Donations and Membership
Thanks to our wonderful donors, Greyhound Friends is able to place many greyhounds into the loving homes they so richly deserve. We also hold an annual membership drive encouraging supporters to make yearly contributions to help Greyhound Friends. Please see our Donation and Membership pages for additional details or to make a gift.
Sponsor a Hound
Monthly sponsors are a critical part of our community. Through monthly donations, sponsors can choose a specific greyhound to support while they are awaiting their forever home. Our special family of sponsors enjoy a unique, genuine bond with each dog they support. Visit our Sponsorship page to learn more or sponsor a kennel greyhound today!
Our adoption fee of $325 per greyhound covers just a portion of the costs we incur to transport, feed and provide the veterinary care all of our greyhounds receive from Greyhound Friends. Adoption fees make up about one-fourth of our annual budget. The remainder of our expenses must be made up with other means of funding.
As a federally approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Greyhound Friends depends on donations from a variety of private philanthropists and corporate foundations to sustain our efforts. We are grateful for the generous support of our donors and matching gifts from their employers.
Greyhound Friends hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year including open houses at the kennel for Greyhound Adoption Month, Howloween, and Christmas. In addition, we hold annual auctions, raffles, bake sales and other special events in the community to increase awareness of greyhounds as pets and generate additional revenue. Please see our Events Calendar for details on upcoming fundraising events.
Mountain Hounds is a weekend getaway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee held annually to raise funds for Greyhound Friends. About 300 humans and their greyhounds attend each year, enjoying activities including picnics, seminars, parades and shopping. To learn more about this signature event, please visit the Mountain Hounds website.
Adoption fees cover only 27% of our annual operating expenses. We depend on the support of our generous donors and volunteer fundraising efforts to help achieve our mission of finding loving homes for our greyhounds.