Thursday, April 8, 2010

Charity of the Month: April

We raised $233.99 for St Louis REGAP in March. Hooray!

This month's group is Greyhound Adoption of Ohio (GAO)

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is the largest and oldest greyhound adoption organization in the state of Ohio. At the time of our inception, in 1993, greyhounds were rarely seen in Ohio. Today, you'll see greyhounds nearly everywhere you go. Greyhounds make WONDERFUL pets!

And look what we found at the bottom of their website, a top 10 list we can stand behind! We LOVE It!

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Greyhound

  1. They truly know the meaning of retirement.
  2. People will stare at your dog instead of you.
  3. They can curl up into the size of a ball if they need to.
  4. They can expand to the size of a whole bed if they want to.
  5. They don't bark, keeping your neighborhood safe for burglars.
  6. You can play their ribs like an air guitar.
  7. They are the only dogs that know how to really smile.
  8. You can dress them up as reindeer for Christmas.
  9. They are never confused with poodles.
  10. A greyhound in flight is the most amazing sight you'll ever hope to see in your own backyard.

Charity of the Month: March

We raised $274.24 for Retired Greyhound Athletes in February!

Our charity for March is St. Louis Retired Greyhounds As Pets (REGAP)

REGAP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible homes for Greyhounds who are no longer used or needed by the racing industry. Another goal is to inform the public that these retired racers make excellent loving and devoted pets. We intend to dispel the myth that retired racers are highstrung dogs. The Greyhound is one of the best athletes in the animal kingdom! Will you help with his life in retirement?

Charity of the Month: February

We raised a whopping $259.96 for our January group: GPA-AZ! Thank you everyone!

This month's group is Retired Greyhound Athletes (RGA)

Retired Greyhound Athletes (RGA) is an all volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose primary mission is the placement of retired racing greyhounds in qualified homes. We provide ongoing support to ensure successful dog/owner relationships in addition to public education about the needs of this unique breed. Our mission is grounded in the promotion of the welfare of retired racing greyhounds. We receive income through adoption fees, donations and fundraisers. All expenses are related to the care and placement of retired racing greyhounds.

RGA is located in NE Wisconsin. The last round of greyhound retirees left Dairyland Track in Kenosha, WI on January 2nd and were welcomed into new foster homes. On January 16th we partnered with GPA to bring in our first round of greyhounds from Florida. We want the public to know that just because there are no longer any racing tracks in Wisconsin does not mean that there are no more greyhounds needing homes. The need is as great as ever and we will continue to work to find homes for this amazing breed. For more information on RGA please visit our website at