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Tucson Greyhound Jett Goes to School 2011/10/31

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Jett Greyhound goes to school

Jett Greyhound goes to school

Blog post written by Jett Greyhound, Tucson jett-setter

Yo boys and girls and my 4-legged friends,

A couple of weeks ago, my human love slave Karyn took me to a middle school here in Tucson. Ms. Vigo did a lesson on dogs and compassion and since I’m a dog — a greyhound to be exact — I was invited to be part of the lesson. The lesson also included a portion about dog racing and adopting a greyhound.

Karyn answered questions asked by the students.

The kids were sure smart and loveable. I loved them all and licked most of them. I got so excited I jumped on the principal but she said she didn’t mind. I also poked my nose in all the classrooms with open doors. Greyhounds are nosy, me especially.

Karyn was relieved that I didn’t relieve myself in an inappropriate spot. If she’s relieved, then I’m relieved.

I hope they invite us back because one of the boys was afraid of dogs until he met me.

Life is good here and full of surprises but more about that next time.

Until then…

Hugs & treats from your Jett Greyhound

Buy bracelets for Tucson Greyhounds 2011/10/22

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Done racing, enjoying life

We’re going around the final stretch for Arizona Greyhound Rescue.  During the month of October, all the sales of Beading Divas bracelets benefit AGR.

AZ Greyhound Rescue is located in Marana and serves all of Pima County and south east Arizona as well as Pinal County and parts of Maricopa County.

AGR gets retired racing greyhounds from the dog track in South Tucson as well as other greyhounds who have raced in Arkansas, Florida, Texas, and Tijuana, Mexico and from breeding farms all over the country. AGR also occasionally takes in greyhound mixes from PACC and other rescues throughout the state.

If you don’t want a bracelet, maybe you want to sponsor a dog? You can also get involved by providing foster care or volunteering at the kennel or a meet-and-greet. There are lots of ways to help out and it’s good for your psyche and soul.

Follow this link for where to buy bracelets in Tucson and online. Bracelets cost $20 and every penny of it goes directly to AGR. For online bracelets, add $4 S&H.

(Photo courtesy of Dawn Heinemann)

 

Tucson Greyhounds: The Reason for this Blog 2011/10/20

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Lizzie and her greyhounds

Lizzie and her greyhounds

Here’s Lizzie Mead, 3 years after the hit-and-run accident which left her with a $14,300 vet bill.

This humble blog written by Karyn Zoldan helped to generate buzz about Lizzie’s accident. Donations from far and wide, insurance money, and the sale of bracelets made with donated beads paid off the the vet bill as well as the on the ground footwork and creativity of  greyhound friends — Michelle Caillet, Angy Shearer, Glenda Taylor, Cynthia David, and Loren Dawn.

Then Lizzie wanted to give back and the rest is history.

Now known as Beading Divas to the Rescue, the original seven women, along with a cast of many who donate beads and make bracelets, have  helped to benefit numerous animal charities.

You can read about Lizzie’s accident here.

You can read about our donation history here.

Since we’re all greyhound adopters, October is Arizona Greyhound Rescue month.  Arizona Greyhound Rescue finds forever homes for retired race dogs from Tucson, other states where dog racing still exists too, breeding farms and the occasional greyhound mix or dog in need.

You can buy bracelets at:

Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., in the 4th Avenue shopping district, 520-624-9954

Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (@ Ina/Albertsons Shopping Center), 520-229-9898

Bracelets cost $20 and the entire $20 goes directly to the greyhounds.

Please pay by check payable to AGR or cash only.

If not in Tucson, you can still buy bracelets online via Etsy (add $4 for S&H)

(Photo is courtesy of David Grasse – This is Lizzie Mead with (left to right) Rider (spleen was removed needed 300+ stitches, Opal (eye popped out/put back in), and  Bird, a new addition.)

Beading Divas Bracelets Fundraiser – Tucson Greyhounds 2011/10/08

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Tucson greyhound fundraiser

For the month of October 2011, beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelet sales will benefit Arizona Greyhound Rescue.

You can buy bracelets at:

Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., in the 4th Avenue shopping district, 520-624-9954

Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (@ Ina/Albertsons Shopping Center), 520-229-9898

Bracelets cost $20 and the entire $20 goes directly to the greyhounds.

Please pay by check payable to AGR or cash only.

If you’re not in Tucson, you can still buy bracelets online via Etsy(add $4 for S&H)

Whiskey-a-Go-Go - Go buy me!

Arizona Greyhound Rescue – Beading Divas Bracelets – October 2011 2011/10/01

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Buy bracelets to help the hounds

Domino and Gus Greyhounds

New month = new charity. For October the Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to sell bracelets for Arizona Greyhound Rescue which is located right here in Tucson but serves all of Southern Arizona, Pinal County, and selected placement in Phoenix.

Arizona Greyhound Rescue or AGR takes retired racing greyhounds from Tucson Greyhound Park as well as other dog tracks in other parts of the country and the occasional local greyhound mix. Dogs are spayed or neutered, receive vaccinations, medical care if required and are housed in the AGR kennel and then placed into foster care prior to getting adopted.

AGR is a no-kill 501 c3 non-profit corporation.

Buy bracelets! Handmade, easy fit, one-of-a-kind, helps a greyt cause – $20/each

Locally:

Bling for your wrist

Needs a forever home!

Silver Sea Jewelry – 330 N. 4th Avenue (look for blue awning/mermaid in the window) – 520-624-5594

Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon – 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd # 112 – (Albertson’s Shopping Center) Tucson, AZ 85741-2327
520-229-9898       (bracelets will be here during week of October 3-31)

Online via LizzieStardust at Etsy.com (add $4 for S&H)

(photo by Diana Hansen)

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