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GREYHOUNDS NEED HOMES!

Get your applications in so that we can get your home visits in the queue once the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Then you can be ready to adopt from our most recent group of hounds to come to KyG. Please check the available hounds for more information. Also check out our Facebook page (link on the left for KyGreyhounds page or KyGreyhound Friends group).

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Do you want to be a foster parent or a permanent parent to a retired racing greyhound? The adoption application can be found under Greyt Info or clicking here: Adoption Application 

We know that time is coming with the closing of the Florida tracks as well as the other hounds across the country that also still need homes. Fewer greyhounds are available at the moment. The expected "phase out" period regulators expected is not happening. What this means... fewer greyhounds available for adoption now... and nearing Dec. 2020 thousands are expected. Southland Greyhound track in West Memphis Arkansas has announced the end of live greyhound racing there...to be concluded by end of 2022.

We use the same criteria whether you want to foster or adopt, in case you decide you want to adopt your foster. We appreciate our foster families and need more to help more hounds find homes. We have prior foster families that are willing to discuss the joys of fostering: teaching a track dog "regular" life, meeting new people, basic commands, and yes the rewards (and sadness) of knowing a job well done when it is time for the greyhound to go to their permanent home. 

If you cannot find the time and room in your home please consider making a donation. The "Donate Now" paw print can lead you to make donations through our PayPal account using KyGreyhounds@yahoo.com for the email, checks can be mailed too and visit our Facebook page - KyGreyhounds or our group KyGreyhounds Friends for more information. Do not be confused with the PayPal path as Kentucky Greyhounds Placement is a dba of Pet Action Leauge. All donations go to support greyhounds in their quest for homes. Thank you. 

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GREYT FEST 2020! 

Plan now for July 17 - 18, 2020 - Our 4th year is still scheduled

Covid-19 restrictions and concerns and being monitored.

As of 5/4/2020 Greyt Fest 2020 is still in the works.

The 3rd Annual Greyt Fest is now in the books. We had a lot of fun planning, working and visiting during the event. We also had some greyt suggestions from vendors and guests.The impact of Covid-19 remains to be seen the changes necessary to make KyG's 4th Annual Greyt Fest July 17 - 18, 2020. 

Hounds, and people have honored us from IL, IN, MO, NC, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX,  WI, WV, and of course KY. Whether you were a guest, a vendor or a volunteer a big THANK YOU to ALL of you, for your past support. It is greyt seeing old friends and making new ones. It has been a while since a festival event was held in this area and the smiles on peoples faces showed it was greyt fun. Please help us to spread the word. 

 

Click this link for the latest info: Greyt Fest - 2019 Info 

Click this link for FREE registration and to pre-order optional lunch and event t-shirts: Greyt Fest registration

  • Friday, July 17, 2020 * 7 pm - 9 pm -- to be determined at an off-site location
  • GREYT FEST - main event, FREE, Saturday, July 18th 10 am - 5 pm
  • (vendors will not available on Friday evening)
  • Air-conditioned Floral Hall, welcomes
  • 4th annual GREYT FEST
  • July 18, 2020, Shelbyville, KY
  • Shelby County Fairgrounds – 20 minutes east of Louisville
  • *Read More about the 2017 event as an example of what to expect*
  • Questions? Please email KyGreyhounds@yahoo.com