2017 Membership Drive


Become a member and support greyhound adoption.

A message from Joyce McRorie, President of FastFriends

Lots to Smile About!

We would like to say "THANK YOU" to our donors, long-time and brand new, who help us make a wonderful difference in the lives of retired racing greyhounds.  Since FastFriends was formed, our all-volunteer group has found homes for more than 3,760 greyhounds and worked with similar organizations to place hundreds more.  That's a whole lot of happy hounds and families! 

Thanks to your generosity, we continue to be successful in achieving our mission -- to do everything possible for every greyhound that comes under our care.  Each year, new challenges come our way.  Now, with more dog tracks closing across the nation, we find ourselves bringing in more dogs than ever before.  That, coupled with an increase in injured and ill dogs, means that our expenses continue to rise as well.  Thanks to our generous supporters, we are still able to ensure that every one of our greyhounds receives the treatment required to restore it to the best possible health so it can be matched with a loving home.

This year has been marked with some firsts among our greyhounds!  Eliseo came to us with not one, but two broken legs, both on the same side.  He had matching casts after surgery and is doing well.  Wayne had a bleeding issue following surgery and required 15 units of blood, much of which was donated by his FastFriends "siblings"!

Depending on the severity of an injury, the surgery and aftercare for a dog with a broken leg can cost $4,500 - $5,500; it can take six months to a year of dedicated foster care for an injury to heal. Dogs with significant illnesses or chronic conditions can require months of specialized care to determine the right regimen of medication, food and care. We do what we do because FastFriends believes every one of these beautiful animals deserves the same chance as their healthier colleagues to be cherished and loved by a family.

This is why FastFriends’ annual membership drive is such a critical source of revenue for us.

Our volunteers make our work possible! They do whatever it takes to prepare the greyhounds for their lives as beloved pets. Fostering, transporting, fundraising and increasing public awareness about greyhounds as pets -- our volunteers do it all with love and enthusiasm! But many of the things we must do for the hounds require money; unlike love and enthusiasm, that is too often in short supply.

Please give generously so we can continue to meet the needs of every greyhound that relies on us to guide him or her to a loving “forever” home. 

2017 Membership Donation Levels

$25 - Greyt Friend

2017 FF Membership decal (1)

$50 - Pack Member

2017 FF Membership decals (2)

$100 - Hound Hero

2017 FF Membership decals (2)

+ 1 free admission ticket to the FastFriends Picnic

$250 - Greyt Heart

2017 FF Membership decals (2)

+ 1 free admission ticket to the FastFriends Picnic

+  free dog wash at a FF Quarterly Dog Wash

$500 - Winner's Circle

2017 FF Membership decals (2)

+ Large FF window sticker (1)

+ 2 free admission tickets to the FastFriends Picnic

+ 1 free dog wash at a FF Quarterly Dog Wash

$1,000 - Top Dog

2017 FF Membership decals (2)

+ Large FF window sticker (1)

+ 2 free admission tickets to the FastFriends Picnic

+ 2 free dog wash at a FF Quarterly Dog Wash

+ 2 tickets to the 2017 Caliente Racetrack Tour in the fall (chartered bus included; passport or passport card required for border crossing.)

Become a member today

If you would rather send in your donation and sign up form through the mail, click here to download the paper brochure. Print it out and mail it to us along with your donation!

Special Limited personal/corporate naming opportunities

$1500 - Resting crate in barn (3 available)

$2,500 - Hound Hauler "Heading Home Cubbyhole" 7 available

$5,000 - Greyt Spirit One of each type of acknowledgement gift noted above