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Arizona Greyhound Rescue

Arizona Greyhound Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) corporation committed to the belief that every sighthound deserves a loving, permanent, and responsible home. We do not place our hounds on a first come first served basis; but rather, we make an educated and conscientious attempt in matching the right dog with the right home. Most of our hounds are placed as pets but occasionally a special hound comes in to our family that is identified as a future service dog and enters our Heartfelt Hounds Program!

Heartfelt Hounds trains retired greyhounds and other sighthounds as service dogs to be placed with individuals with disabilities and veterans who suffer from medically recognized injuries and disorders.

For these programs, AGR has formed strong collaborative partnerships with well-established organizations in southern Arizona to assist in providing the proper evaluation and training and to aid in the placement of sighthounds as service dogs. Read more about AGR

Tucson Lifestyle Picture - Jean and Blaze Bringing the Hounds Home

Article by Scott Barker

WATCHING A GREYHOUND RUN IS LIKE OBSERVING A FERRARI AT FULL THROTTLE. Speed, power, and beauty all mesh in fast-twitch muscle and double-suspension rotary gallop. Even an Olympic sprinter couldn’t catch that canine once it hits top speed. Read the full article...


Kip passed his Canine Good Citizen Test! He is ready to be matched with a recipient, and he will continue his training for the Heartfelt Hounds Program.

Kip's name was Roach when we joined our family. He is a Lurcher. Lurchers are 7/8th Greyhound and 1/8th hunting dog... in Kip's case, Coonhound. While Lurchers are survivors of underground racing, their most common trait is that they love people. Estimates are that there are about 5,000 lurchers in need homes at the end of the mid-west racing season. Read more about lurchers and the American Lurcher Project. You can also check them out on Facebook.

Four new hounds have joined our family! We welcome 2 Greyhounds and 2 Lurchers!


RykerThe first two Greyhounds, Ryker and Tasha arrived in November from the Cherokee Blood Bank in Texas.

The blood bank has closed its doors and 151 greyhounds have been transferred out and welcomed by adoption groups in Texas, Arizona, and other southwest locations.

Little Miss Tasha has found her forever home already, and Ryker is learning how to live in a home. He will be available soon!

The lurchers are from the American Lurcher Project. Their names are Bucky and Sue. RykerSue is from Connecticut and Bucky hails from eastern Pennsylvania near Philadelphia. RykerNittany Greyhound and many volunteers helped get these two great dogs to Ohio. They were dropped off in Texas, and we picked them up for the final leg of their trip to their new home in Tucson.

Please check out our Adoptable Hounds and keep your adoption applications coming! And we also need your donations to help give our new babies a new leash on life!

ASAVET Charities provides veterinary services, including spay/neuter surgeries and dental cleanings, for all our new hounds. ASAVET VanWe are grateful for the partnership with this non-profit veterinary provider!

The ASAVET mobile unit was lost in a recent roll over accident. If you would like to help with replacement costs, please go to the

ASAVET GoFundMe Page

AGR Benefit Wines
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There is a new wine purchase program, so stock up for the New Year and for Valentines Day! Now you can order a package of wines with the exact wines you want in the package. In addition, all orders, regardless of size, ship for one flat shipping fee of $15

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Happy New Year!

Fireworks!Arizona Greyhound Rescue would like to thank you all of our donors and supporters who help us change lives! We couldn't continue with our mission without your loyal support.

Year after year, we count on your donations & contributions to make a difference in the lives of all sighthounds. As we head in to a New Year, please help us help more hounds!


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Fosters of the Year, Barb Trosvik and Ed Newsom
Congratulations to Barb Trosvik and Ed Newsom, 2017 Fosters of the Year

Ed and Sally Taylor
Congratulations to Ed and Sally Taylor, 2017 Volunteer of the Year - Phoenix Area

Carolyn Pataconi
Congratulations to Dan and Carolyn Pataconi, 2017 Volunteer of the Year - Tucson Area