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Petties Awards – Let’s Roo and Vote for Greyhound Rescues 2011/07/20

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Petties Awards – Let’s Roo and Vote for Greyhound Rescues

The Petties Awards are happening now and you still have time to vote for Living the Greyt Life written by Jen Kreb. Her blog covers news articles and compelling stories about racing greyhounds.

If Jen wins a Petties Award for BEST CAUSE RELATED BLOG  – $1,000 will be divided among her designated rescue charities.

Those charities are:

Greyhounds Galore is a not for profit 501(c)(3) greyhound rescue and adoption organization located in Macon, GA. Save a life; make a friend.
Greyhound Adoption of Florida or Grey Haven is is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired racing greyhounds.
Greyhound Companions of New Mexico is a certified nonprofit organization founded in 1993 for the purpose of rescuing retired racing greyhounds.
You can vote once a day, no registration required. Voting ends July 29. Tell your friends.

If Jen wins, she will receive a cool widget for her blog and the deep satisfaction of knowing that she helped three awesome greyhound rescues find homes for more retired racers.

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Tucson Greyhounds Go Shopping 2009/12/20

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Greyt Marketing 101

Written by Diva Glenda Taylor

A video showing rescued greyhounds mingling with Christmas shoppers on Chicago streets, wearing thick doggie coats adorned with enormous red bows, was recently circulated and prompted an email from AGR adopter Cynthia David. “Hey, we can do that.” Marketing whiz Karyn Zoldan suggested La Encantada shopping center as a suitable venue, and she was ‘right on.’

On the afternoon of December 20, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., five Arizona Greyhound Rescue adopters met at La Encantada and took their hounds for a stroll: Marlene Fischer with Alyse, Mary Freeman and Diana Hansen with service pooch Buddy, Cynthia David accompanied by Harmony, and Mr. Beams took his caretaker Glenda Taylor.

Large Christmas bows were attached to the dogs’ collars and, while most stayed put, one consistently wobbled off to the side: Mr. Beams.

But who cares.

The shoppers and their children were very receptive and delighted to pet the greyhounds and the dogs lapped up the affection.

The AGR volunteers had an opportunity to share with the holiday shoppers the news that the Phoenix race track was closing, and the need for adoptions, fosters, or donations to rescue groups in Tucson that will be taking in some of the Phoenix dogs.

Cynthia created a brief handout that included the websites for AGR and Greyhound Adoption League for people to donate to help with the cost of caring for the displaced Phoenix dogs.

We’d planned on staying for an hour, but we were still ‘at it’ come 3:30 pm. We met some fabulous dog lovers and passed out a load of handouts.

What a glorious day.

(The photo demonstrates how greyhounds make the best ambassadogs. In the photo Harmony is in red, Mr. Beams wears the gold bow, and Alyse wears the blue collar. Diva Cynthia David talks to admirers.)

Photo taken by Diana Hansen

Tucson Canines Got Talent Contest-Nov. 7 2009/11/04

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Canines Got Talent Contestant

Famous Frankie may enter the best dressed contest

This Saturday, November 7 at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, you will want to go to the Greyhounds & Friends Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.presented by Arizona Greyhound Rescue.

You and/or your dog/s will have a tail waggin’ ball.

There will be much to do and butts to sniff.

Enter your dog/s in the Canines Got Talent contest. There are four categories and the first prize for each category is a $25 Petsmart gift card + bragging rights.

Here are the categories:

Best trick

Best dressed

Canine/human lookalike

Best mannered foster dog – Cold Wet Noses, Santa Cruz Humane Society, Greyhounds2Go, and Greyhound Adoption League are all invited guests and bringing foster hounds as well as of course AGR.

C’mon down! Don’t miss the fun.

(Photo by Open Lens Productions – See more of Frankie in costume.)

Tucson: Bracelet Making Class for Broken Greyhounds 2009/07/14

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braceletfunDo you feel like making a fashionable fun bracelet for a great cause?

Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts is hosting a bracelet making class where five lucky participants can each make a one-of-a-kind bracelet to take home. All supplies are provided — memory wire, you-pick-the-beads, and a charm of your choice.

The cost for the class and bracelet is $25 which includes two hours of instruction, a one-of-a-kind bracelet, and fun and good cheer for all the participants.

All the money will be donated to Greyhounds 2 Go to help pay for two badly injured greyhounds who have raced and retired from the Tucson dog track.

The next class is Tuesday, July 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 330 N. 4th Avenue (look for the mermaid in the window), next to Bison Witches cafe. Call 624-9954 to reserve your spot.  This would be a nice activity for mother/daughter or two friends or co-workers.

If you love jewelry, choosing from lots and lots of beads, and helping greyhounds — go for it!

Tucson Greyhound Fundraiser – Wine Tasting 2009/07/13

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bitch2Grapehounds for Greyhounds

Sunday, July 26, 4 to 6 p.m.

Join Arizona Greyhound Rescue on a late afternoon for a canine-themed wine tasting, silent art auction, and socializing.

If you’re curious about adopting greyhound, plenty of adopters will be on hand to answer your questions.

Invite your wine-loving friends for a greyt cause. It’s a win-win event for greyhound rescue and CataVinos, a local wine shoppe.

Wine tasting costs $20 ($10 tax-deductible) and includes 6 tastes, nibbles, and tasting notes. Meet Buddy, a newly appointed greyhound service dog. Greyhounds are more than just couch potatoes.

CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way (1 block south of Ft. Lowell), 323-3063,

Come out for a greyt cause and a good time. 

Adopt a Tucson greyhound.

Buddy, Tucson Greyhound Service Dog 2009/07/02

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Here’s beautiful Buddy who recently received his “Assistance Dog” status.

You can meet Buddy at the Grapehounds for Greyhounds wine tasting event on Sunday, July 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at CataVinos Wine Shoppe. The event is a fundraiser for Arizona Greyhound Rescue. 

Buddy is a prime example of how greyhounds are more than couch potatoes!

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