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2012 Dog Wash

2012 Dog Wash

It’s that time of year again–time to get those stinky feet washed and nails trimmed, coats bathed and shaved, and teeth and ears cleaned!  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:   Sun., May 20th
Time:   11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place:  Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option

In addition to baths and other grooming, MSGAO is hosting a raffle of goody baskets and 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.

Groove with Greyhounds at 2011 Reunion

Reunion time is drawing near! “The Sixties” is the theme for the 2011 reunion, which brings together adopters and their dogs for a celebration of all things Greyhound. The registration form is being mailed, but if you want to get a jump on sending it in, a copy is below. The Sixties theme promises to be fun. Imagine the possibilities for the costume contest!

If you are coming from out of town, Greyhound-friendly lodgings are available nearby. Contact Econolodge at (870) 732-2830 or Motel 6 at (870) 735-0100.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and your hounds! Remember, be there or be square!

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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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!

We Barked in the Park!

Well, not too many greyhounds barked, since they tend to be the strong silent types, but there were some yips and yaps to go along with the soulful singing of Joyce Cobb and her fabulous band at the second annual Bark in the Park.

We thank all the humans who turned out to chill — literally — with their canine companions at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. Great prizes were won, fun was had and a good cause was supported. A highlight for the dogs was ice cream treats, which they lapped up despite the cold!

Thanks also to the vendors and volunteers who were generous in support of the event! Special thanks go to the sponsors who made the event possible: Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Red Wax (concert sponsor), Hollywood Feed, Seize the Clay, Clark Beverage Group Inc., and bluepaw design.