Articles from June 2011

Back to the Track for Some Fun on the Fourth!

We hope that everyone has a safe and restful Independence Day! If you are kicking around with nothing to do on Monday, bring your grey to Southland Park Gaming and Racing for the Greyt Human Race. First post is 1 p.m. and the “human” race is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. We will be upstairs on the racing floor to show off the our greyt pets!

Zeke Makes Debut at Doggy Day Camp!

Zeke, aka “Meikle,” shared pictures from his first day at doggy day camp. He won a gold star for being a good citizen. Owner Leslie, who has adopted from MSGAO before, came into the kennel and asked, ” Who has been here the longest and needs a home?” Meikle was the lucky hound. We wish them greyt joy together!

Zeke enjoys doggy day camp!

Happy Faces and Clean Hounds!

The fur was flying at the Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option annual Dog Wash on June 12. A record number of dogs — 52 in all — got their summer haircuts and enjoyed baths, nail trims and ear- and teeth-cleaning, reports Director Vicki Cohen. A record amount of money was raised: $4,200 in all.

Their human in attendance enjoyed camaraderie, tasty food and opportunities to win prizes. With the tents set up and massive fans, even the heat was bearable for the most part. The dogs got a special treat, as one of the pictures below shows!

MSGAO thanks all participants for making this fund-raising event a big success!

Fur, fur and more fur!

Here are a few happy hounds enjoying the event. Lots more pictures can be seen here.

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Eww! What the heck is that? It’s a frozen doggy delight made of peanut butter, milkbones, turkey necks, and bacon!

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msgao dog wash

msgao dog wash

msgao dog wash

Raising Greyhound Awareness

Meet and greet events play a major role in creating awareness of greyhound adoption, and getting these wonderful dogs into forever homes. Here are some scenes from a recent meet and greet at PetSmart in Cordova.

Bill shares the joys of greyhound ownership with some prospective adopters.

Cynde shares the floor with one of the stars of the Meet and Greet.

Dog Wash Flyer

Click the image below to open a .pdf of this year’s Dog Wash flyer! Can’t wait to see you there!