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Once upon a time, June 2015, GFNC received four momma hounds all about 7 years old at the kennel for adoption. The following are the success stories of all four and the change they have made in the humans life. Plus, the story of a 12 year old returned and placed happily into a Foster home.
Cammie ~Mac's Dr. Cameron
Cammie was our seventh greyhound adoption. We have two rambunctious boy greys: Odin (who just turned eight), and Loki (who is three). We had recently had to put Gracie (our sweet 14-year-old girl) to sleep. I saw the momma hounds on GFNC's site, and thought one of the girls would be a great fit for our pack. I knew that they were usually some of the last to be adopted, and we very much wanted to give one of them a home. Odin is very playful yet sensitive, and Loki . . . well, Loki is a maniac who's basically a 90-lb. puppy. If it can be gotten into, he's into it. Loki's a sweet boy, and we love him dearly, but he can be a bit of a jerk around Odin, stealing his toys, etc. We were looking for a "civilizing influence," a house mom for our canine frat boys, and hoped that one of the momma hounds would be up to the challenge.
So we took our boys to meet the moms. When James brought Cammie out, we knew we had a winner. It was obvious that after having two litters of puppies, she wasn't going to take any crap from just one puppy -- even if he was a 90 pounder. Cammie has been a perfect fit for us. She's playful and loves to run in our big back yard with the boys, chasing the deer down the fence. But if the boys get out of line, all it takes is one firm bark and a stern look from Momma Cammie, and the boys toe the line. Momma hounds are the best!
Lisa & Derek Shearin
Petunia Grace "Tunie"- Mac's Sugar Plum
First, we changed her name. She needed a nice southern name, so she is now Petunia Grace. We call her Tunie. She spent the first few days admiring her reflection in the mirror, the refrigerator, and the oven! Yes, she had lots of teeth removed - 32 in all!! That leaves 6 remaining. With no teeth, her tongue often spills out of the side of her mouth. Sometimes, it wraps around her chin and she lays on it. We are not sure that is comfortable for her, but it doesn't seem to bother her. Eating and drinking have become an adventure because everything falls out of the sides of her mouth! She is gaining weight nicely. She was only 53 pounds when her stitched were removed by our vet, but with a good diet and some extra protein she gained 4 pounds the first month.
She has settled in wonderfully with her greyhound brother, Reese, who is about the same age. He is showing her the ropes of living in a house. She is learning to love soft beds, a big back yard, loving mommies, soft treats, tennis balls, Frosty Paws, and car rides. She even went to the spa and tried out a pool!!! She is very curious and has stolen a few pieces of laundry and a slipper here and there to treasure in her bed!
We love her!!!!
Cyndie Alderman & Merrianne Thurston
GFNC announces our 2015 Red, White, and Roo Summer Campaign
Dear Greyhound Friends,
Summer has arrived in the Carolinas, and we have a full house at GFNC. We care for our guests as long as it takes to find them the perfect home, and we rely on our fundraising campaigns to cover our costs. Utilities, food, vet bills - these are some of the expenses required to keep them healthy and comfortable. With your support, we've found homes for over 5,300 Greyhounds since the group formed over 23 years ago, and we're in it for the long run!
This year, we’ve revamped our popular Red, White and Roo campaign to include a new T-shirt and matching decal (3"x5"). This design is original and fun – it represents the joy of the breed we all love. It’s unique, just like each and every Grey in our kennel.
This summer our campaign will begin in June and will run through Labor Day. We are reaching out to everyone to help GFNC fulfill our mission to continue to care for and adopt as many Greyhounds as possible. To help the Greys, you can choose from three levels of giving - $25, $50, $100. Of course, a donation of any amount is sincerely welcome and greatly appreciated. Every dollar counts!
Red paw level $25 Red, White, and Roo Decal
White paw level $50 Red, White and Roo Decal & T-Shirt (Indicate size S – 3X)
Blue paw level $100 + Red, White and Roo Decal, RWR T-Shirt (Indicate size S – 3X) Cinco Hound
T-shirt(Indicate size S – 3X), and
2015 GFNC Membership Decal
When you make your donation, if you have selected a level to quality for a
T-shirt, please include your T-shirt size.
