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!

Donations

How you can help

Donation levels, options, and memberships

MGPS relies on donations for a significant chunk of its operating budget. These donations directly help the hounds by funding food, medical treatment, kennel supplies, and salaries for staff members. Because of that, MGPS has many options for people who want to support the hounds outside of ownership.

Adoption

Adopting a greyhound is one avenue for supporting MGPS. Not only will you help provide a hound with a loving retirement home, but the cost of the adoption fees, $200 for males and $300 for females, goes to helping other hounds waiting for a forever home.

Membership

For a donation of $25 per year, you can become a member of MGPS. This must be renewed yearly, but as a member you receive the opportunity to use the fenced-in field at MGPS in Augusta, and a subscription to MGPS's quarterly newsletter: The Greyhound Express. Membership is not automatically renewed. Click here to join

Adopt-a-Crate

For a donation of $30 per month, you can adopt-a-crate and sponsor a retired racing greyhound waiting for a forever home. The money from this option is used for daily feeding, medical needs, and upkeep. Participants receive a letter of thanks, a photo of the dog you've helped that month, and the satisfaction of knowing you helped a greyhound while he was waiting for a loving home. Click here to adopt a crate

Fundraisers

Fundraisers such as the annual open house, Gallivant with the Greys, calendar fundraiser, as well as many smaller fundraisers throughout the year benefit MGPS and its operating budget. Check back often, and visit the facebook page, for more details on how you can help.

Post Track Injury/Medical Fund

 Donations made to this fund are held for shelter dogs with track injuries which require special care by specialist and treatment. This year we received dogs with unusual fractures such as talocalcaneal fracture which requires a special brace and another with metatarsal fractures. In addition there has been three Heartworm positive track dogs. The treatment for Heartworm is extensive chemotherapy over several weeks. Your donation goes toward the care of these wonderful dogs.