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 community.
A Bit of Background
Because Greyhound Racing has changed tremndously over the last 21 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 positive 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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Greyhound Retirement 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.
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.
MARCH 11, 2023
APRIL 8, 2023
MAY 13, 2023
JUNE 10, 2023
JULY 8, 2023
AUGUST 12, 2023
SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
OCTOBER 14, 2023
NOVEMBER 11, 2023
OCTOBER 7, 2023
MEET & GREET NOVEMBER 11, 2023
DECEMBER 9, 2023
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CONTACT GREYHOUND RETIREMENT FOUNDATION OF TENNESSEE
P.O. Box 32554, Knoxville, TN 37930-2554