Thursday, July 31, 2008

Petco Meet & Greet In Sterling

We had a wonderful turn out for the Sterling M&G this month. We even had two "new VAGA hounds" attend. Dante & Chloe arrived from Orlando on Saturday and they were having a great time at the M&G on Sunday. Both did a great job representing VAGA along with all the other greyhounds. Many people fell in love with the hounds and hopefully will decide to adopt one themselves. This is what holding a M&G is all about! Please enjoy all the pictures and join in the fun next month. We hold the Sterling M&G at the Petco in the Dulles Retail Plaza ( next to Target & Wegmans )the third Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:00. See you next month!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Haul on July 19th

Enjoy these pictures from the last haul VAGA did on July 19th. Five greyhounds came up from Orlando. All are doing great and are adjusting well to their new lives. We are always amazed at how fast the greyhounds settle in and learn to do all the new things we throw their way. One female named Bossie, who is being fostered by Gyeong & Kristen, walked into her foster home and immediately did the stairs, used the dog door and later that week, laid in the kiddie pool. Bossie may be going to her forever home this weekend. Many thanks to everyone for keeping this group of hounds in their thoughts as they were traveling north to our lovely state of Virginia!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dreams Do Come True

Ola, my name is Gracie Green Bean. I would like to let everyone know that if you wish hard enough and never give up, your dreams can come true. Last Oct while I was living in Spain, I was very hungry and skinny. A man named Fermin came to my rescue. He brought me to a place called Scooby Medina. I was given plenty of food and love. I was carrying a litter of puppies but they were very sick and had to go to the rainbow bridge. One day we will be together again.

Two ladies from Virginia Greyhound Adoption were volunteering at Scooby. They fell in love with me and decided to bring me to America. They knew a wonderful family that wanted to adopt me. Arrangements were made and soon I found myself on an airplane.

Even through I was very scared, I trusted everyone I met. I received a million hugs. I went into a foster home for a few days and boy, they were so nice to me. One day, my foster mom, Michelle, drove me to my forever home. She promised me that everything was going to be alright. She was right. My new family are the best people in the whole wide world. They love me so much. They make me feel VERY special. At times I am so happy I lay on my back and give them giant smiles.

I will be forever thankful to everyone who helped to change my life. Dream big, because dreams do come true!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Who Said Greyhounds Can't Swim!

Water! Greyhounds! Swimming Vests! Warm Sunny Day! Ashley, Chassie and Nellie! Schuldt Family!

All these things add up to make one fun day at Lake Anna! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did.

Five Greyhounds Will Be Headed North Soon!

This Saturday, July 19th , five wonderful greyhounds will be arriving from Orlando ready to begin their new lives. Details of the haul are still in the works as we speak but we wanted to share the names of those making their way up to Virginia! Please meet Jimbo Danny, CNN News Flash, Hfk Chloe,Rc Run Round Sue and Lamorge Diamond. As you can see, we mixed it up this time. Three weeks ago the haul consisted of 5 greyhounds and they just happened to all be brindle. Since we match up greyhounds by personality and not by color...that happens sometimes.
Please keep this awesome group of greyhounds and all the haul drivers in your thoughts as they help to bring these hounds north. The first set of volunteers will be leaving the GPA Orlando Kennel Friday night and will drive to North Carolina. Rex & Linda Coble will be waiting for their arrival and will transport them up to Virginia.
Thank you and Safe trip!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cruising on the River??

Are you looking for something fun to do with your hound? Read below about a "Canine Cruise". As you can see from the pictures, Bella is having a fun time taking in all the sights from her cruise boat.

Potomac Riverboat Company offers this fun and unique cruise every Thursday from May through September. It will include a 40-minute tour of Alexandria's seaport.

All are invited, with or without a four legged friend. A howling experience for all! The dog rides free, but the human must pay for their ride.

Dogs must be on a 6ft FLAT leash.

Reservations are not required, but limited space is available. Purchase tickets at the Alexandria ticket booth or online.
Online click here

Sailing times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm
40 minute Alexandria Seaport Cruise
$14.00 per person – 1 dog per person
Dogs ride FREE!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ukrops Meet & Greet

We had a great time on Saturday at the Ukrops M&G. So many people enjoyed meeting the greyhounds. Mesa Coronet ( now Beamer ) had a fun time attending his first M&G. He came up from Florida only 6 days ago! He was very gentle and loving.Look how cute he looks in his hat. Sunny was the perfect Donation Dog. She was giving out kisses to everyone. She is such a love. Torrie and Leah did their part too. They were so calm and allowed many children to love on them. It was a great day!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

June 29th Haul

On June 29th, VAGA had five beautiful Brindle Greyhounds arrive from Orlando, Florida safe and sound. Thank you to everyone that was able to help make this haul a success. We are happy to report that the hounds are quickly adjusting to their new lives. Enjoy the pictures!

Belmont Club of Women Invite The Greyhounds To Visit

On July 2nd, VAGA was asked to speak to around 125 women about Greyhounds and Greyhound Adoption. Linda Coble and I brought Harry and Gracie along for the women to meet. It was a big success! The Belmont Club of Women is an active service club consisting of 125 members.They hold monthly business meetings, which include some type of activity, whether it is a guest speaker, a trip or a luncheon event. The women raise money to give back to the communities around Lake Anna. All the women enjoyed learning about the greyhound breed and LOVED meeting Harry & Gracie. Both greyhounds did VAGA proud as they were perfect angels during our presentation.