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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. 

Friday October 31st Happy Halloween! We will be receiving new greyhounds at the kennel 6 females and 2 males.  At that point, we will have a full kennel.  Come visit all the kennel hounds and the new profiles will be posted early next week.

OCTOBER 1 -31, 2014 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 
Above link takes you to the Ace "Roo"Reporter Interview with  Amy.
Membership dollars support our ongoing adoption efforts, enables us to spay/neuter, vaccinate, feed, and provide shelter to our kennel hounds.
                   Thank you for making a difference!
     
A newly designed GFNC FACEBOOK Auction Fundraiser.  Click on Link, Login and start bidding.  GFNC Auction Facebook -  The First Auction has just started with 13 coats taking bids from October 27th thru November 2nd 10PM.
Perfect timing, Winter starts this weekend.  

 


 GFNC had been notified of an unusual opportunity - 12 week old Greyhound puppies available for adoption in November - Serious inquiries only contact Amy Reynard at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

 


 

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We are getting ready for Fall so your best friend needs a new Halloween Collar for the Holiday season!
Cats available 1 1/2" $16 - Ghost and Skull available 1" $13
and 1 1/2"  $16 and Pumpkins 1" only $13
Collars are not on the website.  Order through the kennel or  Paypal and designate in the comment area. Please add shipping cost to the donation.

Greyhound Friends of NC  APP is now available.

GFNC app available on the Apple app store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gfnc/id907241879?mt=8 
It is free to download use on Ipad, Iphone and Ipod. The devices must be running iOS 7.1 or later.  It looks best on the iPhone and iPod. There is some vacant space when viewing on the iPad but that is typical given the larger display.
Garrett Howell is a 14 yo whose family recently adopted from us and is HIGH TECH. The app allows you to keep up with GFNC's website and Facebook, which updates every time the website or FB is updated.
Thanks Garrett!

Trading Links Section of the website scroll down to complete details - Link to page:  iGive.com October Contest/Bonus for GFNC
Fall is here and we're looking forward to the holidays.  What better time to help GFNC just by sharing. Tell your friends, even friends who support some other cause or charity. Each person who joins iGive in October for the first time can mean $5 automatically donated to his or her cause..no purchase necessary! All YOU need to do is try the iGive button through 1/15/15.

Immediate Volunteer Opportunities: 

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

GFNC's E-newsletter: To subscribe send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with you name, email address and city/state/zip code.

Kennel contact information and hours:
2908A Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
336-643-0233 Fax 336.644-2703
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.


**Do you know when you are shopping online with  Smile.Amazon.com you can support Greyhound Friends of NC.  Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop.  3 Easy steps
1. Use https://smile.amazon.com as your link, sign up.
2. Search for Greyhound Friends of NC in the charity section and 
Your user's account info is still recognized, but GFNC benefits.
3. Add this link to your favorits: https://smile.amazon.com 

Now, that was an easy way to SHOP and donate at the same time! Happy Shopping!

 

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Additional details in Trading Link Section

 


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/

 Charlotte Observer article August 16, 2014 click on link to Greyt New for complete article  - Greyhound group seeks home for dogs.

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwn9lLg5IeI&feature=share

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

A great youtube video by The Greyhound Project, Inc Boston, MA @
http://adopt-a-greyhound.org 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?!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd5Sk0wDjGw&feature=youtube_gdata


GFNC Virtual Kennel Tour by Smilebox

Visit our Kennel from your own home.

 


 


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Download this file (GFNC Brochure 2012 new logo.pdf)Greyhound Friend 2012 Brochure[GFNC hand-out promotional kennel/adoption brochure]100 Kb

Last Updated (Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:19)

 

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