Loco Super Toe, now named Barron went to his new home today and met his new brother, Reed, a sweet fawn male and Puddles, a toy poodle. Annette and Tony are long term members and wanted a new member to the family! Barron will be very spoiled in his new home and is looking forward to running and playing with Reed!
Most everyone has experienced love at first sight...especially when it was a greyhound at first sight.....and it was no different for Lisa and her daughter. Lisa is a former greyhound owner and was looking for a little female to fill the void left when her Oscar passed away. It took a while to find the right one... but judging by the smiling faces in the picture below it seems that the wait was worth it.
On Saturday, 02.04.2017, an adorable little girl named Precious...now being called Jade..... arrived here in Virginia to meet her new forever family. This little girl gets to claim the distinction of being the very first adoption for BRGA in 2017.
Mark and Cynthia couldn't wait to meet their new little girl! Mark had been owned by greyhounds in the past and he couldn't wait to share the experience with Cynthia. Something tells me that we have another happy family in our pack!
We had one last adoption this year....a very special one in our eyes....our very own Julie finally adopted her own greyhound - Katy Del Sol who is now known as Katy!
Many of you have met Julie at one of our events and our new adoptees know her as our "adoption coordinator".....Julie started volunteering at our events earlier this year. She had worked with a couple other breed adoption groups and had developed an interest in greyhounds! Once she started hanging around with us at Meet and Greets she was hooked! She showed an interest in helping with our adoption process ....and after some training and home visits she dove right in to the adoption coordinator position. BUT she was missing her very own grey..........until a couple of weeks ago when she went down to Florida to pick up Katy - a graduate of the therapy dog training program thru the prison system.
Julie is now a full fledged greyhound owner ....and Katy is a full fledged spoiled retiree! We can't tell who is happier!
"All I want for Christmas is .....my own forever family!" All the greys in the haul truck were chanting the same thing.....and Journey had heard that his new family was waiting for him at Auntie Katie's. He was so excited....his tail couldn't stop! and when he got to Auntie Katie's they hadn't gotten there yet. So he waited patiently.......and then they arrived......hooray....he was finally going to his own forever home!
Chris and the boys arrived at their Gotcha Day and met the sweetest, calmest boy they had ever seen........they couldn't wait to get him home and start loving on him...and the boys were thrilled to have a new four-legged brother. Not sure who is going to spoil Journey more!
Santa's sleigh was a white dually truck trailering a hauler and "Santa" wasn't wearing a red suit but Rizzo didn't care......she was on her way with all her friends to meet her new family! She wished they had stopped so she could get a bow....she was going to be an awesome present for her new family. She couldn't wait...a family all her own...her wish had finally come true!
Nancy and Roger were suffering from an empty greyhound house and couldn't wait to fill it again with greyhound love and noses. They couldn't wait to spoil the little girl they had heard so much about......and the time was finally here.
"Were they there yet?" Rock-It was so excited to be heading up North with all his friends......he had been told that there was his very own family waiting for him......couldn't Santa drive any faster??? And he was getting 2 big brothers......he thought he was the luckiest boy in the world!
Laurie, Paul, Brandon and Justin were so excited....they were getting a family pet...and this was a big deal for them (and a big dog too). The boys can't wait to bring Rock-It out on the family boat next summer.....sounds like someone is going to be living the fun life!
Piper was so excited..she was tired of being called Girl Crush even though she could understand why....I mean just look at her! But she wanted her own forever family and Santa promised she would get one this year.....so when she found herself with all her friends making their way North....she got all excited and wiggly! And she was getting her very own big brother in addition to a new mom....she felt like she had won big time!
Ameena was a former whippet owner who decided it was time for her family to add a greyhound to their lives. They missed the snuggles and wet noses...and what could be better than a greyhound kiss!!
"Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus!" HA - its the hauler from Florida with a very special girl on it.....that was all Clock (formerly known as Clocked In) kept thinking as her and her friends headed to their forever homes! and she was getting a forever home all her own...complete with a big little brother named Nigel (a 3 yr old whippet).
Mo and Karl were looking to add to their family...and what was better than a cute little female greyhound. And Nigel was thrilled because he was getting a sister...even if she was taller than him...as long as she doesn't think he's going to share his treats with her...
Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption (BRGA) is a racing-neutral, non-profit greyhound rescue and adoption organization serving the entire Northern Virginia and adjacent areas east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. BRGA was founded in May, 2005 in Leesburg, Virginia. BRGA is dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired racing greyhounds. Our goal is to promote public awareness about what excellent pets these elegant dogs make. We work closely with other greyhound rescue organizations to ensure that no retired racing greyhound is left behind.