UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

January 2020

 

Happy New Year!

 

As we close out the year we celebrate the fact that 58 deserving hounds found their forever homes in 2019.  We thank everyone who supported CGA throughout the year and look forward to finding homes for even more hounds in 2020.
We wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!!

 

 

 

KEEPING ACTIVE IN THE WINTER

One of the best ways to stave off your dog’s winter crazies is to provide her with a wide variety of enrichment activities. Some are easy and can be implemented immediately, while some take a little more investment in time and resources. Let’s start with easy:

Indoor Fetch. If there’s only one of you and your dog will fetch, you can stand at the top of the stairs and toss her ball or toy to the bottom, have her run down to get it, run back up to you. If she will chase it but not bring it back, have a laundry basket full of toys or balls, call her back, and just keep throwing new ones. When you have thrown them all, go down the stairs, collect them, and bring them back up. If you don’t have stairs (or she can’t do stairs) use a long hallway. Get added benefit by putting barriers across the hall for her to jump over as she runs back and forth.

Jump the Jumps. When I was a wee child, I used to take broomsticks and mop handles and lay them across chairs all around the house, and then run with my Rough Collie, Squire, as he sailed over my makeshift jumps. You can do the same! If you prefer, you can get sections of PVC pipe at a hardware store. Start with the poles on the ground and use a treat to get your dog to walk over them, then trot over them.

When she is ready for more, use poles to make low X-shaped jumps before you use straight poles to make higher jumps. (Note: Young puppies shouldn’t jump until they are old enough not to be harmed by the repeated impacts. Check with your vet to make sure jumping is a safe activity for your pup.)

Round Robin Recall. You need at least two humans and a dog who loves to come when she’s called for this game. The larger your house and the more humans (within reason!), the better.

Put Billy (B) on the third floor, Janey (J) on the second, Mom (M) on the ground floor, and Dad (D) in the basement. (If stairs are not safely carpeted or dog has trouble with stairs, put all humans in different rooms on the same floor.) Each human has yummy treats and a toy that the dog likes for reinforcement when the dog arrives. Write up a random calling order and give each person a copy to ensure two humans aren’t calling her at the same time, and let the fun begin.

Be sure each person has a fun party with the dog when she gets there! This not only burns off dog energy, it gives the kids something to do, and it helps improve your dog’s recall.

Ball Pit. For this one you need a kiddie wading pool and a generous supply of non-toxic, sturdy ball-pit balls. Put a towel down to cover the bottom of the pool (so the sound doesn’t startle your dog), fill the pool with balls (no water!), and let the fun begin! If your dog doesn’t take to it immediately, toss treats and favorite toys into the pool and let her – or help her – dig for them.

Snuffle Mat (and other food toys). Interactive food-dispensing toys are a simple solution to many dogs’ winter blues. We particularly like “snuffle mats,” where you bury treats in the cloth fingers of a textured mat and let your dog go to it. If you have a dog who wants to eat the mat or, in contrast, just isn’t interested, there are many other options, including treat-dispensing toys your dog pushes around, and puzzle toys she has to solve to get the treats.

Events

Hartford Wolfpack Pet Adoption Night January 24th from 6-7:30pm

Join us  at this special meet and greet/adoption event.  Fans can bring their well behaved pups to the game too.  We will be set up in the atrium of the XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza in Hartford

Pucks & Paws/Pet Adoption Night: Pet sections will be provided and ticket packages are available now.  *Pet add-on tickets available now as well.

Here is the link to order tickets to also attend the game if you choose.  For every ticket ordered through this link, CGA will receive $5.00: 

https://groupmatics.events/event/Connecticutgreyhound

You can also check out the flyer here:  1.24 Connecticut Greyhound Adoption Flyer

We hope to see you there!!

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 4th from 1-3pm
  • Ridgefield Pet Valu - Saturday January 4th from 12 to 2pm
  • Glastonbury Pet Valu - Saturday January 11th from 12pm to 2pm
  • Bethel Pet Valu - Saturday January 18th from 12pm to 2pm
  • Canton Mitchell Subaru - Sunday January 19th from 1-3pm
  • Guilford Petco - Saturday February 1st from 1-3pm
  • Ridgefield Pet Valu - Saturday February 1st from 12 to 2pm
  • Glastonbury Pet Valu - Saturday February 8th from 12pm to 2pm
  • Bethel Pet Valu - Saturday February 15th from 12pm to 2pm
  • West Hartford Pet Supplies Plus Sunday February 16th from 1-3pm

ADOPTIONS AND FOSTER NEWS

December 31st Update

Congratulations to our newest adoptees!

-Gig, adopted by Ysabelle

-Fire, now Finn, adopted by Rebecca and Sean

-Ida adopted by Jacquelin

-Laddie adopted by John and Shelly

November 8th Update

Congratulations to our newest adoptees!

-Shamrock, now Tina, adopted by Allison and Alex

-Amanda adopted by Natalia and Wojciech

-Zombie adopted by Kelcie and Johnny

 

October 17th Update

Three more hounds have found their forever home!

-Tryst adopted by Susan

-Cathy adopted by Maureen and Matthew

-McLaren adopted by Pamela

 

August 19th Update

We had 5 hounds find their forever home!

