GFNC is a foster only adoption group; we do not have a kennel. Our greyhounds go into private foster homes, which allow us to assess them individually in a home environment. This also gives them a head start in their transition and adjustment to home living, such as housetraining, sliding glass doors, tile floors, the television, stairs and other animals.
Greyhound Friends is proud and excited to celebrate the placement of over 6,500 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 a kennel facility in Oak Ridge, North Carolina. In 2019, GFNC closed the adoption kennel and transitioned to a foster-only organization. Much has changed, yet the core of our mission remains the same – to find the loving homes that these wonderful animals so richly deserve.
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.
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.