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A Generous Gift from the Late Jan Wylie

MSGAO dogs will be traveling in style and comfort through a generous bequest from the estate of Jan Wylie, who not only adopted dogs through the program but also supported us in many other ways.

MSGAO's New Van Arrives.

MSGAO’s New Van Arrives.

This 2015 Ford Transit XLT replaces a kennel truck that had become unsafe. A primary use will be transporting dogs to and from vets’ offices. It also will be used for supply runs as well as transporting setups and equipment for events. A Rhino liner in the cargo area is a special feature of the new vehicle.

The interior is outfitted with a liner.

The interior is outfitted with a liner.

The vehicle soon will be sporting a decal that recognizes Jan’s generosity and love for the hounds of MSGAO. On behalf of the hounds, we extend our sincerest thanks to Jan.

For a larger view of the new van, click on the images.

Dog Wash Ready to Go as Scheduled!

MSGAO’s annual  Dog Wash on April 26 is exempt from the Southland Park Gaming and Racing requirement that all dogs entering the compound be vaccinated against canine influenza. All adoptable dogs in the program have been vaccinated and the waiting period for maximum effectiveness will have passed by April 26. So we can proceed as planned! Please see the details below.

However, the requirement for boarding dogs to be vaccinated remains in effect. Vaccine is not readily available at this time, but we will update you as we learn of its availability.

MSGAO Receives Donation

MSGAO receives support from Southland Gaming and Racing

Update your dog!

Showcase your dog in his or her new surroundings by uploading post-adoption pictures on the Greyhound Data website. Find it at It requires you to register, but there is no cost. The uploads are easy. The site asks that you only upload pictures of the subject dog, so please don’t post photos with multiple dogs. You may want to download the current photos first so you have them for you pup’s personal archive.

So you can teach an old blog new tricks

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option website you know and love has a new look! The same handy tools and links still are here to serve all your greyhound needs; in fact, we hope we’ve met our goal of making them easier to find and access.

Curious about who is available for adoption? Then click on that handsome face in the upper left-hand corner. That’ll take you straight to “” and the dogs patiently awaiting their forever homes. If you’ve decided it’s time to enrich your life with a needlenose companion, then the adoption application also is a click away. Wondering what’s up on the MSGAO Facebook page? Just scroll down a bit to find the Facebook link. We encourage all adopters to join us there to share photos and news about the retired racers who have gone on to new lives of leisure.

Our goal is to keep the content as fresh as our updated look. If you have news you wish to share with the MSGAO community, email it to and we’ll try to get it posted as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please browse the new site. We welcome ideas on features or tools that would make it — and your life as a greyound adopter — even better.

And you can thank Rachel Hogue for taking the lead on revamping and freshening the site!

Tribute to Kathleen Gilley

The greyhound world is mourning the loss of an ambassador who spread the word about the joys of the breed through her performing greys.

Kathleen Gilley, 62, died Feb. 8, 2011, in Williston, Florida. Kathleen and her husband Gil toured extensively with the Dancing Gilley Greyounds. They performed locally at the St. Jude Showcase of Dogs as well as at MSGAO reunions at Southland. Katheen also published extensively on greyhounds, both online and in print.

A memory page has been established on the Gilley’s website: