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April National Adopt A Greyhound Month Celebration

Saturday, April 16, 2016  10-4pm
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2908-A Oak Ridge Road ~ Oak Ridge, NC 27310


It's our 22nd Year and we are planning a GREYT NEW event. Mark you calendars.    

Invitation to all Past, Present and Perspective owners of Greyhounds to join us to celebrate National Adopt a Greyhound Month.   This event is to raise funds to support our ongoing adoption program that includes the care of the greyhounds while awaiting adoption, veterinary expenses, shelter operational expenses and food.  We highlight the day with live entertainment, vendors, demonstrations, Hound Cafe, Pet Therapy Bake Sale, Blessing of the Animals, raffle tickets and last but not least, shopping and more shopping.  I encourage you to attend and be apart of this exciting fund-raising day.

While the focus of the event will be on greyhounds, we encourage old and new visitors to the "greyhound world" and all leashed pets are welcome.  Please remember that Greyhound Friends of North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your contributions are tax deductible.

Additional overflow parking:  The church directly across from the driveway entrance on Oak Ridge Road has given us permission to park. Please park in rows so that it's easy entry & exit.  A little further to walk to the kennel but we have limited space.

 A few pictures from 2014 Cinco de Mayo Open House - Thanks to YOU, beautiful weather and Dennis and Claire, we consider the event a HUGE success.

YouTube Video of 2013 Open House - Greyt Fun

2014 GFNC Open House Pics Photos by amysgreys on Photobucket

Greyhounds True or False?
We invite you to visit the kennel and learn the Truth!

True: Comedians and Couch potatoes

False: Hyperactive and require lots of space 


All dogs are individuals, and your family's preferences should be discussed.  Greyhounds are not the dog for everyone, but most people that adopt a greyhound become ambassadors for the breed.




 Sitzen K9 Dog Training-2015   James Voyatzis

Full service dog training specializing in advanced obedience, behavior modification, socialization, and working dogs.
Meet him on Facebook: 
10 a.m. Question/Answer session and Basic obediance commands.
Possibly a  Lucky greyhound from audience will be used in the presentation. 

Kennel Tours and Adoption Information throughout the day

Blessing of the Animals by Rev. Susan Scott Downs 2015 @ 11:30AM

Boy Scout Troop #139  (2015)
Nikky Nag, Assistant Scout Master and Troop will assist in parking in the upper lot. Please be mindful and park only in marked lot. Please do NOT park on any of the grassy areas.

GFNC Pet Therapy -2015 Homemade delicious BAKE SALE

Hound Cafe ~
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers, Chili, and condiments. Complimented by soft drinks, water and chips.  Come hungry, we'll have GREYT food, good company and all proceeds benefit the hounds!

Hound Salon ~ Nail trims $5 each hound.

 Fill the Van ~ GFNC's van doors will be left open in the parking lot for donations. Please help us by donating much needed basic cleaning supplies and daily items.
Wish list includes:  washing detergent, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, lots of bleach, hose & nozzles and blankets.  All are very much appreciated!

Greyhound Friends of NC, Charlotte Satellite will host the Bag Raffle.  LOTs of wonderful greyhound items for you to choose from.  You can pre-purchase your tickets or buy them at the event. Make your choice of which item(s) you want to win and drop your ticket in that bag. Drawing will be held at 3 p.m.  You do not have to be present to win however all prizes must be picked up at the kennel location.  
All proceeds go to support Greyhound Friends of NC!!!!! (2015)


RAFFLE PRIZES - Drawings at 3PM

1 TICKET -$1.00
6 TICKETS -$5.00
15 TICKETS - $10.00
35 TICKETS - $20.00

Raffle Tickets attachment at bottom of page:  Print as many as you would like to sell or purchase and bring them with you to Open House. Pictures and list of items will be posted soon.

If you are unable to attend, mail your tickets to the kennel with payment. Indicate item(s) you would like your tickets used or Lynda Montgomery will drop your tickets in Raffle Bags for you.





