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Cookies on their Way

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Cookie plates are in route to our GREYT vets.

In early December, Colorado Greyhound Adoption volunteers bake yummy cookies and treats.  Then they gather together to assemble all the cookies and treats on plates in holiday wrapping to be delivered to the veterinarians and their staff who donate their services. 

Along with the yummy goodies, each office receives the new "In the Company of Greyhounds" calendar.  It is a great way to wrap up the year and say thanks.

Thanks to our bakers, platers, and wrappers for your help.  Also, a thank you to Chris and Mike Benedict for opening up their home for this years event.
 

Newsletter Available

The December-January edition of the CGA Newsletter is available.

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This edition includes the following:

  • Letter from Rori Mattson, CO Gives Day
  • Annual Volunteer Dinner
  • New Adoptions
  • Greyhound Gourmet
  • Ask the Trainer: Door Dartin' part 2
  • Evie's Answers

Colorado Greyhound Adoption publishes a bimonthly newsletter to its members. It contains newsworthy items around the organization, training questions and answers, and various stories about greyhounds in retirement.

The newsletters also highlights the wonderful veterinary hospitals that donate their time and services to help our hounds.

To find archived newsletters, click here.

 

Colorado Greyhound Adoption Fundraising and Volunteer Dinner

The fundraising and volunteer recognition dinner on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, is a great opportunity for the CGA community to come together to celebrate all we have done in the last year. 

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This year we have TWO speakers who will focus on therapies for our greys!

Dr. Andi Harper from Harper's Ridge will be talking about her chiropractic work and how it might benefit greyhounds.

CGA's own Jody Laughlin, who owns A Tranquil Paws Canine Massage will tell us about the benefits of Massage and other therapies.

In addition to appetizers and inner, the evening will be topped off with the traditional Live "Wild" Auction and annual video at the Arvada Center -- 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada.  Dinner costs $25.00 per person.

Sorry, time to RSVP for this event has expired; but check back around this time next year so that you can join us.  You don't have to be a volunteer to attend.


 

Libby's Troubled Waters Are Calmed

Libby (Look At Me Boyz); April 22, 2001 – November 1, 2014.

Recently, two of our CGA ambassador dogs for the 2014 Colorado Gives Day fundraising campaign crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The CGA Board of Directors and members extends their sympathy to Shari and Scott Wagner upon the loss of Libby. Thank you so much for opening your hearts and your homes. Know her story will forever be a part of CGA members’ hearts.

The following article was written in early October by volunteer and adopter, Shari.


Libby"Libby-the-flood-dog" became part of our family after her family was displaced last year in the historic floods in the Estes Park area. But what's really special about this story is that Libby was 12 ½ years old at the time.

When the email about Libby came out through CGA's Yahoo E-group and facebook page, I cried as I read it to my husband. We never even considered adopting a third dog, but there was just something about her story that made us both want to jump in and help. We were so happy to be selected as her adopters because seven potential adopters had stepped up and said they wanted to help Libby.

Libby settled in pretty quickly, especially considering the trauma she must have experienced between being taken out on an ATV, being displaced from her home, and jumping from place to place while her family tried to figure out what was going on with their house and their future. In just the first couple of hours she made herself comfortable on our couch and showed us that she may be old but she's a diva.
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Every hound is a winner when you donate

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ColoradoGives Day!

Dear Colorado Greyhound Adoption followers and members: The Hounds Need Your Help!

Beginning in November, Colorado Greyhound Adoption will kick off its fundraising campaign for ColoradoGives Day 2014. Our campaign theme is Every hound is a winner when YOU donate on ColoradoGives Day! CGA's fundraising goal for — Tuesday, December 9 — is $15,000. ColoradoGives Day provides us a fundraising method to help every hound we sponsor find a forever home.

Last Years Rally Last year on Colorado Gives Day, YOU raised $11,056 for CGA, a 100% volunteer 501(c) 3 charitable organization, dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for and promoting the adoption and welfare of retired racing greyhounds as excellent family pets.