Congratulations to:

Trapani - adopted by Ken

Molly - adopted by Tom and Mary

Sage - adopted by Tom and Mary

Tryst - adopted by Caitlin

Doc - adopted by Roxanne

July 31st Update

We welcomed 5 new fosters and had 1 hound find their forever home!

Congratulations to:

Tommy - adopted by Molly

Barnicle - adopted

June 30th Update

We had 10 hounds find their forever home!

Congratulations to:

Salsa - adopted by Jason and Marissa

Benny - adopted by Stephanie and Tyler

Bay - adopted by Kevin

Lola - adopted by Dawn, Steve, and Kelsey

Ric - adopted by Alana

Terrance - adopted by Steve

Webster and Boulder - adopted by Doug

Bae - adopted by Willow

Mystery - adopted by Tina

May 31st Update

We had 4 hounds find their forever home and welcomed 13 new fosters! 

Congratulations to:

Blackie - adopted by Anne

Tequila - Katherine 

Ayden - adopted

Keds - adopted

April 30th Update

We had 6 hounds find their forever home! 

Congratulations to:

Waylon - adopted by Susan

Tommy - adopted by Nicolle

Amethyst - adopted by Sarah

Nolan - adopted by Karin

Jack - adopted by Leslie

Goo - adopted

March 31st Update

We had 8 fosters arrive and 4 hounds found their forever home! 

Congratulations to:

Snuffles - adopted by Milena

Bridget - adopted by Brittany

Dinah - adopted by David and Nicolette

Gizmo - adopted by Meag Foy-Anderson

February 27th Update

We had 3 new male fosters, 1 female foster, and 10 hounds have found their forever home! 

Congratulations to:

Sinker - adopted by Doug and Wendy

Hazel - adopted by Matt and Maureen

Scamper - adopted by Lisa and Joseph

Misty - adopted by Melissa

Sandy - adopted by Kelly

Sabbath - adopted by Lauren

Martha - adopted by Francesca

DJ - adopted by Ryan and Peter

Blue - adopted by Davy and Becky

Damen - John and Tracey

January 31st Update

We have 7 new fosters and 6 hounds found their forever home! 

Congratulations to:

Blizzard - adopted by Kristen and Alexander

Thunder - adopted by Dylan

Red - adopted by Tracy and Rob

Alibi - adopted by Connie

Free - adopted by Clayton

Veni - adopted by Alex

December 31st Update

We have 5 new female fosters and 5 more hounds found their forever homes! 

Congratulations to:

Olive - adopted by Steve, Karen, and Caden

Sid - adopted Mary Beth

Godzilla - adopted by Deb

Ami - adopted by Joel and Lisa

Jet- adopted by Emma and Shawn

November 30th Update

We had 3 new fosters arrive and five more hounds found their forever homes! 

Congratulations to:

Hero - adopted by Jeff and Fran

Sabbath - adopted by Jarrod

Seven - adopted by Horace

Darius - adopted by Cathryn

October 30th Update

Four more hounds found their forever homes! 

Congratulations to:

Dancy - adopted by Sally and Wayne

King - adopted by Steven and Jennifer

Papa - adopted by Francene and Rose

Star - adopted by Lindsey and Kyle

September 30th Update

Five more hounds found their forever homes this month and four new fosters joined us

Congratulations to:

Sidney - adopted by Andrew

Oshkosh - adopted by Andrew

Luna - adopted by Colleen and Holly

Burst - adopted by Adriana and Lina

Mason - adopted by Breana

Welcome to Starr, Dancy, Sabbath and Kingpin!!!

August 26th Update

August was quite a busy month for CGA.  We brought up 8 gorgeous new hounds in a 2 week period.  Welcome to Carly, Kim, Darius, Oshkosh, Luna, Sidney, Mason and Burst.

4 deserving hounds found their forever homes.  Congratulations to:

Smoke - adopted by Kevin and Roger

Kim(now JK Eva) - adopted by Steven and Kim

Carly - adopted by Matt and Gina

Phoebe - adopted by Rob and Tracy

July 27th Update

In July we welcomed Smoke and Nina to the foster crew.  We also had a few adoptions as well!

-Nina adopted by Nicole and family

-Boss adopted by Tom and Lisa

-Roxy, now Sami, adopted by Jodie and family

April 29th Update

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!!

  • Ambassador adopted by Bruce
  • Gunner adopted by Marcus
  • Sugar Babe adopted by Sandy
  • Katie adopted by Holly

April 15th Update

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

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

February 4th Update

On January 20th our first haul of 2018 brought us 5 gorgeous hounds from West 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

December 26th Update
  • Van/Coach adopted by Diana, Larry and Juliana
  • Honey adopted by Jamie
  • Mama adopted by Jonathan

November 25th Update

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

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

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

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 and William
  • Brad adopted by Meag
  • Silky adopted by Nancy and Kevin
  • Elvis adopted by Jane

August 1st Update

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

Congratulations!

July 16th Update

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

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

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 Daniel

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!

Connecticut Greyhound Adoption - GPA

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!!!

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