Event – New Meet and Greet Venue


It’s a new year and we have yet another NEW meet and greet venue! The greyt folks at Hearty Pet Retail Store, located at the Premium Outlet Mall in Hagerstown, invited our organization to host a monthly meet and greet event at their store!

Our first meet and greet event is scheduled for Saturday, January 28. Our volunteers and available hounds will be at the store to introduce the customers to greyhounds and to answer questions about adoptions.

We are looking forward to this event. Not only have we been welcomed into the store, but the owners will be donating a goodie bag to ALL of the newly adopted hounds in the coming year! We are very excited and touched by this generosity.

Please come out and visit us and our hounds. The store is located at the Premium Outlet Mall, Prime Outlets Boulevard, Hagerstown, Maryland. We will be there between noon and 2 p.m. See you there!

Thanks Regal Hound Designs!

Thanks to Kelly at Regal Hound Designs for her donation of sixty sets of martingale collars and leashes for our hounds! Kelly has been donating collars and leashes to our group since we were established. All newly adopted hounds go home with a collar and leash made by Kelly.

We are blessed to have such a greyt friend who has worked with us for years by supporting our efforts. We know the amount of work and cost this has been for Kelly. She also supports her local animal rescue groups as well as another greyhound adoption group.

Kelly makes and sells wonderful collars and leashes at very reasonable prices. Many of our adopters shop in Kelly’s store and are regular customers. You can see Kelly’s merchandise by clicking on the title of this post.

Big rooos to Kelly – a very special person!!!!

Rainbow Bridge – And You Jose (Josie)


November 28, 1999 – January 13, 2012

We are sad to report that another precious greyhound went to the Rainbow Bridge. We got this email from Diane and George (who adopted senior brood mom Desi from our organization):

Yesterday we helped Josie cross the Rainbow Bridge. We only had her for a very short ten months, she was an unexpected return after being in a home for seven years. In November we found out that she had a “something suspicious” on her cervical spine (C3). The pain was being managed well until a few days ago.

Josie started limping on her left rear leg. Back for more X-rays. We found out that she had arthritis in a previously dislocated toe, no sign of bone cancer in her leg. Sadly, we found out that she had a large mass around her liver and spleen that had already displaced other visceral organs.

Josie crossed the bridge lying on her favorite pillow, with her Mommy & Daddy gently holding her and telling her how very much she is loved, and that Vera, Angel, Sally, Cohen, and Bashful are waiting for her.

We have no doubt that Josie was in the most loving home and only knew the people who gave her the best home for the time she had left.

Diane and George are special people because they only adopt senior greyhounds. They know that their time with their hounds may be limited. But they open their hearts to give those dogs the best home and love in the time they have left. They are our special angels who keep our Craiger’s List an important part of our work.

Rest is sweet peace Josie.

Event – New Meet and Greet Today!

Join us today for a brand new meet and greet event at the Valu Pet store in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania! We have been invited by the staff at the store to hold a meet and greet there to introduce customers to our organization and discuss adoption. We plan to be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. Our volunteers and hounds will be available to answer questions and to discuss our adoption procedure.

For more details, check out our Calendar of Events on our web site or click on the title of this post for the store web site (for directions to the store).

This will be the first of a monthly event so mark your calendars if you live in the area. We’d love to see you!

Sponsorhip for FFGR, Inc.

We are thrilled to announce that Hearty Pets is teaming up with Precise Pet Products to sponsor our organization! FFGR, Inc. and Hearty Pets are both based in Boonsboro, Maryland. Hearty Pets is an on line pet food store that sells great products for all pets. In October, they expanded their business and opened a retail store located at the Prime Outlets in Hagerstown.

Recently, they contacted our organization about hosting a meet and greet event at their retail store. We were happy with the invitation and are excited to set up a monthly meet and greet event at the store on the fourth Saturday of each month. In addition to inviting us to the store for an event, the folks at Hearty Pets will be sending home, with each hound that we place, a goodie bag filled with all kinds of surprises!

When the representatives for Precise Pet Products learned about our group coming to the Hearty Pets store, they offered to have Precise sponsor our group. Starting this month, all of our hounds in foster care will be supplied with Precise Holistic dog food while in foster care. In addition, each hound going into a home will get a bag of the food.

We are grateful to Hearty Pets and Precise Pet Products for this wonderful offer and are looking forward to a greyt new year thanks to our wonderful benefactors!

New Year – New Meet and Greet Venues!

Big News! We are very fortunate to have been invited to host meet and greet events at TWO new locations! Starting this month, we will be hosting a monthly meet and greet event at the expanded Pet Valu store in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our event will be held the second Saturday of each month from noon until 2:00 p.m.

We have also been invited to conduct a meet and greet event at the new Hearty Pet Retail store located at the Prime Outlets in Hagerstown, Maryland. This meet and greet event will be monthly – the fourth Saturday of each month – from noon until 2:00 p.m.

As always, our volunteers and hounds will be available to talk to the public about greyhound adoption. When possible, an available hound (or more) will be at these events to meet people.

We are happy to have these additional events to add to our Calendar of Events. For more information on each event and to get information on locations, please check our Calendar of Events. Come on out and visit us too!