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Sunday 6/23 Hound Appreciation Day for their Adoptive/Foster Dads and Moms, Penwood State Park, Bloomfield
Every hound wants to show their appreciation for their Dad by wearing a tie - it’s sort of like Father’s Day. And, to honor their Moms, the hounds are wearing flowers….. Mother’s Day! They just want to make sure that they have the right outfit on – they need your help dressing up!
Time is from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
From I-91 North or South: Take Exit 35B which is the Bloomfield Route 218 exit. This road is also known as Cottage Grove Road. Follow Cottage Grove Road heading west until you reach Route 185. Follow Route 185 heading for Simsbury. At the top of the hill, the entrance to Penwood will be on your right.
From I-84 East or West: Take the Route 44 Exit. Follow Route 44 heading west until the junction of Routes 10 and 202 in the town of Avon. Follow Route 10 north until you reach Route 185 in Simsbury. Follow Route 185 heading for Bloomfield. At the top of the hill, Penwood is on your left.
Interesting information about the geology of Penwood State Park can be found at www.ct.gov/deep
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Please join WAG for our Summer Picnic & Walk/Volunteer Appreciation Day at Henry Park, 120 South Street, Vernon/Rockville, CT.
All Friends of WAG are welcome!
This promises to be a fun afternoon. There will be a Hound Walk from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. up to the Fox Tower and back. The walk is on a paved surface with a slight incline going up toward the Tower. Volunteer recognition starts at 12:30 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 for the humans and a surprise for your hound. RSVP to Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org
Sunday 7/21 Peace, Love, and Everything late-60′s/early 70′s, MDC Reservoir, West Hartford, CT
‘All You Need Is Love’ (The Beatles). Remember this era? Wear a Tie Dye T-shirt, beads, headbands, mood rings, dashiki shirt or whatever brings you peace, love, and harmony. Your hound is really excited about dressing up for this very fun walk!
Time is from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Meeting location 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.
Would you like to volunteer for a Meet and Greet event by holding or walking the greyhounds while we speak to potential adopters? If so, please contact Linda at Linda@WeAdoptGreyhounds.org
Pictures form 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.
WAG HOUND NEWS
We currently have 8 hounds looking for a home: Nevada, Jaxon, Booker, Mason, Ike, Tina, Skippy, and Boomerang!
Flower has been adopted!
Boomerang is adoption pending!
Zeke has been adopted!
Streak has been adopted!
Sherri has been adopted!
Oliver has been adopted!
Dyno has been adopted!
Gia has been adopted!
Joshua has been adopted!
Congrats Colleen Smith on your adoption of Gavin Largan!
Congrats Dawn Wile on your adoption of Kirk!
Congrats Doug Duca on your adoption of Oliver!
Congrats Linda and Joe Astromowicsz on your adoption of Dyno!
Congrats Roberta Strom on your adoption of Gia!
Congrats Richard Raport on your adoption of Joshua!
Coming in August,
Two and a half year old boy.
Greyhound Data link.
The WAG Board of Directors extends it’s appreciation to our Membership for their attendance at the Annual Membership Meeting on April 13th. We were delighted to share the highlights of the past year with you and welcomed your thoughts on ways to place even more greyhounds with loving families.
THANK YOU to the following people for helping at these recent WAG events!
Petsmart/East Hartford 4/14/13:
Jan Maloney with Furyk and Tina, Rick Lukas with Bacon Bits, Johanna Lewis with Emmett and Zeke, Linda Anthes.
Mary Wolf with Danny, Becky Runk with Gia, Richard Raport, Jan Maloney with Joshua, Andrea Yelle with Skippy, Linda Anthes with Lily.
Thank you to our volunteers who took some time from their busy day to represent WAG at the Saturday 3/23 Petco/Windsor Meet & Greet:
Jan Maloney accompanied by her foster greyhound Joshua, Karen Averill and Joe Nager with Susie Q, and Linda and Joe Astromowicz with Kevin and Lily.
Thank you to our volunteers who represented WAG at the Sunday 3/10 Petsmart/East Hartford Meet & Greet:
Karen Averill accompanied by Susie Q, Janet accompanied by her foster greyhound Joshua, Becky Runk, Rachel Jorgensen, Mary Wolf and Family accompanied by Danny-Boy.
Thank you to the WAG volunteers that worked at the Saturday 2/23 Petco/Windsor Meet & Greet:
Karen Averill, Joe Nager, accompanied by Susie Q, Mary Wolf, Tom Wolf, accompanied by Danny Boy.
Thank you to our many volunteers who helped with the Saturday 2/2 Petco/Glastonbury Meet & Greet:
Mary and Tom Wolf with Danny-Boy Wolf, Bea Maslowski with Mika Maslowski, Karen Averill with Fred, and Cheryl Winter.
Past events pictures
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.
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