If you own a retired racing greyhound, you could volunteer.  Even if you don’t own a retired racing greyhound you could volunteer.  Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption (NLGA) is a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to finding responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds and educating the public about greyhounds as pets.  To do this we need help.

NLGA events are listed on the calendar.  Examples of yearly events you can look forward to are: The Annual Picnic, and Holiday Boutique, summer and fall parades, dog shows, art shows, Renaissance Festival, county and state fairs and dining with your hound at dog friendly restaurants.

On a monthly basis NLGA’s calendar lists group walks in local/regional parks, and social events, and opportunities for greyhound appreciators to get together to socialize, and opportunities for NLGA members to be creative.

On a weekly basis at various locations around the metro area, we host Meet & Greets.  Hosting your own Meet and Greet is fun for you and your greyhound.

On an emergency basis participate in the lost hound network.  Hopefully you and your greyhound will never need this.
We can only offer these events if we have volunteers who are willing to suggest and participate in these fun activities.  We need your help to offer these events.

Here are some volunteering requests:

  • Recruit, create or collect donations for the Annual Picnic, or Holiday Boutique,
  • Help set up, work an hour or two, tear down after the Holiday Boutique
  • Help pack, set up, work a shift, tear down, or unload after the Annual Picnic,
  • Supervise an adoptable greyhound at the Annual Picnic,
  • Walk your greyhound and/or an adoptable greyhound in a parade,
  • Carry the NLGA banner while you and your dog walk in a parade,
  • Drive a shuttle vehicle to get people to and from parade sites,
  • Attend events with your greyhound and share your “Greyt” knowledge,
  • Host a Meet & Greet, attend Meet & Greets,
  • Join us for group walks, create your own group walk,
  • Identify dog friendly restaurants where we could eat and drink,
  • Share your computer, graphic, or printing expertise,
  • Share your creative talents, skills and hobbies,
  • Help transport greyhounds,
  • Foster an adoptable greyhound!!!

If you would like to volunteer please call 763-754-9754, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank You,

The Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption Board of Directors


Contact Us

Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption • 11247 Foley Boulevard • Coon Rapids, MN 55448

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