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Newsletter Available

The October-November edition of the CGA Newsletter is available.


This edition includes the following:

  • Photos of CGA Picnic
  • Colorado Gives Day Dec. 6th
  • Lone Star Steakhouse Fundraiser
  • Lee Ann's triathlon
  • 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.


CGA 2016 Annual Picnic

Are you ready for the party!

Hounds bring your humans, too!

hounds getting treats


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!


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!

Duff's Spotlight

ImageLook no further!

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.

'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 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 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.

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