Dog Availability Release 31 May 2019

Greetings Greyhound Lovers!

We know a lot of you have been asking for updates regarding our next haul of retired racing dogs. Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to secure dogs to bring up to Canada for adoption at this time.

We have reached out to our regular sources and they have no dogs available and are unsure as to when any dogs will become available. We have reached out to other sources for dogs and they have no dogs available either and are unsure when dogs will become available; we have also reached out to the National Greyhound Association and their response was;

“Unfortunately, there is a general shortage of Greyhounds all over the country right now, both for racing and adoption.  Obviously, this will change over time as the tracks in Florida begin to slowly close down.  I am sure you will see some availability in the coming months.” 

This does not mean we will not be getting dogs; it just means we don’t have a firm date when they will arrive.  Our Board members and Volunteers have been working tirelessly reaching out to old and new contacts in the United States to obtain a haul of retired racing dogs for both NCGL in British Columbia and Alberta. We hope to have some news soon.

Despite all of this, 2019 has been an extremely busy year for NCGL!  We helped a kind farmer find homes for 21 of his Greyhound x Wolfhound crosses (including 8 brand new babies born in our care) after he sadly passed away, we’ve helped families find new homes for their beloved pets when they could no longer keep them and we’ve helped the local match racing community find homes for their Greyhounds once their coursing careers have ended.  While it has been difficult to obtain Retired Racing Greyhounds from the United States of America, we’ve continued to help find homes for beautiful hounds in need.

If you’ve been waiting for a retired racing dog to arrive but are interested in adopting dogs from one of these alternate sources, please let your adoption coordinator know.  While these beauties tend to have a few different needs than the retired racing dogs – they make incredible additions to the family!

We also encourage you to check out other adoption groups in your area.  Our goal at NCGL is and always has been to find loving families for beautiful sighthounds. Meaning if you offer your loving home to a Greyhound from another adoption group, we couldn’t be happier for you and your new skinny!  If you do adopt from another organization, please know that you are always welcome to attend NCGL events. After all, we’d love to meet your beautiful new Greyhound!  If you do secure a racer through another organization, please let us know so we can remove you from our waiting list.

In addition, if you have paid a deposit to NCGL with your adoption application, we would be more than happy to refund the amount.Just contact the Treasurer by clicking the Contact NGCL link and selecting the corresponding email address.Or, if you would like to get a tax receipt for the $50.00, we can do that as well – simply send your mailing information to the same e-mail address.

We want to thank everyone for all your continued support this year and in years past. Next year will be our 20th year in operation and with your continued patronage, we are hoping to carry on for many more!  Stay tuned for celebrations being planned for the 20th Anniversary in Alberta and BC.

We apologize for any inconvenience this shortage has caused but please know that we are doing our best and are hoping to have an update for you very soon!

All the Best,

Board of Directors

Northwest Canadian Greyhound League