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Save the Date for CGA's Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction

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Saturday, November  18, 2017
Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada 80003

Keep up with future announcements by selecting the 'Interested' button on our facebook event page.

 

Boo! Did I scare you?

It's nearly "Howl"aween, you know!

altMy name is Ecko Boo, but I go by Maja. I am a bit of a spooky girl!

Hang around for a spell while I talk about my "enchanting" traits:

I'm a 3 year old, beautiful black brindle female hound. I'm extremely cat safe. I'm even guinea pig safe. (No tricks here. I know they aren't treats!). I like my crate and will go to my crate whenever you ask. I don’t mind being alone in my crate.

I like meeting people and going to meet and greets. I’m a friendly girl, but I need to do things on my own terms and my own time. I used to be scared of car rides, but my foster family worked with me, and now I willingly hop into the car!

Here are the "frightful" facts:

Make no bones about it, I need someone who knows what they are doing with a spooky dog.
I used to have a problem with resource guarding beds and couches and was relinquished because of this.

But again, my foster family has worked with me and I am no longer attracted to couches and beds. It was quite the addiction. I do not have food aggression. You can touch my bowl, take it out of the crate, and I don't "bat" an ear or eye.

Forcing me to do something that I am unsure of, or grabbing my collar quickly may result in a growl or snap. I have some sleep startle, so you need to wake me up before you approach.
I do not want to live with noisy, unpredictable, fast moving, little humans. Teenagers and older kids are fine.

I need my privacy when doing my business. I don't potty easily on lead. Some girls have modesty, you know.

I'm not a huge fan of walks. I'm scared of things that go bump in the night, so I need someone who is confident. While I do better with other dogs around to help me figure out new situations, I’d be okay if someone is home often.

Have I cast a spell on you? Are you interested in having a boo-tiful life together? If so, contact your Adoption Counselor and ask for me, Maja.
 

CGA 2017 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 24, 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.

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! Hot dog eating contest sponsored by Greyt Pet Services, longest tail, etc.)

VENDORS

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

Sign up to help the CGA Store via at SignUpGenius to help at the CGA Store. You will receive 50% of any item.

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

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 2017 event season with the Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 11th. 

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 #28 about 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade.  The parade kicks off at noon. 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.
 

Newsletter Available

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

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This edition includes the following:

  • Another Successful Golf Tournament
  • Greyhound Gourmet
  • Ask The Trainer

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.

 

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.
 

Would you Help?

volunteers

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.

 
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