Founding and Purpose
The Southeastern Greyhound Club (SEGC) was founded in 1992 by a group of owners of AKC-registered Greyhounds bred for the show ring. Beginning in 1995, the Club grew tremendously when membership was opened to owners of former racing Greyhounds. Today, the SEGC has over 200 member households and over 350 individual members, most of whom are adopters of former racers.
The by-laws of SEGC declare that our purpose is two-fold: to provide Greyhound owners with a variety of ways to have fun with their Greyhounds, and to promote the breed by spreading the word about what wonderful pets Greyhounds make. Our members take these purposes quite seriously, and find more ways to fulfill both each year.
SEGC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions to the SEGC in the United States (and also Southeastern Greyhound Adoption, a project of the Southeastern Greyhound Club) are tax-exempt to the extent provided by law.
Southeastern Greyhound Adoption (SEGA) is a chapter of Greyhound Pets of America (GPA), a national network of Greyhound adoption groups, as well as a project of the Southeastern Greyhound Club, Inc. SEGA’s mission is to find good permanent homes for former racing Greyhounds. In furtherance of this mission, SEGA seeks to educate the public about why Greyhounds make good pets.
When you join the Southeastern Greyhound Club (SEGC), you become part of a large and diverse fellowship of greyhound owners whose combined knowledge and experience in all things Greyhound is truly unique in this country. Tapping into that knowledge and experience, you can do everything from simply becoming a better Greyhound owner to growing into a devoted student of the breed.
Club membership includes accomplished, experienced individuals with expertise in Greyhound behavior, training and obedience, adoption, conformation, health and rehabilitation, agility, lure coursing, nutrition and conditioning, history, racing, breeding and genetics, coursing, and the study of pedigrees.
If you want to learn about a particular Greyhound subject or activity, there will be someone you can call on. This diverse collection of interests is what enables the Club to live up to its goal of offering “something for every Greyhound owner.”
Our website contains a wealth of information about adoption, fostering, club activities to get involved, and donating. If you cannot find answers to your questions within the website, please visit our Contact Us page.