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Here is the latest news from Colorado Greyhound Adoption!  Please check back often, as this page is updated regularly.



Sheryl Swoops Spotlight

Wanted: Soft touch, warm heart, and a friend

You asked me what I wanted, and that’s really, really what I want. If it’s okay with you, I’ll just say hello from over here. People tell me I’m a beautiful girl and they want to come and pet me, but what they find out when they approach me, is that I’m a really shy girl too.

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Let me start by telling you what makes me happy! I enjoy going for long walks and car rides. I love romping around the yard with another hound or two. Once I get comfortable with you, I love having my cheeks scratched. I’m a quiet girl and I’m very good in my crate. I sleep all night without making any noise. Isn’t that wonderful?

See, my only real issue, is that it takes me a bit of time to get comfortable in my surroundings. I’m not an attention hog – no way! In fact, I don’t like being the center of attention at all. I’d rather gain confidence from my hound pals. Cars and loud noises scare me when I go for a walk, so a confident sister or brother would be perfect to protect me. (But I do love to go for long walks! Did I already mention that?). I want to be part of the pack!

Do you think someone will want to adopt me? Look at me -- I have the softest brown eyes, and the cutest ears. I'm 1.5 years old. I was cat tested in Oklahoma and they said I am cat safe, but I'm not living with a cat in my foster home. Speaking of my foster home, I have learned the words "Outside" and "Walk" and I know what they mean! I'm a smart girl.

So I take my time getting to know you and I look to other dogs for confidence boosters... is that really so bad? All you have to do is be patient with me.

Will you adopt me?
 

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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Let friends, family, co-workers, and your business know that they can sponsor a hole.  It is a great opportunity to promote a business, display family photos, or do a memorial for a loved one.

Last year, we had 39 golfers and 10 teams. We look forward to surpassing this number this year.

altYou can register securely online at the CGA Shop by clicking here or download this form and mail it with payment to CGA Golf, PO Box 2404, Littleton, CO 80161.

Entry fee is $135 per golfer
Lunch only tickets are $25 each
Hole Sponsorship is $150 per hole

All profits from this event will directly benefit retired racing greyhounds in Colorado.  CGA is a 501-c3 non-profit organization, and as such, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.
 

Newsletter Available

The April-May edition of the CGA Newsletter is available.

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This edition includes the following:

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
  • Calendar Volunteers
  • CGA Store News
  • Greyhound Gourmet by Arielle & Primrose
  • Ask The Trainer: Preventing Aggression
  • Evie's Answers by Evie Petunia

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.

 

'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.
 

Board Meeting with Elections

It's that time again to vote for CGA Board of Directors.

The Board Elections will be held on Sunday, March 13th, after a potluck to celebrate the accomplishments over the past year, and enjoy spending time with other CGA volunteers.

The potluck will start at noon. So please bring a dish to share.

To vote at the annual meeting you must be a member for at least 6 months (paid membership dues, or adopted a dog within the last year qualifies as a member). You can renew your membership at the Board meeting. You must be present to vote.

Elections will be held for the following positions:

We would like to be green by posting all bios on the website for viewing.

If you are interested in Running

Please complete and return the questionnaire to Mike Benedict, CGA Secretary. Emailing a scanned copy or answers in the body of an email to Mike at benedictm@jm.com will ensure your application is received in time for the election.

If you are unable to submit the questionnaire through email, please fax the completed questionnaire to CGA at 720, 293-9860, or through the postal service to 6989 S. Chapparal Circle E., Centennial, CO 80016. Please ensure your ballot is received prior to the annual meeting.

Location of the Annual Meeting/Elections

Elections will be held at the Benedict's home at 6989 S. Chapparal Circle E. in Centennial.

Nearest main intersection is Parker and Arapahoe, then 2 miles east of Parker on Arapahoe, go past the stoplight at Chapparal Circle West and turn right (if heading east) onto Chapparal Circle East. They’re the 8th house on the right side of the road and the street number is on the mailbox.

 

Helping More Hounds in their race . . .

to the couch!!!jumping greyhound

You helped CGA surpass their fundraising goal of $20,000 on Colorado Gives Day, December 8th, 2015 by raising $21,222. 

We want to thank everyone for their donations and help spreading the word.  CGA is made of all volunteers so your donations will be put to good use to care for the dogs.

 

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 "wrapping crew" for your help.  Also, a thank you to Chris and Mike Benedict for opening up their home for this years event.
 
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