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December 2014

Get Your 2015 Celebrating Greyhounds Calendar!

2014 Membership Drive

100% of our support comes from grants and people like you who understand what it takes to run a 501(c)3 non profit and the time and money it takes to transport, feed, and pay for spay/neuters, dentals, vaccinations and needed medical care for the ex-racing Greyhounds in our foster and adoption program until adoptive homes are found.  We need donations to help these hounds.

Your tax deductible Recycled Racers membership donation will help save a homeless Greyhound.  If you have adopted or never adopted we would be honored to have your support as a member of Recycled Racers, Inc.  Become a member and get a 2015 Celebrating Greyhounds Calendar as a thank you gift!  Its easy. Just click this membership link to join today! THANK YOU!

Have Some Fun with the Greyhound Walking Club

Greyhound Walking Club - photo 1.    Greyhound Walking Club - photo 2.    Greyhound Walking Club - photo 3.    Greyhound Walking Club - photo 4.   

Every Saturday of the month we do a Greyhound dog walk usually starting at 10:30AM in the Fall and Winter, and 9:30AM in the Spring and Summer months.  Anyone may join us as we take a 1 hour walk with our dogs.  We walk at different locations each Saturday.  Its great fun and good exercise for us humans and the Greyhounds.  Get a little exercise.  Join us any Saturday.

Dog Walk Info - updated 12/01/14:


The Saturday, December 6th Dog Walk is Canceled.
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The Saturday, December 13th Dog Walk Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 12/13/14.

TIME:  Begins at 10:30AM and usually lasts for 1 hour.

LOCATION: We are walking at Village Greens Park located at the corner of East Union Ave and South Dayton St.  This park has great biking and walking paths, restrooms and many althletic fields.  It is a beautiful location right across the Dam Road from Cherry Creek State Park.

Park in the lot and you will see people standing around with their Greyhounds.  Remember to bring bottled water for you AND your dog.

DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions go to MapQuest.com and enter: Village Greens Park, 9501 E. Union Ave, Greenwood Village, CO. 80111.


The Saturday, December 20th Dog Walk Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 12/20/14.

TIME:  Begins at 10:30AM and usually last an hour.

LOCATION: We are walking at Cherry Creek State Park-West (no state pass required and no fee since we will be walking into the state park.)

We will park our cars and meet at Belleview Elementary School on the south east corner of South Dayton St & Campus Drive in Englewood, by the stop light.  We will walk across the street and enter the park from there.  Look for a group of people standing around with their Greyhounds.  Remember to bring bottled water for you AND your dog.

DIRECTIONS: For directions go to MapQuest.com and enter the address for Belleview Elementary School, 4851 South Dayton St, Englewood, CO. 80111.


The Saturday, December 27th Dog Walk Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 12/27/14.

TIME:  Begins at 10:30AM and usually lasts for 1 hour.

LOCATION: We are walking at Belmar Park which is located at South Wadsworth Blvd and West Virginia Ave, Lakewood, CO.  This beautiful park has several different walking trails, long or short walks, bridges over the lake and restrooms.

We will park at the Belmar Library parking lot on the south side.  Look for a group of cars with the purple, 'Adopt A Greyhound' license plates and people standing around with their Greyhounds.  Remember to bring bottled water for you AND your dog.

DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions go to MapQuest.com and enter: Belmar Park, 501 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Denver, CO. 80226


The Saturday, January 3rd 2015 Dog Walk Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 1/03/15.

TIME:  Begins at 10:30AM and usually lasts for 1 hour.

LOCATION: We are walking at Village Greens Park located at the corner of East Union Ave and South Dayton St.  This park has great biking and walking paths, restrooms and many althletic fields.  It is a beautiful location right across the Dam Road from Cherry Creek State Park.

Park in the lot and you will see people standing around with their Greyhounds.  Remember to bring bottled water for you AND your dog.

DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions go to MapQuest.com and enter: Village Greens Park, 9501 E. Union Ave, Greenwood Village, CO. 80111.

Join our Volunteer Team!

We are looking for new volunteers who want to have fun, meet people and promote Greyhound adoption and Recycled Racers.  Join us and make new friends!

