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Our summer 2104 newsletter is here!

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Hi Everyone:

We are in need, desperate need, of foster homes without cats or small dogs.
Can anyone help? Please Email  fostering@ weadoptgreyhounds.org
Thanks!

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Latest News

Four WAG hounds were delivered to their handlers at Corrigan Radgowski Correctional Center, and were promptly renamed.  RWC June, the blue brindle girl will go by the name “June”; RWC January will be called Tyson; UMR Nosey Bill will be known as Leo; and by executive order of Warden Scott Erfe, DKC What will now be tagged as Holyfield (I will leave it to all of you to examine “What’s” pictures to understand the propriety of this moniker.)  This is a confident group of dogs; all happily entered the prison tails a’ wagging, not afraid of the new sights and sounds.  The hounds seemed to bond quickly to their handlers, which was a wonderful sight to behold. On hand to assist the dog’s on this first leg of their journey were volunteers Joyce Augello, Sandy Callanan, Nick Sweeting, Rori Friedman, Marc Stiller, Sean Embleton, Chris Fanelli, Rick Lukas, Baby Annie and Johanna Lewis.   Thanks to Cathy Esposito, the Rogers Family and the Miller Family for fostering Holyfield, June and Leo!   Nick has kindly volunteered to visit again tomorrow and will give us a “first night” report  after his visit.   We can’t wait!

 Johanna

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 As you’ve read in recent posts, WAG’s expenses are steadily increasing for the greyhounds that we take in. But, you can help us! Do you have a talent for Fundraising? Whether you can fundraise on a large scale for us or even a little bit, you’re a person we need. Can you plan, organize, and carry out an activity such as a walk-a-thon or golf-a-thon-for-greyhounds, host a wine and cheese party, have a tag-sale, rake leaves with a monetary portion donated to WAG, or designate Holiday gifts as ‘donations to WAG’?  I’m sure you can think of many ways to help us. Interested? Contact Linda at Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org. 

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WAG HOUND NEWS

7/23/14

We currently have 14 hounds looking for a home:  Tyson, Holyfield, June, Leo, War Wagon, Blow Torch, January,  Caden, Linus, Brody, Trix, Sweetie, Mason and Jimmy.

Zoe has been adopted!

Britches is adopted!

Dave is adopted!

Buffalo is adopted!

Latto is adopted!

Francie is adopted!

 Congratulations!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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JULY

 

Hello Friends of WAG,
We’re excited to invite you to our very ‘groovy’ Hound Walk this month -
Monthly Hound Walk    Sunday 7/20       MDC Reservoir, West Hartford, CT      Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  
Theme:  Peace, Love, and Everything late-60′s/early 70′s.
Tie-Dye or print T-shirts, ripped jeans, headbands or beads are a requirement for this cool walk, man. Even if you didn’t watch the ‘Mod Squad’ and weren’t part of this Era, join us anyway. An assortment of surprises for the hounds too!
Meeting location for the MDC Walk is the parking lot at the Reservoir. The entrance to the West Hartford Reservoir/Water Treatment Facility is located at 1420 Farmington Avenue, Route 4, West Hartford, CT.
Please contact Linda at Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org for planning purposes. We don’t want to leave you behind.

 

AUGUST

    

Hello Friends of WAG,
Please join us for our two major Fundraisers this month and our other activities -
MEET & GREETS
Would you like to volunteer for a Meet & Greet event by holding or walking the greyhounds while we speak to potential adopters or foster parents? Even an hour of your time is appreciated.
Saturday 8/2  Petco/Glastonbury, 13 Welles St, Glastonbury, CT    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 8/3  Coventry Farmer’s Market ‘Dog Day’s Event    Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT   11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Coventry Summer Farmer’s Market has been voted the best Farmer’s Market in this ‘quiet corner’ town of Connecticut. Have you been there yet to buy the pies, breads, vegetables and other farm-fresh food? The Farmer’s Market theme on August 3rd is ‘Dog Days’ and WAG will be there with our hounds. Come and visit with us while you watch other dog-lovers bring their very special pets with them.
Please contact Linda at Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org for questions or more information on either of the Meet & Greets.
CANCELED  Meet & Greet Sunday 8/10  Petsmart/East Hartford    Instead, volunteer with us at the Mystic Art Festival!  
 
