Help a Hound

There are so many ways that you can help a greyhound on its path from retirement to his or her forever home.  As a fair-sized kennel we are always in need of assistance with the dogs and gratefully accept any and all donations whether it be cash, time, or essential items. Please look below at the many ways you can assist the dogs in our care even if adopting or fostering is not an option at this time.

Travel Sponsorship $100.00

Our dogs arrive every six to eight weeks in groups of thirty or more transported by professional dog haulers. The truck and trailer equipped with very large crates is designed for the greyhound’s safety and comfort during travel. They are very large and spacious which allow two dogs to travel together in a crate with constant access to water, and rugs for nesting comfortably while on the road.The crates are climate controlled and allow the dogs to travel in either air-conditioned or heated comfort, depending on their final destination and the time of year. This created an added travel expense of approximately $100 per dog.

Monthly Hound Sponsorship $30.00

Our Monthly Hound Sponsorship program is quite successful in helping cover the costs of new dogs arriving to the kennel. This sponsorship helps to offset the costs of their food, medical expenses, spay and neuter, and other incidentals. When a dog that has been sponsored and is adopted before the month’s end, the remaining donation goes to cover the cost of yet another hound still waiting for adoption. If you want to sponsor a specific dog please let us know.

Kennel Wish List Donations: Priceless

We often need items to help with the running of our kennel. Please see our wish list below of products that we usually need. If you have donations of this nature and can not make it out to the kennel please go to our contact page and we will arrange a pick up.

  • Tuna packed in water
  • Minute Rice
  • Sardines packed in water
  • Garbage bags of clean wood sawdust or shavings for dog yard
  • 6 ft leashes
  • Industrial size garbage bags (drum liners), bleach, natural cleaners, paper towels
  • Tubs of plain yogurt, peanut butter, milk bones, evaporated milk, and cream cheese .
  • Clean, shredded paper (shredded length-wise, not cross shred please)
  • Good used dog toys or stuffed animals for use in kennel
  • Donations of quality dog food for use in kennel.
  • Canadian Tire money
  • Large marshmallows

 

ResQwalk 

ResQwalk is a FREE mobile app that enables you to raise money and resources for animal welfare organizations, simply by walking. Each month we announce a ResQpool of cash and other resources that have been provided by corporate sponsors. In order to earn part of the pool for your favorite animal welfare organization, all you have to do is download the ResQwalk app and start walking!

 

Recyclable Donations

We accept recyclable donations. They add up quickly but makes a significant difference to the dogs difference to the dogs by covering a good deal of the cost of their care. Every dollar counts, and is put to use to cover the dogs’ travel expenses, unexpected medical treatment, or a longer-than-anticipated stay at the kennel.
Recyclables can be dropped off at the following locations under GPAC’s name
Karens – 807 Main St, Dartmouth, #7 highway (on the way to the kennel)
Marcs (Green Leaf) – 30 Stella Dr, Porters Lake
Tanners – 6393 Bayne St, Halifax
John Ross & Sons – 171 Chain Lake Dr, Bayers Lake
           Fadars – 15 Sackville Cross Rd, Lower Sackville