Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO BOX 4416
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 -0669
(732) 356-4370
Dogs: 25

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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 many instances we have loaned adopters money - interest free - to help with exorbitant veterinary bills. 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.

Shadow, Jasper & Joslyn

The Trio - A Class Act

My first 3 greys have a very special place in my heart. They were an introduction to a gentle, loving and patient breed. I adopted them all at 3 years of age.

In the pictures left to right they are - Shadow, Jasper & Joslyn.

Shadow - once trained for home life, he was quick to train the other two. I didn't realize how much he did in subtle ways to make life run smoother. Shadow excelled in everything he did. He was my right hand man. (August 2, 1998 - January 4, 2011, lived to 12-1/2 years old.) Born a Greyhound - Died a Gentleman.

Joslyn - a petite Greyhound, the smallest I have ever seen. She was very feminine and oh so sweet. (July 31, 2001 - January 2, 2012, lived to 10-1/2 years old.) Always a Lady.

Jasper - was also eager to please, with such a funny personality. His antics made us laugh. He was our character. (June 21, 1999 - January 3, 2014, lived to 14-1/2 years old.) Such a sweet little boy.

I could write a book about them, they filled my life with so much love. Being true to their breed, they have paved the way for more Greyhounds in my life. What a fine job they have done. I will keep them close in my heart forever.

Judy Olsen

Cmon Davonti

It is with extreme sadness that I announce the passing of Cmon Davanti. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma this past summer and eventually was in too much pain to enjoy a good quality of life.

Despite only having Davanti for a year, she touched our lives in a way I thought impossible. She was the kindest, goofiest and most loving animal I have ever known.

We will forever be Greyhound owners thanks to our pretty girl. In the near future we plan on adopting two Greyhounds that are in need of a forever home.

Jeff & Julie Johnson

Rest In Peace, Davanti. We love you with all of our hearts.

Murff aka “Mad Man Murphy”

In Memory of our beloved Murff aka “Mad Man Murphy”

Born 7/27/01
Went to the Rainbow Bridge 12/8/12

Our Murff was not a madman! He was the sweetest, gentlest, most majestic grey ever. I can’t tell you how many times on our daily walks that people would stop and comment on what a beautiful dog he is. There were also times when he was even stopping traffic, motorists slowing down their cars to shout out the window “What kind of dog is that? He is gorgeous! Did you rescue him? God bless you!” He was well known in our area of town….crossing guards waving when they saw him coming…..neighbors calling out Hey Murff!....children asking if they could pet him…., and of course he was always happy to see and walk with his “girl” Oreo, a beautiful black and white grey.

But……Murff’s time on the earth was coming to an end….diagnosed with cancer……he left fairly quick and could not hold on any longer.

I miss him still….my wonderful grey! spirit with me still.

Love, your mommy and daddy, Joe, Jack, your favorite buddy Slicky, and Sid-Nee


It is with great sadness that we write to tell all of the passing of Iggy, formerly BF Wigwam. We had to put Iggy down on Monday because of a very aggressive osteosarcoma that progressed from a barely noticeable shadow on x-ray to total destruction of her shoulder in just 2 weeks. Our vet said he never saw anything change so rapidly. The pain came fast and furious.

We will never forget Iggy, our first grey. She blessed our lives for 4 years and was taken much too soon, just shy of her 7th birthday. She was the ultimate "lady", a gentle soul with the most amazing eyes and velvet ears. She was so timid when she came to us but blossomed into the perfect companion.

RIP Ig! Send some smiles down to Lapi (Thomas the Tank), he misses you terribly :(

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