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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.


Special Appeal for Ukraine

Shelter Ugolyok

Typically, The Foundation's focus is on transports for meat trade survivor dogs and rescued hunting dogs in Spain. Yet, there are times when a situation is so horrific that it demands our attention.

To date, we awarded $9,671 in emergency grants to Shelter Ugolyok in Lviv, Ukraine. It was funded with money raised specifically to help ease the financial challenges the shelter is facing in this time of war. We carefully researched this extraordinary rescue before choosing it as a grantee. The staff and volunteers are committed to the continued protection of the dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, pigs, and other animals in their charge. 

100% of donations made through this link will fund additional grants for Shelter Ugolyok. Gifts made through The Flying Dog Foundation are tax deductible for US taxpayers.

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Join Us

We're a super-busy organization – and we like it that way! Don't miss out on the latest and greatest when you join us in our Facebook Group for our work with meat trade survivor dogs and Facebook Group for our work with rescued hunting dogs in Spain, Instagram, and subscribe to our email list (no more than three emails are sent each month). Whether on our website, social media, or email, we never show disturbing images or videos. 


See What
Up To

The Foundation runs multiple ongoing and one-off fundraisers to help our rescue partners save the lives of dogs in dire situations.

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Review Our
2021 Financial Report

We're committed to full transparency so that supporters know where every penny raised goes. We take our fiduciary duty seriously. In fact, we've been awarded GuideStar's Platinum Seal accreditation.

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Get Your Foundation Gear

From T-shirts to blankets to hats and more, get your Flying Dog Foundation logo gear, shipping all over the world. 20% of all sales are donated to the Foundation.

Make a Difference with Us – Please Donate

We are an all-volunteer charity; volunteers' and officers' services are pro bono.

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Make a 
One-time Donation

Click the below link to make a one-time donation online.

If you prefer to send a check or money order, please make it out to "The Flying Dog Foundation" and mail it to: 

The Flying Dog Foundation
131 Buttonwood Drive
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Monthly Meat Trade Survivor Dog Donations

Setting up automatic, monthly donations for meat trade survivor transports is quick and easy.

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Monthly Spanish Hunting Dog Donations

Setting up automatic, monthly donations for meat trade survivor dogs, including galgos, podencos, and mastines is quick and easy.


Platinum Seal

We're proud to have earned the GuideStar/Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency. This accreditation is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress we are making toward our mission, we're helping you, our supporters, directly see the impact your donations are making to save more dogs in dire situations.

Explore our GuideStar profile:

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 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. 


"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


Jacqueline Howard


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 Ganopoulos


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.


Partner Organizations

These partners rescue dogs form the meat trade.

Candy's Hound Rescue International

Elite Greyhound Adoptions

Michigan Greyhound Connection

Minnesota Greyhound Rescue

Motor City Greyhound Rescue (MI)

The National Borzoi Rescue Foundation


Shelter Partners in Spain

Asociacion Protectora Argos

Casa de Postas

Galgos en Familia

Mastines en la Calle

Podencos y Mas

Siempre Contigo Protectora de Animales

Galgo Podenco Support

GPS is not a shelter in Spain; they are a US-based charity that supports the rescue missions of shelter partners.

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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:

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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.

Financial Report


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.