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Spotlight on AJ

Highly Intelligent and Extra Fuzzy

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I’m going to come right out and say it --- I’m a bit different. But different is GOOD, right?
My name is AJ (technically it’s Guinevere, but I’m hip and happenin’, not a formal lady greyhound). I respond to AJ the best, and it fits my personality!

I’m an extra fuzzy greyhound. I may have a little Irish Wolfhound in me, so I have some extra long hairs on my sleek greyhound body. Seriously, I’m adorable, but I don’t have to tell you that, one look at my pictures will have you making cutesy baby noises about how adorable I am.
Go ahead, show my picture to your significant other. Oooh and aww over me.

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Let’s talk about the other things that make me awesome:
  • I can be an only dog. (I have lived with other greyhounds in foster, but also alone).
  • I crate well and have excellent house manners.
  • I go potty on lead like a professional.
  • I am smart and treat motivated.
  • I know several commands.
  • I’m not a morning hound. After breakfast and a quick walk – I want to go back to bed.
So, what’s an awesome hound like me doing in the Spotlight section?

Well, I’m a timid hound. I also have a bit of history. I am not small dog or cat safe. I also cannot be around children. They move too fast. They make too much noise. They scare me!

I need to warm up and smell everything first before I feel comfortable. I’m also much more smitten with men than women, but I will warm up.
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I’ve had some excellent training and continuing my training is a must. I do get scared of loud noises and other people and animals on my walks, so I need someone who can help reassure me in the appropriate way that not everything is out to get me and I don’t have to protect myself all of the time. I’m showing a lot of progress and you need to be equally dedicated to me, as I am to you.

I am quite the “Hound-ini” in that I can open lever doors and crates, plus I can make your sandwich disappear in the blink of an eye!

Sweet talk me, and I’ll put my head in your lap so you can pet me. I will play bow and roo when I’m feeling excited and frisky. I tend to mouth your hand if I get a little too excited.

I will love you, I promise you that, but I need your guidance and reassurance. I will give you my heart, if you will give me your support. Deal?
 

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?

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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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