Articles from May 2013

Dog Wash a Greyt Success

Conrad and Sadie Keeping went tropical for the annual MSGAO Dog Wash.

Greyhounds were pampered and primped  for a good cause on May 19, raising about $4,000 for their friends still awaiting forever homes.

The 2013 edition of the  Dog Wash was a great success, reports Vicki Cohen, MSGAO director. The amount raised represents fees paid for services (baths, nail trims and summer shaves), gift-card donations and the proceeds from the silent auction/raffle.  On top of the money raised, the kennel received much needed (and appreciated) donations of Milk Bones, toys and paper goods.

One key donation that contributed to the event’s success was the tent that virtually covered the kennel yard and helped everyone — dogs and humans — beat the heat as the weather turned warmer.  Its rental was made possible through the generosity of the Darren Henry Kennel.

Vicki also gives a special thanks to those who traveled great distances to attend, from as far away as Little Rock and Missouri.  “Folks are so generous,” with both their time and resources when it comes to supporting the adoption program. MSGAO appreciates the support of its adopters, no matter what form it takes.  Every bit of it matters!


Spa Day Set May 19

It’s that time of year again!  Time to get those stinky toes washed and trimmed, teeth brushed, and winter coats shaved. An entire day of greyhound spa pampering! The MSGAO Annual Dog Wash is one of our big fundraisers for the year, and we need your dirty greyhound(s) to show up for a spa day. This is the day for cleaning that hound and enjoying a little fun yourself.

What: MSGAO Annual Dog Wash
Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place: Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option kennel

In addition to baths and other grooming, MSGAO is hosting a raffle of goody baskets and serving lunch. So come out and enjoy the day while your pooch gets some pampering!

The Greyhound Quickie (bath, nail trim, teeth cleaning) – $25
The Greyhound Works (bath, nail trim, teeth & ear cleaning, shave) – $40
Bath – $15
Shave (bath included) – $30
Nail Trim – $7
Teeth Cleaning – $7
Bar-B-Que Lunch – $6

Note: Greyhounds only please.

Yard Sale to Benefit MSGAO

MSGAO will be having a benefit yard sale Saturday, May 11, beginning at 7 a.m. at 312 Summerfield Lane in Cordova, Tenn. There’s a ton of stuff for your shopping pleasure, including some lovely antiques. The sale will feature household goods, furniture, clothing, collectibles, decor and more!

All proceeds will benefit retired racers waiting for their forever homes.  We need to make this a greyt success. And no early birds please!

$30 = a 40 lb. bag of dog kibble

$25 = yearly vaccinations per greyhound
Your purchase here today:  Priceless for a greyhound waiting for a forever home.