Have your name & email address added to the Recycled Racers Volunteer email list by: texting or calling 303-908-3675 or email us at greyadopt1@aol.com


Greyhound Foster Homes Needed

We are happy to announce that we have closed our adoption kennel and have transitioned to a 100% foster home adoption program!!  We need individuals or families to foster a Greyhound in their home until the dog can be adopted.  We will provide foster homes with an extra large dog crate, free dog food for the duration of the foster period, dog feeding stations, leash, Greyhound safety collar, ID tags, kennel muzzle, Greyhound information book, and our Greyhound Care Manual.  We will take care of the foster Greyhound's vet needs during the duration of the foster period.

A Recycled Racers Rep will visit your home and explain the requirements of becoming a qualified Greyhound foster home and answer any questions you June have.  All you need to provide is plenty of love and a safe and responsible foster home for a homeless Greyhound.  Please consider becoming a foster home so that we can save even more Greyhounds and continue the work to find every retired racing Greyhound a good home.  Call or text 303-908-3675 for Foster Application and more information.


Meet-n-Greets

Recycled Racers invites people and their foster or adopted Greyhounds to attend the Meet-n-Greets at participating Petco locations once a month.  It is fun!  You bring your Greyhound and get to talk to interested people who want to learn about Greyhounds and how to foster and adopt one.  The Meet-n-Greets last just 2 hours once a month and your Greyhound will love getting to spend time with the other Greyhounds at the Meet-n-Greet.  Please call Marnie at 303-908-3675 to learn about this fun volunteer opportunity!


Donations We Need:

We appreciate donations of extra large dog crates, dog beds, used dog coats, toys, raised feeding bowles and dog biscuits.  These donations go to the foster Greyhounds in our care and are also given to adopters when they have need.


Contact Information

If you have recently driven past our old kennel and wondered where we are, don't worry!  We closed our kennel at the end of 2011 and are now a 100% foster home program!  You can contact us by using the information below:

Mailing address: PO Box 1665, Commerce City, Co. 80037

Phone as of Jan. 2011: 303-908-3675

Fax: 303-922-3577

Email: greyadopt1@aol.com

About Us:

Recycled Racers, Inc. has been a small 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 1993.  We are dedicated to the placement of retired racing Greyhounds into responsible, loving homes.  Since our inception in 1993, we have placed over 1,500 Greyhounds!  Every adoption is important to us.  We try to make every effort to match the personality of the Greyhound with the potential owner.  We enjoy keeping in touch with our Greyhound adopters and their hounds through their participation in our adopters events held through out the year.

Racing Greyhounds are usually not very old, when they become available for adoption.  They are typically 4 to 6 years of age when they retire and have an average life span of 12 to 14 years.  Occasionally, we get younger dogs who were not interested in chasing the lure or an older dog who is retired from breeding.  Racing Greyhounds are purebred dogs which are registered through the NGA (National Greyhound Association).

Greyhounds in our new 100% foster home program have their health checked, are spayed or neutered, have their rabies, distemper vaccinations updated and receive a dental cleaning, nail trim and bath prior to being placed into a qualified foster home until they can be adopted.  Each foster home is provided with an extra large dog crate, free dog food for the duration of the Greyhound's foster period, dog feeding bowls, leash, Greyhound safety collar, ID tags, kennel muzzle, Greyhound information book, our Greyhound Care Manual, and plastic kennel muzzle.  Our adoption fee is $175.00 which is applied to the above costs.  Each adopter gets a wonderful Greyhound with a professional quality 6-foot leash, matching tag collar, matching Martingale Greyhound safety collar, ID tags, kennel muzzle and our Greyhound Care Manual.

We get to know each and every dog's personality very well.  This constant contact helps us place each Greyhound into a situation that is right for the dog.  Our hope is that each Greyhound adopted out will blossom into a true family member in their new home.  The well being of each Greyhound in their new adoptive home is very important to us, and we take this responsibility seriously.

Soon you will find out what thousands of Greyhound adopters already know, that Greyhounds make fast friends!  If you are interested in adopting a retired racing Greyhound then read our How To Adopt a Greyhound web page.

If you can't adopt a retired racer at this time, but are interested in helping Greyhounds, then please read our How to Help web pages.  Thank you very much for visiting our web site and learning about this special breed!


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