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JD Casual Chick update

Hi Michelle,
You might remember me because we adopted JD Casual Chick, now known a Chickee or endearingly as Chickarina. It been five months now since she’s been a member of our home. There were some downs i.e. Multiple dewormings, finishing the healing her left leg, a broken toe etc…but we turned a corner a month a go. So I thought you’d like to know that she means a great deal to us and we thank you for her rescue. She is beloved by all, making friends with everyone and especially with children who are scared of dogs. She is welcomed everywhere.

We are back from Maine where Chickee had a BIG vacation sharing and playing with two other dogs. Something clicked in Chickee and if I were to anthropomorphize it would go like this. ” OH! Out here in THIS world, dogs have humans. These are MY humans! I like them.”

Here are highlights from the time, in no particular order:

This being Chickee’s first overnights with us I can say that Chickee was a GREAT travel dog on her first trip and long ride in a packed car away from home. She slept well and she was patient for all her meals.

She went up and down complicated stairs even on the ferry boat. FIrst time on the ferry, even walking around outside, when the ferry was moving.

She went up and down stairs in a light house including the basement.

She rode in the back of a junked up pick up truck (with my husband back there too) . It was an emergency because our friend hurt her knee and couldn’t walk out of a hike. The pick up truck was part of the rescue.

She jumped in the salt water for her swim ( yes , my husband taught her to swim and she has her own life jacket too.)

She played off leash with dogs on a remote but enclosed beach and ran up and down in the sand.

She shared the space so nicely with the two other dogs including beds and chews.

She went swimming in a quarry.

Jumped in and out of other people’s cars and settled down easy on the back seat.

And Chickee has continued to be VERY affectionate on our return. She asked to join us in bed this morning and snuggled down. And yesterday she came over to join in a hug I was getting from my husband.

She’s beautiful on the outside as well as the inside.

Thank you again and enjoy your weekend. Ps I’ve even taught her to “sit” along with how to follow many other instructions. She is a very willing learner.

M


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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/29/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Happy last few days of August, onward to September in the rain, the beginning of football, the continuation of back to school, and the never ending movement of retired greyhounds to real and loving homes. That’s our business, and yes, we’d like it to be some of your business too. Always looking for volunteers, donations, and help, it’s a very demanding hobby, business, passion, whatever you want to call it. We’re getting some great donations of food from the Pet Supermarkets, now if we could supplement that with some nice donations of rice, that would be greyt. Rice is nice. We will be at the Pet Supermarket this coming Saturday instead of the original Sunday instead of the original Saturday. Check with Michelle or the website, but as it stands now, we will be there for sure this Saturday. It’s the Pet Supermarket on University, on the east side, heading north, just past Sunrise Blvd., from ten until two o’clock. Stop by and say hello if you are in the neighborhood, or if you are just curious, come meet one of our retired greyhounds in person. There is always at least one with us, they are beautiful, retired professional athletes, and they have no personal feelings about the flag and country, or if they do, they keep it to themselves.

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Andy

Andy

Lots of activity involving the inmates this past week. Currently we have one girl and six boys up for adoption, you can check them out on the website, call Michelle or Jerry, or visit the kennel in person to get all the details on any and all of them. Speaking of busy weeks, three of the six, Burt, Rocket, and Tanker already have applications on them. Fireball, Billy, and Andy do not at the present time. Our glut of injury free dogs just came in and left in the space between last week’s write up and tonight’s. Fireball is the only game in town at the moment that is a perfect specimen. Our lone girl, Dusty, aka Moon, will be recovering from her leg injury for a while, so she’s available, but won’t be able to go out until she’s healed. I had a lot of info on the new dogs for a change, but they are gone, or in the process of being gone, so it’s all for naught.

