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

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2nd Annual Halloween Gathering

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Maine Greyhound Placement Service
231 Old Belgrade Rd, Augusta, Maine 04330

Halloween Parth

Come and hang out with your fellow Greyhound friends in the activity room at Maine Greyhound Placement Service. This event will be Potluck in style so please bring some food to share.

 

RSVP on this event page by October 28th with how many in your party will be attending and what food you will be bringing.

 

We will have a costume contest and Axell Photography will be there doing portraits for donations.

 

The costume contest will have three categories:
Best Solo Dog Costume
Bast Group Dog Costume
Best Owner and Dog Costume Combo

 

At 8:05pm the lights will dim and we will have a screening of a classic Halloween movie (PG-13 or lesser)

 

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Social time
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Food ready/ Costume contest judging
8:00pm: Costume contest winner announced
8:05pm: Movie screening

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.