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Upcoming Events

James River Greyhounds Meet & Greet

Saturday,  August 3, 2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mechanicsville PetSmart

7225 Bell Creek Road

Mechanicsville VA 23111

This is your chance to meet some amazing retired racing greyhounds and learn all about them.  Talk with their owners and see how one might fit into your life.  Also learn about volunteer opportunities if you aren't ready to adopt but would love to spend more time with these hounds.  We hope to see you there!  

Adoption application

Interested in possibly adopting a greyhound? Get started by filling out an online adoption application.

Virginia applicants:  

Adoptions for following areas - Central Virginia including the Richmond Metro area, west to the Charlottesville area, east to Virginia Beach area and south of the Fredericksburg area.

South Carolina & Georgia applicants:  

Adoptions for following areas - South Carolina ("Lowcountry") of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort, to include as far northeast as Saint Helena Island and west to Hardeeville. Savannah, Georgia ("The Coastal Empire"), Pooler and surrounding area to include as far south as Richmond Hill, southeast to Skidaway Island and as far west as Springfield.

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About James River Greyhounds


James River Greyhounds is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible, caring homes for retired racing greyhounds in the Central Virginia area, the Southeastern South Carolina area and the Northeastern Georgia area. Since 1989, we have found "forever homes" for more than 1850 greyhounds - and counting!  We are now partnered with Greyt Love Retirement (GLR) to bring even more greyhounds into the region!  GLR provides a shelter to foster greyhounds while they await their forever homes.


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