Thursday, August 28, 2008

Meet Pat C Hindsight


Look at this beautiful male greyhound, Pat C Hindsight. He had been waiting for a home since March 2007.He has an amazing personality. He is calm, loving and a true gentleman. He was a " not cat safe, black male" and that made his wait for a home extra long. He finally found a wonderful forever home. Hindsight can now enjoy his retirement!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fun In Chantilly


Every fourth Sunday of the month we gather at the Petsmart in Chantilly from 1-3 to help spread the word about our wonderful greyhounds. Look at the sweet faces on these beautiful greyhounds. Wouldn't your greyhound like to join in the fun next month!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Our New Tribute Page

We have just added a new section to our site that pays special tribute to those souls who have left us too early. If you would like to send in a tribute, please make your submission along with a photo to gpaw@vaganews.com and we will get it posted for you. You can view this page by clicking HERE. I will also put a link to it on the left sidebar. A music option is also available if you would like to listen while you read.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

OSU Fundraiser

If you weren't outside Saturday, you missed out on one of the 10 best days of summer. A group of VAGA volunteers got up early, and hauled their way over to Culpeper to support a cause near and dear to us.

The Greyhound Health and Wellness Program at Ohio State University is privately funded and therefore relies on contributions to continue it's work. We held this car wash to help Dr. Couto and his "Hound Team" continue with their research and battle against cancer in greyhounds.

It's always a long day at the carwash, but it's always rewarding. We can never thank the community enough for their support. The people in Culpeper are receptive and generous. Thanks again to Walmart for letting us stage this event, and a special thanks to McDonald's for donating the food to feeding the hungry volunteers. Speaking about those volunteers, I hope the Advil, Aleve, Motrin, or aspirin kicked in for you and you were able to get out of bed today. Thanks, without you all this would not be possible.

Lastly, a big thank you to our sidewalk workers. These folks and their dogs stand there all day passing out information and collecting donations. We greatly appreciate what you do.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

August 16th Haul

Good News....we are bringing up five more greyhounds from Orlando on August 16th. Please meet Itsa Rage, Chemar Pay Lady, AMF Cruzeship, GLS Rosyfuture and Ripley's Rip. We think you will be in agreement that this is one nice group of greyhounds. Once again we ask you to keep all the haul volunteers and the greyhounds in your thoughts for a safe trip north.
We are already starting to put another haul of five greyhounds together for August 30th. Let's hope the applications keep rolling in so more retired racers can find their forever homes.



Glen Allen Petsmart M&G

We had absolutely beautiful weather for our monthly meet and greet in Glen Allen today. Three greyt ambassador hounds worked their greyhound magic on the crowds. The donation jacket pockets were full. :) We had lots of foot traffic and spoke with a lot of folks about this wonderful breed. Fingers and paws are crossed for applications. Please join us the second Saturday of every month for some greyhound fun and help us spread the word about our beloved hounds!!