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Volunteer Wanted: Foster Vet Coordinator

We are in need to fill an extremely important position for CGA.

The Foster Vet Coordinator helps ensure the health of each dog that comes into foster care by working with our foster families and network of veterinarians  to determine the best course of action for a dog.  We would like to split this position between two people to make it more manageable.

PURPOSE: To assist CGA Foster families with approving, arranging, and scheduling veterinary care for Foster Dogs after their initial Spay/Neuter Package.  
(Initial Spay/Neuter arrangements are managed by the Intake Veterinary Coordinator).

This position is the "face" of CGA to our participating veterinarians, and to our foster families.  This position is the "Point Person" for foster families and veterinarians regarding veterinary care.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Answer phone calls and emails from foster families regarding veterinary concerns.
  • Keep a "knowledge base" of information about common greyhound maladies, particularly those experienced while in the fostering transition.
  • Counsel Foster Families on remedies and methods when veterinary care is not required.
  • Identify participating Veterinarians and Specialists.
  • If veterinary care is required, provide approval to the veterinary office.
  • Make arrangements for appointments, or provide guidance on how the family can make their own appointment.
  • Follow up with the Veterinarian for outcomes, recommendations, and diagnosis.
  • Provide care cost estimates to the Board Of Directors for extraordinary expenses, including surgeries and non-routine treatments.
  • Liasion between the Veterinarian/Specialist, and the Foster Family and the Board of Directors in situations that require mediation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Excellent "Customer Service" skills.    Friendly phone manner.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Excellent follow-through skills
  • An understanding of greyhound behavior and greyhound-specific maladies (at the layman level).
  • Philosophies on care and expenses should align with CGA's status as a non-profit.
  • Should have knowledge of and familiarity with CGA's culture and philosophies.

TIME COMMITMENT:
Varies depending on how many dogs are in foster at any given time.

If this is something you would be interested in, please contact Naomi Weaver at greytgirl2002@yahoo.com.
 

Newsletter Available

The June-July edition of the CGA Newsletter is available.

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This edition includes the following:

  • Greyhound Gathering 2014
  • About AmazonSmile
  • Greyhound Gourmet by Rachel Jervis
  • Ask The Trainer: Puppies vs. Adult Dogs
  • 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.

 

Hi! I’m Forrest!

altI was told that there is a movie made about a guy named Forrest and I'm thinking it might be about me!
I definitely love to run!  Run, Forrest, Run!!


I am a three year old, male, blue fawn greyhound.  I am super affectionate and will walk right up and put my head under your hand so you can give my ears a scritch.  Scritches are one of the things I like best! alt

I am enjoying retirement so far, but it sure is confusing.  I am a confident boy and sometimes think maybe I should be in charge.  Bad stuff happens when I try to be in charge, so we are working on my behavior.  I even got to meet with a trainer so we could help get me sorted out. 

I need to learn that good stuff happens when I let the human be in charge, but I am not convinced yet.  My foster papa says I need a human who is experienced with dogs and can help me be a good pack member rather than a lousy pack leader. 

I am potty trained and do well in my crate.  I would be fine in a condo or apartment as well as an only dog.   I have a complicated pack right now in my foster home and I am learning how to fit in with everyone.

Do you have the patience and experience to help me continue to learn my manners and learn how to not be in charge?  I want to be a Very Good Boy!
 

semenik's with greyhoundsSay Hello to the Semenik's!

David and Lisa adopted their first greyhound, Tia, in 2001.  Having fallen in love with the breed, they continued to adopt, and currently share their home with Ozzy & Jett (pictured). 

They wanted to give back, and started volunteering with CGA by helping to staff Meet & Greets and other events.  "It was then that we realized what an amazing group we were working with.  I enjoyed [volunteering] so much that I decided as soon as I graduated, I would make it a priority to volunteer even more time to helping CGA and the hounds," says Lisa.

After graduating in 2013, Lisa sent in her application to be the merchandise coordinator.  "This position appealed to me because I used to handle the merchandise ordering and distribution for the company I currently work for so this was something I was very comfortable doing.  I talked to David and we both agreed this would be a great way for us to help support this amazing organization," confirms Lisa.

We are overjoyed that Lisa and David came forward to take over as our Merchandise Coordinators!

Since taking over the store, they've updated the inventory and it's back up on our website.  They've been asking people what they'd like to see more of in the store, and will be working on that in the future.

With event season getting in full swing, take a look at the CGA shop for swag such as sunglasses with the CGA logo or clothing to wear at events and Meet and Greets.  And keep your eyes open for postings on CGA Facebook and the Yahoo! eGroup about upcoming sales.

Thank you, Lisa & David!
 

Ready to Foster?

fostering photoFostering plays an important role in the adoption process.

If you've thought about fostering for CGA, now is a great time to let us know! We're looking at bringing in more dogs.

It takes a little time for us to meet with you and get you set up to foster, so if you're interested let us know by sending in an application soon.

Here's a link to more information and an application.
 

Sashi - In Memorium 2014

Sashi

We're sad to say that our oldest foster dog, Sashi has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

In 2 weeks, she would've turned 16 years old. We are incredibly thankful to foster Dad, Tim for taking such excellent care of her the last couple of years. He loved her dearly, and our hearts go to him.

Earlier Facebook post of Sashi this year.

Tribute from Tim:
"Sashi enjoyed walks and was always happy when I came home.  She never barked inside but when outside in the back yard, I would run around her and she would jump up and down and bark at me in a very happy tone.  It was kind of a dance.
When she went for walks she would be sniffing - sometimes to were she would be sneezing.  And she had very soft fur.  When you scratched her ears just right, she would chatter to where her voice would resonate through your body."


 

Hear ye, hear ye... Good King Henry invites you ! !

CGA at Ren Fest

Colorado Renaissance Festival

For eight special summer weekends, the festival is a magical tour through time and legend.  There are no pets allowed at this festival, except for those volunteering, so stop by the Colorado Greyhound Adoption booth for a hound fix.

Even better, sign up to volunteer and bring your greythound to the festival, too.  For volunteers, it is a Meet & Greet on steroids.  This is an extremely fun event to work, even though there are rules that volunteers have to follow.

Click the following links for information.
 

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.
 
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