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Finding the right veterinarian

When selecting a veterinarian you are looking not just for a medical expert, but one that has expertise in greyhound health.  You are also looking for a veterinarian that has a team of technicians and qualified support staff who can meet the needs of both you and your pet. 
If you do not already have a veterinarian that you know and trust, NSGA recommends the clinics below.  Each of these clinics are experienced with providing care to greyhounds, and have provided services to NSGA greyhounds in foster care.

Edmonton and Area

Greenbank Veterinary Services
6710 101 Avenue
Edmonton AB  T6A 0H7
780-466-5655

Onoway Veterinary Services
5119 Lac Ste Anne Tr N
Onoway AB  T0E 1V0
780-967-2967

Calgary and Area

Acadia Drive Vet Clinic
816 Willow Park Drive SE
Calgary AB  T2J 5S1
403-278-3168

Winnipeg and Area

Crestview Veterinary Hospital
3025 Ness Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R2Y 2J2
204-888-7463

Once you have narrowed your search, schedule a visit to meet the staff, tour the facility and learn about the clinic’s policies. 

  • Is the facility clean, comfortable and well-organized?
  • Are appointments required?
  • How many veterinarians are in the practice?
  • Are there technicians or other professional staff members?
  • Are dog and cat cages in separate areas?
  • Is the staff caring, calm, competent and courteous, and do they communicate effectively?
  • Are X-rays, ultrasound, bloodwork, EKG, endoscopy and other diagnostics done in-house or referred to a specialist?
  • Which emergency services are available?
  • Is location and parking convenient?
  • Do fees fit your budget, and are discounts for senior citizens or multi-pet households available?
  • May. 01

    Foster Supply Round-up

    Do you have foster supplies from us that but are not currently fostering? Crates, beds, bowls, food containers, toys, medication containers, coats? In preparation for welcoming the new Canadian hounds over the next few months, we would like to round-up all our supplies so that they can be dispersed to foster homes as the dogs arrive.

    To arrange pick up or drop off of supplies you can contact Judy in Calgary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Deb and John in Edmonton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    We would also welcome any donations of any supplies to our foster program!

  • May. 01

    APPLICATION UPDATE

    We have almost cleared our wait list and will have dogs AVAILABLE for ADOPTION by July 25!  

    If you are considering adopting a greyhound or lurcher, please review the information provided below before submitting an application and review the information on the site regarding our adoption process. Note that as of September 1, 2018, NSGA will no longer place greyhounds and lurchers in homes with children under 3 years of age. 

    Please review our Available for Adoption page. We are accepting applications for those dogs on the page that do not currently have a Pending Adoption. If you could indicate on your application if there is a specific dog that you are interested in, it would be very helpful. This page changes often so check back on a regular basis.

    We respect the time commitment made by other adoption groups and ask that if you are also working with another group, that you not submit an application to NSGA until such time as you have withdrawn it from the other group.   

  • May. 01

    MEET AND GREETS

    UPDATE - MAY 15 - Edmonton and area meet and greets have been cancelled until the fall of 2019 due to the shortage of dogs available for adoption.  If you live in the Edmonton area and want to spend some time with greyhounds, please contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a meeting.  

    Meet and Greets provide a greyt opportunity to meet greyhounds in person and talk to their owners about the joys of adopting a greyhound or lurcher.

    Meet & Greets are hosted by NSGA volunteers who typically bring their own pets along with them. There will not necessarily be "adoptable" dogs at each outing as these events are intended to be a starting point for those considering adoption. You will however, have the chance to meet some lovable hounds, scratch a few ears, and gather information about our organization.

    To see a  complete list of our scheduled meet and greets, click on Read More below  Please be aware that changes to scheduled meet and greets are sometimes necessary and check back here to confirm locations, dates and times.

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