Maine Greyhound Placement Services

Maine Greyhound Placement Services
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Christmas Party

It's time for the annual Christmas Social at MGPS! We will have a social time at 2 PM, followed by a delicious Pot Luck Meal. After the Pot Luck, we'll gather around the Christmas tree for the ever fun and entertaining Yankee Swap of dog gifts. The Tally Ho Shop will be open from Noon to the end of the day for your shopping pleasure. Axell Photography will be doing photos of your hounds with Santa all afternoon. If you are participating in the Yankee Swap, please bring a WRAPPED dog gift in the $12 to $15 price range. We will be asking for a donation of $5 for the Potluck meal (all monies going to our kennel).

We also ask those who can, to bring supplies for the kennel to help through the long winter. Anyone bringing kennel supplies will receive a ticket to win a prize! The following kennel supplies are always needed:
Purina Dog Chow (green bag), Canned dog food, Pill Pockets, Peanut Butter, Wolf size Nylabones and Large and Extra large Kongs, Liquid Laundry detergent, Clorox Bleach, Fabric softener sheets, Liquid Dishwashing soap, Dish washing sponges with a scrubbie side,13 Gallon kitchen trash bags, 39 Gallon large black trash bags, Heavy Duty contractor bags, Canned cat food, Dry cat food SCOOPABLE, clumping cat litter (no pine, please), Baking soda, Paper towels, Toilet paper, Fleece blankets( the ones usually sold rolled up), regular solid woven bedding blankets for the dog crates (NO knitted blankets or Afghans, please). Bath towels and wash cloths. Bottled water, soda, granola or cereal bars for our hard working volunteers. Your empty LARGE dog food and bird seed bags for poop pick up. Postage stamps.

Please check Our Facebook Event regularly for updates and a food list of what's needed for the Pot Luck. Don't miss this fun, casual event to get you into the Holiday spirit. We hope to see many, many hounds and humans!

About Us

Maine Greyhound Placement Service is a humane, non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving, responsible homes for retired racing Greyhounds that can no longer compete on the racetrack. MGPS is operated by volunteers and depends on fundraising for its operating expenses.

MGPS currently operates an adoption center located in Augusta, Maine that places retired Greyhounds in New England and beyond. MGPS also maintains an informational newsletter, Greyhound pet supply store to support the kennel and operates a Spay Neuter Clinic at its Augusta location.

Greyhounds placed through MGPS are usually between the ages of two and five years old. These retired racers are very intelligent, adaptable dogs who fit easily into their new homes following a brief adjustment period.

They are eager to please and respond positively to any positive attention given them.

Retired racing Greyhounds are quiet, clean, gentle, good-natured dogs that adapt and get along well with children and other pets. They seem grateful for their new homes, rewarding their new owners with never-ending affection. They do not require a great deal of space to run, as many people think. Inside the house they enjoy curling up on a soft blanket, bed or couch, if permitted.

Greyhounds stand between 26 and 29 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 50 and 80 pounds depending on their sex. Greyhounds come in a variety of colors ranging from black and red to any shade of brindle and even blue (grey) or any combination of these with white.