Monica’s Heart, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds into loving homes. Since our inception in 1996, we have placed over twelve hundred retired racers.


Most racing greyhounds are retired between the ages of two and four years.  With a lifespan of twelve to fourteen years they are still in the prime of their life.   We pick the greyhounds up from tracks, kennels, greyhound farms, or long cross-country hauls.  Once we have the dog in our foster program we have their veterinary services performed – spay/neuter, immunizations, heartworm test, dental, and any other essential medical treatment.  All dogs are treated for intestinal parasites and started on preventative medicine for fleas, ticks and heartworm. Although we don't know the medical background of every dog, the medical care they receive prior to adoption helps to ensure a smooth and healthy transition into their new adoptive home. 


Monica's Heart does not have a kennel facility.  Our dogs are cared for in foster homes until they are adopted.  Visitations to meet the dogs can be arranged by calling or emailing to set up an appointment, or you can meet them at any of our many Meet and Greets held each month.  See our EVENT schedule.


Our adoption donation of $230 helps to offset the cost of the veterinary services, food, transportation costs, medicines, and other incidental charges.  Each dog that gets adopted is fully vetted and in addition goes to his or her new home with a Premier martingale collar and leash set, a fleece coat, grooming brush and a reference manual.


Funding for Monica’s Heart is totally dependent on adoption fees, membership, fundraisers, donations, the sale of greyhound related merchandise and volunteer efforts of our members.  Membership is open to all who want to help greyhounds find a good home when they have retired from racing. We will gladly accept any donation of time, skills, and of course, monetary assistance. Contact us if you can help, or click on our membership application and join us!


It is through the generosity and hard work of the members of Monica’s Heart that we have been able to place a steady stream of retired racers through our program.  While the dogs themselves are the heart of our organization, the volunteers are the back-bone.  Without dedicated volunteers, Monica's Heart would not exist.


Please feel free to browse through our site – learn about greyhounds, visit with the foster dogs, let us know what you think, check out our schedule of events, and get to know us!

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