FUNDRAISERS
 
 
Saturday 8/9 and  Sunday 8/10  Downtown Mystic Art Festival   Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This is a very important fundraiser for WAG since we’re one of the few animal rescue groups that attend. The event draws hundreds of people and we need your help to get the word out to potential adopters about greyhounds. The Mystic Art Show is held on 2 days so lots of volunteers are needed.
Please e-mail Chris at Chris@weadoptgreyhounds.org if you can help for a shift.
Saturday 8/30  Tag Sale   1574 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT    8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WAG raised more than $500.00 at the May 2014 Tag Sale which benefited the many activities involved in finding homes for the retired racers.
Let’s do it again! Please spread the word to your friends and family to donate or stop by to see us.
What to donate:  Knick-knacks, books, old china, electronic items in working condition, furniture, or whatever is cluttering your house, attic, or garage.
Starting August 1st, you can arrange to drop-off items to be sold. Or, you can bring them directly to the Tag Sale on August 30th and drop them off at 7:00 a.m. This is 1 hour before the Tag Sale begins.
Please e-mail Catherine at Catherine@weadoptgreyhounds.org for more information.
Monthly Hound Walk   Sunday 8/17    Collinsville, CT     2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Theme:  None. It’s too hot for us to dress up!
Trail difficulty – easy, paved bike trail. We’ll walk for 45 minutes and then turn around.
Where – Farmington River Trail, 30 Main Street, Collinsville, CT. Meet at the gravel parking lot.
For GPS systems, use the address 30 Main Street, Collinsville, CT. When you turn onto Main Street, go straight at the stop sign into the gravel/dirt parking lot. You will see the Canton Historical Museum.
Please contact Linda at Linda@weadoptgreyounds.org for planning purposes.
 
Board of Director’s Meeting   Wednesday 8/6     6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Please note that there is always the possibility that at any Board of Director’s Meeting the meeting will go into ‘Executive Session’. If this happens, you will be asked to leave the room but then will be able to re-join us for the regular Board Meeting upon the end of the ‘Executive Session’. If you have a topic which you would like placed on the Agenda, please e-mail Becky at Becky@weadoptgreyhounds.org. If you plan to attend the meeting, you can e-mail Becky for meeting location information.
Best,
Linda Anthes
Administrative Director
We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc.
Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org

SEPTEMBER

                                                          SAVE THE DATE
Join us for our Annual WAG Games & Gathering and the first-ever Chili Cook-off.
Why?
It’s a Fundraiser for WAG’s general fund, the WAG Connecticut Prison Greyhound Program, and the Yogi Medical Fund which helps special needs hounds.
It’s a Fundraiser! You’ll just feel good.
Date & Time
Saturday, September 13, 2014     11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rain Date
The event is rain or shine.
Location
Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT.   Directions HERE.
Admission
Watch for details!
What To Bring
The location is a picnic area. Please feel free to bring chairs, tent, ex-pen, etc. Dogs must be on a leash at all times (6 feet or less; no flexi leashes). You must pick up after your dog. We’ll provide the waggies!  
Join Us – Greyhounds And Humans only, please!
 
