To date, more than 1000 reitred racing Greyhounds have found their forever homes through the dedicated work of hundreds of RDRP volunteers.
The dream of rescuing and caring for retired racing Greyhounds until we can find forever homes for them cannot be realized without the financial support of kind-hearted people.
Until 2008, RDRP solely relied on volunteer foster homes and rented kennel space to house its retired racing Greyhounds. Special needs rescues, such as dogs with broken bones and other racing related injuries were cared for in the homes of our special volunteers. The need to provide a consistent and stable environment for its dogs as they are made ready for their adoptive homes led to the Project’s purchase of a five-acre property. The facility will ultimately have a state of the art, secure and climate controlled kennel, necessary in Florida where weather concerns from the threat of hurricanes to oppressive summer heat and thunderstorms are paramount. The property acquisition allows RDRP to provide indoor and outdoor kennel space, and a consistent, stable environment for the dogs where they can receive training and socialization as they are made ready for their adoptive homes. With rescued Greyhounds located in one easy to access area, feeding, veterinary care, and rehabilitation can all be performed in a more efficient and cost effective manner.
Our Capital Campaign effort to raise $400,000 in a five year period beginning in 2009 is under way. Continual fundraising efforts to cover our monthly operating expenses to house, feed and care for our retired racers is an ongoing campaign.
We are always looking for donations and assistance with our mission to find forever homes for Greyhounds.
If interested in helping, please give us a call or make a financial contribution and join our recognition wall!