Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ok... So its been almost a Year....

Yes.. I realize I have been slack at updating the News section of our website.. So here goes... The past year has been amazing.. So many wonderful families now have beautiful greyhounds that have raced into their lives. Through the help of so many people, we were able to place 91 new Greyhounds into Loving homes last year. And this year, we are on a great start as well. Our members, volunteers and board really stepped up last year as I had surgery on my shoulder. Well.. I had three surgeries to be exact, but who's counting. I was limited in what I was allowed to do and everyone would yell at me if I started to do something wrong. You just gotta love em!!!!

This past February, we helped organize along with a couple other amazing folks, an auction to help the JCKC Hounds and some medical bills they had accumulated. This auction generated over $6000.00. WOW... What an amazing outpouring of support we had.. There were so many items donated to help a wonderful program and of course the wonderful people who volunteer their time to run it.

We were very honored to take part in the Capital Ale House "Community Chest Night" the first Thursday night in March. What an amazing way for a business to give back to the community. From the size of the crowds at both locations, we are sure this will be a successful fundraising event for us. Thanks to the folks at Capital Ale House for having us and we urge you to visit their locations on a Thursday night between 7 and closing when they give a portion of sales to the Community Chest Charity of the week.

Our plans for this year include Easter on Parade, Bon Air Victorian Days, our Annual Spring Picnic May 6th and many others... Please check our calendar often to see what is going on..

We receive new hounds each month and are always willing to special request a hound for you if you so desire.

All of our hounds are fully vetted before adoption. They have all of their shots up to date, have been wormed with Drontal Plus, Full Dental cleaning, spay/neutering, heartworm check and prevention. Our Adoption kit includes: All Medical Records, track records when available, Dental Kit, Compressed Rawhide Bone, stuffed toy, Matching Collar and 6 ft leash, Track Muzzle, a folder full of excellent resources to read as your new hound settles in your home, and the support of Richmond's First and oldest Retired Racing Greyhound Adoption Agency.

Remember that GPA Richmond serves the Greater Richmond and the Tidewater area of Virginia. We try to only place hounds within a 2 hour drive time from Richmond.

You may reach us at any time by emailing us at: gpa@greyhoundsvirginia.com

Take care and until next time please remember that "Greyhounds Make Great Pets".

Gil Caldwell, President