Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for the greyhounds at MGPS? Please consider getting more information and see about becoming a volunteer by calling Dawn at 557-3166

Click here to download the volunteer application


New Zealand Greyhounds are in Maine! Cool and Muppet are ready to find their forever homes now. Freda, Mollie, Envy are the 4 newest NZ girls and Yankee, Raja, and Zac are the 3 newest NZ boys!Please come to meet the Greyhound as a breed and also ask any questions you may have about Greyhounds, adoption, volunteering, fostering, or donating. We will have our personal Greyhounds here to spend time with as well as giving Kennel Tours to see the Greyhounds available for adoption. Kennel Tours are with any size donation either monetary or supplies brought for the Greyhounds. Some always needed supplies are: laundry detergent, bleach, garbage bags of all sizes, dog safe peanut butter, Purina Dog Chow Complete.

**If you are interested in adoption, please fill out an application here.

**Spa services will be available ~ Bath and Nails

**Tally Ho Shop will be open with all profits going to the Greyhounds.

Please come and have a GREYT time this weekend at Maine Greyhound Placement Service! Please go to the Facebook event on our FaceBook page to let us know if you are interested or going.

MGPS Kennel Meeting ~ New Volunteers Welcome!! Saturday, July 13 from 12-1 PM

MGPS Kennel Meeting for volunteers to bring new ideas, ask any questions, and to have updates on what is happening next at MGPS.

If you have been thinking that you may want to volunteer at MGPS, please come and meet the other volunteers, get more information as well as get a kennel tour.

We are always looking for more volunteers to help take care of the Greyhounds. We are now also looking for people that are willing to be Turn Out Helpers. What is a Turn Out Helper? That is someone who would like to volunteer but doesn't necessarily want to be responsible for the entire Turn Out. This person could help but opening and closing the gates for the Greyhounds, helping check their crates, help to do the chores needed like: mopping, vacuuming, doing laundry, etc. WE NEED YOU to join our GREYT TEAM to take care of the Greyhounds!!

If you are looking to volunteer in a different way like, office work, writing grants, even keeping the activity room ready for events... there are so many things that are not direct Greyhound care. It takes all volunteers working together to keep Greyhounds coming to Maine and we appreciate each and every volunteer in the MGPS Team!

Please share to spread the word! Please go to the Facebook event to let us know if you are interested or going


Maine Greyhound Placement Service is continuing to bring Greyhounds to Maine!

We have teamed up with James River Greyhounds to offer transport to bring their Greyhounds to Maine to find their forever homes. MGPS donates transport costs and volunteers to drive the over 24 hours that it takes to go down and bring the Greyhounds back to Virginia! We have complete four trips with GREYT success and looks forward to many more!

There are Greyhounds that have medical needs that need to be taken care of before finding their forever homes. MGPS has always taken in Greyhounds that need more time/money for care and will continue to help Greyhounds that have medical needs.

The other way that there are Greyhounds available is when any Greyhound needs to come back to us for ANY reason. We are happy and willing to take any Greyhound that has been adopted back into the kennel/foster home, provide any medical care needed and then find them their forever homes. Through the pandemic this has happened more frequently than ever before and MGPS will continue to be there for every Greyhound that has been adopted if there is a need for them to come back to us. We have great success at finding these Greyhounds their forever homes by finding a home/family that meets their needs at that time vs having first come, first serve type of adoptions.

Working with IRGT/GPA is another way that Greyhounds are coming to Maine. These are the Irish Greyhounds and we have completed one transport and plan to do more! These are amazing Greyhounds and the process was made easier by the amazing team that works together to bring the Irish Greyhounds to the USA. This is all to say that Maine Greyhound Placement Service has Greyhounds available for adoption!! Please go to greyhoundplacement.com to be one step closer to finding your new Greyhound to adopt.

If anyone is not in a place to adopt but would like to support MGPS, there are several ways that you will be able to help. We need foster homes, volunteers, and donations! MGPS needs foster homes occasionally for a short term until the Greyhound can go into their forever home. We need volunteers to help care for the Greyhounds while they are in the kennel before going to their forever homes. Volunteering is different than in years past when there would be between 30-50 Greyhounds at a time!! Now we usually have around five. The turn outs are an easy-going time of taking the Greyhounds out to have some time to exercise, washing any laundry needed, washing any dishes, etc. Then you get to socialize and spend time loving them! If you would like to volunteer, please go to the Volunteer Application to fill out a volunteer application. Volunteering can also include non-Greyhound activities like helping to maintain the building and grounds, help with fundraising, help with meet and greets, etc.

Donating to MGPS is a great way to support the Greyhounds. This can be done by PayPal at greyhoundkennel@roadrunner.com; you can also call Dawn at 207-557-3166 to donate by debit/credit card. This donation could be one time or MGPS has a 12 x 12 program that is a great way to support the Greyhounds throughout the year! This is when anyone could donate $12 for 12 months and support the Greyhounds over the year with a total donated yearly of $144! The donation does not have to be just for $12 and can be any amount and we have had donations of up to $100 per month. Please know that any amount is very much appreciated and makes a big difference to the Greyhounds. Any donation makes it possible for MGPS continue their mission of finding loving, responsible homes for Greyhounds!



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Retired racing greyhounds are fantastic pets. They are gentle, curious, playful, and laid-back companions who want nothing more than to be with their humans. Consider adopting one of these beautiful hounds when you want unending love and devotion.



Greyhounds make great pets. See our adoptable dogs here and schedule your appointment by calling (207) 626-2893.

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