Wednesday, February 27, 2008

6 Hounds arrive on 2/26/08

On Tuesday, February 26th, GPA received 6 new hounds! Deborah, Brian and Trina met Lynn to give the dog's a potty break after their long trip from JCKC in Florida
This one gets the prize for the biggest bladder!!!!
Then off the hounds are off to Crittertown Bath House for their spa treatment and pedicures! It was a brindle parade!
This little one decided the whole ordeal was just too was easier to just sit while getting scrubbedHow can you resist such a face!!!!
Karen and Paula work to make them squeaky clean!
So who did we get?
Bob's Dorey - a 4 1/2 year old cat safe boy who has an adoption pending
DK's Brush Country - a 3 1/2 year old cat safe boy who is active and sweet! He is great with children and loves to roll around and play! He is available!
Kite Rider - a 3 year old cat safe male who is inquisitive and sweet. His tail never stops wagging and his foster homes reports he is a joy to have around! He is great with children and is available!
Personal Passion is a 3 1/2 year old cat safe female with an adoption pending.As Bell Tolls is a 4 year old cat safe female with an adoption pending
Selena is a 2 1/2 year old female who is not cat safe however she is fine with small dogs. She is a sweet, loving little girl who will require a very special home! She takes a while to warm up but once she does she has soo much love to give! She is a available.
A very special thank you to Lynn for driving these wonderful hounds from Florida to Virginia for us! As well as taking care of our special Selena while she recovered from her leg surgery. If you have interest or question in any of these hounds or in adopting a retired racing greyhound, email or fill out an application!
Come by any of GPA-Richmond's events or email for more information.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Pet Expo 2008

GPA-Richmond participated in Henrico Humane Society's Pet Expo on February 16th! The table was set up perfectly in anticipation of the crowds once the doors opened!
The first wave of volunteers poses in front of the table.
Once the doors opened, the hound worked their magic and showed everyone how wonderful they are!! It was a huge event with lots of interested people!

Ally and Dolly show us their cutest face!After all was said and done..the volunteers talked to lots of people and the events was a huge success. Of course, it was a big day for these couch potatoes!If you missed this great event, there will be plenty more so keep up with the events page and mark your calenders!
Another dog haul is set for February 26th at 4PM, so email if you are interested in helping!
If you are interested in adopting a greyhound for the first time or if it is time to "chip" check out the available hounds or fill out an will be updated after the haul with the new arrivals!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Greyhound gatherings!

GPA volunteers have had quite a few greyhound gatherings this month! Adopting a greyhound can fill up your calender quickly with all sorts of fun activities!
On Sunday, February 10 a group gathered at the Hanover Dog Park for a playdate. They braved the insane winds (and forest fires!) to let the hounds play! The other dogs there really had a good time playing with everyone (especially the fawn pit bull!).
Savvy Racer even made a new friend! On Sunday, February 3, greyhounds gathered at a volunteers house for a some fun before the Super Bowl! On Saturday, February 9th, GPA met at Stony Point Fashion Park for the monthly meet and greet! The weather was beautiful and the hounds a great time! These are just some of the events GPA has each month! Check out the Greyhounds Make Great Pets forum to keep up with all the playdates and events!
On February 16th, GPA will be at the Henrico Humane Society's Pet Expo at the Showplace! If you have time to volunteer email or just stop by and say hi! GPA will also be getting another greyt group of hounds on February 23! Check the available hounds list for the new arrivals!
And as always, if you (or anyone you know) is interested in adoption, stop by the GPA Richmond website and fill out an application!!