Long term, our success is defined
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CGA 2014 Annual Picnic

hounds getting treatsGreythounds,

Bring your human(s) to our Annual CGA Picnic on Sunday, September 28, from noon to 4pm, at Highland Heritage Regional Park on 9651 S. Quebec near C470 & Quebec in Highlands Ranch.

The cost is $5/person or $15 per family.

From bobbing for hotdogs, to shopping and food, there will be something for every human and hound.

FOSTER SWAP - Bring any gently used items you no longer need for the foster family swap - bed, feeders, booties, etc.

BAKE SALE - Warm up your baking pans and bring goodies for human, hounds, or both for the bake sale.  Please label baked goods with ingredients.

In addition to the silent auction and CGA Store, some of the vendors that will be there present are

Rumor has it there may be pirates there!!!!


Check out our facebook page for announcements and updates.

 

CGA T-Shirt Contest

Since 2008 CGA has held a 'design a t-shirt' contest, which has become an exciting competition that coincides with its annual picnic.  Each year CGA volunteers submit designs that they'd like to see on a t-shirt; those submissions are then posted on CGA's website. 
Next, e-group members and facebook followers are asked to vote for the design they like best.  Although they won't admit to it, the volunteers are extremely talented and the submissions speak for themselves!

This year's contest drew in nine wonderful and varied submissions.  The winning t-shirt design will be featured on a t-shirt which will be sold at this year's Annual Picnic; it will also be available online at www.CGAshop.com. Additionally, we will be doing pre-sales in an effort to make sure that everyone who wants a t-shirt, gets one in his/her correct size!

And now, the winner of the 2014 Annual CGA Greyt T-Shirt Contest.

In Your Heart by Kathy Rowley.In Your Heart

Her design is a picture of one of Kira's puppies, 'Emily'.  She says, "...the t-shirt practically designed itself!! And, one look into Emily's eyes and I had the slogan: Let One Find Its Way Into Your Heart.  She, like so many others, have found their way into our hearts. It's as simple as that."
*The photo was contributed to Kathy by Studio Noda who provides their time to photograph CGA’s calendar In the Company of Greyhounds already on-sale through the CGA Store.

There are no losers, because all of this year's designs were wonderful!


Honorable mention goes to "Greyhound Through the Heart" by the Gaithe family - Jackie, Leon, & Kelsey. The Gaithe family played around and came up with three designs.  They wanted to incorporate the CGA logo with a variety of things related to retired greyhounds.

In Your HeartAdditionally, thanks go out to Nicole Marcisz Ellison, Shari Wagner, Denise Fortman, and Robin Caswell for their submissions; and, thanks to those of you who supported this group of artists with your votes.

The winning t-shirt will be making its debut at the 2014 CGA Annual Picnic on Sunday, September 28th

We hope that this year's contest has inspired others to design a t-shirt to enter in next year's contest.  And, remember, no matter who wins, it's really the dogs who are the winners!

Although voting has ended, we have re-posted all nine of the entries so that you can look back at the designs.  Some of you may have missed seeing them when they were originally posted.
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In the Company of Greyhounds Calendar Available

The 2015 In The Company of Greyhounds calendar is currently in line to be printed; all pre-orders will be ready in time for the picnic, or mailed to you, depending on which option you requested.

It's a beauty!  Calendar sales are still going on, and the purchase price is $12.00 each.  They will be available at the picnic, and orders can still be made on the CGA store website.  Applicable delivery charges will be applied to mail orders.

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The calendar was photographed by Studio Noda, in Golden, Colorado, at the Clear Creek Historic Park.  The calendar has 32 beautiful pages, and once again we have a 'Contacts' page and a 'Notes' section.  Something new we've added this year is an In Memoriam page. 

Don't miss a chance to see your friends, and their exquisite Greyhounds, who volunteered this year.  Our 2015 calendar is sure to become a collector's item!

The price for the calendar is $12.00 each beginning Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

All services, except for printing costs, were donated.  All proceeds will be donated to Colorado Greyhound Adoption to help pay for medical expenses for retired racing greyhounds.
 
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