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About GAO

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes for over twenty-one years. To date we have placed more than 2000 dogs into homes where they have become members of the family.

Our Mission Statement

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio Was established in January of 1993 to find homes for retired racing greyhounds. Since our inception, we have placed more than 2000 greyhounds in loving homes.

Upon arrival at GAO, each dog is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, heartworm-tested, receives a thorough dental cleaning, has a microchip implanted for permanent identification and has any other medical care he or she might need. Each dog is then evaluated to determine what type of home will be best for placement. Some of the factors considered include the activity level of each dog and family, whether there are children or other pets in the home, how long the family is away on a daily basis, and whether the family has a history of responsible pet ownership. We strive to ensure these gentle creatures are placed in homes where they will live safe and secure and be loved for the rest of their lives.

We believe that adoption is but a "band-aid" on a very large wound. There can never be enough homes for all the dogs in need. With an estimated 10-15 million unwanted animals abandoned or destroyed each year in this country, our goal, in addition to finding loving homes for these kind and gentle creatures, is to make the public aware of the enormity of the pet overpopulation problem and to encourage spaying and neutering of all pets. Therefore, we do not place greyhounds in homes where there are unaltered pets.




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