Do Not Adopt from Greyhound Angel Adoption

Oct 19, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CourierPostOnline

To any prospective and current greyhound adopters, My significant other and I adopted Ella about a year ago from Greyhound Angel Adoption located in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

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1 - 16 of 16 Comments Last updated Jul 21, 2014
straighttalk100

Downingtown, PA

#1 Oct 19, 2009
Sounds to me like the author of this article did not do her homework before taking these dogs in. She didn't check out the paperwork first then made an education decision, she just decided she wanted a dog then got one. Think before you act next time. And to go out and get a kitten was absolutely irresponsible. Kittens can easily be mistaken for rabits by greyhounds and most of these dogs are trained to go after the rabit. Sounds like she should finish her education, get a job hopefully with a good income and go out and purchase a dog from a reputable breader AFTER doing all her homework. Stop picking up strays you know nothing about then complaining about it later!
Narova

Marlton, NJ

#2 Nov 4, 2009
I adopted my greyhound threw Angel's. Everyone at the center was most helpful and kind. They want to see every adoption work out well. They will do everything they can to help you and your dog have a smooth transition from raceing to kennel to home life. It's not always easy but it is well worth it. My Angel "yes her name is really Angel" is a retired AA stakes racer, and a brood mom, who for 8 years thought her job was to chase small furry animals. It took some training, along with a lot of love and understanding, but she is fine with cats now. It seems to me that the author of this article is looking to blame someone else for her lack of education about the breed.
sallyJ

Lyndhurst, VA

#3 Nov 13, 2009
All i have to say is how stupid can you be??
scu21921

Elkton, MD

#4 Feb 9, 2013
Adopted. 2x from greyhound angels never will go anywhere else! How can they have lied about the age of your dog? They give u a printout and you can look it up and you should think twice about bringing a cotton in any house with a dog unless you test it yourself
Fran Krzeszewski

Trenton, NJ

#5 Mar 3, 2013
We adopted WV's Next in April 2010, after we lost our Rottie to cancer. We love him so much, the only thing is we had to clean his teeth but what he had to go through before, we are happy to have him and give him what he needs. I tell him every day I am happy he is here with us and I know you are too, and don't think he doesn't uderstand because he does.

He loves going in the car, doesn't mind going to the vet's, he loves the girls there and even the doctor, our Rottie did not like the doctor and what a pleasure it is to take him everywhere.

Sometimes people do not know how lucky they are and greyhound's are a gift and if we have them it is our responsible to take care of them. He is truly like my baby, 83 pounds of baby.

Love my Next!
Nikki Addesso

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jun 9, 2013
I have two greyhounds, one from NGAP and one we just adopted from GAA, yes ngap has a better facility but do you know why, because the owner has money, Lisa cares for these s beautiful animals only from donations. So please don't judge her or the facility, she and the voluntee do the best they can. Also when NGAP started the dogs were in the same kind of crates and in a small trailer.
Susan Gorin

Vincentown, NJ

#7 Jul 22, 2013
I have adopted three greyhounds. I got my first from NGAP and the last two from Greyhound Angels. I was lucky with my dog from NGAP, but they do not try to match you with your pet. On the other hand, Greyhound Angels does an amazing job matching you with your forever grey. I have had two beautiful, perfect additions to our home and am so grateful that Greyhound Angels does the work that they do to provide the best home for these wonderful animals.
Karen Fillius

Mount Holly, NJ

#8 Aug 25, 2013
Is this person crazy? I have adopted 4greys from GAA and they made certain that everyone was a GREYT match as I completed my applications. A person has to be very honest with them SO they can help find a good match for you. What I have seen over the 7years that I've been affiliated with GAA is that the adoption that doesn't work out, is the adopter themselves...not GAA. They MUST be doing something right since permanently placing well over 1,000 greyhounds.

So do your homework first and make sure you are right for a greyhound to enter your home!
NYDYLL

Pennsville, NJ

#9 Sep 6, 2013
Greyhound Angels is the best. Lisa absolutely know what she is doing. I have cats and they were tested and all one big family.I adopted 4. One passed 2 yrs. ago...she had a fall in the yard and became paralyzed. My 3 so loving are now 13. Very happy. I would not go anywhere else. They truly care about these dogs.
Jay S - Hardyston NJ

