2014 was an incredibly successful year for Northwest Canadian Greyhound League (NCGL) and we have all of our supporters, volunteers, foster homes and donors to thank for this. We were able to take in 29 greyhounds and greyhound mixes and assisted with the transport of a litter of Greyhound puppies to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.
Unfortunately with the increased cost of fuel and vet care NCGL had to make the tough decision to increase our adoption fee. We have always worked hard to keep our adoption fee low but at this point we won’t be able to take in new dogs without some sort of additional income coming into the group. We help a lot of Canadian dogs who come from hunting, underground racing and farm backgrounds. These dogs are much more expensive to get ready for adoption than their racing cousins to the south. Canadian vet care is a lot more expensive than American vet care. This year we have seen dentals for some dogs creep up to over $2000 each, spays for female dogs usually range between $300 – $500 each in addition to vaccinations and the cost of worming. Although these Canadian dogs end up costing a lot more we feel that it’s important to continue to help them.
In 2014 NCGL spent over $17,000 on our dogs which works out to about $600 /per dog. So with hopes of helping even more hounds in the future we have raised our adoption fee for dogs aged 7 and under to $350 and our senior fee for dogs aged 8 and over to $250. We feel this is a fair and reasonable adoption cost and hope you all feel the same. We will continue to work with our local vets to try to reduce the medical costs for the dogs and are looking into new fundraising opportunities
Thank you for all of your support and NCGL looks forward to adopting out more amazing sight hounds in the future!