As 2021 draws to a close, we want to provide you with a look back at this year of big changes for CGA and share some of our potential plans for 2022.


As you know, 2020 presented significant challenges due to COVID-19 and the mandated year-end closing of the Florida tracks. 2021 brought with it ongoing challenges related to the pandemic, coupled with the aftermath of the track closures.


Fortunately, CGA and other adoption groups were able to take all the dogs displaced by the track closures. The publicity surrounding the closures increased the number of applications for adoptions and we found ourselves with unprecedented interest and fewer dogs. Despite this, we have done 64 adoptions so far and anticipate getting at least five more dogs before the end of the year. All things considered, it has been a year to be proud of, due in large part to our volunteers and benefactors!


It has also been a year of transition for some of our long-time Board members. Dawn Pieratt, Fran Arpin, Kathy Lane, Donna Mohr and Randee Roucoulet all stepped down in October, but all have agreed to continue to volunteer in various capacities. They were honored at our annual picnic at Camp Sloper, which had a record number of attendees – humans and hounds! The new Board of Directors was introduced at the event. It goes without saying that they will have big shoes to fill!


As for the future of CGA, our plan is to continue to get as many dogs as possible from our current sources based on availability and finances. In addition, GPA National has started to bring Irish greyhounds to the U.S. for adoption. As a chapter of GPA, CGA has the opportunity to participate in this program, but the cost is significant and would require additional fundraising. Our ability to accept new dogs is equally dependent upon finances and available foster homes.


As we continue to navigate a new “normal,” we have resumed in-person home visits and are working towards the resumption of in-person events and fundraisers. In the interim, we are always in need of the following:


·        Ambassadorship – Please help us spread the word about CGA, in person and online.

·        Volunteers – We always need volunteers to conduct home visits and foster dogs.

·        Financial Support – Donations have a direct impact on CGA’s future, funding the transportation, veterinary care and costs associated with caring for greyhounds prior to adoption. Adoption fees do not cover all of our costs...so we rely heavily on donations.


We know the past couple of years have been exhausting on many levels. We are grateful for your continued interest in, and commitment, to CGA. We hope you are able to take some time to rest and recharge with loved ones over the holidays.


One final note...we are hosting our annual Chilly Dog Walk at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor on Sunday, December 5th, at 11:00 a.m. It will be a fun opportunity to meet and greet old and new friends and to raise some money for CGA! Click on the link below for the Pledge Sheet.

Pledge Sheet


Covid 19 continues to impact our ability to have any in person fundraising events.  As a result, our funds are getting dangerously low.  If you can make a donation we would appreciate it very much as we do hope to fill the  applications we currently have waiting.  Thank you!!




Be sure to join us for our Chilly Dog Walkathon on December 4th at 11am at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor.  Dress up your hounds in holiday garb and parade around the shops! 

It will be a fun opportunity to meet and greet old and new friends and to raise some money for CGA! Click on the link below for the Pledge Sheet.

