Sponsorship Program

Cents - FullDuring April and May 2017 sponsorship donations are being matched! If you make a one-time donation it will be matched dollar for dollar. If you become a monthly sponsor your first month will be matched! Thanks to the generosity of Marge and Steve Brenneke. Help us get the match and help the greyhounds.

The Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest Sponsorship program cares for Senior Greyhounds and Special Needs Greyhounds that have complicated medical conditions. Because these Greyhounds require extra care, their stay in our foster homes may be longer than most. We accept any Greyhound in need, even if the dog was not originally placed by Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest. If a senior aged Greyhound does not find an adoptive home, we will care for that dog for the rest of it’s life in a loving foster home. Every Greyhound in our program is treated with love, caring and the best medical attention available. And, this treatment can be expensive.

There are two ways you can help sponsor a Greyhound. You can provide a one-time Sponsorship Donation of support, or you can have a monthly recurring Sponsorship Donation. Even $10 a month helps us with on-going expenses for a sponsored dog for food, housing and medical care.  When you click on the blue Sponsor button in the upper left or below,  PayPal will give you an option to check for a recurring donation if you wish to choose that option.

 

Will you help a senior or special needs greyhound today? These dogs need your help right now:

Your sponsorship donations help support these dogs who need on-going special care and a chance for a stable home and love. If you believe every greyhound should know love regardless of age or illness, please donate today. We currently have 12 dogs in this category. 

PlusThis is Plus. She has been in foster care a long time. Her forever home has been elusive because she has some sleep startle issues. Her foster home had recently reported she started limping. She was very painful upon examination so she was anesthetized for x-rays of her hip and leg. You guessed it, the diagnosis we all dread, Osteosarcoma. The Osteosarcoma became the priority and they did the rear leg amputation since she was already under anesthesia. She had a rough recovery with some bleeding issues and had to go spend the night in the ER where she could be monitored. She is now fostering with board member Becky Magnuson. She is getting stronger and learning to get around on three legs. She has started eating better now that she is off the narcotic pain meds and we think she will do well. She will be 6 in May, which is young for an Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) diagnosis.

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Plus’s former foster mom Kathy says this about Plus: I’m super smart and learn commands easily. I already know sit, down, and stay, and am eager to learn anything else you want to teach me if training is accompanied by treats! I’m a great leash walker as long as I don’t see anything exciting like a squirrel or another dog, and I love going for walks. I’m also a great guard dog and will bark at unfamiliar things that I hear and see, which my fellow greyhounds don’t usually do. Sometimes I will even bark at my people if they aren’t giving me what I want. Don’t hold that against me; I just know what I want and am willing to go after it!

 

angelandgabrielThis is Angel (brindle) and her friend Gabriel (black) who arrived as 3 ½ month old puppies from a breeding farm in Kansas in 2014. Angel was released to us because she had something wrong with her spine and she would not grow up to be a racer. She was seen by an orthopedic vet who determined she had a congenital birth defect in her spine, her fourth vertebrae is tipped sideways and was causing a narrowing of the spinal canal and the pain she was experiencing. We were referred to a neurologist that confirmed the findings and indicated we needed to protect it as much as possible and allow her to finish growing before determining her treatment options. She is now grown and at reevaluation she was scheduled for a Myelogram CT Scan to determine the best course of treatment. This testing alone cost over $1600 and the surgery that will likely follow will be in the $5000-$6000 range. Angel has had a hard life from a very young age. She has not been allowed to run and play with the other greyhounds and we hope to stabilize her back and give her a better quality of life so she can be a great pet and live pain free. Without the surgery, her prognosis is very guarded, including the possibility of paralysis.

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bellarebecca Bella Rebecca is an 8 year old brood mom who arrived with 26 other dogs from Kansas at the beginning of August. Bella Rebecca went in for her exam and senior profile. At the time of exam a lump in one of her mammary glands was found. We did a needle aspirate and it was found to be “Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) – an uncommon form of malignant neoplasm that arises within secretory glands”. 

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Tina (Athena) – is now in a foster home with a male Greyhound and an older shepherd, and she is doing great.  She is also being exposed to their grandsons regularly. Tina came to us with only three legs – she had a traumatic injury and her leg was amaputated. Being a three legged dog

Athens - Fullhas not slowed her  down and she has a great attitude. She was having some issues in her previous foster home with anxiety and agression, and it was learned that she had a problem with her thyroid and she is now on thyroid medication and some supplements that has made Tina a much happier girl. She is ready for a forever home who will enjoy an active girl.

 

 

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Mikey has been in foster care for a long time. He is a very sweet boy, but he has been having digestive issues. Mikey has undergone lots of medical testing and seems to have a type of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He is on a strict diet and has started on Prednisone to help with his internal inflamation. We hope to get Mikey a forever home soon so he can settle in and have less stress which should help with his tummy issues. Mikey does great with other dogs. Mikey needs a special home where he can settle in and relax to minimize his symptoms.

 

 

 

 

Baby hBaby-head2as very red eyes and needs to go to the veterinary opthamologist – she is schduled next week to learn what’s wrong . We are hoping its something simple, but it could be Pannus, an autoimmune disease that effects the eyes and can cause blindness if left untreated. It is treatable with drops so its important to get a diagnosis right away. More news to follow when we have it. UPDATE: April 16 – Baby does have Pannus and treatment has begun to save her sight and make her eyes feel much better. She will need to have medication for hte rest of her life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Needs Greyhounds