A state prison might seem an unusual place for a dog, but greyhounds have been common at Hardee Correctional since 2012.
BRGA held its annual general meeting yesterday at the Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center in Haymarket Virginia. The highlight of the day was letting the greyhounds run around in the indoor dirt arena!
Please welcome to the BRGA family Kevin and Rebecca Mueller and their recently adopted, greyhound Chuey. Chuey was adopted through the Greyhound Advancement Center's Hardee Hero Hound program. The Hardee Hero Hound program helps retired racing hounds transition to home life and learn basic obedience from Hardee Correctional Institute inmate-trainers.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the BRGA picnic "Gathering o' Greys 2016" last month. Your generous donations and auction purchases helped us raise enough funds for at least two surgeries for broken leg dogs next year.
Major thanks goes to Quattro Goombas Winery, our gracious hosts - Jay and Jody and the staff always make us feel welcome!
We'd like to extend a special thanks to the Shift Digital, whose has been a top supporter of BRGA for years now, despite the fact that they are located in Michigan. The people at Shift Digital just love greyhounds!
Recent adopter Greg Lambert wrote us about the Lambert families recent adoption of Blair (now Leia)
Attached are a couple photos, one of the family and one of Leia (as in Princess Leia, named by Jacob). As you can see in the second photo, she is a little more relaxed than on Sat morning.
She didn't eat much at all on Sat but ate well starting last evening. She loves yogurt. She is such a sweetie, very well behaved and seems like she will be easy to train. She met 1 cat from afar, not yet ready to get close but she doesn't pay as much attention to it as she did at first.
Thanks for allowing us to adopt her.
And thank you Lamberts for giving a greyhound a forever home! Congratulations Leia!
Congratulations to Christy and Jeffrey for adopting one of our broken leg dogs, Huckleberry, on Saturday! The bond with the family was instant and they loved and plan to keep his name. Happy retirement, Huckleberry and welcome home!
Congratulations to Atlas (formerly known as "Ramblin' Fever") on his new forever home and congratulations to the Shaw family on their new greyhound!
Check out the selfie that Atlas sent us!
On Saturday July 30th, Katie, Julie & Mike trekked to Fredericksburg to meet the dog hauler from Florida. Despite a delay caused by a misbehaving sensor in the truck, thanks to some quick thinking by the driver Scott (who called Hawaii for mechanical advice!), the dogs arrived only a few hours late and were safe and cool in the air-conditioned trailer.
After picking up the 'hounds, it was back to Katie's house for adoptions! And here are the lucky hounds and adopter in no particular order - welcome to the pack!
Sharyn Derringer, president of Southern California Greyhound Adoption Legion, recently wrote this excellent article about greyhounds and muzzles for a friend. It's included here just as she posted on Facebook
Bear Hug now has a wonderful home with 1st time dog owners, Johanna and Ben. Bear is excited to go to training class and become a very spoiled member of the family!
Ellie’s Smiles (now just called Ellie) has a new home with Kourtney, Charles, their 3 children and 2 cats. Emily will have lots of fun exploring her new home!