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Meet Amber Angelo, MSGAO’s

new executive director! Amber

learned about greyhounds as an

Animal Technician 2 at the

Mississippi State University

College of Veterinary Medicine.

There she was responsible for the

care of 40 to 50 greyhounds who

donated blood for the veterinary

clinic. In case you didn’t know,

greyhounds have the perfect blood type and can supply transfusions for all breeds of dogs. Amber is a “military brat” who’s traveled the U.S. before settling in Mississippi. She is eager to get to know all MSGAO’s current adopters as well as finding forever homes for the retired racers the adoption kennel serves. Amber worked closely with retired executive director Vicki Cohen in preparation for her new position. Once the pandemic restrictions end, she’s eager for you to come visit the kennel. In the meantime, please make an appointment to view available hounds or to board your hound.


New Kennel Hours

The MSGAO kennel is open:

  • Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Closed Sunday and Monday.

MSGAO's Mission

  • To provide shelter and care for retired and injured greyhounds and a means for the adoption of greyhounds by caring persons.

  • To solicit, accept and administer contributions from the general public for the purpose of furthering its mission.


MSGAO, a racing-supported, 501(c)(3) greyhound adoption organization, is endorsed by the National Greyhound Association as a partner in responsible adoption.

Click HERE for our online adoption application or call the kennel at (870) 735-7317 to obtain a paper copy.  Click the donate button to pay the $50 deposit (or make a donation).  

You can support MSGAO by:

  • Giving money, one-time or sustaining donations. To do so, you DO NOT have to have a PayPal account. You can use it as a "guest" for your donations to be processed.

  • Donating a vehicle

  • Participating in:

    • Kroger Community Rewards (No. YT691)

    • Amazon Smile

    • WoofTrax

    • iGive

  • Making purchases through our online shop.  


Click on our Donate page for details on how to help our greyhounds find forever homes. MSGAO is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


We have a packed kennel of hounds awaiting forever families with the recent reduction of the race card as the three-year phaseout of racing begins at Southland Casino Racing. Please consider opening your heart and home to a retired racer! If you already have a hound, please consider getting a friend for your pet!


As of Jan. 1, 2020, Southland Casino Racing began phasing-out greyhound in West Memphis, AR. The final greyhound race will be run on Dec. 31, 2022. The three-year wind-down is intended to ensure the adoption of the 1,200 racing greyhounds at the track, according to Southland President David Wolf. We have been given assurances that Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option will continue its adoption operation until the last greyhound has found a home.

Our adoption fee is $300. A non-refundable $50 application fee is due with your completed application. Your $50 deposit will be applied to the adoption fee once the application is approved. You may make the payment via PayPal or by mailing a check with the printout of your completed application.

Click here to see all the available hounds.


All  events are canceled until further notice.

Meet and Greet Schedule

All dates and times below are subject to change. Please check our Facebook feed at the top of this page for schedule updates. Adopters are encouraged to join the fun, whether as a regular attendee or a drop-in!


First Saturday of the Month:  Hollywood Feed: Erin Way Plaza, 4864 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN  38117, noon  to 2 p.m. (


Second Saturday of the Month:

  • Hollywood Feed: Cordova, 1001 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN  38016, noon to  2 p.m.   (​)

  • Hollywood Feed, 434 Collins St., Memphis, TN  38112, noon to  2 p.m. (​)

  • Hollywood Feed: Olive Branch, 5070 Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS  38654, 1 to 3 p.m.   (​)

Third Sunday of the Month:  Hollywood Feed: 3615 Houston Levee Road, Collierville, TN 38017, 1 to 3 p.m.   (​)

Fourth Saturday of the Month:  Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming at 2200 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN 38016, noon to 2 p.m. (

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