UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

August 2019

The Hot Dog Days of Summer

As the weather heats up, it's important to remain aware of how the heat affects your pup. Heat exhaustion in dogs can lead to serious and potentially fatal conditions such as heat stroke and cardiac arrest. Fortunately, there are some simple things that you can do to protect your dog from the dangers of heat exhaustion.

Signs of Heat Exhaustion

  • Restlessness
  • Panting
  • Increased respiratory rate
  • Increased heart rate
  • Excess salivation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Staggering
  • Gasping
  • Gum color may become brick red, then purple or blue (cyanosis)
  • Seizures

Treatment of Heat Exhaustion

If you believe your dog is suffering from heat exhaustion, seek veterinary care immediately even if your dog’s condition does not seem serious. Cool water can be used to begin to decrease his body temperature during the trip to the veterinarian. Towels can be soaked in cool water and used to cover your dog. You can also place the towels between his legs and across his neck. . This may make the situation worse.

  1. Immediately move your dog to a cooler area, either indoors where there is air conditioning or in the shade under a fan.
  2. Use a rectal thermometer to check his temperature. Heat exhaustion typically occurs when a dog's temperature falls between 103 and 106 degrees. A temperature above 106 places them at risk for heat stroke. If he's in the danger zone, call your veterinarian.
  3. If you're near a body of fresh water, such as a lake or a baby pool, let your dog take a dip to cool down. Otherwise, you can use cool, wet cloths or towels to help him out. Place your cool wet cloths on his neck, armpits, and between the hind legs, and you can also gently wet his ears and paw pads with cool water. Do not use cold water as this can make the situation worse.
  4. If your dog is conscious and willing to drink, give cool, fresh water. If they can't or won't drink, or can't keep water down, wet the tongue with water instead. Don't feed ice cubes, which could cause their temperature to drop too quickly, leading to shock.
  5. Get your dog to the vet. If you haven't already done so, call ahead so they can be ready to take immediate action as soon as you arrive.


Preventing Heat Exhaustion

  •  Never leave your dog untended in your car, even if the temperature is mild. In a locked car, the temperature can climb rapidly to a dangerous level. A cracked window will not prevent your dog from overheating and suffering heat stroke.
  • Animals should have access to shade and fresh water while outdoors. If the temperature is very warm, outdoor access should be limited to short periods of time and the dog should be housed indoors.
  • If your dog is working in warm weather, be prepared to offer him water at regular intervals and understand that he may drink more water than usual under these circumstances.
  • Use caution with dogs that are obese, have respiratory difficulties, are geriatric or are otherwise unhealthy. These dogs may be more prone to heat exhaustion than other dogs.

 

 

***Amendment 13***

We cannot overstate how disappointed we are by the outcome of Amendment 13’s passing in Florida. Regardless of your personal views on racing, the reality is this Amendment did not provide any financial support or a realistic, phased time line to re-home the more than 8,000 greyhounds that will be impacted as a result of this vote.

CGA is a small adoption agency that homes fewer than 100 greyhounds a year. It costs more than $500 to re-home each dog and a several-week volunteer commitment to foster. We have neither the financial resources nor the volunteer base to accommodate the imminent, and significant, increase in dogs. The alternative is bleak, with the potential for retired racers to be sent to already crowded shelters that do not understand the nuances of greyhound rescue.

We will be in touch as we learn more about next steps to detail how you can help. As always, we are grateful for your support.

 

Events

Annual Adoption Reunion & Volunteer Picnic

September 22, 2019 12pm

YMCA Camp Sloper 1000 East Street, Southington, CT

SAVE THE DATE

Annual Chilly Dog Walk at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, South Windsor

December 7, 2019 11-1PM

Meet and Greets

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

  • Bethel Petvalu - Saturday 8/17 from 12-2pm
  • West Hartford Pet Supplies Plus - Sunday 8/18 from 12-2pm
  • Ridgefield Petvalu - Saturday 9/7 from 12-2pm
  • Glastonbury Petvalu - Saturday 9/14 from 12-2pm
  • Canton Mitchell Subaru - Sunday 9/15 from 12-2pm
  • Guilford Petco - Saturday 10/5 from 1-3pm

ADOPTIONS AND FOSTER NEWS

August 15th Update

We had 2 hounds find their forever home!

Congratulations to:

Trapani - adopted 

Molly - adopted

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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