Billy

Billy

Faber, my fawn friend that did the last Pet Supermarket meet and greet, just in from a home break up and feeling somewhat depressed, has a happy ending. He’s already in his new home, has learned steps, and is living and loving life again in Miami. Burt, who was returned because of his leg injury (he wasn’t informed by his previous people that he would be required to take marathon walks), is going out tonight to his new Mom in Davie. That’s one reason why we ask a lot of questions to potential owners and adopters and expect honest answers. If you are looking for a dog that is wanted to take long marathon walks, say so, and you won’t be getting a dog with a previous leg injury. We had one guy, fortunately, he said up front, that he was looking for a dog companion to run marathons with him. We sent him to check out Dalmatians or another breed that likes to run and that saved everyone concerned a bunch of heartache and/or injury. Adopting a dog is like buying new shoes, let the group know what you expect from your four legs, and you have a better chance of getting a good fit. If you wear size nine and you make them give you a size six shoe, things are not usually going to work out so well. Happy Harry has become one of my neighbors somewhere over here. He went to a home in Hialeah, not a large place, but as long as he has plenty of love and a food dish, he should do ok. Irondog, the fashion star, appropriately enough has landed in a home in Miami Beach. He has a human mom, dad, and two brothers and a canine brother. His house is beautiful, has a large, walled yard, and the family is fabulous, so all he has to do is make peace with his four legs brother. Astro has hooked up with some previous greyhound owners in Hollywood. Their greyhound has crossed the rainbow bridge, so he was chosen to fill the emptiness left in their hearts. I think he will be up for the challenge, he’s got a beautiful home, yard, and is well on his way to being spoiled rotten. Rocket has an application from a family who already has one of our alumni. They are on vacation and plan for him to join their household when they get back. It has indeed been a busy week for us and our hounds. As always, we wish all the inmates and their humans a long, happy, and healthy life together, filled with mutual love. Wow, that was fun. I love writing about finding love and security for these guys, especially for the old, injured, and the ones that have found out what it’s like to live a real life, then get returned through no fault of their own. The part where they end up in their real forever home and live happily ever after more than makes up for the temporary heartache and pain as far as I’m concerned.

That’s where we sit now, I checked the website and it may be a hair behind, with all this activity during the past week. Two things for certain, you can get the up to the minute status by contacting Michelle or Jerry, and, we will be replacing the departed dogs PDQ, there is no shortage of dogs that need homes, so there are many that are available or will be very shortly. Have a greyt week.


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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/22/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

It was a busy and productive week around the FoG kennel, and next weekend is the last weekend in August. Traditionally I always have looked forward to September. In the early years it was football and new school adventures and the temperature dropped from 90 to 89 most of the time. In the working years, it was football and the temperature for those of us who worked outside, dropped from 90 to 89. In the retirement years, it’s planning all the outside work that I was going to do last winter but never got around to, moved it back to September, when the temperature dropped from 90 to 89 and I could put it off until it gets cooler, then next spring when it heats up, I can start the process all over again. September brings us hope, if nothing else, that it will be a bit cooler for those evening walks with the hounds, that we can start at least planning another get together, maybe at the Flamingo Nursery, or Quiet Waters water park for dogs on the last day of the summer season.

Astro

Astro

First, I would like to mention a letter we received from an old friend at God’s Greyts Greyhound Group. I think it may make it’s way onto the website, but if not, it’s about an auction, the Hazel Smith Memorial Auction. Like all groups, they are strapped for money and they are auctioning off 95 items to help raise funds. I will post the link here and if you are interested you can check it out or contact Michelle, she has all the information. The Link is: [Click Here]. If Michelle has already posted this or she’s not going to, poof, the preceding paragraph shall disappear and we will move on from there.

The Galleria event is now history. Unfortunately, I cannot report that any of our people won the grand prize, nor did we win the costume event. Irondog and Happy Harry were the participants and were on their best behavior, so if you are looking for socially adept greyhounds, start with them, they are gaining experience in the social world. I did hear that Maurice took home a nice soft blanket, but they didn’t say whether he won it or he or one of the dogs stole it. If I caught either of his dogs shoplifting, I definitely wouldn’t confront them.

