2017 Annual Gathering, 5k, Meeting

The 5K Fun Run will be a fun way for greyhound owners to meet and show off their dogs and help educate the public about greyhounds as the same time. Most people have never been up close with a greyhound and have never met one of these gentle giants. A special event that will raise money to support Heartland Greyhound Adoption!

Join us for a day of Greyt Fun! The 5K Runners/walkers will travel a course through the town of Altoona. Although the dogs will not participate in the 5K, greyhounds and their owners will walk in the Grey Parade!

DATE: September 30, 2017

TIME: Kick off 10 a.m.

5 K –  10:30 start

Grey parade – 11:30 start

PLACE: Lions Park, 507 13th Ave SW, Altoona, IA

HGA Annual Meeting to be held following the Grey Parade.

Other fun happenings at this event include:

• Costume Contest for the Greyhounds

• Greyhound Vendor Booths

• A Photo Booth

• Walking Taco Bar

• Silent Auction This event is Heartland Greyhound Adoption’s annual meeting.

Early registration 5K Run (includes T-Shirt): Adult $25.00 Child $20.00 Day of Race: Adult $30.00 Child $25.00

If you have any questions please email Ronda Gillaspy at greytpaw5kfunrun@yahoo.com. There is no charge to walk in the Grey Parade.

Registration form:


(The correct street  address to mail form is: 507 13th Ave SW)




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About Heartland Greyhound Adoption



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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.

Don’t donate your car or truck to some charity you have never heard of. Our trusted service makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and your charity, Heartland Greyhound Adoption, gets the benefit of your donation.

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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:  jodye83@gmail.com

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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.

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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: hga.racers@gmail.com



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