Events – Greyhounds Rock!

For those of you who like going to greyhound events but can’t get away for long distance events, here is one that you should really like! It’s Greyhounds Rock and it takes place in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It happens the weekend of October 29-31. The entire event is a fund raiser to support cancer research. You do not have to go for the entire weekend, but if you do, you can stay in one location – The Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center. They have opened up the hotel for dogs and the cost is $79 per night. There is a pre-registration fee and it’s $25. What is nice about this event is that there are a number of seminars that would be very interesting to attend. Most take place on Saturday so it may be a great day trip to make. Instead of me posting the details, I’m posting the link to the web site so you can look over what is happening. Our group will be vending there one day (Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.) and this will be our last big vending event until next spring. For more information just click on the title of this post.

Hope to see you there!

Greyhounds Reach the Beach


Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Inc. will be at Greyhounds Reach the Beach in Dewey Beach, Delware, for this special weekend event, held October 8th through 11th! This is one of the biggest greyhound related events on the east coast. If you have a greyhound, you will want to attend this special event with your hounds and have a great time! There are lots of vendors, activities, seminars, contests, etc. Our group will be vending at this event for three days. We will be at the Sand Palace Motel (in the car port area), located on Route 1 and Dagsworthy streets. Come and visit us and say hello. We will be selling a lot of NEW and UNIQUE items including concrete greyhound garden statuary, original artwork, collars and leashes, coats, jewelry, tick keys, lanyards, key fobs, ornaments, candles, harnesses, muzzles, toys, and much more!

NOTICE TO ALL FFGR, INC. ADOPTERS AND VOLUNTEERS: JOIN US SATURDAY EVENING AT 6:00 P.M. FOR A SPECIAL FFGR, INC. FAMILY GET TOGETHER AT 204 SWEDES STREET IN DEWEY BEACH. BRING YOUR HOUNDS AND HAVE FUN AND GET SOME GREAT FOOD! PLEASE STOP BY OUR VENDING AREA FOR MORE INFORMATION.

For more information on the great event, click on the title of this post to go to the GRTB message board!

Rainbow Bridge – Duzit Quick (Rush)

August 1, 2004 – October 3 2010

Another one of our sweet hounds has gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. Sandy Hendricks, who adopted Rush, called to tell us that she had to put down her beloved greyhound Rush. Rush turned six years old in August. Sandy adopted Rush from our group in May of 2006. At the time she had two dalmations and heard how great greyhounds were. We brought Rush to her and he became a wonderful family member. He did well until recently when he started getting sick. Several trips to the vet did not reveal the source of his problems and he appeared to be getting sicker. She called and we talked about him and from what she was describing, it sounded serious. She made an appointment and took him to another vet. But before much could be done, he got so sick that this new vet felt that his kidneys had failed and he had to be put down. Sandy is broken hearted. She came to our picnics with Rush when we had them and it was always great to see this sweet boy.

I know that he will be greatly missed. God speed Rush. You are pain free and happy running at the bridge.