So you want to adopt. GREYT! Here is everything you need to know about adopting a Greyhound through MSGAO.  

Effective April 1, 2021, MSGAO will accept adoption applications from these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

We encourage those living outside the above states to seek out a National Greyhound Association-approved greyhound adoption program in their areas. A list of adoption programs nationally is available here. 

Call for an appointment to view available hounds.

Click here to see all the available hounds.

Holiday Event

The Howl-i-day Paw-ty is BACK! It will be fun to see everyone in person again. Join us for the holiday painting and shopping party on Monday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seize the Clay, 3084 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn.


Admission is free with a donation of the following:

  • Costco Natures Domain Beef & Sweet Potato

  • Grain Free Dog Food

  • Velveeta (for giving medications)

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Pedialyte

  • Canned Mackerel

  • Canned Chicken

  • Bleach


We'll have greyhounds pottery items to paint, and a small MSGAO shop with T-shirts and Martingale collars. All proceeds benefit MSGAO. 


This is a people-only event.  The space is small, so no greyhounds please. Those long noses and tails may bump the pottery.


Longtime adopter and former

MSGAO board member Adam

Loeffel is our executive director. 

He brings  a wealth of experience

to the position as a former racing

kennel worker, business owner

and tireless volunteer. Adam's

volunteer activities for MSGAO

public outreach include the

Lichterman Scarecrow

Contest, the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees at Pink Palace Museum, the annual MSGAO Dog Wash and the annual Reunion. 


Adam brings his creative flair, business acumen, and greyhound knowledge to MSGAO's operations. The health and welfare of our adoptive and boarding hounds are Adam's top priorities. He looks forward to helping you find your new best friend of the furry persuasion!


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

    • Chewy Referrals and Donations

  • 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.

Call the kennel to make an appointment: 870-735-7317

The MSGAO kennel is open by appointment Monday-Saturday. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Closed Sundays

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.


Our adoption fee is $350 (effective Jan. 1, 2021). 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 by clicking HERE. We thank you for your interest in adopting a retired racer!

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