Saturday, January 30, 2010

VAGA Now on Twitter

You will get tweets about our events, hauls, functions
and just about anything VAGA as well as new items in the store.
You can find us at VAGA Greyhounds.

It is also included in the left sidebar under "LINKS" (VAGA on TWITTER).

Whether your an old pro, novice, or never had a reason to tweet,
signup and give us a try at VAGA Greyhounds.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Meet Conni & Ben. These two beautiful littermates just turned nine in November. They raced and then went to the farm to live. They have never had the chance to live in a home. We would like to change that....if you have ever thought about opening up your heart and home to a senior greyhound(s), please consider adopting one or both of these adorable hounds. We would like for them to stay together but would be willing to separate them if needed. We know keeping them together may not be possible. Conni & Ben are both VERY sweet dogs and are cat safe too.

Thank you,

Monday, January 25, 2010

Who's Next?

Alright I'll tell you. Three guys and a lady will be coming up the I95, or as I like to call it "The Greyt Escape Interstate", on February 6th. Welcome C Awe Mon, Dbar Heartbraker, Geez Drama Queen, and HK's Electrified. Usually it's the other way around but this time the guys are all adopted and the lady will go into foster. Please keep them in your thoughts as they make their trip home.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

When it has to be there Overnight

Three VAGA greys were able to hitch a ride last night on a Greyhound Express and arrive today. Let's welcome PTL Bedazzle, Rollem, and SE's Potsy Pea. I'm sure they will be as excited, as their new owners, to have a forever home.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Mark your calendars for May 14 to 16, 2010 for The Grapehound Wine Tour-Virginia 2010

( the informal name is Grapehounds-Virginia ). This is going to be a greyt event and we are very excited to be a part of it!

Event: Grapehounds-Virginia

Dates: May 14-16, 2010

Cost: $20 per ticket

Location: Several wineries in northern Virginia, near Leesburg

Description: Wine tasting and greyhound vendors for greyhound owners who want to enjoy northern Virginia wineries in spring. There will be certain hotels in the area that are waiving pet fees and giving us group rates. You may click on the following link for more information

Registration will open 1 Feb, 2010.

As we obtain details, they will be posted.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Race

Over on the left sidebar you will find a video called "The Race." This video has been out a little over a year. The songwriter just recently allowed distribution to all rescue and adoption groups.
These videos are customized for each group by Alan Jackson. The first 3:30 minutes are standard then each group has their photos inserted at that point. We wish to thank Matt Dahan for the song and Alan Jackson for putting this together. I will keep this on top of the sidebar so everyone will have a chance to view this without scrolling to find it. It will stay there for about a month and then I will move it to a lower position. Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Year in Review

Another year has slipped by us, how much has happened, how much do we remember. Let me touch upon a few events:

The Orlando Project, Zach and Corey Thorne, Lick Canine Cancer and Dr. Couto, Gettysburg, little Knuckles, another Golf Tournament, Kebo, Smiley Miley, one final wash, Will and Hero, a picnic, a couple of Christmas parades, some gift wrapping, the Shoebox Fundraiser, countless M&G's, numerous hauls and adoptions,

well I guess that's more than a few.

So how do we measure the success of a group? Is it the fundraising, the number of adoptions, both, neither, or none of the above. I believe success is measured by volunteers. Without volunteers there is no fundraising. Without volunteers there are no hauls, no adoptions, no M&G's, no parades, no stories to stir our feelings and capture our hearts.

This organization is blessed with some of the best volunteers in the greyhound world. You know who you are. You know what you've done. You do this year after year. Pat yourselves on the back for yet another job well done. Know that everyone at VAGA appreciates the sacrifices you make. Know that we will continue to count on you.

This year there have been a lot of new family additions for VAGA members and congratulations to you. On the other hand, some have suffered losses. The English language has no words to console you. We can only hope time will help heal your pain.

I am not a writer, I am barely a blogger, so I offer you from the Foo Fighters
"It's Times Like These"

"It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again"


Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's a Good Start

It was quite a crowd of both people and canines as the new year was kicked off with this M&G at Petco in Fredericksburg. There was plenty of petting and scritching to go around for everyone. It makes you wonder who gets the most out of these events, the dogs or the people. In either case, no one was disappointed. Thanks to everyone who came out on a cold and blustery day to continue spreading the word about our favorite breed.