Celebrating 25 Years of Finding Forever Homes

Celebrating 25 Years of Finding Forever Homes

Saturday, October 22nd, Noon to 3PM
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
6701 W Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093

This year we are celebrating 25 years of finding forever homes and we are doing it at the beautiful Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano.

This year we are celebrating 25 years of finding forever homes and we are doing it at the beautiful Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano. The event will include:

  • Catering by "The Hamburger Man"
  • Camp Greyhound Designs - beautiful martingale collars
  • Dragonfly studio13 - customized calligraphic items
  • GU's Online Store – New t-shirt design, 2016 calendars and much more.
  • Silent Auction - Cowboy tickets, one of a kind greyhound art, fun baskets and more!
  • Raffle
  • Costume contest - "Celebrate 25"
  • Games for you and your hound

Lettering for the Hounds!

Thomas Burns will be at Greyfest again this year penning names to raise money for the hounds. He can letter any name you chose - be it a 4 legged or a 2 legged. The lettering will be a unique hand called Button Alphabet. There will be different colors of metallic inks to choose from and when you see this on black paper it's absolutely spectacular!

Below is a sample of GU's little "Angel" Angelica in Button Alphabet.

Angelica lettering

Lets see if we can't keep him glued to his chair writing names for the entire fest!

A $5 donation is all it takes to get a name lettered. All proceeds go directly to Greyhounds Unlimited.

Greyfest is one of the main fundraising events of the year for Greyhounds Unlimited. It is only with the money raised that we are able to rescue, rehabilitate and find them their forever humans and homes.

We have greyt fun putting this event together for all of you, our greyhound adopters, and hope you will be able to come out and join us as we celebrate the 25 years that Greyhounds Unlimited has been finding forever homes!

Registration is $5 and the Meal is optional for an additional $10. You can register and pay online.

Click here to Register now!

Quilt Raffle

Handmade Quilt Raffle

Celebrating 25 Years of Finding Forever Homes

This fabulous quilt has been donated by Ashley E., a UNT college student. For her college project, Ashley wanted to do something that would involve business and art, in some form, and that she could donate to an animal rescue. She was inspired by GU celebrating 25 years finding forever homes.

The quilt measurements are 61" by 58".

For as little as $5 per chance you could win this fabulous quilt.

THE DRAWING ... will be held on Saturday, November 19th at the Barnes & Noble Meet and Greet. You do not have to be present to win. We will attempt to contact the winner by phone immediately upon completion of the drawing. If unsuccessful we will try email and then regular mail. The winning number will be posted on this site within 48 hours.

Purchase your chance now by clicking here

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program – Register Now and Help the Hounds

Tom Thumb will donate 1% of the purchase price of groceries when you use your Tom Thumb Rewards card. All you have to do is go to the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program, fill out the form using our Charity #2743, take it to the customer service counter at your store.

Kroger Community Rewards – Register Now and Help the Hounds

Kroger will donate a percentage of all purchases made when you use your Kroger Reward Card. A Digital Account is needed in order to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. Please go to Kroger Community Rewards.

Help Us Now, Make Your Donation Today

Greyhounds Unlimited is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. Your support is always needed and greytly appreciated, especially by the hounds. Cash donations are always welcome, and 100% of all donations support the ongoing needs of the greyhounds in GU's care.

Help us help a Greyhound ... Click the button below

or mail your check to:
Greyhounds Unlimited
P.O. Box 703967
Dallas, TX 75370-3967

Recurring Donation


Current Greyhounds Available for Adoption

Angelica, Rio and Bolt Need Your Help

If you're like us, you can't wait for these irresistible greyhounds to be healthy again. But in order to make that happen we need your help! Please donate to assist GU to pay for expenses already incurred and those that will come.

Introducing Angelica!


Ready to take this Angel into your life? Angelica is a nine-month old puppy who has already gotten her Greyhound supermodel good looks. Typically happy, she loves running and playing, especially with cell phones, shoes and remotes!

Angelica is white with brindle patches and a pair of bottomless brown eyes, but all is not heavenly for this sweetie. When she plays for about ten minutes, she begins limping on her right rear leg. Worse, when her tail is lifted up, she screams. If you've never heard one of these beautiful animals scream in pain, it's heart-wrenching.


