Maine Greyhound Placement Services

Maine Greyhound Placement Services
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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

Christmas Party at Maine Greyhound Placement Service

Christmas Party

This event will have a potluck, so please bring something to share. Please RSVP on this event page by November 25th with what food you are bringing and how many in your party. If participating in the Yankee Swap, please bring a wrapped dog gift in the $12 - $15 price range.

MGPS relies on generous donations to support the kennel. We are getting low on kennel supplies listed below. Anyone that brings a donation will be entered to win a raffle prize.
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Bleach (we use a lot of this every day!!)
Fabric Softener Sheets
Liquid Dish Detergent
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
13 Gallon Trash Bags
55 Gallon Trash Bags
Kitty Litter (Non-clumping)
Canned Cat Food
Purina Dog Chow Complete-green bag (We go through a LOT of dog food!!)
Nylabones
Bottled Drinking Water
Collars and/or Leashes
Blankets and/or Towels
Monetary Donations always welcome

Thank you!!! For more info. please call Dawn 207-557-3166 or Kelly 208-860-4546.

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.