Contrary to what Kim says they don't really train the dogs, so any training that Kim's friend's hound had came from the owner, but what they do do is educate you and support you. You are required to read a book on the care of retired racers, which is a great idea.
They are a little overzealous in their love of the dogs, which is why I am only giving them four stars. I think that they probably pass over some good homes with their nit-picking, but they do a great deed.
Overall they're a great organization and I have no clue why Kim put "older dogs" in her review as a "con". All shelters have a few seniors and I would say that 99 percent of the dogs at GPoA are under five, most are not even anywhere near that old. Maybe she was looking for a puppy? I don't know. These are retired racing dogs, so they are adults, but almost all of them are very young dogs. Greyhound puppies are not easy to find and you certainly won't find any at a rescue for racing dogs. So that is sort of a silly con.
If you don't know anything about retired greyhounds I strongly urge you to consider one for your next pet! The people at GPoA love the dogs and they were so excited to introduce me to the breed and teach me anything I wanted to know. Great people!
this place adopts out greyhounds after they have finished their careeres racing. they are very selective with who they adopt the animals to. they make great pets as a frind of mine got her greyhound there, he is a beautifl and well trained animal.
PROS: great pets
CONS: older dogs