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WAG HOUND NEWS

7/5/15

We currently have 18 hounds looking for a home: WW’s Arithmetic, Hot To Trot, Bohema Blast, Harpoon Holly, Ima Fox, Flat out Nixa, Popeye, Flyer, Johnny Cash, Stepper, Slick, Romeo, Reno, Daisy, Kayden, Leo, Holyfield, Mason.

 

Polo has been adopted!

Kiowa Kay Cry has been adopted!

Magic Flounder has been adopted!

Flying Rouge is adoption pending!

Belate has been adopted!

Past has been adopted!

Zesty is adoption pending!

Flying Rojo has been adopted!

Ricky Porkster has been adopted! 

Little Joe has been adopted!

 

 

 

updated 2/9/2015

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WINTER 2015 NEWSLETTER. ENJOY!

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IMPORTANT!

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Hello Friends of WAG,

Please join us for our many June activities –

Pet Store Meet and Greets

None this month.

Special Events

Saturday 6/27 Central CT Pet Fair, Dog Walk, and 5K, Hubbard Park bandshell area, 999 West Main Street, Meriden, CT 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

‘The Central CT Pet Fair is a fundraising partnership between the Connecticut Humane Society and the Meriden Rotary Foundation. Funds raised by this fun event benefit the shelter pets at the CT Humane Society and the community good works of Meriden Rotary’.

This event draws thousands of attendees and WAG wants to spread the word about greyhound adoption. Let’s promote our organization and our adopted and foster hounds!

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Can you volunteer for a 1 or 2 hour shift or drop-in for a while for any of these events with your own or foster dog? If so, please contact Linda at Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org.

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Themed Monthly Hound Walk ‘Roses Galore!’

Sunday 6/28 Elizabeth Park, corner of Prospect Avenue and Asylum Avenue on the Hartford/West Hartford line. 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A bit of history:

‘The world famous rose garden is the oldest municipally operated rose garden in the country. It is a two and one-half acre garden which has about 800 varieties of roses that amount to 15,000 plants.

The rose garden is one of only 22 public All America Test Gardens in the country. The test program evaluates new roses before they are introduced to the general public.

The area which is now known as Elizabeth Park was once owned by Charles M. Pond. Mr. Pond was a wealthy industrialist and statesman whose career included being a director of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Hartford Hospital, and the Phoenix Fire Insurance Company. When Mr. Pond passed away, he willed his estate to the City of Hartford with the stipulation that it be used as a horticultural park and that it be named for his wife, Elizabeth.’

Read more at www.elizabethpark.org.

Meeting location is the parking lot next to the Greenhouses which are across from the pond.

Dress your hound in his/her finest! Rose colored attire, or pink flowers, or better yet….roses…. are always fashionable for this famous park.

We’ll have a 15-20 minute break during the walk for those who wish to stroll the gardens other than the main one – the Heritage Rose Garden, Perennial Garden, Shade Garden, and others.

Or, you can spend time relaxing at the Pond House Café overlooking the lily pond and call it a day.

Best,

Linda Anthes
Administrative Director
We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc.
http://www.weadoptgreyhounds.org/
Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org

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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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PAST EVENT PICTURES

 

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

Bristol mum parade 9/28/14 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

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Holiday special offer

Buy any two items and receive our commemorative Christmas ornament FREE with your order. While supplies last!

Purchase our commemorative Christmas ornament.

Fund raising item!

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2 3/4″ wide at greyhound and pewter. Same on both sides

DO NOT ADD THE ORNAMENT TO CART FOR THE SPECIAL OFFER!

WE WILL ADD IT TO THE PACKAGE!

 

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Purchase your 2015 Celebrating Greyhounds Wall and Desk Calendars

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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; 85 in 2013, and we are on track to exceed that in 2014. 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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Brady

Brady

Brady is one of our Prison Graduates.  He became very ill in December with lethargy and a high fever, and was rushed to Pieper Memorial for diagnosis.  After a battery of expensive tests, it was determined that he had an abscess in his right lung.  After much supportive care, he will undergo surgery to remove the affected portion of his lung.  He is expected to make a full recovery, and has an adoptive home waiting for him.

Calvin

Calvin

Puppy Calvin got his leg caught in a fence at the farm, and required an extensive surgical repair.

Hogan and Slick

Slick

Slick had a shattered front leg and major surgery to repair it

Hogan had an accident as a puppy causing him to be deaf in one ear and blind in one eye. These issues created behavior problems needing a consult at Tufts animal behavior clinic.

Indy

Indy

Indy broke his leg during a race and had surgery to repair the break.  Upon his arrival in CT, we noticed that he seemed to have some issues with his eyesight.  He has been evaluated by an ophthalmologist and has been diagnosed with retinal degeneration, and will eventually completely lose his eyesight.

Flyer

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Flyer is a sweet boy waiting for his forever home.  Unfortunately he suffers from seizures and a variety of auto-immune issues, which have made it hard for him to find a home.  WAG continues to provide for his ongoing medical needs.

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

The WAG Board of Directors.

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Coming Soon

Coming Soon!

7/1/15

 

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Bandit

Bandit

Race name: O Ya Bandit

P.S. He’s sleeping!!

Dinkle

Dinkle

Emily

Emily

Leah

Leah

Leah

Uzi

Uzi

 Cute Girl

Cute girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join WAG on Facebook

WAG has a fan page on Facebook! We currently have 1664! fans. Tell your friends, help us grow!

You need to sign up with Facebook (it’s free) with your name and a password. Once you are signed in to the site, you can find the group and join at this link:

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You can also view our page here if you are not signed up to Facebook.

 

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!