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Summer is almost here...stay cool and always watch your greyts around water!
No Help Is Ever Too Little!
Come help show off the dogs at our events.
You CAN Help Too!
Every Little Bit Adds Up! We'll take your donated cans and put them to good use.
We would like to thank the Petco Foundation for their generosity for approving our grant request to help us cover the costs of getting the greyhounds off the track and into your hearts.
Greyhounds of the Verde Valley, Inc. (GVV) is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization that began in January 2007 when we rescued two male greyhounds from the Tucson race track kennels. Our mission was simple: To place retired racing greyhounds in safe, loving, forever homes as pets.
We also provide continuing support for our foster and adoptive families and their dogs with workshops and camaraderie. Other important goal for us is public education about the plight and the unique characteristics of the greyhound breed. We also promote and support other greyhound adoption groups. We provide service for all of Arizona and some times neighboring states.
Get yourself a "40MPH couch potato."
So why all the fuss? Racing greyhounds make great pets! During their careers all that they see are other greyhounds and the kennels so when you get them home they won't know what to do. They are quick learners though and from the very start are full of love and affection.
Everyone has their own opinion about racing. There is plenty of information online for you to earn your own. We just know that if there were no racing we wouldn't be able to share these wonderful dogs with the rest of the world. We're just here to ensure that the lives of these wonderful animals in retirement is "Greyt".
See our Information page for some helpful links and of course, information.
We can always use blankets, dog beds, dog toys and treats or even food donations. We feed all of our rescues Nutro or Natural Balance brands of dry dog food. We'll gladly take any of these off your hands, and your contributions may be tax deductible. We also like to take your empty cans to help raise money for the dogs, so if you have some you want to give us bring them to any of our events or call to set up a pick up.
We can also take your old unused vehicle(s) off your hands and give a retired racer a running chance at a new life.
Call us at 1-877-807-6540 and donate your old car, truck, rv, trailer, ATV, etc. We'll arange to have it towed for you (program offered through Goodwill's Goodwheels).
Your donations at Petsmart help us to save more "Greyt" dogs from the track.
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