Rocket

Rocket

The Pet Supermarket Saturday was spectacular, superb, or any other synonym that begins with S that you want to use. Jill, Rainy, and Slash stopped by, we stopped by, and the action was almost nonstop. I can verify the haul of donated food was two or three full baskets, filled up the van. I was even asked why I was sitting there holding a purse and the dog, while the women loaded the van. It was awkward, as I tried to explain about my knees, and heart, and it was my wife’s purse. Whatever, it must have garnered some sympathy, he donated a couple bucks. We again have our patron saint of the Pet Supermarket, Jill, who also has no knees, and she and her crew always make us feel welcome and works her magic to get us the donated food. Just when I’ve managed to tell a bunch of the visitors to come back in two weeks, we’ll be back, I find out that we will be switching it up a bit and doing the meet and greet on September 4th, which is a Sunday, from 10-2.

Burt

Burt

Forget what I said about Happy Harry, he has been adopted, or has an application at least. Irondog and Rocket will be interviewed also, to see who does best with another family, their dog and cat. So the two fashion show kings are potentially on the doorstep of their forever homes. Faber, the beautiful fawn boy that came back late last week because of family breakup, is also in line to be adopted today by one of our previous owners who just lost his other dog, one of our alumni, to the Rainbow Bridge. As always, we wish all these humans and dogs the best for a long, healthy life together, with plenty of love and marshmallows. Diffy is addicted to marshmallows, what can I say.

We still have a full kennel, this month we’re featuring boys because we only have one girl. Our new girl is Dusty. I know her as Moon, actually Full Moon because she is all black, beautiful, and only two years old. She injured her leg, but it wasn’t as bad as at first thought, and she won’t have surgery, just a bandage that will be changed every week for a month or so. My daughter knows this dog personally, says she is the sweetest little girl, and I can say that she’s the nicest female in the entire kennel. Of course, it was only between her and Michelle, so it was no contest, but seriously, this girl is a beauty, she won’t be here long.

Ironman

Ironman

The rest of our kennel is currently all guys. I had nothing but girl dogs all my life up until about three years ago. Now I have two males and a female. I love the male dogs, or at least the ones I have. The girls are great, but not exactly the same as the strong quiet dignity of a big greyhound. Most of them are just a picture of quiet strength and calmness. If you like frenzied excitement and yappiness, you can look at Chihuahuas or Border Collies, but for something that just reeks strength and on occasions, gas, that you won’t have to bail out of the hoosegow, like a Pit Bull or Rottweiler, after a barroom brawl, I strongly suggest checking out one of our boys. Of course I’m kidding about the other dogs, our position has always been that they all deserve a loving home, no matter what breed, so take the ‘other dog barbs’ with a grain of salt. As you well know, or will, after this sentence, we take in all hounds, old, young, sick, healthy, beautiful, not so beautiful, injured, broken, and we stand behind and support all of them. They are our ‘people’, speaking of which, the last five or six in a row have been the ‘broken’ type, coming in with broken hocks and legs. We do our best to get them in here, because the alternative is not always so good, and this is somewhat costly, so we are currently and eternally looking for any and all donations. Try getting a broken leg fixed without insurance and you’ll know what we’re up against. Anyone can find a home for a beautiful healthy dog, but the other less fortunate ones also deserve a chance. The greyhounds are professional athletes, the second fastest land animal, and race for a living, but for some reason, very few of them ever have insurance or Medicare, so it’s a tough road, financially, for them and us sometimes. Remember, the broken dogs may never race again, but their hearts are just as filled with love as any of the others, some of us even believe that they know the story, are grateful, and manage to give more love and devotion than the regular dogs. Not proven, maybe, but widely believed. Have a greyt week, looking forward to the high eighties in a month or two and maybe some greyhound get togethers.

John’s Happy Tales Report
8/15/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Galleria week is in full swing, Irondog made the cover of the Society Scene section in the Sun Sentinel. Old news to you, but I just got back and saw it. We still have some Galleria raffle tickets left for sale until Wednesday. Twenty dollars’ donation, and according to my sources, only nine sources got tickets to sell, fifty each, and some of the groups weren’t even bothering to sell them at the fair, so with a thousand dollar first prize, and not that many tickets in the barrel, it sure looks like you’d have a pretty decent chance in this drawing. The entire ticket price goes directly to our charity, so it’s a win/win situation, and a decent chance for one of our group to have a grand winner. Contact Michelle or Jerry, we have several ways to get the tickets, but you have to hurry, only one more day (Tuesday) to get it done, and I’d sure like to report in here that one of our people won the grand prize.

