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Dog Availability Release 31May2019

Greetings Greyhound Lovers!

We know a lot of you have been asking for updates regarding our next haul of retired racing dogs. Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to secure dogs to bring up to Canada for adoption at this time.

We have reached out to our regular sources and they have no dogs available and are unsure as to when any dogs will become available. We have reached out to other sources for dogs and they have no dogs available either and are unsure when dogs will become available; we have also reached out to the National Greyhound Association and their response was;

“Unfortunately, there is a general shortage of Greyhounds all over the country right now, both for racing and adoption.  Obviously, this will change over time as the tracks in Florida begin to slowly close down.  I am sure you will see some availability in the coming months.” 

This does not mean we will not be getting dogs; it just means we don’t have a firm date when they will arrive.  Our Board members and Volunteers have been working tirelessly reaching out to old and new contacts in the United States to obtain a haul of retired racing dogs for both NCGL in British Columbia and Alberta. We hope to have some news soon.

Despite all of this, 2019 has been an extremely busy year for NCGL!  We helped a kind farmer find homes for 21 of his Greyhound x Wolfhound crosses (including 8 brand new babies born in our care) after he sadly passed away, we’ve helped families find new homes for their beloved pets when they could no longer keep them and we’ve helped the local match racing community find homes for their Greyhounds once their coursing careers have ended.  While it has been difficult to obtain Retired Racing Greyhounds from the United States of America, we’ve continued to help find homes for beautiful hounds in need.

If you’ve been waiting for a retired racing dog to arrive but are interested in adopting dogs from one of these alternate sources, please let your adoption coordinator know.  While these beauties tend to have a few different needs than the retired racing dogs – they make incredible additions to the family!

We also encourage you to check out other adoption groups in your area.  Our goal at NCGL is and always has been to find loving families for beautiful sighthounds. Meaning if you offer your loving home to a Greyhound from another adoption group, we couldn’t be happier for you and your new skinny!  If you do adopt from another organization, please know that you are always welcome to attend NCGL events. After all, we’d love to meet your beautiful new Greyhound!  If you do secure a racer through another organization, please let us know so we can remove you from our waiting list.

In addition, if you have paid a deposit to NCGL with your adoption application, we would be more than happy to refund the amount. Just contact us at Or, if you would like to get a tax receipt for the $50.00, we can do that as well – simply send your mailing information to the same e-mail address.

We want to thank everyone for all your continued support this year and in years past. Next year will be our 20th year in operation and with your continued patronage, we are hoping to carry on for many more!  Stay tuned for celebrations being planned for the 20th Anniversary in Alberta and BC.

We apologize for any inconvenience this shortage has caused but please know that we are doing our best and are hoping to have an update for you very soon!

All the Best,
Board of Directors
Northwest Canadian Greyhound League

NCGL Named Responsible Adoption Partner by NGA

The following has been received from the National Greyhound Association:

“The National Greyhound Association (NGA) has long wanted to provide a resource list of credible, responsible adoption groups to their membership, owners, kennels, haulers and trainers.  The list may also prove to be an assistance to those coordinating hauls and hopefully will be another re-direct for those looking to adopt. The list is comprised of groups they feel are responsible in practices as well as their professionalism towards our sport and dogs.  Northwest Canadian Greyhound League has been nominated to be added to the list.

The NGA is proud to include your adoption group as part of our inaugural list. The list can be viewed at  

Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you put into our Greyhounds.  We are proud to consider you one of our Responsible Adoption Partners.


NGA Webmaster & Board Member 3B”

“For the Love of Dogs” BC Gala Fundraiser

Please view our Gala Fundraiser page:

“For the Love of Dogs” BC 2018 Valentine Gala Fundraiser

Foster Homes Needed!

 Foster Homes Needed!


We are DESPERATE for foster homes! We can only bring in Greyhounds based on the number of foster homes available. Please help us help the dogs!

Greyhounds that come straight off the track need to learn how to behave in a house. They need to learn all about things like; linoleum, carpet, stairs, cats, little dogs, windows, mirrors and much more. Foster families take a Greyhound into their home and spend time teaching it how to be a wonderful house dog. They then have to be strong of heart and give the Greyhound up when it’s ready for adoption. Failing at fostering simply means falling in love with your foster and wanting to keep it. If you fail too often you won’t have room to foster anymore Greyhounds and that is what we consider a loss, but a happy loss! Usually, the fostering period only lasts 1-2 weeks


Click here for Fostering Application 2018-Aug22  or  e-Mail

Greyhound Belly Bands – Our Training Tool for Male Markers!

Do you own or are you fostering a male Greyhound that likes to mark everything in sight? We have just the right training tool for you and they are being custom made by one of NCGL’s volunteers.

Belly Bands have proven over and over that marking ends promptly after a few wearings. How long to have your dog wear a belly band and when to stop using? That is a personal decision, but if the dog/foster stays dry overnight while wearing one, use is usually discontinued.

For further information or to order, contact

NCGL Shopping Guide!

We still have some items left – for birthdays, or gifts for her, for him, the kids and for the Greyhounds. Shipping costs from British Columbia will be added on to purchase price of items listed. Act now – quantities are limited!  Orders can be sent to

GH Hangars

GH Hangers $5.00 ea.

Earrings and Charms

Earrings $15 pair and Pandora Charms $10 ea.



Greyhound Figurines $15 each

Greyhound Figurines $15 each

















Greyhound Pandora Pendants $20 each

Greyhound Pandora Pendants $20 each














Greyhound Tag Collars $15 each

Greyhound Tag Collars $15 each

















Northwest Canadian Greyhound League

Northwest Canadian Greyhound League