Heartland Greyhound Adoption is a volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, formed and operating in central Iowa to promote the adoption of retired racing greyhounds.
HGA Mission Statement
The mission of Heartland Greyhound Adoption is: to educate the public about greyhounds through outreach projects; to encourage and nurture the adoption of greyhounds; to accept and screen applications for greyhound adoption; to establish foster homes for greyhounds prior to adoption; to aid and support the efforts of other greyhound friends and adoption groups; to establish and promote cooperation and understanding with local humane societies and other animal-interest groups.
One Sunday afternoon in September 2000, three greyhounds and their owners gathered for a “Meet-And-Greet” at the PETCO Store on Buffalo Rd. in Clive, IA. In June 2001, Heartland Greyhound Adoption was formally established as a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Currently Heartland Greyhound Adoption has about 200 members in the Midwest.