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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May 2018

Looks like the warm weather is finally here! CGA had a fantastic National Greyhound Adoption Month with 8 deserving hounds finding their forever home.

Speaking of warm weather, we want to remind everyone to never leave your dog in the car even for a minute. On a 78 degree day, the temperature in your car can soar to over 100 degrees in just a few minutes. Animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs because they can only cool themselves by panting.

Also take care on hot pavement when walking your dog in the summer heat. On an 87-degree day, asphalt temperatures can reach 140 degrees, hot enough to cause burns, permanent damage and scarring after just one minute of contact. Rapid burns and blistering can occur at 150 degrees. Hot sidewalks, pavement and parking lots can not only burn paws, they also reflect heat onto dogs’ bodies , increasing their risk of deadly heatstroke.

Please use common sense and leave your pup home if it's very hot out. If you see a dog locked in a hot car, take down the car's make, model and license plate and call the police.

We have a lot of greyt events going on this month so check them out and stop by to see us at one. We can really use some assistant at our booth so if you can take a shift at any of them please send an email to

Save The Dates! This year's wine tasting event at Arrigoni Winery will be on August 18th from 6:30 to 9pm and our annual Adoption Reunion and Volunteer Thank You Picnic will be on September 23rd at the YMCA's Camp Sloper in Southington CT. Mark your calendars and save the dates for two of our biggest events of the year!
May Events

I Heart Pets Event - Pet Adoption and Fashion Show

Saturday May 12th from 12pm to 4pm

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods has an extra special event for you and your family! The I Heart Pets Adoption Day takes place throughout the mall as dogs and cats will be up for adoption at Tanger.  

Other vendors will be in attendance too, if you already have a pet but want to treat them with with something extra like a homemade treat or cute accessory!  

Stop by our CGA booth and say hello! 


Shoreline Spring Festival and Pet Adoption

Saturday May 19th from 10am to 5pm

Madison Green, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison CT 06443

Sponsored by the Friends of New Have Animal Shelter and other adoption groups. This fun event includes lots of great vendors and specialty foods. Bring the whole family and celebrate pet adoption. If you can take a shift at our booth it will be greatly appreciated! Please send an email to to volunteer.


Colchester Bark for the Park

Sunday May 20th from 10am to 1pm

Main Street and Colchester Town Green

CGA will once again participate in the Colchester Bark for the Park to support the town dog park. Stop by our booth and stay awhile to help us spread the word about greyhound adoption!

Meet and Greets

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

Westbrook Petsense - Saturday May 5th  from 1-3pm

Canton Mitchell Subaru  - Sunday May 20th from 11am to 1pm

Woodbridge Better Beagle Co - Saturday May 26th from 12pm to 3pm

Lisbon Petco - Sunday May 27th from 2-4pm


                                     April 29th Update

The month started off with a bang and ended with one as well.  We had 9 deserving hounds go on to their furever homes during National Greyhound Adoption Month.  Hooray!!

-Ambassasor adopted by Bruce
-Gunner adopted by Marcus
-Sugar Babe adopted by Sandy
-Katie adopted by Holly

                                                     April 15th Update

National Greyhound Adoption Month has started off with a bang!  We brought up 5 new fosters on the 7th and have several adoptions to report.  Welcome to Little Man, Flo, Sugar, Katie and Gazelle!

-Betty Boop adopted by Dan
-Cozy adopted by Vic and Gail
-Flo, now Ellie, adopted by Paula
-Gazelle, now Elsie, adopted by Jo-ann and Harry
-Remy adopted by Lucas

March 21st Update

Since our last update we brought up several hounds, some of which have already settled into their forever homes.  We welcomed, Trixie, Levi, Kassandra, Red, Remy, Cozy and Betty.  We will have their pages up soon!

-Levi adopted by Patrick
-Maddie adopted by Pamela and Patrick
-Red adopted by Jacob and Angela
-Trixie adopted by Nick and Sandra

February 4th Update

On January 20th our first haul of 2018 brought us 5 gorgeous hounds fromWest Virginia.  We welcomed Harlem, Lightning, Cody, Maddie and Ambassador.  As of today, 3 of those lucky hounds have found their forever home

-Lightning adopted by Toshi and Kerry
-Harlem adopted by Tara and Anthony
-Cody, now Archie, adopted by Paula and Greg
-Mister adopted by Linda

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!!!