Virginia Greyhound Adoption VAGA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
with extensive experience placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes. It would be our pleasure to
introduce you and your family to the joys of owning a greyhound and we pledge
to lead you through the adoption process and educate you in a non-intrusive, respectful,
and professional manner. Our mission is simple: we want to place as many retired
racing greyhounds as we can in permanent, responsible homes where they will get
the love and care they truly deserve.
Because Florida has more greyhound race tracks than any other state, we feel it's important
to lend a hand to the racers there. We have established a wonderful relationship
with GPA Orlando and they provide us with 90% of our greyhounds. The expert volunteers
at the Orlando adoption kennel offer the best screening program we've ever seen.
Detailed personality and health records are kept on each dog, they are cat tested
several times with a live cat to ensure the safety of your small pets, and no
money is spared on medications or treatments for the well-being of the greyhounds.
The adoption kennel is ALWAYS full. As a result many dogs at the racing compound never
find a place in the adoption kennel. For this reason, VAGA may take dogs directly
from the race track compound especially in a crisis. Please keep this in mind while looking at the Available
Hounds link on our home page. If we don't have a match for you in the adoption
kennel, we will search the racing compound on your behalf.
Your new greyhound is waiting for you in Orlando. All we need is a chance to find that
dog for you. Please submit an adoption application today by clicking
on this link.
Greyhound Adoption VAGA is dedicated to finding safe and loving homes for retired
racing greyhounds, offering continual support to our adopters and members, and
ensuring the health and well being of all retired racers here in the United States
and around the world!
To work collectively with other greyhound adoption programs, as well as compassionate racing kennel managers
and owners, who share our objective of placing ever-increasing numbers of retired
racers in secure, devoted environments.
Encourage adoption via "Meet and Greet" events,
successful placements, and other community interaction -- thereby spreading the
word that greyhounds make wonderful and deserving companions.
Educate greyhound owners about the breed, provide periodic
updates on the most current health and wellness information, and encourage VAGA
adopters and members to become involved as active volunteers within our organization.
Provide volunteer and financial assistance to greyhound
adoption facilities in times of extreme crisis, especially our primary source kennels
in Orlando. In times of financial crisis, we will provide health care supplies
for a VAGA greyhound who would otherwise not receive proper care.
Look to the Future
Establish and fortify collaborative relationships with
reputable racing kennels expressly to improve the success of adoption efforts within
the racing industry, thereby increasing the number of greyhounds saved each year.
Box 2059 • Spotsylvania, VA 22553 •
(540) 661-6902 •