  Pledge Sheet

Meet and Greets

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


-Trish adopted by Matt and Maureen

-Lisa adopted by Doug 

-Callie adopted by the Wallersteins

-Cruise now Cruz, adopted by Kathy and Mary

-Lucky, adopted by Danielle and Jacob

-Dennis, adopted by Daniel

-Roscoe adopted by Sharon and Tony

-Pancake adopted by Tamey and Kenneth

-Precious adopted by Ellen

-Raylin adopted by Jenna and Nick


-River adopted by Loretta

-Fiona adopted by Juliette

-Crown adopted by Kelly and Thomas

-Lucky adopted by Sandra and Chris

-Rava adopted by Paul

-Dixie adopted by Diane and Steve

-Sally adopted by Barbara and Dan

-Closer adopted by Melissa and Edward

-Trish adopted by Heather

-Misty adopted by Virginia

-Dan adopted by Carol

-Quest adopted by Christina and Spencer

-Johnny adopted by Kathy and Mary

-Luciano adopted by Samantha

-Knox adopted by Louis and Marie

-Tinman adopted by Patricia

-Rye adopted by Carol

-Aura adopted by Cristina, John and Pels

-Lovey, now Lexie, adopted by Hollis and Dorothy

-Roxy, adopted by Todd and Sandra

-Lurch adopted by Lexi

-Crown adopted by Loretta

-Jamie adopted by Jane and Vernon

-Kane, now Loki, adopted by Seth

-Patsy adopted by Michelle

-Samantha adopted by Alison

-Kodak adopted by Brandon

-Ram adopted by Justin and Elizabeth

-Gemma adopted by Greg

-Brice adoped by Paul

-Klink adopted by Sierra

-Yamaha adopted by Valerie

-Rumble adopted by Cheryl and Luca

-Sara adopted by Gerda and Len

-Tesla adopted by Shana and Edward

-Eric adopted by Kathryn and Justin

-Stroker and Kona adopted by William and Kimberlie

-Malou adopted by Katelynn

-Saka adopted by Megan and Derek

-Trisha adopted by Daniel and Laurie



-Nigel adopted by Julia

-VJ, now Penny adopted by Leah

-Boo, adopted by Cynthia

-Smarty Jones adopted by Shana

-Ben adopted by Jen and Brian

-Superman adopted by Zachary

-Zen adopted by Ed

-Nissan, now Nike, adopted by Eliza

-Confetti, now Wendy, adopted by Nena and John

-Sally adopted by Shannon

-Godiva adopted by Kathryn

-Iron Man, now Carson, adopted by Wendy and Doug


-Dee, now Ellie, by Barbara

-Chirl by Nancy

-Goldie, now Tony, by George and Kim

-Pixie by Marlene

-Billy adopted by Alexander

-Batman, now Casco, adopted by Meredith and Mark

-Guy adopted by Erin

-Lynn, now Abby, adopted by Mercy and John

-Yamaha, now River, adopted by Nicole

-Lucky adopted by Pascale

-Phil adopted by Emma

-Mama, now Ruthie, adopted by Amy and Jim

-Aries adopted by Megan

-Pam adopted by Steve and Robin



-Ant Man adopted by Paula and Carl

-Bren adopted by Steve

-Singer adopted by Kristen and Alexander

-Bean adopted by Joe and Rita

-Ghost adopted by Jared

-Dude adopted by Risa

-Oaklyn adopted by Claudia and Stephen

-Sam adopted by Eric

-Tornado adopted by Jose

-Tyrone adopted by Matt and Aleena

-Brownie adopted by Jayne

-Timmy adopted by Caroline 

-Elliot adopted by Howell and Andre

-Benny adopted by Joshua

-Aspen adopted by Dina

-Becky adopted by Christina 

-Battle adopted by Yvonne

-Twist adopted by Janelle

-Sally adopted by Andre and Amelia

-Billy adopted by Sarah

-Kade adopted by Joe

-Match adopted by Alexandra and Jacob

-Reggie adopted by Sue and Tim

-Ledge, now Tiegen, adopted by Heidi and Rebekah

-Carter adopted by Ed and Kerin

-Beaver adopted by John and Peg

-Lancer adopted by Stephen

-Wicked adopted by Brian and Louise

-Rocki, now Hazel, adopted by Deidre

-Mac adopted by Lisa

-Kraft, now Beau, adopted by Donna and Tom

-Rylee adopted by Erin and Joshua

-Biloxi adopted by Heather

-Taffy adopted by Susan

-Baylor adopted by Kathleen and Dennis

-Jenny adopted by Karen and Steve

-Wendie adopted by Howard

-Drew adopted by Nicolette

-Tribe now Georgini, adopted by Chanelle and Zack

-Orrick adopted by Sara and Brendan

-Evangeline adopted by Keith and family


Congratulations to our latest pups who went to their forever home:

-Jax by Joseph and Kathy

-Image by Tierney

-Donnie by Gayle and Hank

-Rayzen by Jeff

-Karma by Wendy

-Satine by Erick and Rachel

-Tally by Donna and Gregory

Congratulations to our latest pups who went to their forever home:

-Rockford, now Rocket by April

-Grammy by Jenna

-Cobi by Doug and Judy

-Talia by Danyel and Jason

-Grace by Katie and Taylor

-Moline by Marley and Albert

-Antonia by Joseph and Mary

Congratulations to our latest pups who went to their forever home:

-Bo adopted by Louis and Marie

-Frankie adopted by Bernice

-Kaique adopted by Andrew and George

-Drew adopted by Carmel and Frank

-Satin adopted by Arif 

-Cheers adopted by Kristine and Daniel

Congratulations to our latest pups who went to their forever home:

-Query adopted by Lindsey and family

-Cheer adopted by Megan and Derek

-Fit adopted by Dan and Rich

-Banjo adopted by Marianne and Domenick

-Star adopted by Kathy and Mary

-Farah adopted by Barbara and James

-Hoppy adopted by Betsy

-Sunny adopted by Ed

-Sterling adopted by Ryan

Congratulations to these pups who all went home in the month of January

-Shining adopted by MaryJo and fur sister Sophie

-Eddie adopted by Breanna and Jason

-Charlie adopted by Joe and Kerry

-Briar adopted by Randell and Patty

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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