Sunday, March 28, 2010

April is National Adopt a Greyhound Month

This movement was launched by the Greyhound Project in 2009 as an effort to raise awareness for Greyhound adoption throughout the United States. A prime example of these efforts is the spot on the CBS Morning Show from last year we have been running in the left sidebar.

To find out more about the Greyhound Project visit Adopt-A-Greyhound. It's full of suggestions how we can help help make this April an even bigger success than last year.

Check out Cal the greyhound's pitch for long term commitment below.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mid-Week Haul

Early Tuesday morning, VAGA picked up four happy greyhounds.They hitched a ride along with 16 other greyhounds that were headed north. Just think, twenty greyhounds moving on to forever homes! WONDERFUL!!!

Two greyhounds who missed the last haul, Boc's Buckmaster and Gooddaystarshine, were able to join the haul this time around. Buck is now with his family in Richmond and Star is going to her home in Alexandria in the morning.

A & D Walpole joined her family tonight in Fredericksburg and JC It's a Sara is being adopted tomorrow. She is going to be reunited with her mother, U Too Hopsing ( now Harper). We will post some pictures of mommy and daughter in the near future.

Having dogs arrive mid-week made things a little difficult. We would like to send our thanks and hugs to our awesome foster families. Thank you Kristen & Gyeong, Alice & Bob and Lorie and Larry ( who took in two greyhounds). You helped make this happen!!!

Chemar the Runway Model

Beautiful Chemar was in a “dog rescue awareness” fashion show at
the Pet Expo last Saturday, March 20th. She was quite the elegant fashion model.
Chemar was adopted and is loved by Cindy McConnell.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

2010 A Round for the Hounds

Registration is now open for our 5th Annual "A Round for the Hounds" golf tournament. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We will be returning to Fawn Lake Country Club on June 5, 2010. This event sold out last year in just 18 days. On top of the left sidebar you will find a gadget that will take you to the golf website or you may click HERE. All information about the tournament is available for you there. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us. This event is fueled by donations of goods and sponsorships. Economic conditions have hurt most charities in this aspect. If you or anyone you know would like to help out in this area, please get in touch with us.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunset Silhouettes

My jaw dropped in amazement when I looked at these beautiful photos taken as the sun began to set. VAGA members, Jeff & Finn, adopted Sasha around a year ago. She has changed their lives. Please click on the link below if you would like to see more stunning photos taken at sunset. Jeff is one talented photographer and if you would like him to photograph your greyhounds, please feel free to contact him. His information is on the VAGA web page, on this VAGA News page below on the left hand side and you may also reach him by the link below. Enjoy the photos.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hot town, summer in the city

Okay it wasn't in the 90's but it must have felt good to the gang of greys at the Route 3 Fredericksburg Petco today (either that or I missed the memo on an unscheduled parade). So many rolled through I lost count around 30. In fairness, who could blame them. After months of being couped up at home, they finally had decent weather in which to come out. There was plenty of sniffing going on, it was hard trying to locate old friends among the newcomers. This was a well behaved crowd which searched for anyone with a free hand to catch a pet or scratch. No child was left behind as there was never a shortage of greys to exchange pets and kisses. Late in the day there was even a party crasher named Moon Pie, who thought this was an ALL greyhound event, not just retired racers. We decided to let her hang out with the big guys anyway.
Greyhound cam was in working mode all day. Enjoy the slides.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Little March Madness

The snow is slowly becoming a distant memory, the Olympic Flame is out, and College basketball is gearing up.
What does this have to do with greyhounds? Just another haul to fill in the gaps between events. This is turning, what is generally a slow quarter, into a very successful one. So let's welcome Boc's Buckmaster, Craigie Lacy, Gooddaystarshine, and UToo Shadow to VAGA. They'll be arriving Saturday March 6th. Wish them a safe journey.