Faber

Faber

With all the ‘broken’ dogs we’ve taken in lately, the old cash box is getting low, so this is a good time to donate, if you were planning on it, and it’s the right time to maybe get something in return, big time, for your generosity. Michelle came up with another unique idea, for those of you with kids who need community hours for school. They could pull together their ‘expendable’ stuff and hold a garage sale and donate the proceeds to Friends of Greyhounds. This could help those who need to lighten their loads around the house and garage and as long as a parent can attest to the hours the kids put in, Michelle can sign off on the paper work for them. I don’t know the exact logistics of how the service hours works, but I do remember there were always kids around the kennel on the weekends, scrambling to get their hours in, and gathering items and holding a garage sale sounds a lot easier than yardwork at a park somewhere all day, so think about it, it might just be what you or someone you know is looking for. As usual, for full details, you can contact Michelle or Jerry at the kennel or website.

Astro

Astro

We welcome Dr. Willie back into the old neighborhood. He used to be at Welleby Vet Center, and now he’s back at VCA Promenade Animal Hospital at 4678 University Dr. in Lauderhill. He, along with Dr. Ansara at Animal Hospital of University Drive, both very Greyhound-savvy, have given our sick and broken greys excellent care for many years. And, we’ve needed them, it seems now we do more brokens than ever before.

Rocket

Rocket

Well, June was Black Dog month, we had an overabundance of black dogs. We held a sale and all the black dogs found a forever home, except one, and she made it out in July. August has turned into broken boy month. Before this weekend we had only two girls available. Bambi was officially adopted last week and will live with her hound sister Darla, so congratulations to her and her new family. I was in disbelief that Ms. Vicky was still with us, but that changed over the weekend. Amanda was working with Ms. Vicky over the weekend at the Galleria Mall Dog Days and that was enough. She and her family adopted her and she was delivered Sunday evening. Volunteer version of the famous ‘foster failure’ That leaves us with one girl currently in the kennel. She arrived this morning, she is a little shiny black girl, just over two years old. She came in with a busted hock, but we just found out that she will be bandaged for a month, with at least weekly changes, but she won’t require surgery, so she should make a full recovery. Her name is Moon, and she will make a beautiful addition to someone’s life. The rest of the kennel is currently all boys, including Astro and Rocket. Astro still has his puppy fur and looks like he would enjoy a nice fenced in yard. Faber has just returned, his family split up, had to make adjustments in living conditions, so they can no longer keep both dogs, so he is out, but we want to make sure he gets to go to his real forever home this time. He is experienced in living in a home and with other dogs, and those are two big desirables with many people, so if you’re one of them, check him out. Wow, don’t ever take ten days off again. Ok, that’s most of the news that’s fit to print. We have a full kennel, only one girl at the moment, but plenty to choose from. As always, we stand behind and support our hounds and their families and do what it takes to make everyone concerned happy, even if that means some hounds need more than one attempt for a forever home, or some humans need more than one chance to find just the right hound. As always, for more information, you can contact Michelle or Jerry. The kennel is open in Sunrise, we are mobile and probably can bring a potential adoptable or two out to your house to meet you, at your convenience, or you can make arrangements to visit the kennel, again, most likely at your convenience. These are beautiful and exotic animals, they make excellent pets, and they all deserve a chance to be loving and loved pets, not just assets or liabilities in somebody’s business, and we are doing our best to get as many as we can into loving homes. Check out our ‘track’ record over the past dozen years, I’ve lost count but I believe we’re closing in on two thousand. Have a greyt week, keep your hounds safe, and we wish this week’s new adopted and their humans many years of love, health, and happiness. Greyhounds are special, the Greyhound community is made up of special people, and if you don’t believe it, ask just about anyone who owns or has owned a ‘grey’ and see what we mean.


Happy Harry and Iron Dog working the booth at the Animal Adoption Fair.

Happy Harry and Iron Dog working the booth at the Animal Adoption Fair.

Visit FoG at the Fair Tomorrow!

