Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Another successful Picnic

Our fall picnic went off without a hitch. What a beautiful day to spend at the park with all of our friends and hounds. We had wonderful food and entertainment as well as vendors and our Raffle. There were so many things donated this year. We had gift certificates from Broughton Kennels, Dog Services, items from Premier Pet Products, Southern States, FastJack Sportswear, Dog Walk Designs and others. We even had a DJ from "Tune in a Bucket" that kept festive music playing all afternoon. A Canine Freestyle demo was put on by Joyce Miller and friends from Merrimac Kennel Club in Hampton as well as fun games and contests... Thanks to everyone for making our picnic a success.

As a reminder, GPA Richmond has t-shirts as well as other merchandise for sale. We just received a new shipment of both short and long sleeve T-shirts in beautiful color and various sizes. Please email us if you are interested in purchasing one. Short Sleeve shirts are 15.00 and long sleeve are 20.00.

Please remember to listen to Voice America each Friday for "Greyhounds Make Great Pets". Your hosts are GPA National President Rory Goree, Kari Morrison Young, Kathy Hoynes and myself, Gil Caldwell. You can log onto the show at 2pm eastern time at

Take care until next time...


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

It's Picnic Time!!

Wow... We just got back in from Greyhounds Reach the Beach at Dewey Beach, DE and what a wonderful time everyone had. Of course it rained a good bit of the time, however it was still nice to see the hounds and friends from all over the world.

October 16th is our fall picnic. We are very excited about this event. We have several vendors lined up to attend and sell their Greyhound Merchandise(bring money), there will be a Canine Freestyle demonstration and of course fun and games. We also have a DJ attending to play the hits and even offer some Karaoke during the day. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be supplied by GPA/Richmond and all we ask is that you bring a side dish or dessert to share.

We received three beautiful hounds on October 1st from Melbourne and working on applications for another run towards the end of the month. With all of the tracks closing for the winter months, there are so many hounds waiting for new homes. This month, three large tracks up north will be closing for the season, pouring 600-800 dogs into the adoption system and then we have the southern tracks doing the same thing.

Would you like to help out?? GPA Richmond has many volunteer opportunities available. We need foster homes, volunteers to help with merchandising, helping to schedule events etc. Please email us if you can help out.

We recently established a message group for GPA Members. This will allow our members the opportunity to discuss their hounds with other Greyhound owners. It can be a very informative way to communicate with each other.
To Join, please send an email to the following email address: I process emails mainly in the evening so it will take a few hours to get a response but I will respond. I hope that this board will allow our members to communicate with each other to form a stronger Greyhound community.

Once again, please remember the picnic set for October 16th from 11-3:30pm. Directions are located on our events calendar..

Take care and we will see you on Saturday..