How to Support Greyhound Adoption, Get a Sweet Tee

Do you want to help greyhounds? Well, when I’m done here, you will have several ways in which you can do that- By helping out the PEOPLE who dedicate their time to connecting loving owners with these amazing dogs. Hang in, because I need you, yes you! Whether you’re doing ok or broke, whether you have too much time on your hands or you’re too busy, I have a way for you to make a difference…and it’s crazy simple. 

Meet Cathy from Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton, MA, because she’s who we’re going to help first. 

Cathy is trying SO hard to bring adorable, deserving pups to warm, loving forever homes, but she’s really up against it, between racing ending in so many places, and all the stuff going on in the world…but Cathy won’t quit. And what’s more, she’s dedicated to SEEKING OUT hounds who need homes. 

Do you know the story of The Giving Tree?  This beautiful story inspired me figure out how we’re going to help greyhounds now, and into the future. 

Basically, there’s this tree, who finds many ways to nurture the boy who lives nearby. As the child grows up, the tree offers branches to climb, apples to sell, and wood to build a home. At the end, the tree, who’s down to just a stump, is sad, because she can’t find another way to help. But, here’s what happens:

“I don’t need very much now,” said the boy.

“just a quiet place to sit and rest.

I am very tired.”

“Well,” said the tree, straightening

herself up as much as she could,

“well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting

Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”

And the boy did.

And the tree was happy.”

– from The Giving Tree by Shel silverstein

So I have developed THE GIVING TEE!!

Do NOT click off if you can’t afford a tee, please- at the end, I can tell you a huge way to help for free, ok?

For every GIVING TEE  I sell, I’m making a donation to keep greyhound adoption happening, starting with Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton, MA…and it’s going to be a SIGNIFICANT donation, not just two bucks or ten percent …so don’t think buying just one shirt won’t make a difference, it will make ALL the difference. 

My original design features artwork that captures the magic between pet greyhounds and their beloved owners, plus the message “Support Greyhound Adoption.“  

For the guys, anyone who simply prefers a simpler design,  I also made this less frilly one. 

I’ve tried to make the most attractive shirt possible, because I want people to ask you about your shirt, and then you’re helping EVEN MORE greyhounds, by telling others how they can get a Giving Tee of their own. 

If the first campaign is successful, I’ll repeat it to support greyhound adoption in the U.K. AND Australia, because I know many of you are from those areas. 

Here’s a bonus hack for getting around some of the shipping: the shipping for one tee is $3.99, but that drops to a very reasonable $2 for each additional tee, so order with friends, stock up as gifts, or get a few in different colors. 

Here is the link to get your own Giving Tee.  That will take you over to the Teespring Greyhound Homecare Store. I have several other designs there, but only those titled Giving Tees are for this fundraiser. 

This link will take you over to the Teespring Greyhound Homecare Store. I have several other designs there, but only those titled Giving Tees are for this fundraiser (I haven’t done much yet to publicize the store – this fundraiser is my first priority – but, of course, I would love it if you want to take a look at the rest of my designs). 

Mens – Kids (Tee shirts):

Mens (Hoodies):

Ladies – Girls (Tee shirts):

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If you can’t afford to donate by buying a tee, you can help for absolutely free by posting this video or links for the Giving Tee to anyone you know who cares about greyhound adoption- your social media,  Facebook, Reddit, dog forums, Instagram, anyplace you can get the word out to greyhound lovers who might be able to help. By being a force multiplier for greyhounds, you will see huge results!

I hope I have a great follow up for this post, but that depends on you, so thanks for reading, and see you over at the Greyhound Homecare Store!

By Gail McGaffigan

The owner of the Greyhound Homecare website and YouTube channel, Gail has had retired racing greyhounds as pets since 1997. Please visit our channel, too!