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WAG HOUND NEWS

5/24/15

We currently have 18 hounds looking for a home: Kiowa Kay Cry, Flat out Nixa, Popeye, Buddy Love, Flying Rojo, Johnny Cash, War Eagle, Stepper, Slick, Romeo, Polo, Reno, Little Joe, Daisy, Kayden, Leo, Holyfield, Mason.

Flyer is adoption pending!

Dolly is adoption pending!

Calvin is adoption pending!

Crackers has been adopted!

Flash has been adopted! 

Mika has been adopted! 

Juggernaut has been adopted! 

Amber has been adopted! 

 

 

 

 Congratulations!

 

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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

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 Hello Friends of WAG,

The weather is nice and we hope you can join us for some of our May activities –

Pet Store Meet and Greets

None this month.

Special Events

Saturday 5/9 Bark For Life Of Farmington Valley, Memorial United Methodist Church, 867 West Avon Road, Avon, CT 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WAG has been invited to this fun event ‘to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against Cancer’. Some of the activities are a dog walk (dress your hound up, if you would like!), best trick contest, DJ music, and a bounce house. Visit www.relayforlife.org/barkfarmingtonvalleyct for more information.

 

Saturday 5/16 Tag Sale/Meet & Greet at the Deming Young Farmhouse, 282 Church Street, Newington, CT 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CANCELLED

Who doesn’t enjoy a Tag Sale? WAG has been invited to a special Meet & Greet while the bargain hunters enjoy the day. Visit www.newington.gov to learn more about Thomas Deming, the farmhouse he built in 1784 at 282 Church Street, his founding of Christ Church in Wethersfield , and his legacy. Funds raised from the Tag Sale will go toward the restoration of the Farmhouse.
Saturday 5/23 AFSCME Council 4 Picnic For Veterans, CT State Veterans Home, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WAG has been invited by the public services employees union AFSCME Council 4 to attend the annual picnic they hold for our Veterans and to also have a Meet and Greet/Pet Therapy visit with the Veterans on the Rocky Hill grounds. Vet Dogs of America will attend and kick-off ceremonies will include many state dignitaries.
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Can you volunteer for a 1 or 2 hour shift for any of these events with your own or foster dog? If so, please contact Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org.

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Saturday 5/30 WAG Annual Membership Meeting, Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Themed Monthly Hound Walk ‘Beach & Swimming Season Starts’

Sunday 5/31 Farmington River Trail, 30 Main Street, Collinsville, CT 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Beach season starts on Memorial Day! And, for those of us who remember awhile back – you can now officially wear your white shoes and accessories. So, let’s celebrate and have the hounds wear beach attire while we wear a something-special-white-item.

Meet us at 30 Main Street, Collinsville. 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. We’ll be waiting for you.
SAVE THE DATES !
2015 Greyhound Adoption Expo & Puppy Farm Tour

Saturday 6/13 Regall Sports Greyhound Farm, 283 Orchard Hill Road, Pomfret, CT

Come to see the greyhounds at this working greyhound farm, vendors, and speakers at the annual Linda Jensen Memorial picnic.

Ann Bollens, Director of Sunburst Kennels and GPA National Secretary, and Julie Ward, NGA President will be the featured speakers.

Visit www.Greyhoundadoptionexpo.com for more information.

Date Change: WAG Tag Sale – Major Fundraiser

Saturday 6/20 15 Old Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Please think of us while you’re doing your Spring cleaning! Items for donation to the Tag Sale can be knick-knacks, books, DVDs, baby clothes, electronic items in working condition, old china, furniture, toys, or whatever is cluttering your house, garage, or attic. Those who are donating items can drop them off starting at 7:00 a.m. Can’t go to Bristol? We can make arrangements to pick-up your items at a mutually convenient place – contact Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org.

Best,

Linda Anthes
We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc.
http://www.weadoptgreyhounds.org/
Linda@weadoptgreyhounds.org
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News Bit

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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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

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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

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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.

Use the PayPal link below

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WAG On Facebook!!

Join WAG on Facebook

WAG has a fan page on Facebook! We currently have 1561! 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!