The Flying Dog Foundation helps make profoundly positive, life-saving changes in the lives of dogs in dire situations by awarding grants to partner rescue organizations. The primary focus is on, though not limited to, dogs rescued from the meat trade and hunting dogs in Spain. The Foundation is an all-volunteer registered charity in the USA.
The Flying Dog Foundation EIN is 84-3722623.
Your Donation Makes All the Difference
You can help us fund meat trade and hunting dog survivor rescue projects. We're an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charity; your donation is USA tax deductible.
2020 Financial Report
The Foundation is committed to full transparency so that supporters know where every penny raised goes. We take our fiduciary duty seriously.
Something for Everyone!
Let's face it––rescuing greyhounds, galgos, podencos, and other dogs is expensive. And, as is the case with rescuing dogs from the meat trade, flight and other transportation costs add up. The Flying Dog Foundation runs multiple fundraisers to help offset the expenses incurred by our partners.
Important Update on USA Federal Action
June 16, 2021
The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that, as of July 14, 2021, they are temporarily suspending the importation of dogs from 113 countries classified as high risk for dog rabies.* The list includes China. The CDC announced that this ban may last one year. We understand that this is a projection and subject to change.
To determine The Flying Dog Foundation’s next steps, we discussed options with the leaders of our USA rescue partners and Kerry Lawrence, leader of Candy Cane Rescue (CCR) in the UK. The majority of dogs flown to our USA rescue partners are CCR dogs. Here’s how we’ll proceed while the CDC’s ban is in operation:
Funds The Flying Dog Foundation has on hand and raised thru July 31, 2021 are earmarked for the North American transport of greyhounds and other dogs rescued from the meat trade. When transports resume, the funds will be awarded in the form of grants to our USA rescue partners.
In general, funds raised August 1, 2021 and until further notice will be awarded in the form of grants to help offset transport expenses for greyhounds, and sometimes other dogs, rescued from the meat trade and flown to the UK.
If, during the ban, the CDC makes exceptions for meat trade survivor dogs to be transported to the USA, we will look for opportunities to offset those transport expenses.
If, during the CDC ban, our USA rescue partners are able to transport dogs into Canada, we will look for opportunities to offset those transport expenses.
Together, we continued our work through a pandemic. We will continue to work through this new challenge, too. We will save the lives of dogs in dire circumstances. We are making a difference.
Thank you for being a part of it.
Make a Difference with Us
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." – William James
Become a member of our Facebook group (it's free!) to stay connected to our events and news. Whether you're donating, participating in fundraisers, and/or sharing our posts, you'll be playing a critical role in helping to save more greyhounds, galgos, podencos, and other dogs from nightmare circumstances. Some of our events are USA-only, but many are open internationally. All are welcome.
The Flying Dog Foundation Founders
With her husband, Albert, Jacqueline adopted her first greyhound in 2000. Since then, she has volunteered in greyhound rescue and served on a Board of Trustees for a greyhound rescue group. Jacqueline is also the host and producer of the "About Greyhounds" podcast and has fostered over 100 greyhounds and countless cats and kittens with her family. Jacqueline is a writer and by day works for a Fortune 50 company; her company recognized her as the Volunteer of the Year in 2017 and 2018––this led to an electronic billboard featuring her and her greyhound Baron, on the Times Square billboard in her original home town, New York City, both years. She's also authored two humorous fiction books, "Son of a Dog" and "Cruise to Nowhere," both featuring rescued greyhounds. In 2019, Jacqueline and Albert adopted Felix, a Candy Cane Rescue greyhound from China.
Ellen has tirelessly worked in greyhound rescue since1995. That's when she and her husband, Bill, adopted their first greyhound. Ellen served as a long-time trustee of a greyhound rescue group and fostered countless greyhounds––nursing several to health after they suffered catastrophic racing injuries. Over the last ten years, Ellen has worked as a crisis counselor and has been a greyhound therapy dog handler specializing in NJ state disaster/terrorism mental health response. Since 2012, Ellen also took on rescue efforts of galgos and podencos in Spain and has competed over 25 New York and Madrid round trips to bring dogs to the States for placement in loving homes.
Felix Hantz von Hound
Official Flying Dog Foundation Ambassadog
An alumnus of Candy Cane Rescue, Felix was saved from a meat market in China the latter part of 2018. In February, 2019, Felix was flown to New York and immediately adopted by Jacqueline and Albert. He is, perhaps, the most silly, affectionate, and loving greyhound in the world and shines at events where he helps spread the word for his brother and sister dogs suffering in China.
The About Greyhounds Podcast
We've chosen three episodes of the About Greyhounds podcast that directly relate to the types of rescue work The Flying Dog Foundation supports. Discover what goes on behind the scenes (we do keep the conversations away from the more heinous details) and some of the ways your donations are saving dogs around the world.
The podcast is produced and hosted by The Flying Dog Foundation founder Jacqueline Howard.
You can find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, anywhere else podcasts are available or listen directly form the podcast's website here:
One Rescuer’s Experience Saving Greyhounds in China
Flying greyhounds to safety in the UK and USA
There’s no easy way to say it: a small population in China eats dogs, including greyhounds. With underground racing popular among some Chinese, the meat trade in the country is bursting with greyhounds. It’s a horrific situation. But there are brave, compassionate people in China, the UK, and the USA working together to save greyhounds and other dogs trapped in horrific circumstances.
In this episode, we sit down with the founder of Elite Greyhounds South Florida, Sonia Healy Stratemann, to talk about her recent trip to China where she worked with Kerry Lawrence, founder of Candy Cane Rescue in the United Kingdom, and other rescuers to save as many greyhounds and other dogs as possible.
The Flying Dog Foundation is firm in our belief that transparency is king. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity registered in the United States of America.
Our Stance on Greyhound Racing
The Foundation's founders are opposed to greyhound racing for several reasons. One reason is that a small number of USA racing dog owners sell their greyhounds to parties in the underground racing industry in China or to third parties who do so for them. Once in China, the greyhounds are used for breeding, kept in deplorable conditions and, when they and their puppies are no longer of value to their captors, are typically sold to the meat trade. We support organizations that have not been identified by the National Greyhound Association (NGA) (the governing body of USA greyhound racing) as friendly to its industry. Of note is that the NGA opposes the sale of greyhounds to parties in China, whether directly or indirectly, and strongly penalizes a member if s/he is found involved in the practice.