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Join us at our Volunteer Appreciation & Fundraising Dinner.

dinner design

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada 80003

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

Wear your "Denim and Diamonds" and enjoy Dinner, Speaker, Live Auction & our Annual Video.

Dinner is $25 per person.
RSVP by November 8th, online at the CGA store.

Check out our facebook page for announcements and updates.

CGA 2015 T-Shirt Winner

Since 2008 CGA has held a 'design a t-shirt' contest, which has become an exciting competition that coincides with its annual picnic.  Each year CGA volunteers submit designs that they'd like to see on a t-shirt; those submissions are then posted on CGA's website. Then everyone votes.

In addition to CGA volunteers this year, local high school students studying graphic design were asked to submit designs as a way to educate young people about greyhounds and CGA.  This year’s contest drew in more than 20 wonderful and varied submissions. 
And now, the winners.

Winner of the T-Shirt Contest

"Always By Your Side" by Shanna Parshley

Always By Your Side

Honorable Mention
"Mountain Greyhound" by Blaine Blakken

Mountain Greyhound

There are no losers, because all of this year's designs were wonderful!
Thank you to all who submitted designs and thanks to those of you who supported this group of artists with your votes. 

The winning design will be featured on a t-shirt which will be sold at this year’s Annual Picnic on Sunday, September 27th.  Additionally, pre-sales will start Thursday, September 3rd, until Friday, September 11th, so you can pick up your t-shirt at the picnic. 

By ordering and pre-paying for your t-shirt, you will be guaranteed to get your correct size.  You can also request to have your order mailed directly to you (applicable postage will apply). 

We hope that this year's contest has inspired others to design a t-shirt to enter in next year's contest. And, remember, no matter who wins,  it's really the dogs who are the winners!



2016 In The Company of Greyhounds Calendar

calendar cover This year's calendar was photographed by Studio Noda, at the Historic Belmar Park in Lakewood, Colorado. The calendar has 32 beautiful pages, and once again contains a Contacts page and an In Memoriam section.

Don't miss a chance to see your friends, and their exquisite Greyhounds, who volunteered this year. Our 2016 calendar is beautiful and is sure to become a collector's item!

The price per calendar is $12.00. Click here to purchase.

All services, except for printing costs, were donated. All proceeds will be donated to Colorado Greyhound Adoption to help pay for medical expenses for retired racing Greyhounds.

Newsletter Available

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


This edition includes the following:

  • 2015 CGA Picnic was GREYT!
  • Ask the Trainer
  • Volunteer Dinner

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.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Getting their Green out!

Jasper The new year is well under way and our first event is coming up soon. Colorado Greyhound Adoption will kick off their 2015 event season with the Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 14th. 

"I know we have quite a few new greys and their families that have joined the CGA family in the past few months. Please know that ALL are invited and welcome to join the fun events this year."  Becky, CGA Event Coordinator.

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.

For 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 route is approximately 2 ½ miles long and typically lasts about 1 ½ hours.  

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.


Cookies on their Way


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

Colorado Greyhound Adoption Fundraising and Volunteer Dinner

The fundraising and volunteer recognition dinner on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, is a great opportunity for the CGA community to come together to celebrate all we have done in the last year. 

dinner theme

This year we have TWO speakers who will focus on therapies for our greys!

Dr. Andi Harper from Harper's Ridge will be talking about her chiropractic work and how it might benefit greyhounds.

CGA's own Jody Laughlin, who owns A Tranquil Paws Canine Massage will tell us about the benefits of Massage and other therapies.

In addition to appetizers and inner, the evening will be topped off with the traditional Live "Wild" Auction and annual video at the Arvada Center -- 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada.  Dinner costs $25.00 per person.

Sorry, time to RSVP for this event has expired; but check back around this time next year so that you can join us.  You don't have to be a volunteer to attend.


Libby's Troubled Waters Are Calmed

Libby (Look At Me Boyz); April 22, 2001 – November 1, 2014.

Recently, two of our CGA ambassador dogs for the 2014 Colorado Gives Day fundraising campaign crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The CGA Board of Directors and members extends their sympathy to Shari and Scott Wagner upon the loss of Libby. Thank you so much for opening your hearts and your homes. Know her story will forever be a part of CGA members’ hearts.

The following article was written in early October by volunteer and adopter, Shari.

Libby"Libby-the-flood-dog" became part of our family after her family was displaced last year in the historic floods in the Estes Park area. But what's really special about this story is that Libby was 12 ½ years old at the time.

When the email about Libby came out through CGA's Yahoo E-group and facebook page, I cried as I read it to my husband. We never even considered adopting a third dog, but there was just something about her story that made us both want to jump in and help. We were so happy to be selected as her adopters because seven potential adopters had stepped up and said they wanted to help Libby.

Libby settled in pretty quickly, especially considering the trauma she must have experienced between being taken out on an ATV, being displaced from her home, and jumping from place to place while her family tried to figure out what was going on with their house and their future. In just the first couple of hours she made herself comfortable on our couch and showed us that she may be old but she's a diva.
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