Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO BOX 4416
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 -0669
(732) 356-4370
Dogs: 16

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;

those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,

just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing;

they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.

His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers.

Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,

you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head,

and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown

 These Greyhounds have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and will be remembered fondly by their families...

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Dennis was a beautiful, sweet-natured greyhound whose untimely death can serve as a reminder to all of our adopters and, we hope, prevent future needless tragedies. Dennis' adopter - who claims to be a "dog trainer" - refused to heed the advice of Greyhound Friends and allowed his two greys to run in the yard unmuzzled. Even after an initial incident in which his other grey was bitten, the dogs continued running together while muzzles were in the mail to him. It's not clear if it was the other greyhound or another dog who attacked Dennis but he was badly - not fatally - bitten. The bill to repair the damage at the Arco Veterinary Hospital was estimated at $500. The adopter, without consulting GFNJ, decided this was more than Dennis' life was worth and he instructed the vet to kill this excellent dog less than a month after adopting him.

So that the unnecessary and cruel death of this 4-year-old greyhound should not be in vain, we are reminding our adopters that our interest in the greyhounds does not end with their adoption. In too many cases we have taken dogs back in need of routine, sometimes extraordinary, veterinary care which we then have provided at our expense prior to re-homing the dog. In Dennis' case we would have taken care of his medical needs and reclaimed him since this adopter was either too negligent or too stubborn to admit that we are more familiar with greyhound behavior than he is.

We mourn the unnecessary loss of Dennis, but we hope his death can save the lives of other greyhounds whose adopters are unwilling or unable to provide the needed care they committed to when they signed their adoption contracts.


My wonderful boy Burdette (KB's Burdette) past away on Feb. 12th. 2021. He was a momma's boy who would follow me around, lay his head in my lap, was friendly with other dogs and loved his sister hound Sophie. He was 11 years and 8 months old.

I miss him with all my heart.

Forrest and Jenny

They will always be as they are in the photos. Together, side by side.

Forrest aka Country Venture February 2012 - age 7

Jenny aka Dublin Mary Ann December 2020 - age 13 and 3/4 years

Nyxie (Dragon's Lair's Onyx Wyrm)

You knew her as Gogo Hera, but to us, she was Nyxie (Dragon's Lair's Onyx Wyrm).

7.5 years with her was simply not enough. She loved squeaky toys, food (especially a good steak), her giant beanbag chairs, and chasing all our other greyz around our huge fenced backyard. And she had a great sense of humor, as illustrated when she ate the one and only tiny watermelon growing on the vine my wife was so proud of (crunch, crunch, crunch, gulp). She would "troll" people by batting at them if they walked by the beanbag she was laying on and they didn't stop to pet her... or when stopped petting her and walked away. She was a champion roacher, cuddler, and farter, and we miss her horribly.


Gracie (racing name Dakota Kat) was the perfect dog. She enjoyed walks, naps on the couch, and digging. Her happy teeth chattering always brought a smile to my face. This sweet girl was a beloved part of our family for 10 years. Those years passed all too quickly and we said goodbye to her just a few weeks shy of her turning 14. I am devastated. Gracie changed my life. She brought joy and healing unlike any other dog I’ve ever known. She was my heart dog and I will miss her every moment.

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