The American Lurcher Project


Follow your heart to a paw

Thank you for your interest and most of all your support so we can help these wonder dogs. Without you, it wouldn't be possible.

Here you can have fun shopping in our webstore  make donations, post photos, videos, comments as well as check the calendar for upcoming events and transports. 

BIG NEWS!  WE ARE NOW A 501(C)(3) non-profit all volunteer organization. AND the donations that are so important to help our funds so that we might be able to bring these beautiful pups to a safer home and give them the aid they may need for their health are now TAX DEDUCTIBLE! You can also donate items for our store or the dogs and purchase items that 100% of the profits will go into an account for these dogs. 

******************************** WELCOME TIBBI  - 


Lisabeth (Tibbi) Ramsdell
President/CEO - Amethyst Group, Inc.

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A Lurcher is not a specific breed, but rather a sighthound who has been bred with some type of hunting breed, e.g. Coonhounds, Pointers, Labrador retrievers. Most Lurchers are easily trained and many have a zest for obedience training. Like Greyhounds, they can be very active, but also enjoy their couch time. They are very loyal and loving to their humans. Many have had no training and may benefit from basic obedience classes as long s the trainer is very positive. Many of these dogs have lived their entire life outside and are not used to living in a house. They are very appreciative of a home and a soft bed.

The American Lurcher Project has been set up to: (1) promote the adoption of the many racing lurchers in the Midwest, (2) serve as a go to page for lurchers needing adoption groups and/or homes, and (3) help with their transport needs. Many of these lurchers need immediate help as they have been found abandoned and/or are owner surrenders. Lurchers are primarily used for hunting and once they are deemed not useful any more at the field trials, many are left behind, killed outright, or turned into shelters. Most of the lurchers are greyhounds mixed with coon hounds. Many of these wonderful dogs are 95% Greyhound and they make super pets. They certainly deserve a loving fur-ever couch with a loving family. They will do best with a fenced in yard.

We often get asked if we adopt out the dogs we rescue directly to people. What's more important to know is that we help transport these dogs as soon as possible to groups in the United States and Canada. To see the groups that have helped us along their journeys and the groups that have some of these dogs still looking for homes is through our main website. Please follow your heart and this link to them:

You can also check out our Facebook page at:

To see a list of all the pups that have found their way to a forever home, rescue group or foster home: 

We are always looking for more people to help in the transporting of these pups, foster them, connecting them with a rescue group and of course the ultimate of finding them a forever home. Please let others know about all that we do.