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Fundraiser at Tagawa

Su-purr-b Give Back Program!

Are you looking for plants, flowers, gardening supplies for your home?

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Visit Tagawa Gardens and help raise money for Colorado Greyhound Adoption just by participating in their give back program between Tuesday, April 1st through Sunday, June 1st.

Download and print off the flyer, containing a special barcode to track purchases for CGA.  Take it to Tagawa Gardens when you check out give it to the cashier or if you forget the flyer, just mention that you're a supporter of Colorado Greyhound Adoption & you'd like to participate in their giveback program.

CGA can earn between 5% and 20% of your store purchases during this window of opportunity.  The percentage depends upon the total spent by all of our supporters. 
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Golf Tournament Sign Up

CGA Golf Tournament
It is time to register for CGA CGA's 14th Annual Golf Tournament

This year, the golf tournament will be held on Saturday, July 19th.  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, rang 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 Thursday, 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 51 golfers and 13 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

If you have any questions, please contact Jayson Mines directly by email jayson.mines@yahoo.com or at 303, 512-3883.

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.
 

April Newsletter Available

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

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This edition includes the following:

  • Greyhound Gourmet by Rachel Jervis
  • Golf Tournament Information
  • Ask The Trainer: Fear of Strangers by Sue Brown
  • A Tribute to Marie
  • 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.

 

Happy Birthday, CGA ! ! ! !

happy birthday from Cricket In April 17 years ago, Colorado Greyhound Adoption was born.

A huge thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters!

Join our e-group and facebook page
to wish CGA a happy birthday with your CGA story.

Here's to many more years of finding loving homes for greyhounds.

"I can't think of a better organization, a better cause, and a better group of people to spend the next 17 years with !!!  Congrats to all ! ! !
-Rori, CGA President
 

Calendar Sign Up

It’s that time again!

The 2015 In The Company of Greyhounds calendar photo shoot is Sunday, April 27th, at 7:00 AM.

Is this the year for you to volunteer to be in our highly successful In the Company of Greyhounds calendar?

Everyone is welcome to volunteer. The only prerequisite is that you have a greyhound.

The photo shoot has turned in to quite an event and a good time is had by all!  Volunteers will be added to the list on a first-come basis.  Extras will be on the list for back-ups, in the event that someone has to drop out.

We'll let you know what to wear, but it will most likely be something that you already have in your closet.  The dogs won't need anything special this year, unless you have something your dog likes to wear.

We're currently deciding between two locations on the west side of the metro area and will let you know as soon as possible.  Because the photographers are at the mercy of the sun this time of year, the photo shoot will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 27th. 

If you would like to be included please email Kathy Rowley at rowleyka@q.com at with your name, address, phone number(s), email address, and the name(s) of your dog(s), their color, and their ages.

We look forward to seeing you!
Thanks, Kathy
 

Election Results

During the board meeting on March 9th, 2014, elections were held for Vice-President, Treasurer, and four Board Member-At-Large positions.  All five candidates were elected.

The current board of directors include:
  • Rori Mattson, President
  • Rene Riesner, Vice-President (re-elected)
  • Denise Fortman, Secretary
  • Mark McKay, Treasurer (re-elected)
  • Debee Vecchiarelli, Board Member-At-Large (re-elected)
  • Michael Benedict, Board Member-At-Large
  • Kay Roberts, Board Member-At-Large (re-elected)
  • Jackie Gaithe, Board Member-At-Large
  • Robin VanAtta, Board Member-At-Large (newly elected)

CGA would like to recognize outgoing board member, Tera Smith for her commitment as board member-at-large and all her volunteer work.  She will continue to be involved with CGA as coordinator for the Renaissance Festival and Relinquishment Coordinator.

Don't forget that everyone is welcome to attend monthly open board meetings.  It is a great way to find out about CGA. To find out when the next board meeting is taking place, watch the upcoming events page for time and place.
 

Spotlight on Missy

Missy spotlight photo Well hello, dearies!  This is Missy again.

You may remember that just a few weeks ago I was featured in a spotlight and on facebook. After my spotlight appeared, there were a number of human families that wanted to meet me.

While I enjoyed my time with my foster family, I am happy to say that I have adopted a wonderful family of my very own.  In addition, I have a new greyhound pal, Dazzle.

I want to thank everyone for their interest.  And a special thanks to my foster family, and CGA for matching me with my forever home.

 

AmazonSmile

Calling All Shoppers!amazonsmiles

Do you support Colorado Greyhound Adoption?
Do you shop on Amazon.com?
Would you like to do both at the same time?
Well, now you can,and following are the details.

Colorado Greyhound Adoption is a 501(c)(3) registered charitable organization listed with AmazonSmile.AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same products, the same prices, and the same convenient shopping features as those found on Amazon.com.

However, there is one difference!

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price to the charitable organization of your choice!
There is no cost to the organization or the customer.

What could be easier!

It's easy to get started, you simply type in smile.amazon.com. When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization (please select Colorado Greyhound Adoption) before you start browsing or shopping.

This is a great way to contribute to CGA! Think of it as shopping for the dogs.

Happy shopping and thank you for continuing to support Colorado Greyhound Adoption.

Note: Amazon is not connected nor do they endorse any participating nonprofit on AmazonSmile.
 
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