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CGA 2016 Annual Picnic

Are you ready for the party!

Hounds bring your humans, too!

hounds getting treats

Greythounds,

Bring your human(s) to our Annual CGA Picnic on Sunday, September 25, at Highland Heritage Regional Park on 9651 S. Quebec near C470 & Quebec in Highlands Ranch.

The fun begins at noon and last until 4:00 pm.

Hounds are free, of course! but your humans aren't.

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

Some Agenda Items for the Day

'Jar of Change' CHALLENGE - For details, click here.

CGA Store - Stop and Shop 'til you drop. Pre-order the Limited edition t-shirt designed by Legend High School Graphic Design program before September 12th and have your swag waiting for you at the store.

  • Volunteers sign up here. If you volunteer you will receive 50% off any store item.

SILENT AUCTION - Wonderful baskets, collars, and other great gifts to bid on.

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.

HOUND ENTERTAINMENT - many fun games planned!

VENDORS

Find out who is going and updates to the activities for the day on our facebook page.

All money raised will go to CGA and helping future hounds find their forever homes!
 

Newsletter Available

The August-September edition of the CGA Newsletter is available.

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This edition includes the following:

  • CGA Golf Tournament
  • CGA Store
  • Greyhound Gourmet by Arielle & Primrose
  • Ask The Trainer: Chasing Cats

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.

 

Spotlight on Jenny

Jenny, Jenny who can I turn to?
You give me something I can hold on to!
Jenny I've got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, don't change your number 867-5309

Hopefully you now have that song in your head and you will read a little more about me -- Jenny!
I can tell you a couple of things -- you can turn to me, and I am definitely a hound you can hold on to.... with time.
I'm a beautiful black girl with white under my chin, on the tip of my tail, and on my back paws. I'm 1.5 years old, so I'm just a youngster.
I love to be petted. I love to run and be chased in the backyard. I love to go for walks. I also wag my tail and smile a lot when I want attention. I'm a little vocal, and I'll tell you what I want!

So now you are asking yourself "why is this beautiful, young, sweet girl featured as the Spotlight Dog?" Well, see.... I'm shy, and if I'm scared, I scream!
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Now it has been a while since I've had a screaming fit, now I run to my crate, which is my safe haven. But it takes me a while to warm up to people. I need owners who have a lot of patience. Owners who will work with me, should I be scared in my forever home. I also don't really want to be around kids. They make lots of scary noises, and that makes me run for cover! I would like to have another dog for company. Other dogs help build up my confidence. Did I mention patience? I love walks, but if you pull me in a direction I don't want to go, I'll scream. That's why having a doggie partner can help me.

Now you can see in the pictures that I can be a good cuddler and that I love to play. Once I trust a person, I will wag my tail and be happy! Bring me peanut butter and reward me as I make progress in scary situations, and I'll be even happier! I can warm up. Really, I can. My foster Mom thinks I'm a very good girl. But please expect that I may regress a bit when I go to my forever home. I'll need time to learn to trust my new Mom and/or Dad. So why don't you make me yours, and contact CGA if you are interested in adopting me? They will send you my real phone number!
 

Duff's Spotlight

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I’m the tall, dark, and handsome boy you’ve been looking for!!

My name is Duff, and I’m a 4 year old, black boy with a bright white blaze on my chest. I’m stunning and I know it! I’m also an ideal hound for someone who wants an only pet!

I’m a bundle of enthusiasm, so I need a family with adults and older children. I don’t want to knock any little ones over. That would make me sad. My ideal home would be one where I would be an only dog. I am not cat safe. I love my crate, and actually prefer to sleep in it. I’d love to have a backyard to run around in, but I am good on a leash and will go potty on lead.

I did have a toe/foot injury while training to race, and CGA brought me in and had my bum toe removed. I do have some arthritis setting into my foot, but I’m a healthy boy and I get around really well.

I get really excited when I see other little creatures (rabbits, squirrels, etc), and tend to react by being aggressive towards my current resident hound brother. I have been checked out by a greyhound savvy vet from head to missing toe, and I’m healthy, so my reactivity is behavioral, hence why I should be an only dog.

I’ve never shown any aggression towards people. No sleep startle. No food aggression. No separation anxiety. I have so many pluses on my side! I love going to events and meet and greets, and meeting people and having people pet and love on me. I’m a good Ambass-a-dog! I get lots of attention because I’m so handsome.

If you are looking for an only dog, look no further, call CGA and tell them you want Duff!
 

Golf Tournament Sign Up

CGA Golf Tournament
It is time to register for CGA 16th Annual Golf Tournament

This year, the golf tournament will be held on Saturday, July 16th.  It is an event that CGA puts on every year that gets a lot of outside exposure.  This four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 7:30 am for golfers.  The entry fee will include green fee, cart, range balls, lunch and great prices.

The deadline for golfers and lunch tickets for the tournament at The Homestead at Fox Hollow in Lakewood, Colorado, is Friday, July 10th.

If you don't feel like getting up that early or are not a golfer, come join everyone for lunch.  Don't forget to arrive before lunch for a meet and greet that will be held while the golfers are on the course and shop for swag at the CGA store while you wait.
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'Jar of Change' Challenge

Jar of Change Challenge

Most of us have change around our house or places that you put change that sits there for months, even years.  If you are looking for a way to help raise money for CGA and love a challenge, then we've got a challenge for you.

Collect your spare change and bring it to the annual picnic.  The store will collect jars for prizes while you enjoy the afternoon with your greythound family.

To get a handmade with silhouette greyhounds in the color of your choice, go to our online store and donate $20, or contact Jill at jkmodcga@gmail.com to make arrangements.  Or be creative and make your own.

After the picnic, the challenge starts over for next year.

 

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Getting their Green out!

The new year is well under way and our first event is coming up soon. Colorado Greyhound Adoption will kick off their 2016 event season with the Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 12th. 

altFor years, CGA has participated in the St. Patrick's Parade in the Springs. The crowd loves to see the Greys all dressed up in their St. Patty's finery.

CGA parade volunteers met at their staging spot about 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade.  The parade kicks off at noon and everyone needs to gather by 11:15 am. The parade route is approximately 2 ½ miles long and typically lasts about 1 ½ hours.  

Visit our facebook and Upcoming Events pages for more information. It is a greyt way to spend time with your grey, other greys, and their folks. The people that come to these events LOVE the greys. Events are like a Meet and Greet on steroids.

Please put this and other upcoming event dates on your calendar and help where you can. It would be greyt if everyone, adopters and fosters, would commit to a couple of events for a few hours. Depending on the event schedule, shifts are 2 to 3 hours. Reminder that all fosters must be vetted before attending events.
 
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