You can donate via check mailed to GFNC, PO Box 2908A Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310. March your check Red,White and Roo, and include your T-shirt size, if applicable.
OR via PayPal or credit card from the GFNC website (www.greyhoundfriends.com) click “Donate Now” button from our homepage. Please indicate the RWR T-shirt size in the PayPal comments section.
Orders will be processed weekly. We have a limited number of t-shirts in stock. When current stock is exhausted, a new order will be placed and shirts will be shipped as soon as possible.
Your tax-deductible gift is vital to our ongoing efforts, and we truly appreciate each and every one of you who support our cause.
Thank you for supporting Greyhound Friends of North Carolina! Have a GREYT summer.
Cinco Hound T's are in bright vivid color and design shows up clearly.
Greyhound Friends of NC APP is now available. GFNC app available on the Apple app store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gfnc/id907241879?mt=8
It is free to download and use on ipad, iphone and ipod. The devices must be running iOS 7.1 or later. It looks best on the iPhone and iPod. There is some vacant space when viewing on the iPad but that is typical given the larger display.
Garrett Howell is a 15 year old whose family has adopted from us and has 3 littermates. This app allows you to keep us with GFNC's website and Facebook, which updates everytime the website or FB is updated.
Our sincere thanks to Garrett!
An excellent YouTube video to watch if your truly considering adopting a Greyhound by Gulf Greyhound Park.
The Greyhound - From Racing to Home.
Hey Greyhound Friends. If you're looking for a fun way to help us raise money for GFNC, all you have to do is shop for dog treats, toys and accessories. You can even sign up to receive a box full of items delivered to your door at the frequency you desire (monthly, quarterly etc.)
We have been accepted as BarkBox's newest "partner"! Support us and get 10% off when you use our special code: BBX1JHA
Help us raise some serious bones - we get a $15 donation with every order! Get started at the link below and at checkout enter our special code BBX1JHA.
For you convenience use this link . BARKBOX
WoofTrax Walk for a Dog Program!
Greyhound Friends of NC is registered in the program. Click on website link and dowload the app.
A download APP for your smartphone(iphone & Android) that supports Greyhound Friends every time you walk your dog. After you download the app onto your smartphone, take the phone with you when you walk your dog(s). Simply press the "Start Walking for Greyhound Friends of NC" button and the app will keep track of your walk. When your walk is stopped it is credited to GFNC. The more people walking, the more WoofTrax can donate, so spread the word.
Donations are funded by their sponsorships, advertising, and investors. Donations are sent out twice per year. Every walk counts whether it is a quick walk, marathons, half-marathons etc or hiking trails. The more people actively walking with the app the greater it benefits GFNC.
You walk your hound(s) anyway so why not promote healthy interaction between your dogs and yourself, and raise money every day to support GFNC.
Missing Dog Protocol: Always remember to call the kennel to let us know that your greyhound has escaped. We can help post on our Facebook, Message Boards, Yahoo Groups and organize search groups. If your dog has it's collar on with all ID tags, you will be the first person they will call. But if you do not have your contact information on the collar, they will call the kennel. We have a database of all owners, hounds tattoo numbers and contact numbers that was listed on the adoption contract. To keep our database up-to-date email the kennel with your new contact information.
Cell Phones: If your upgrading your cell phone, we'll take your OLD phone and recycle it. GFNC has a source to turn in the phones for money. We do not need any of the accessories or manuals only the cell phones. You can drop them off at the kennel or mail them to the attention of Blanche Fedor. Thanks!
GFNC Kennel Wish List
Kennel Wish List: New & Moderately Used blankets Warning on blanket purchases -no velour, fleece too easily shredded by the hounds or handknitted throws the loops are too open and the hands can get their legs or collars caught in the open weave. For their safety, only Acrylic Blankets, please), The hounds have been shredding the blankets and can cause intestinal blockage.
Garbage bags Kitchen & large, washing detergents powder/low suds & liquid, Clorox, Pine-Sol or Lysol, toilet Tissue, Paper Towels.
Used Crates for Resale and Foster Home Use, Bottled Water, Soda and Snacks for volunteers Dish Detergent and monetary donations.
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