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Welcome to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina

Our mission is to provide adoption services for retired racing Greyhounds, provide for their health and welfare, educate the public about the availability and desirability of greyhounds as pets and place them through adoption into loving homes.

As you can imagine it takes a lot of volunteer time and effort to create a new website.  Most of the pieces are built on the new site.  As we continue to finish the transition, we will keep the 'old' website active.  In the  meantime the new website is "live". 


February 20th 1-4PM "Fall In Love with a Greyhound" Drop In
Come join us to celebrate February ~ The month of LOVE!!!!

You might just take home you NEW best friend!

Contest, Crafts, Parade of Kennel Hounds, Bobbing for Milkbone/Marshmallows and kennel tours.
Complimentary Refreshments: Snacks, conversation hearts, cinnamon hearts, soft drinks and water.


Just in time for the cool autumn weather, Long-sleeve T's and Sweatshirt Hoodies have been added to the Product Catalog.  

Correct link to Santa Photos: PhotoBucket




altTwo additional GFNC Facebook links -

   GFNC Cinco de Mayo Open House      
   GFNC Mountain Hounds Gatlinburg, TN  

If you have ever missed an eNewsletter or want to read it again, we've added this convenient link to the the IContact eNewsletters Archives.

CAMPAIGN: GFNC | eNewsletters  



Information on WoofTrax, BarkBox, Pet Rescue RX,  and GFNC's app has been moved to 

 Trading LinksGreyt News  section of the website.

 Volunteer Opportunities: Please click on the Main Menu side bar for Volunteer Opportunities and read what's available.  We need YOU.  


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Help GFNC with our critical turnout need!  We are looking for at least one, but two is better adult volunteers to commit to an every other Sunday morning turnout shift.  Due to a pending relocation we need to add volunteers to our Sunday morning team.  If you are available to commit to alternating Sunday mornings starting at 7:30 or have questions about the opportunity, please contact our Kennel Volunteer Coordinator for details. Our kennel guests depend on your generosity while they wait for their forever homes.

Thanks so much for your consideration!


New YouTube Video for your review:

Volunteers:  Turn Out Procedures


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Kennel contact information and hours:
2908A Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
336-643-0233 Fax 336.644-2703
After Hours Emergency # 336-601-2202

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New large white GFNC signage at Oak Ridge Road with a street sign at the gravel road entrance to the kennel as Misty Hollow Lane.

  • Monday-Friday by appointment
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *arrive for a first visit NO Later than 3:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  * arrive for a first visit NO later than 1:00pm
  • If you bring along your pet to visit with a potential best friend - best to call for an appointment.  It takes approximately 2-3 hours to choose a new "friend".
  • Our posted hours includes the Noon turnout, which is the dogs 2nd daily turnout.  Depending on the staff and volunteers available on any given day, we may need to interrupt your visit to perform this task, which generally takes 1 hour to complete.  During this time, you are welcome to watch the turnout process until we can resume working with you.  Our kennel guests greytly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
  • If the posted hours are not convenient, you are welcome to call the kennel for an appointment for weekday or weekend.

 Tax ID # 56-1963355

Wish List Items: disinfectant cleaners, dry dog food, paper towels, toilet paper, bleach, liquid detergent, trash bags (large & kitchen size),  $3 donations towards bulk purchase of blankets and always accept monetary donations. Kennel padding, we're looking for a carpet source. Carpet can be cut to the appropriate size of the crate.

Vehicle Donation

Vehicle Donations link:  A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductable donation benefiting Greyhound Friends of NC. You can donate online (link above) or call 877 999-8322 to make your donation.


Soaring Cindy book based on a true story of a greyhound setting a 2006 Guinness World Record High Jumping at Purina Incredible Dog Challenge - 68" Kathy Conroy adopted Cindy in June 2001 as a puppy and Cindy passed March 19, 2015.

Cindy Set a record three years previous to this, then broke it in 2006 in this video. She's now (August 23, 2013) had the record for 10 total years. Incredible.  See they are not all couch potato and can do more than run.....
Please enjoy the YouTube Video .  

September 13, 2014 NC State Veterinary Dog Olympics event pictures.  Scroll thru all the pictures to find our greys. They were great and we were set up directly beside the little puppies in the fence.

YouTube video The Greyhound - From Racing to Home by Gulf Greyhound Park. An excellent video to watch if your considering adoptng a greyhound.

Greyhound Friends, a friend to all by Sophie Nielsen-Kolding Phoenix 14 News on April 4, 2011  Link to Newscast

Greyhound Friends's first youtube video by Hunter, a greyhound's view on how to adopt a greyhound

A great youtube video by The Greyhound Project, Inc Boston, MA @ An outstanding video promotion about their adoptable greyhounds.  Look at his face!

Thanks to Tracy Eyre for sharing her video in tribute to her Bernadette and all greyhounds PRESENT and PAST "Who Saved Who?!"



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Greyhound Friends of North Carolina
2908-A Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310
(336) 643-0233