Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas in Middleburg

VAGA had the pleasure of marching in the Middleburg Parade on Dec 4th. We had a blast! The weather was cold but sunny and the greyhounds were definitely a crowd pleaser. Many people asked us about the breed and we were very happy to share with them how special the greyhounds can be. Here are just a few pictures taken by photographer, Jeff Mauritzen. Jeff is a professional photographer with inPhotograph. He and his wife are owned by Sasha( a pretty female greyhound).

There are plenty more awesome pictures available to see on Jeff's website. Please click HERE and enjoy the pictures. They are beautiful and are a testament to the fun time we all had!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Gifts

I'm a little late with this one. Here are five December presents that arrived yesterday safe and sound.
A big thanks to Lynda and Joel for the one day round trip saving Santa some room on his sled.
The early presents are: AMF Casino Cruze, El Kan Drake, Goodbye Zest, Kenbob Naomi, and Nina's Kango.
Welcome to your first Christmas.

Christmas Parade Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 4, 2010

About 40 greyhounds and their respective owners came out for this years Annual Fredericksburg Christmas Parade. While still a cold one, the weather was better than the last few years. If you wonder why we subject ourselves and our greys to these elements, take them somewhere with you and be surprised how many people say "were you the ones in the parade?" We may not top those Clydesdale's as number one but were working on it. Here are a few photos that were taken.If anyone who was there has more please send them to us. We'll be happy to put them up.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Eleven by Eight

Coming up on Saturday are eleven hounds, arriving around 8am, heading for their new homes.
A hauler will be dropping off 6 in Fredericksburg. The remaining 5 will continue their journey to our neighbors
up north in Canada. Four in the Fredericksburg group have homes with two going into foster. Their names are:
Boc's Luckycharm, Bubby Suzy, Tango Two Step, Ricos Haley, Dublin Byrne, and Catys Buggy.
Welcome to VAGA and a safe journey to all.

I need a Forever Home!


My name is Electra. I am a retired racing greyhound. I ran as fast as I could for almost three years. Once my racing career was completed, I became a blood donor dog for four long years. I lived 24/7 in a kennel at the vet's office.
My life has changed again as I am being loved and cared for in a nice adoption kennel in Orlando Florida. The people here are very nice and they keep telling me one day soon I may live in a "house". I do not know what a house is. I'm guessing it is a very special place.

I have always gotten along with other dogs and just the other day a furry thing named a cat came to visit me. I did not pay much attention to the cat. The cat seemed friendly. I hope I'll be able to live with one in the future. That would make me happy!

I don't like to brag but I am a very pretty female. Look at my beautiful eyes! I will only be turning seven years old in February. I played with toys today for the first time, boy was it fun! I promise I will love you forever if you will take me home.

E-mail the nice ladies at Virginia Greyhound Adoption ( if you want to know more about me. Trust me, I am a caring gal who will love you forever!
Thank you!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Falls First Four

Well, here are the next four greyhounds to come up to Virginia. Gary and Wilberta will be driving to South Carolina (in the middle of the night around 4am) to meet John. They will be dropping off Atascocita Loyal & Hays Genie Magic to Michelle & Mitch in Richmond where they will host the adoption. Boc's Hang Tight and Win N to Zip will come up to Fredericksburg and will be going to their forever home together. Looks like they will have good weather for the trip. Wish them all a safe journey.

Monday, September 20, 2010

AAA Storage, Shirlington Va.

If you subscribe to VAGA Yahoo Group you would have read that AAA Storage is sponsoring a different rescue group each quarter and VAGA was the first. Below is a report from Judy Smith who organized this event.

"Wanted to let you know we had quite the turnout of humans and greys for the M&G at AAA storage facility. We had 8 greys show up and about 10 folks stop by who wanted information on the greys.

I know you will love my homemade sign for VAGA. We had Judy and Ed with Indy, Michael with Beatrice and Ashley, Cheryl and Jim with Stella, and Winnie with her human Zach. Quite the turnout if I do say so myself."

Many thanks to Judy and her crew for representing VAGA and helping to spread the word.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wake Me Up When September Ends

"Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when September ends

Greenday's Billie Joe Armstrong makes this statement with his opening lyrics to "Wake Me Up When September Ends". It seems fitting in many ways as I introduce the next four VAGA members coming up September 18th. They are: Berganza, Lotta Choices, RJ's Gentle Boy, and Rossmore Pat. Berganza is a seven year old going to her forever home. Their transportation will be handled by Lynda and Joel, who will be making the round trip haul to and from Mannning S.C. non stop. Hopefully they will get some sleep before September ends. Wish them all a safe journey on the I-Train up 95 next Saturday.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dog Days of August

Not sure if we'll beat the record of 67 days over 90 degrees set in 1982 for our area, but it looks like we'll make a run at it. Speaking of running, let me introduce the four newest greys heading north this weekend. They are: Drama Girl, Fearless Frito, KB's Hot N Ready, and No Humor. Kristen and Lynda will be heading down to Manning SC to pick up these 3 gals and yes, one lonesome guy.
Wish them a safe journey and we'll see you all on Saturday.

Monday, July 12, 2010

30 Days Into.....

Summer! It seems like a lot more but that's all it's been. With that said, here comes our first group of July greyhounds. The newest members are: AHK Lovin It All, AMF Bone Spur, Cals Cayenne, and Nahtazu. This group will be heading up from Florida with Gary & Wilberta all the way to Virginia. No transfer tickets issued for this gang. It's a one way, one vehicle trip. Wish them all a safe journey on the way up July 17th and 18th.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Dogs of Summer

Here's the first group of the summer. Coming in next Saturday the 26th are: Kiowa Talkmystic, Flirtatious, Tulip Sunshine, and Jimbo Great. It may be hot for their trip but they will be riding in air conditioned comfort. Let's welcome them to VAGA. Wish them and their human counterparts a safe and uneventful journey up the I95.