It’s hard to believe that another year has come to a close. We’d like to wish all of our adopters, volunteers, fans, etc. a wonderful new year. As we look back on the previous year, we are so thankful for the good fortune we’ve had placing greyhounds. In 2012 we placed 66 greyhounds into loving homes. That means that 66 dogs coming from the tracks found a home! What is interesting about this number, though, is that 50 of those hounds went in to homes with our previous adopters! Either people came back to get another greyhound to add to their pack or they adopted another after their greyhound had passed on to the Rainbow Bridge. This speaks to the impact that this breed has on people. We hear it often – people who adopt a greyhound find that this breed is wonderful and are totally won over by them. Anyone who has adopted a greyhound will understand this completely. We hear so much that, “there is something about them” that is so much different than any other breed. This is not to besmirch any other dogs, but greyhounds do seem to have a loyal following that is unique.
We are thankful for our volunteers who dedicated several hours each month to host a meet and greet event and answer questions about greyhounds and greyhound adoptions. We know that this is one of the most important jobs in adoption work and we are so touched by their loyalty and dedication. We appreciate beyond words their commitment to the mission.
We also would like to thank all of those adopters, volunteers and supporters who donated much to our organization. We are so fortunate to have so many volunteers who buy and/or make items to sell at our vending events and in our Greytdogs Store! We are also thankful to those who donate items, hold yard sales, drive to pick up dogs and/or help us get grants and earn funds to keep our group in good financial health.
We look forward to the new dogs coming in to our program and all of the great people we will meet in the process of fulfilling our mission!