October 2018

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CGA would like to thank everyone that came to our Annual Adoption Reunion and Volunteer Thank You Picnic. We had a fantastic turnout with almost 100 people and 40 dogs! The weather was perfect and everyone had a greyt time.

In addition to enjoying the great food and company, everyone was treated to meeting our four newest fosters who were delivered to us at the picnic. We welcomed Kingpin, Black Sabbath, Dancy and Starr. They are all gorgeous and won't last long!

Speaking of treats, make sure to keep Halloween candy out of the reach of your hounds. It takes quite a bit of milk chocolate to harm a dog but only 8 oz of dark chocolate is an emergency. If your dog accidentally ingests chocolate, you can check the Chocolate Toxicity Meter at this link to determine if you need to make a trip to the vet.

Lastly, check out our upcoming fall fundraiser Hoofing It For The Hounds. We also will be at the St James Episcopal Church adoption event and the Portland Fair. Details are below.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween! Make sure to share pics of your hounds dressed up in their Halloween costumes on our Facebook page CGAGPA.

October Events

***Fall Fundraiser***

Join CGA on October 21st from 11am until 1pm as we “Hoof It For The Hounds” at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth.

This FUNdraiser walk is to help us continue to rebuild our funds for special needs dogs.

Over the past couple of years, we have had dogs like Jasper, who needed extensive leg surgeries and rehabilitation before he was healthy enough to travel; Hero, who was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease after arriving in foster care and struggled to cope with his diminished vision, seniors with significant medical needs like Reggie, Bosco and Bruno, who needed to be re-homed due to changes in their owners’ situations. Most recently, we took in puppy Gizmo who needed special neuter surgery and expensive medications for a skin condition. The combined total for their care was over $11,000.

We are asking for a $25 donation per family. There is also an option to collect pledges from family and friends. Anyone who donates or collects $50 or more will receive a hand knitted hat made by Bosco and Bruno’s foster mom. Also, there will be a very nice prize for the person who collects the most donations!! Help us reach our goal of $1000! Entrance fees can be paid on our website at ctgreyhounds.org or in person the day of the event.

In addition to the walk, there will also be a raffle. Your entrance fee gets you one free raffle ticket and they will also be on sale at the event.

We will provide coffee and doughnuts before the start of the walk. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and hang out afterwards too. CGA will provide the beverages.

All of us at CGA GPA are committed to giving our hounds the best retirement possible. We never make money on adoptions and struggle to cover these kinds of unplanned expenses. Thank you for supporting our mission!


***Adoption Event/Blessing Of The Animals***

Saturday, October 6

11:00am – 3:00pm

St James Episcopal Church

2584 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA


Join us for this special adoption event on the church lawn. Event includes a blessing of the animals.

We will provide information to attendees about greyhound adoption and tell them what wonderful pets they make! If you can take a shift, please send an email to Fran@ctgreyhounds.org

Glastonbury Pet Valu will also be in attendance with giveaways!

Rain Date is October 13th


***Portland Fair***

Sunday, October 7

11:00am – 3:00pm

Portland Fair Grounds

1348 Main St, Portland, CT 06480, USA



Exchange Club Grounds Rt.17A, Portland October 7th from 11am until 3pm. Check out the website for the calendar of events. There is too much going on to list here!! Portlandfair.com

We will once again be getting out the word about the joys of 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!

  • Guilford Petco - Saturday October 6th from 1-3pm
  • Glastonbury Pet Valu - Saturday October 13th from 12pm to 2pm
  • Newington Pet Valu - Sunday October 14th from 12-2pm
  • West Hartford Pet Supplies Plus - Sunday October 21st from 2-4pm
  • Lisbon Petco - Sunday October 28th from 2pm to 4pm
  • Mystic Clippers - Saturday September 29th from 12pm to 3pm


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


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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