ARE YOU WONDERING HOW YOU MIGHT HELP OUT? THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS FOR YOU TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH JOEY’S GREYHOUND FRIENDS, INC.
Maybe you are interested in becoming a volunteer in our group? Maybe you can help with dog runs or you enjoy working at events and meet & greets? Do you enjoy talking and educating the public about greyhounds? Do you have a special talent or would like to open your home to a foster dog and experience his/her transformation from a lean running machine to a family pet?
If you like to help out, please contact us at : TropicalJill@comcast.net, or call: # 239-574-3319
DONATION OF CASH
Joey’s Greyhound Friends, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization and we always appreciate your donation of cash. 100% of all donations received goes to our greyhounds. Please click on the I Give button on your right or Pay Pal button or come by and meet our sweethearts in person at our regular M&Gs and donate there. Our mailing address, should you decide to send a check, is: Joey’s Greyhound Friends, Inc., 4820 SW 24th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Please also check the possibility to become a sponsor for our Oldies and Special Needs greys on our Oldies and Special Needs page.
MEET & GREETS
These events are scheduled regularly, either at our M&G permanent spot during the winter season, which is the Cape Coral Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning, or, we are invited to special events, such as the Cape Coral Festival of Arts, Pet shows, and other community events.
We always appreciate the extra help to show our greyhounds to the public and to spread the good word about greyhounds.
Please contact Brigitte at: joeysGHfriends@aol.com, or call: 239-281-1069
For any info or scheduling about our M&G volunteer program.
FOSTERING: Our foster people are very important to us!
Without them, we could not properly evaluate our greyhound’s temperament and prepare them for their forever, loving home with their new family. Great joy can be found in seeing a greyhound experience home life for the first time and watching him/her evolving from a race dog or breeding dog to a family pet. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our foster program.
The first step would be to fill out an application and we will be in touch with you. The home visit following the application is to be sure that the new fosters are prepared to accept the moral, physical and minor financial responsibilities (e.g. dog food) involved with fostering a greyhound.
Fostering a greyhound is a generous, but serious commitment.
We do have a foster home contract in which all points regarding fostering are explained.
Please contact Jill at TropicalJill@comcast.net, should you be interested, or call: 239-574-3319
Since we cannot absorb all the greyhounds in need to find a place after their racing or/and breeding career is over, we do work with reputable groups outside Florida.
We do this by doing “FREEDOM RUNS” with our JGF’s Couch Potato Express. We can fit up to 8 greyhounds comfortable into the van and always look for volunteer to drive the greyhounds to love and freedom.
Thanks to the Pilots’ N Paws’ Program, we met two flying Angels: Janine and Mike, who have saved hundreds of greyhounds by flying them, either to their destination in the Mid West, or helping them get on the way from FL up the Eastern Seaboard.
Our group could not save all of the greyhounds that are on our list to get placed, if not for Janine and Mike (we lovingly refer to them as “The pilots”). Their dedication and time and financial help is unsurpassed.