On March 16, 2002, SEGA held the grand opening for its adoption kennel, realizing a long-held goal to have a dedicated facility for housing some of its Greyhounds awaiting adoption. The adoption kennel is supported solely by donations and adoption fees, an achievement of which SEGA is very proud.
Located in Acworth, Georgia, the adoption kennel was made available through the generosity of one of the veterinarians for the SEGA adoption program. SEGA has exclusive use of up to 10 indoor runs in two rooms. There is adjoining office space which serves as the adoption center, and SEGA has a stainless steel tub in which to bathe new arrivals. In addition, there is a fenced turnout yard which gives the kennel residents a place to stretch their legs and run each day. Some Greyhounds reside in the adoption kennel until they are adopted, and some live with a foster family, depending on the individual needs of the Greyhound and the availability of foster homes.
The kennel staff provide daily cleaning of the runs, feed the Greyhounds, and walk them in the morning and afternoon. In the evenings, SEGA volunteers give the Greyhounds their final turnout for the night. Volunteering for nightly turnouts is a great way to spend time with the adoptable Greyhounds. Some volunteers turnout one night a month, and others turnout several nights a month. If you are interested in volunteering for turnouts, please contact the kennel coordinator, Eda Holt and Judy Mattingly, to work with you to find a schedule that is suitable to you.
SEGA is always in need of supplies and other items to keep its kennel running. Here is a list of some of the items on our wish list:
If you would like to donate items for the kennel operations, you may email Eda Holt and Judy Mattingly to make arrangements to get the items from you. Go to Amazon.com and view the kennel wish list and shop right from your home.
Remember that all donations of goods are also tax deductible!
Southeastern Greyhound Adoption/Greyhound Pets of America-Atlanta is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. Our sole sources of funds for our operations are adoption fees and donations, 100 percent of which goes directly to our adoption efforts.
To make a tax-deductible donation to help support our kennel fund via PayPal click on the PayPal button below.
If you would rather mail your tax-deductible donation, please send it to:
610 Welford Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
Please note on your check that the donation is for the kennel fund.
Your donation will be greatly appreciated, especially by the Greyhounds!