Sunday, October 12, 2008

October festivals

October was a busy month for festivals in the Richmond area. GPA-Richmond attended two events to spread the word about what great pets retired racing greyhounds make.
The Dog Days Festival in Ladysmith, VA was a great event with a lot of fun activities and games. GPA-Richmond had a tent and ran the 'bone hunt' game.The Bone Hunt game was a simple but entertaining game. Treats were scattered throughout the enclosure and the dogs had to find them without eating them. Once they touched the treat, the handler could put the treat in their bag. Whoever got the most treats won!
There were dogs of all shapes and sizes at the event
This one discovered our water bowls were meant for a 'taller' breed. Macy enjoys the breezeA few weekends later, GPA-Richmond attended the Blessed Sacrement Huguenot Academy Fall Festival in Powhatan. The weather was great and it was well attended

And finally, 20+ greyhounds and their owners came out to Stony Point mall on a BEAUTIFUL sunday afternoon for a group walk. We attracted a lot of attention and hopefully sparked some interest in greyhound adoption
Keep up with the upcoming greyhound events on our events page. If you are interested in adopting a retired racing greyhound, check out our website or email