  *Vendor Application attachment below

Animal Conversations with Jean Ussery (2015)
An Animal communicator with 14 year's experience serving as a conversational link between people and their animals. Jean loves the oppportunity to work face-to-face with greyhounds at events. What have you always wanted to ask your dog?
Scheduling appointments in 10-minute blocks $15 per block.  We encourage you to contact Jean prior to the event by email or phone to schedule your appointment

919-899-6497 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

The Barking Lot ~ Treats & More (2015) 
Melissa Cormican (2015)     Dog homemade treats, tutus and bottle toys.

Dr. Kathleen Nazar, Chiropratic Physician (2015)

Certified for both Human and Animal Chiropractic, Dr Nazar practices at Guilford Chiropractic Center located at 2020 New Garden Road, Suite B Greensboro. Certified as a Human Chiropractor for 18 years and as an Animal Chiropractor for 4 years with a vast education to support both areas of practice.  Just like humans, our pets' spines and joints experience wear and tear over the years and need correction for freer movement.  Ask Blanche Fedor & Janice Opalinski for a testimonial.
11am - 2pm to assess & adjust your Greys (and other pets). The process is very simple and straight-forward and is painless to the dogs.  $35 per pet
Dr Nazar has graciously agreed to donate her proceeds of the day to GFNC kennel to support our efforts.  

Dr. Sara Fletcher Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (2015)
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    336-484-1288

Greyhounds of Distinction ~ Alice and Ray Bossert(2015)
"Best Dressed Hounds in Town"  Collars, coats, flags

Home Away from Home Greyhound Sitting Service(2015) 
Bonnie Searles In Home Greyhound Boarding This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     

Fetch! Pet Care of Greensboro and Burlington ~ Pet Sitting & Dog Walking "We've got your tail covered"  Hire a Professional Pet Sitter. (2015) Maghen Brixius 336-506-7227 or 1-866-FETCHME   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     

There will be a large jar of "treats" and people will guess the number of treats in the jar for prizes!
Services: 30 Dog walks & pet visits, Boarding, and Yard Waste Cleanup Services and more check complete details:

Origami Owl Independent Designer ~ Amanda Coltrane (2015)
Jewelry - Living lockets, bracelets, earrings, chains, dangles, tagged, charms, lockets. Please view her website:

altSqueakers Pet Beds by  Desiree & Joe Sauerbrey  (2015) 
Available in Large/medium and small with free shipping
High quality pet beds that offer extra support and comfort for your furry friend.




Enjoy photos from prior open houses 


2013 May Open House pictures: 

Fall 2011 pictures:



And More to come....
If you know of a vendor that would like to join us, you are welcome to have them contact us.  See the Vendor Application attachment below.

If you would like to get involved by volunteering at Open House, you may contact the kennel 336.643.0233 or Linda Landry   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     

Job duties will vary from set-up on Friday, decorating, food preparation, posting signs, product sales, registration area, parking, dog sitting while visitors tour the kennel, kennel tour and more chores.

All are extremely important and will help in making the event run smoothly.

Early Saturday morning setting up Hound Cafe area, assist vendors to tables, Silent Auction and Hound Boutique areas.  During the day, help is needed as Adoption Counselors, tour guides, and working at the Hound Cafe.

More information coming soon!

Contact the following:

Linda Landry This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Melissa Cormican   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Totty Roberts This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   


***If you wish to make a donation for our Open House Raffle booth, please send your item(s) to the kennel or the address below.  Include your name, business name (if applicable), complete mailing address, Item name, description and retail price.  A receipt will be mailed for tax purposes.

Please note ALL donations must be received by March 15, 2016 to be property recorded. We cannot guarantee donations received after March 25th  will be placed in the Adopt A Greyhound Month raffle.  If they are not used at Open House they will be used at Mountain Hounds or in our internet Auction held in November.

GFNC Open House committee retains the right to hold donations for future fundraisers for GFNC.  Thank you for your cooperation and your donation(s).  If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GFNC – Linda Landry
2817 Spring House Place
Greensboro, NC 27410







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Greyhound Friends of North Carolina
2908-A Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310
(336) 643-0233