Connecticut Greyhound Adoption - GPA
Connecticut's Greyhound Pets Of America Chapter
P.O. Box 900
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 836-5049

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January 2018
Happy New Year!!!

As the year draws to a close and we look forward to 2018, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for being such an important part of the CGA community. We sincerely appreciate your interest in our mission to find forever homes for our retired racing greyhounds and are always grateful for your help.

To that end, here is a list of ways that you can get involved, now and in the new year.

Adopt: Are you interested in adding a retired racer to your family or know someone that is? Submit an application by clickin on Adopt at the top of the page  to get the ball rolling.

Foster: Open your home to a newly retired racer to teach them about life off the track while they search for their forever families. You can fill out a foster application by clicking on Foster at the top of the page. Can’t do it long-term? We are also in need of short-term fosters to dog sit when our foster families have other commitments. We can also use volunteers once or twice a month to meet the transport when new greyhounds arrive. 

Give: We never make money on adoptions and often absorb significant additional costs for prolonged medical issues and special needs dogs. 2017 was a particularly expensive year for CGA. There are many ways you can give. You can make a tax deductible monetary donation at events, through the mail (PO Box 900, Avon CT  06001) or online by clicking on Donate at the top of the page . You can get involved with our fundraisers: Help organize an event, solicit auction items and sponsorships and invite friends to attend. You can also list CGA as your beneficiary on and Walk for a Dog by WoofTrax. Share your special talents (e.g., art, photography, jewelry, dog collars) with our community and give a percentage of proceeds to CGA.

Advocate: Help us get the word out about our mission and available greyhounds. Like, share and re-tweet our posts on social media. Share your stories with other prospective adopters online and at events. Host or attend a meet and greet in your community. Wear your CGA apparel from our Custom Ink fundraiser. And, if you have the bandwidth and passion to get more involved, talk to us about joining the Board of Directors. We are always looking for new ideas to engage and expand our network.

Thank you again for your continued support. Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!


Meet and Greets

Stop by one of our several meet and greets throughout the month.  Our volunteers and their hounds would love the company!

Clinton Petco - Saturday January 6th from 1-3pm

Ridgefield Pet Valu - Sunday January 7th from 12-2pm

Glastonbury Pet Valu - Sunday January 13th from 12-2pm

West Hartford Pet Supplies Plus - Sunday January 21st from 12-2pm

Woodbridge: The Better Beagle Company - January 27th from 12-3pm

Lisbon Petco - Sunday January 28th from 2-4pm


December 26th Update

-Van/Coach adopted by Diana, Larry and Juliana
-Honey adopted by Jamie
-Mama adopted by Jonathan 

November 25th Update

On November 18th 6 new pups were brought up from West Virginia.  Welcome to Ray, Forrest, Honey, Blue, Mister and Van!!  

We also said farewell to these lucky pups that went to their forever homes:

-Sadie, now Penny adopted by Davy and Becky
-Darla adopted by Michael and Karina
-Mama adopted by Gail
-Ray adopted by Alyia and Max
-Forrest adopted by Jess 

October 29th Update

No tricks just treats this month.  Three new fosters came in from West Virginia.  We welcomed Mama, Cuda and Darla to our foster crew.  We also brought back Rex into foster care through no fault of his own.  

As quickly as they came in, our newest pups are either adopted or pending adoption.  This month's lucky hounds are:

-Shamu adopted by Gillian and Robert
-Rex adopted by Nancy
-Cuda adopted by Faith
-Aubrey adopted by Chris and Erika
-Piper adopted by Dawn and PJ

Congratulations to both hounds and hoomans!

September 29th Update

It was another great month for CGA hounds.  On September 9th six gorgeous hounds traveled here from West Virginia and a week later we brought one up from Alabama.  Aubrey, Gunner, Irie, Shamu, Scooter, Piper and Dora joined Boomer, Hero and Legend in the foster gallery.  As of today 4 of them are in their forever homes and 2 are pending adoption tomorrow and one is in the Connecticut Prison Greyhounds program and pending adoption when she graduates.

Our four lucky hounds so far this month are:

-Legend adopted by Jayne and Erik
-Irie adopted by Wendy and brother Manny
-Dora, now Vella, adopted by Kate and Michael
-Boomer adopted by Kathy and Jeff

Congratulations to all!

August 25th update

What a successful month!  After bringing up Whitney and Lucy to round out the month , all 6 new fosters and 2 other lucky hounds were adopted into loving homes:

-Hooch adopted by Brian 
-PJ adopted by Samantha
-Lucy adopted by Chris and Emily
-Whitney adopted by Sarah and Jeremy
-Joan adopted by Deb andWilliam
-Brad adopted by Meag
-Silky adopted by Nancy and Kevin
-Elvis adopted by Jane

August 1st Update

We welcomed 4 new fosters this month.  Joan, Philly, Hooch and PJ made their way up north to find their furever homes.  Welcome to CT!

As we welcomed our new fosters, 2 more deserving pups went home since our last update:

Wynn adopted by Kelly and Chris
Philly adopted by Lynn and Clarence


July 16th Update

Two new fosters to tell you about.  Check out Wynn and Legend on our Available Hounds page.

We have had 3 adoptions since our last update. 

-Olivia adopted by Bob and Nancy
-Summer adopted by Eric and Elise
-Dusty adopted by Maureen and Chris

Congrats to everyone!

June 25th Update

We welcomed two new fosters last week.  Check out Brad and Olivia's pictures on our Available Hounds page.

Since our last update 5 deserving hounds went home:
-Sage adopted by Bonnie and Ed
-Brooke adopted by Kevin and Jessica
-Wynn adopted by Leila
-Lucy adopted by Kelly
-Natalie adopted by Julie
Congratulations to all!

May 25th Update

Three new fosters arrived this week.  We welcomed Brooke, Dusty and Summer.  Check out their pictures on the Available Hounds page!

And on the flip side, three hounds went to their forever homes so far this month.  
-Shayden adopted by Margie and William
-Ryan adopted by Steven and Kimberly
-Robbie adopted by Michelle
-Frank adopted by Agnieszka and Danie

CONGRATULATIONS to Krystal and her girl Q!!  Q recently passed her Canine Good Citizen test and became a Certified Pet Therapy dog.  We are so proud!

A Big CONGRATS TO Theresa And Abbie!
One of our adopters, Theresa, and her little girl Abbie, are now a certified Pet Therapy Team!  Way to go girls!!!