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.
Please visit our Greyt News section to read 4 wonderful success stories about our Momma hounds that ALL have been adopted into their forever homes and a Volunteer Foster Mom story of a 12 year old return.
Two additional GFNC Facebook links -
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.
SPECIAL NOTICE: WE ARE IN URGENT NEED OF SUNDAY MORNING KENNEL VOLUNTEER FOR TURNOUT. YOU CAN VIEW DETAILS OF DUTIES IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES SECTION AND WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO. CONTACT: SALLY BARBOUR
RED WHITE AND ROO SUMMER FUNDRAISER
JUNE 8TH THROUGH SEPTEMBER 7TH. THIS WILL HAVE YOU DRESSED FOR ALL THE HOLIDAYS IN A NEW PATRIOTIC RWR T-SHIRT!
Additional text regarding the fundraiser is located in the Greyt News section.
"RED PAW" LEVEL $10-$49.99 ~ RWR DECAL
DECALS ARE THE EXACT COLOR OF SHIRT LOGO 3"X5"
"WHITE PAW" LEVEL $50.00 -$99.99 ~
RWR T-SHIRT & DECAL
"BLUE PAW" LEVEL $100.00 Plus ~ RWR T-SHIRT, DECAL, CINCO HOUND T-SHIRT and 2015 Membership decal.
(Cinco Hound shirts are in bright vivid colors and the black design shows up clearly)
QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED AND IF STOCK RUNS OUT A ORDER WILL BE SUBMITTED. PLEASE ALLOW ABOUT 10 DAYS FOR SHIPPING.
PLEASE USE THE DONATION BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND IN THE "DESIGNATE DONATION" INDICATE SIZE SHIRT.
Information on WoofTrax, BarkBox, Pet Rescue RX, Smile.Amazon.com and GFNC's app has been moved to
Trading Links & Greyt 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. New YouTube Video for your review:
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
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 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 . https://youtu.be/gv_ZY7kiYAI
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. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ncsucvmcawc/with/15216515608/
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 http://phoenix14news.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/greyhound-friends-a-friend-to-all/.
Greyhound Friends's first youtube video by Hunter, a greyhound's view on how to adopt a greyhound
Thanks to Tracy Eyre for sharing her video in tribute to her Bernadette and all greyhounds PRESENT and PAST "Who Saved Who?!"
Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 August 2015 10:04)