Sussex, NJ

#10 Jan 22, 2014
Our family came to GAA 6 years ago because it was the day after Thanksgiving and we just wanted to take a ride (we live approx. 70 miles from Pennsauken) and see the greyhounds; this trip turned into a love affair with greyhounds; we brought our yorkie with us and Lisa and Ira were very concerned since not all grey's are small animal friendly; we ended up with 2 greys that day AJ (now named Missile) and Ziggy. Lisa and Ira were very concerned with safety and urged us to keep their muzzles on until they got acclimated with our kids who were 5 and 3 at the time and our yorkie; As animal lovers it broke our hearts to have the basket muzzles on. It was our choice to remove them. The greys became instant family members and treated the yorkie as a member of the pack with no aggresssion ever. Anyone who blames others for their own stupidity bares the name. I would adopt another Grey at GAA in a heartbeat.
Rebecca weir

Thorofare, NJ

#11 Feb 24, 2014
I'm currently an employee at greyhound angels. This post is shameful. You have no idea how much we care and love these animals. Lisa absolutely knows what she's doing with what she has. I have nothing to say to you except to not day a WORD about things you have NO idea about. If you are unpleased, go somewhere else and leave your attitude at the door. Thank you.
LI pack

Hoboken, NJ

#12 Mar 21, 2014
How ridiculous. Even if you did have a bad experience, by telling people not to adopt the ONLY ones you are hurting are the dogs. Not the people who run it.

You obviously do not care about the welfare of the dogs.
Sharon R

Blackwood, NJ

#13 Apr 6, 2014
Rebecca weir wrote:
I'm currently an employee at greyhound angels. This post is shameful. You have no idea how much we care and love these animals. Lisa absolutely knows what she's doing with what she has. I have nothing to say to you except to not day a WORD about things you have NO idea about. If you are unpleased, go somewhere else and leave your attitude at the door. Thank you.
Unfortunately, you can't change stupid!! Hats off, and many blessings, to all of the employees and volunteers at Greyhound Angels!! By the way, is this the location that heads the "pick-up donations"?? I haven't received a mailer to schedule a pick up in quite some time. I'm trying to hold-off calling Purple Heart; not that they aren't worthy, you've just always been my first choice.
Joan

Freehold, NJ

#14 Apr 25, 2014
Susan Gorin wrote:
I have adopted three greyhounds. I got my first from NGAP and the last two from Greyhound Angels. I was lucky with my dog from NGAP, but they do not try to match you with your pet. On the other hand, Greyhound Angels does an amazing job matching you with your forever grey. I have had two beautiful, perfect additions to our home and am so grateful that Greyhound Angels does the work that they do to provide the best home for these wonderful animals.
NGAP most certainly match you with your pet. They also match the pet to any other dogs you may have. NGAP is also anti racing. Very important to me.
Linda

Sewell, NJ

#15 May 17, 2014
Joan wrote:
<quoted text> NGAP most certainly match you with your pet. They also match the pet to any other dogs you may have. NGAP is also anti racing. Very important to me.
Why in the world would you be anti-racing?
You do realize they were born to run and enjoy it?
They are athletes!
The greyhound I adopted from greyhound angels adoptions was treated like a celebrity! He had been injured and his owner paid thousands to repair a broken leg, before sending him up here to retire. I've met him, he comes up with the haul of newly retired greyhounds. My dog adores him. He's a terrific caring guy.
P3Family

Lansdale, PA

#16 Jul 21, 2014
We've adopted 3 greyhounds from GAA, we also board our greys with them when we go away - a 1.5hr one way trip for us.

We have multiple small dogs, kids, etc. and every adoption was handled professionally with concern for dog to owner as well as dog to dog match. We were even asked bring a sampling of dogs each time we adopted to ensure the best match to a potential home.

This is a small, growing, organization of people who truly care for these dogs and want to see the best for them. They are not a Corporate dog mill. Think of them as the craft beer of greyhound adoptions - small batches, great care.

These are rescue dogs and will have more personality for it. Most times they are walking throw pillows spending 95% of their time resting. Racing dogs they will be turned out and will need a good home to survive. Going back to days when tens of thousands were euthanized isn't an option. The dogs race, are well cared for and released. Adoption starts the next phase of their lives.

As with any rescue they will need time to adapt, this could take weeks or even months. Until you spend time with them afield you won't know their personality traits, signals, needs & fears. Unlike many rescues these juvenile/adult dogs may never have seen a house, stairs, washing machine, TV, etc. Give them time & understanding.

After hosting +50 dogs as fosters and owning slightly less over time ourselves you realize "the perfect dog" may be a once in a lifetime thing. After our first GAA adoption a 10yr old was turned back in to GAA: After living most of her adult life in a home she was returned (owners moving). GAA took her back in to try and find another home for her. Well we adopted her and she turned out to be the perfect dog right up until her death 3 years later from cancer.
We may never get another perfect dog but we did adopt again from GAA a short time after that - and we are pretty much on our way to having 2 perfect Greyhounds again thanks to GAA & their efforts.

I and my family highly recommend not only adopting greyhounds but adopting them from GAA.

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