Prairie Beach – Fall Fest 2015 Postponed

Dear HGA Members, Adopters, and Facebook Followers –
We will not be holding Prairie Beach/Fall Fest in the fall of 2015.

We hope to be able to reschedule the event, Prairie Beach/Fall Fest, for the Spring of 2016, if time, resources, and schedules permit (due to the reasons discussed below). Please watch for more information early in 2016.

After much discussion by the Board of Directors we have come to the difficult decision to move Prairie Beach/Fall Fest to the Spring for the following reasons:

Cooler weather moving the event to Spring. We have previously
discussed moving the event spring to avoid hot weather, so now is a wonderful time.

Less interference with busy summer schedules of our members.

Bluff’s Run is closing in December of 2015.  The Board is in the process of transporting, fostering, making arrangements for housing, vetting, securing additional resources, and foster homes for many retirees due to the track closure.

Please continue to support and promote retired racing greyhound adoption as you have in the past and continue to support HGA in any way possible into the future. This will be a time that will require many volunteers for many different jobs and together we can all do more for our beloved breed.

We look forward to seeing all of you in the Spring of 2016, for what we hope will be a very large gathering for all of our Retired Racing Greyhounds and Their Forever Families.

Thank You for Your Understanding,
Heartland Greyhound Adoption Board of Directors.

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Donate Your Old Car to HGA!

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductable donation benefiting Heartland Greyhound Adoption. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

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Or call 1-877-999-8322
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Des Moines Area Fosters Needed

Good foster homes are a very important and rewarding part of the adoption process.   We are recruiting new fosters in the Des Moines area.  If interested, please contact Jody:

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HGA Now Accepting Credit and Debit Cards

We are now accepting debit and credit cards for payment of adoption fees, application fees, merchandise, membership dues, and donations.

Our payment service works with any US-issued and most non-US issued credit, debit, pre-paid or gift cards with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover logo.

If you are interested in using this service for payment, please see an HGA staff member at a Meet & Greet.

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Greyt Hounds Fall Fest 2014 Pictures!

Thank you to everyone that joined us at our annual event!   Pictures can be seen below:


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With the changes coming to the racing industry in Iowa, HGA has made a couple of changes.

First, effective July 1 our adoption fee will be changing. For dogs 0-7 the fee will be $275. For dogs 7 and older the fee will be $200. The application fee will change to $25 and will still be taken off the adoption fee upon adoption. Any applications received prior to July with adoptions completed in July will be grandfathered in with the current fees. Our average vetting expense is closer to $480 per dog.

Secondly, the HGA mission is to adopt out retired racing greyhounds. At this time we will no longer take in greyhound mixes or greyhounds from outside the racing industry. If anyone wishes to discuss this decision feel free to email Jorene at

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Prairie Beach 2013 Photos!

We had fun at Prairie Beach 2013 and raised money for a great cause!    See photos of our 2013 event.   HGA members can share their photos by emailing them to:


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