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EXPERIENCE GREYHOUND RETIREMENT FOUNDATION OF TENNESSEE

Working Towards finding loving homes For Retired Greyhounds

Greyhound Retirement Foundation of Tennessee is a State Chartered not-for-profit all volunteer organization whose mission is five fold:

1) To educate the public about the availability and suitability of retired racing Greyhounds as pets.

2) To medically treat each Greyhound that comes into our program, including but not limited to spay/neuter, dental, all shots, heartworm test, and any other treatment deemed needed.

3) To find loving and qualified homes for all Greyhounds entrusted to us.

4) To offer ongoing support to those who adopt Greyhounds.

5) To promote harmony and cooperation between all segments of the worldwide Greyhound communit
y.

 

ABOUT

A Bit of Background

Because Greyhound Racing has changed tremndously over the last 18 years we have applied and been approved through the State and IRS to change our name to Greyhound Retirement Foundation of Tennessee, Inc. and we can still be GRFT.  Our non profit status has remained unchanged along with our EIN Number.

It all began with a chance encounter. We each met and fell in love with the elegant greyhounds, it changed us, and we've changed others. That's      all it takes to make a difference. "Build it and they will come". "Others will feel your passion and will help to make it happen." 

GRFT became a reality in June 2000 with the passion to help make a difference with rehoming x-racing greyhounds. We are a 501 (c)3 non profit, all-volunteer greyhound adoption group. It is our belief that racing greyhounds should all have a chance to be placed into loving, responsible homes at the end of their careers. Our mission is to inform the public about the retired racers, show them to be the beautiful, gentle animals that they are, and make a difference in the lives of as many retired racers as possible. We believe that racing greyhounds deserve every chance to become a treasured family member at the end of their racing careers, and will strive to provide the best possible homes for them. 


Our goals are to focus on what OUR group can do to make a difference, not with politics, not with anti-racing lobbying, not with competing with other groups but with devotion to promote adoption into loving forever homes.   GRFT maintains a neutral stance on Greyhound racing.  We are Pro Greyhound.  We make every effort to work with both the racing industry and other adoption groups for the benefit of the retired racers.

 
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DONATE WITH PAYPAL

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Thank you for donating! Use our email address greyhoundrescuefoundationoftn@yahoo.com

 
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EVENTS

Bringing Change

Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

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 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

OUR HOPE IS TO RETURN TO HAVING OUR MONTHLY MEET & GREETS IN KNOXVILLE, KINGSPORT AND CHATTANOOGA.  UNTIL THIS BECOMES A REALITY, ONCE AN APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED WE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE APPLICANT TO MEET WITH THE FOSTER PARENTS AND THE GREYHOUNDS.  A HOME VISIT WILL THEN BE SCHEDULED TO MEET THE OTHER PETS IN THE HOME.

JANUARY 2022

Knoxville, TN

Kingsport, TN

Chattanooga, TN

For more information go to our Contact Us page.  A Rep will be glad to help you.  Email us for an application.

FEBRUARY 2022

Knoxville, TN - 

Chattanooga, TN - 

Kingsport, TN - 

                                                         

MARCH 2022

Knoxville, TN -

Chattanooga, TN - 

Kingsport, TN -  

APRIL 2022

Knoxville, TN - 

Chattanooga, TN - 

Kingsport, TN - . 

MAY 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN      

JUNE 2022

Ask questions about the dogs and meet the foster families and the Greyhounds in their homes.  This will be done from each foster home so there will be a constant stream of live sessions for several Greyhounds.


Knoxville, TN  

Kingsport, TN

Chattanooga, TN 

JULY 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN       Meet & Greet TBD

CHATTANOOGA, TN -   TBD

KINGSPORT, TN -  TBD

AUGUST 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN       Meet & Greet is Saturday, are scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of each month at PetSmart on Morrell Road in Knoxville from 12:00 until 2:00. Come meet the retired Greyhounds and their foster families.

CHATTANOOGA, TN  - TBD

KINGSPORT, TN  -  TBD

SEPTEMBER 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN       Meet & Greet schedule TBD.   Come meet the retired Greyhounds and their foster families.


KNOXVILLE, TN -  ANNUAL REUNION,  TBD

CHATTANOOGA, TN - TBD

KINGSPORT, TN - TBD

OCTOBER 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN- A Meet & Greet is planned at PetSmart, Morrell Rd. in Knoxville TN.  TBD   Come meet our available Greyhounds and talk with a GRFT representative.  

CHATTANOOGA, TN - TBD

Virus restrictions 


KINGSPORT, TN - TBD 

NOVEMBER 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN  - TBD

CHATTANOOGA, TN - TBD

KINGSPORT, TN - TBD

DECEMBER 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN - A Meet & Greet is planned the second Saturday of each month at PetSmart, Morrell Rd. in Knoxville TN. from 12:00 AM until 2 PM. Come meet our available Greyhounds and talk with a GRFT representative.  

OUR MEET & GREET IN KNOXVILLE IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 FROM 12:00 UNTIL 2:00.

KINGSPORT, TN    

Our Kingsport M&G is TBD


CHATTANOOGA, TN

Our M&G in Chattanooga TBD


We hope that 2021 will bring a close to the problems 2020 brought upon us.



AS THE HOLIDAYS APPROACH OUR SCHEDULES WILL VARY BUT AS ALWAYS, WE WILL CONTINUE TO HELP WHERE WE ARE NEEDED AND WORK HARD TO FIND THOSE SPECIAL HOMES AMONG ALL OF YOU. 


PLEASE JOIN US IN WISHING EVERYONE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY FROM OUR HOMES TO YOURS.  WISHING ALL OF YOU AND YOURS JOY WITHIN YOUR HOMES, LOVE WITHIN YOUR HEARTS AND HAPPINESS NOW AND ALWAYS.  


HAVE A BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON.


Together We have made a huge difference in many homes.  Retired Greyhounds are wonderful companion pets.

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

 

CONTACT GREYHOUND RETIREMENT FOUNDATION OF TENNESSEE

P.O. Box 32554, Knoxville, TN  37930-2554


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