  • Grill …. and the Chili Cook-off.  Bring your famous Chili in your crock pot along with the electrical cord. Bring extra Chili if you’d like.
  • Live Music
  • Raffle Baskets
  • Silent Auction
  • Hound Walk with Linda
  • Greyhound Calendars
  • Games & Contests for the Hounds
  • Greyhounds Available for Adoption or Fostering
And more-
Dr. Anna Wolfe – animal chiropractic. Stop by and see about your pet being ‘well adjusted’.
Vendor Preview
  • Classy Couch Potatoes
  • Grammies Jammies
  • Cindy’s Comfort Blankets
  • Linda K. Evans Art
  • Book Author Ron Evans – ‘Chasing Woodstock – Finding The Cost Of Freedom’ featuring The Who, Santana, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie and many more.
  • Rosanne Luisi – Nail trim for the hounds: $10.00/dog. All proceeds go to WAG. Stop by and learn about her Dental Cleaning that’s Scaled without Anesthesia.
  • Lori Michel- Animal Communicator. Lori will have readings about your pet including those who have moved onto Rainbow Bridge. A picture is helpful but not necessary. The readings are not limited to dogs.
Facebook
Please SHARE our event with all your friends.
Help Needed!
  • Donate a Raffle Basket or an item for the Silent Auction. They don’t have to be dog related.
  • Grill Chef and Assistant
  • Chili Cook-off judges
  • Games & Contests judges
Contact Us
Email us: Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org
www.weadoptgreyhounds.org

 

9/14/14

Hello Friends of WAG -
Volunteers are needed for another WAG Fundraiser!  We know you’ll like this event…..
What are we doing now? We’re attending the 29th Annual Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show at the Simsbury Airport on Sunday September 14, 2014. It’s the largest event of it’s kind in New England and is attended by an estimated 14,000 people. Some features in the past years have included antique airplanes, homebuilts, small former military aircraft, formation flying demonstrations, exotic vehicles, hot rods, seminars, and exhibits by local vendors.
So, let’s continue to talk to the public about those wonderful greyhounds who need homes.
The Simsbury Airport is located at 94 Wolcott Road, Simsbury, CT. MAP. and the Event runs from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you can volunteer for a few hours, please contact Linda at Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org.
Best,
Linda Anthes
Administrative Director
We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc.
Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org

OCTOBER

Saturday October 4    Volunteer Appreciation Day    Henry Park, 120 South Street, Vernon/Rockville, CT   1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The WAG Board of Directors would like to honor you and your friends for your time and efforts given to the greyhounds as well as to us! If you’ve talked to the hounds,  talked about the hounds, fostered them, helped us with a Dog Haul or Special Events, or even just stopped by to say ‘Hello’, please join us for this fun afternoon. There will be a Hound Walk from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. up to the Fox Tower and back. The walk is on a paved surface with a slight incline going up to the Tower. Volunteer recognition starts at 2:30 p.m. Meet us at the Picnic Groves immediately past the ball field. Bring a picnic lunch if you’d like. We’ll be providing the bottled water and cake for the humans and a surprise for your hound. RSVP to Linda at Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org.
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SPECIAL THANKS

To all who came out to the annual membership meeting, and for your votes!
 

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Past events pictures

For those without a Facebook profile, our page can be viewed here.

Southington walk, group picture 4/27/2014 here.

Pictures from the 2013 Haloween walk on 10/13/13 here.

Pictures from the MDC walk on 7/22/13 here.

Pictures from our MDC walk on 5/18/13 here.

Pictures from our Collinsville walk on 4/28/13 here.

St. Patrick’s Day Walk, MDC Reservoir, West Hartford, CT March 17 2013 here.

Pictures from January 20th Farmington rails to trails walk in Southington here.

Pictures from our Halloween walk!  Sunday, October 28th 2012 here.

2012 Bristol Mum parade here.

2012 WAG Games and Gathering here and here.

Vernon/ Rockville volunteer appreciation picnic 6/9/2012 here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

This is a fun group to be a part of!

There are many different ways to help WAG!

We always need foster homes If interested in fostering please contact Johanna (Johanna@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org)

We need volunteers for tasks like driving foster dogs to/from vet appointments, events, for picking up new dogs from a hauler or transport, for helping to hold foster dogs and talk to potential adopters at events, etc. If you would like to help with foster dogs or adoptions, please contact Linda (Linda@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org).

We also need volunteers to help plan, organize, and help at adoption events, fundraisers, awareness events, etc. To help promote and publicize WAG and greyhounds as pets, or to raise money for WAG and the Yogi Medical Fund. If you would like to help with events, public awareness, or fundraising, please contact Linda (Linda@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org).

