GAC’s Adoption Kennel
Our rescue facility is comprised of a main kennel building that holds 36 greyhounds in air-conditioned comfort. The dogs reside in large, airy wire crates with padded soft beds, fresh water, toys and chewies. Most track dogs are accustomed to crating and they enjoy the routine of “turnout” four times daily, as well as additional walks and enrichment activities.
The GAC main kennel building has a kitchen, office, laundry room and bathroom. Behind the kennel building are the turnout yards where dogs enjoy interacting with each other, splashing in the wading pools and getting lots of affection from volunteers. These yards are kept clean and sanitary thanks to the professionally designed layout of concrete and ample grated drains.
Behind the turnout yards are 13 canine condos with comfortable heated and air-conditioned bedrooms and access to an outdoor play area. Greyhounds who enjoy their condos live in a cage-free, muzzle-free condition, often sharing their condo and bedroom with a well-matched companion.
Typically, we have between 40-50 dogs residing at our Center daily. However, when well-matched dogs share canine condos, our capacity can reach as high as 63 dogs on premises. We also maintain some greyhounds in local foster homes.
Run Free Field
This gated, 1.3-acre field is a premier exercise areas geared towards improving the quality of life for hundreds of hounds rescued from cramped cages. GAC greyhounds use the field for exercise, socialization and rehabilitation after life-saving surgeries. Some public dog parks are not ideal for fast-moving greyhounds. Adoptive families can buy memberships to use this, safe, private grassy grove with water stations, benches and solar-powered irrigation. This field was made possible by a generous grant from the Petco Foundation.
A private, tranquil area for families to memorialize beloved pets is being built with generous funding from the Petco Foundation. This intimate landscaped area was created as a final resting place in a garden setting. Families can choose to purchase various sized plots marked with bronze plaques. Coming soon!
Canine Sports Center
This fully fenced, one-acre grassy field is equipped with dog agility training equipment, doggie wading pools and fresh water, restroom, dog bathing tub, cabana, lighting, and private, access-controlled, parking.
The Center houses The Agility Club of San Diego (ACSD), featuring twice-weekly classes for dog agility training. (www.agilityclubsd.org) The Canine Sports Center is open to the public. For safety purposes, members must have prior basic experience training dogs for agility, and members’ dogs must be well socialized with people and other dogs. The $40 monthly membership fee supports GAC. The site is also available for dog shows, trails and dog events as well as special events and private parties. Additional space is available on GAC’s Run-Free Field.
For hours of operation and directions visit: www.caninesportscenter.org