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Spotlight on Pixie

Is being a "Project Dog" a bad thing?

My name is Pixie. I’m a bit of a special case and let me tell you why.

altWhen the CGA Procurement Team met me, I was a very scared girl. My kennel trainers couldn’t catch me or pet me or anything like that. But CGA said they would look for a special foster family for me. They said CGA has foster families who like "project dogs" and would love to have me.

The kennel owner asked for some extra time to work with me and train me. While I was outside in the dog runs, something very strange happened -- I lost my hair. The vet didn’t know why. I had all kinds of tests done, and everything came back fine.

The kennel owner moved me inside, so I could get used to being around more people and have the chance to interact more. Something weird happened again -- my hair started to grow back! The vets say it is alopecia and it’s probably genetic because my brother, who is still racing, has the same problem. (I have two pictures, one with my hair, and one with my beautiful naked neck!) I’m perfectly healthy, I guess I don’t really need hair. They say bald is beautiful, right?
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After spending some time inside the training kennel, my kennel owner called CGA and said that I was ready for a foster home. I had made big improvements and could be walked on lead and petted! I’m still very shy, but there are some really good things about me too. Here are the wonderful things about me:

  1. I’m young. I’m only 2 years old, so I’m still kind of a puppy.
  2. I’m a beautiful brindle girl (with some baldness – no biggie).
  3. I’m a petite greyhound (60 pounds).
  4. I love love love to be with other dogs. I make friends with other dogs easily. The more the merrier!
  5. Once I get attached to you, I become a sweet, affectionate, cuddly girl. (So I’m shy at first… there are worse things, right?)
  6. I’ve never shown any aggression.
  7. I’m calm and even tempered.
  8. I walk well on lead.
  9. I’ve made amazing progress while in my foster home.
  10. I have a lot of love in my heart to give to the right family.
Now it does take me a bit to warm up, but if someone pets me gently, I start to relax. I’m equally scared of adults and children, I just need time to adjust and learn that I am safe with you.

I don’t potty while on lead. Some people may love that idea, but it also means that I need a yard to do my business.

I have some separation anxiety, but it is greatly reduced if I have a dog friend or multiple dog friends around. In fact, I should live with another dog.

I tested cat safe, but I do not live with a cat in my foster home.

I have blossomed in my foster home and will continue to blossom in my forever home given some time. So, is being a "project dog" a bad thing? I don’t think so, and neither should you. What could be more rewarding than having little shy me warm up and become your best cuddle hound? So ask for me, Pixie!
 

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.
 

Hello out there! My name is Zita a.k.a. 'Twink'

Please Donate to CGA For Colorado Gives Day, Tues. Dec 6th.

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I'm a 3 year old fawn female greyhound weighing in at whopping 46 lbs.
You go it, a pint size greyhound and yes, I'm not intimidated by the boys (30 lbs. heavier). I'm friendly, playful, fun loving, I enjoy warming up my joints laying in the sun, and I like to mouth wrestle with Sean (my best grey pal).

I came to CGA just before my 1st birthday. Shortly after my arrival I had a difficult time getting up and moving. My joints were swollen and very stiff. The diagnosis was IMPA (Immune Mediated Polyarthritis). A month or so later, my coat was disappearing - my thyroid wasn't working right.

My vet, Dr. Adams, put me on herbs, joint supplements/injections to help maintain my joints, flexibility, and immune system. I also got medicine for my thyroid (have to get tested each year). I have had acupuncture, and electro acupuncture, and Traumeel injections to relax muscles as needed.

The staff at my vet's office nicknamed me 'Twinkle Toes' because of the way I walk, but I'm not offended because they love me. I need to be careful about getting any injuries/infections or anything that will affect my immune system. All the meds/supplements make me a high maintenance little girl.

I don't let this get me down and my paws are 'pedal to the metal' most of the time. We greys are special and as the potato chip commercial referred to - 'it's hard to have just one' as many in CGA know to be a fact.
 

Newsletter Available

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

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This edition includes the following:

  • Donate on Colorado Gives Day
  • New Adoptions
  • Greyhound Gourmet
  • Ask The Trainer: Preventing Aggression

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.

 

Would you Help?

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It takes a great deal of effort from a large number of people to keep our efforts going and successful.

CGA needs to fill these very important positions:

Events Coordinator
Vet Recruiter

If you have any additional questions, please contact Naomi Weaver at greytgirl2002@yahoo.com.

Click here for Ongoing Areas of Opportunity
 

Dances With Greyhounds: 19 Years and Counting.

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Join us for our Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction.  Enjoy appetizers, dinner, and listen to our guest speaker, Dr. Stacey Jones.

The evening will be topped off with the traditional Live "Wild" Auction starring Jayson and Vaughn, and our annual video of some greythounds.

Saturday, November  19, 2016

Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada 80003

Social Time & Cocktails at 6:30
Dinner at 7:00

Dinner is $25 per person.
RSVP by November 13th, online at the CGA store.

Check out our facebook page for announcements and updates.

If you would like to make your hound a 'star', please send pictures not previously featured the annual videos to cgapics@comcast.net.  The deadline is Friday, November 4th.

 

CGA 2016 Annual Picnic

Are you ready for the party!

Hounds bring your humans, too!

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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!
 

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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