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Our summer 2104 newsletter is here!
Kayden needs a home/foster home!
Kayden is a tall, elegant white and brindle boy who had a long and successful racing career. He is a recent graduate of the CT Prison Greyhounds 8 week training class and knows many commands, such as sit, down, wait, watch me, go to place just to name a few. He also does tricks, such as paw and speak. This beautiful boy’s ideal home would have no other dogs or cats, as he is high prey and a bit dominant with other dogs. He is fine in a “social” situation with other dogs of his size, such as on greyhound walks or events, but likes all the attention from his humans for himself. Kayden can be strong willed, so we would prefer that he be placed with a dog knowledgeable person/family who will remind Kayden that the humans are in charge, and will reinforce all of his excellent training. We think Kayden would be fine with older kids. Won’t you consider giving this handsome and deserving guy a chance?
We are in need, desperate need, of foster homes.
Can anyone help? Please Email fostering@ weadoptgreyhounds.org
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!
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.
WAG HOUND NEWS
We currently have 13 hounds looking for a home: Tyson, Holyfield, June, Leo, Samson, Flash, 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!
Sean E on your adoption of Britches!
Richard and Elizabeth Johnson on your adoption of Dave!
Jessica Stepanek on your adoption of Latto!
Norbert Garcia, Michael Russo on your adoption of Francie!
The Dziekiewicz family on your adoption of Gargamel!
Cheryl and Ken Gregory on your adoption of Annie!
Mary and Wayne Meyers on your adoption of Hot Shot and Godfrey!
Past events pictures
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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.
Vernon/ Rockville volunteer appreciation picnic 6/9/2012 here.
This is a fun group to be a part of!
There are many different ways to help WAG!
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).