After three sets of X-rays showing no abnormalities, the vet believes the problem is in the spine. Only an MRI ($4,000) can show what's wrong so it can be addressed. Previously, GU Greyhounds medically requiring MRIs have gotten well and gone on to live happily in their forever homes. Our Greyhounds look to you to "just make it better, please." Please help us meet the expense of this important diagnostic test for Angelica; donate whatever you can.

Introducing Bolt!


If your name is Bolt, you'd better be fast!

I'm not even three months old, and my dream is to grow up to be the fastest greyhound in the world. But something happened on the way to running free, and now I've got this cast on my leg. I've already got running stripes (brown brindle), and my friends at GU tell me they can fix me up, but it will take time and money.

Can you help? Until just recently I was in an "external fixator" (don't ask me to spell that) and my splint will come off in two weeks. Please donate so they can keep working on me. I really want to run.

Susan tells me I was named after the fastest man in the world, but I can beat him, easy. Just wait till I get all four legs working!

Introducing Rio!


As long as we're talking about the Olympics, let me tell you about my buddy Rio. She got here a week before I did, and now as you can see, we have matching casts. Rio needs your help too.

Rio is a 5½ week-old girl, given to GU by her breeder because of a broken (r/l, f/r) leg. The large bone above the knee is fractured involving both the tibia and fibula bones. Fortunately, the leg did not have to be amputated. She was in a splint for a long time and her leg muscles aren't strong any more.

To get her muscle tone back, she will need therapy on the underwater treadmill at the Surgery Center, about three times a week at a cost of $72 per visit. (I'm so glad greyhound puppies don't know anything about money. That sounds like a lot.) She could need this for several months until she regains her strength. I'm roo-ing for her to get better.

— By M. Mathis

Update on Angelica:

September 17, 2016: If you're already dreaming about adopting Angelica, we want to let you know that she's still awaiting her MRI as we continue raising the $4,000 to pay for it. This is the only thing holding us back from getting her medical diagnosis and care. And then she can be prepared for her forever home – maybe yours!

Update on Major:


It is with sad news that Major passed away last night, August 25, 2016 and is now running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Major left his paw print on our hearts...his passing has been very difficult on his foster dad. We appreciate everyone's help and support. Thank you for being such a great family and friends to Major.

Major, a handsome two-year-old brindle, was a very sweet-natured boy who loved playing fetch, drinking out of the hose and splashing in the kiddie pool. Major would run sideways with his head tilted. He sometimes fell when being walked, or he fell into the person walking him. Inside his kennel, he paced in circles for hours on end.

An MRI ($4,000) was performed on Major and he was found to have an inoperable brain tumor. He was on medication to help reduce the size of the tumor and give him a little more time. The prognosis was not good – we were told a few months.

$25 for 25 Fundraising Drive

$25 for 25

In order for us to continue to carry out the vision of our founder, Hope Combest and the mission of Greyhounds Unlimited we are excited to launch the "$25 for 25" campaign to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

For 25 years Greyhounds Unlimited has been dedicated to finding caring and responsible homes for greyhounds from all situations including track racers who have retired (or in some cases, never began), sick, injured and abandoned. In the last 25 years over 3,200 greyhounds have come through our organization.

For as little as $25 you can show your support to continue to carry out our mission and have your name etched on the $25 for 25 Fundraising Drive wall.

Make your donation now or visit our Brick Wall to see our generous donors.

Can You be that Bridge to a New Home?

We are still in dire need of foster homes for our incoming hounds. Foster homes are the bridge that leads to a forever home for our adoptable hounds, giving them a head start on getting accustomed to living in a home instead of a kennel, teaching them all the new and wonderful things they will encounter in a home that they may never have seen before.

If you are ready to give fostering a try, please send an email to One of our foster coordinators will contact you to talk about fostering and how you might be able to help, what your obstacles might be and how we might overcome them together. We all want this to be a successful experience for you and your new foster!

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Contact Information

The Greyhound Rescue Society of Texas
dba Greyhounds Unlimited
972-503-GREY (4739)

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Updated: 20 October 2016 15:43