All of WAG’s upcoming events are also listed here: WAG Events Calendar

A Plea For Donations

Dear Friends of WAG:

Those of you who follow WAG on Facebook and check our web site regularly know that WAG takes in many dogs in need of “extra help”, such as seniors, brood mamas and dogs with broken legs, and that recently we have had greyhounds in our program that have had unexpected extraordinary medical expenses. In addition, we have been adopting out many more dogs than we have historically; 65 in 2012, and we are on track to exceed that in 2013. Our adoption fees do not cover our medical expenses even on “healthy” dogs; therefore, our increased volume in adoptions has caused WAG to operate at an increased loss. As supporters of WAG, we know that all of you take a great deal of pride and interest in the good work being done. Unfortunately, these good works have caused WAG’s bank balances to steadily decline. If you can help one of the dogs below by making a donation or adopting one of them.

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Kitara.

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It was brought to WAG’s attention that this beautiful girl was in a Humane Society Shelter in MA. She had originally been placed by that organization at the age of 3, and was being relinquished at the age of 10 due to a decline in her owner’s circumstances. You can only imagine how traumatic it was for this couch potato to find herself back in the shelter. The Humane Society agreed to transfer her to us, and she is now in foster care. Although she is up to date on her vaccines and already spayed, Kitara is in need of extensive dental work. Can you help offset some of this expense? Kitara is a sweet spunky girl. She has the softest silky coat you will ever touch!

Jimmy and Blue

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They are 12.5 and 9.5 years old respectively. They were originally placed by a Rhode Island adoption group which no longer exists. Their owner could no longer care for them but could not return them to the original group. She was referred to several greyhound groups and contacted them to see if they could help her. None of these groups had the space or the resources to take these boys; their next step was to be dropped off at a shelter. At their age and with their medical needs, it is doubtful that they would have found forever homes. Both boys were sadly neglected; flea infested, long toe nails, and underlying medical issues. Blue had a mass growing in his mouth that had to be removed and biopsied (it was benign). He was limping; after much diagnostics, it was determined he has arthritis and an abcess. He has been treated and is doing well. Jimmy had a weak back end due to his age. Both boys are cherished in foster homes. Blue is a happy, spunky guy. Jimmy is sweet and quiet and loves to be petted. Both are cat and small dog friendly.

Sweetie.

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After a career in racing, Sweetie was used as a brood mama; can you think of a dog more deserving of a forever home. She came to WAG at 10.5 years old (she will be 11 in February.) When she arrived, she had some pain issues, which have been resolved. Like most broodies, her teeth were terrible, and we had a large dental expense for her. She is a lover, gives kisses, and a velcro dog.

Jenna.

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Jenna recently broke her leg during a race. It required surgery and she is recuperating in WV. She will be ready for adoption in November.

Hard Drive.

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We almost lost Hard Drive to complications from her spay surgery. She has “greyhound bleeding disorder”, and required transfusions, expensive medication and an extensive hospital stay. WAG is happy to report that she has made a full recovery and will be ready for adoption at the end of the month. She is a happy affectionate girl.

Quirky Boomerang.

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Now Emmett, has been adopted. Earlier this year Emmett nearly died from vasculitis caused by a spider bite. We are happy to report that he has made a full recovery. He, too, had an extensive hospitalization and recovery. His medical bills were well in excess of $10,000.

Thank you for your support of WAG. Please consider making a tax deductible donation.

The WAG Board of Directors.

Use the PayPal link below

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Coming Soon

Coming Soon!

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War Wagon

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Junior

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Lickety Split

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Racing name: CTW Lickety Split

Just one year old in June. He broke his front leg in his schooling, because it is a front leg he will have a lengthy rehab.

He will be available soon.


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You can now donate to WAG on Facebook! Check out WAG’s Causes page. The cause has 99 members and so far we have raised $90!