Dear Friends of Friends –

We hope you will be joining us at the 6th Annual Animal Adoption Fair at War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE 8th St., Ft. Lauderdale – just south of Sunrise Blvd on the East Side of Federal Hwy. adjacent to Holiday Park). The hours are 10 to 5. Admission and parking are free. Visit animaladoptionfair.com for more information. Our booth is #37, up close to the front entrance. Lynn Piper our favorite collar lady is nearby, too! We’ll have two big handsome dogs for you to meet and fall in love with.

We will also have the tickets for the Galleria Raffle. The ticket is a $20 donation to Friends of Greyhounds and the winner, drawn this Wednesday, gets a $1000 Galleria gift card. What a shopping spree that would be!

Hope to see you there!

Love, Peace & Greyhounds,
Michelle

Ironman the Cover Dog!

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John’s Happy Tales Report
8/1/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Hot Shot

Hot Shot

Welcome to August, a much appreciated oasis in the desert that is summer for most of us greyhound people. Greyhounds are not known to do well outside in extremely hot environments, and we are such an area down here. After the New Year and heading into spring are when things usually start to happen, but this month is a happy exception for all of those who want to get out and boogie with their hounds. This Saturday we kick off the month with a meet and greet at the new Pet Supermarket site. The old one on E. Sunrise was fabulous, but they’ve changed things around a bit and now we are at the Pet Supermarket at 2696 N. University Drive, in Sunrise, between Sunrise Blvd. and Oakland Park Blvd., between ten in the morning and two o’clock in the afternoon, as usual. We will be there every other Saturday and we always have an adoptable hound there with us, so stop in and say hello if you are in the area. If you’ve never met a real live racing greyhound up close and personal, this is a great chance. And, our most hounds are usually very much kid friendly, so bring the kids too.

Wheels

Wheels

August 14th, will be the date of the Animal Adoption Fair, at War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale. www.animaladoptionfair.com is the link, in case you want to further check it out. We will have a booth, and this year they will have a pre fair vegan dinner and silent auction on August 6th, to raise money to finance the Adoption Fair. It will be in Tamarac and you can get all the details on the link or our website. They give free booths to all the nonprofit animal adoption groups and this is how they raise money to do it, so it’s a greyt way for you to spend a nice Saturday evening and help out animals in need at the same time.

Click for a full-size printable copy of this form.

Click for a full-size printable copy of this form.

Nearly the whole month of August will be featuring the Galleria Fashion Event. From August 3rd through 31st, there will be a family dog photo wall at Galleria, and we hope to see a bunch of our greyhound families posted up there. If you get the Sun Sentinel, in the August 4th edition, in the Society Scene section, they will feature the photo shoot they did with us and our boy Ironman, who, by the way, happens to be available for adoption at the moment. On the 17th, at Galleria, you can dress up and parade around the Galleria with your hound. The registration will cost $25, but that’s for both you and the hound, and the money is a straight donation to FoG kennel, so you know where it’s going. There will also be prizes awarded, and knowing Galleria, they will probably be pretty decent. We have the form, and if Jerry sees this, it might even be attached to the blog. Wednesday evening, August 10th is Dog Days Wednesday and a week later, the 17th, is Fashion Hounds night, both events running from 5-8 in the evening. We have raffle tickets, first prize, $1,000. shopping spree in Galleria. The tickets are $20 each, and Michelle has 50 of them. We sell all the tickets and it’s a nice thousand dollar donation directly to FoG kennels, so once again, there’s a few nice ways to have some fun, spend some money, and help our hounds and kennel, all at the same time. You can email Michelle, do Pay Pal, buy at the event; tickets will be available right up until the 17th. If you have a lucky number between 1201 and 1250, and it’s still available, Michelle will even hook you up with it. We used to do that at the church raffle I ran for fifteen years and we actually had one person win with a lucky number we found. That was with a hundred thousand or so tickets, so you never know. Anyway, the bottom line, eternally, is it helps us be able to get the hounds into a loving home, and that’s the whole reason for the season as they say. If you’re a local football fan, it’s all about the U, if you’re a local dog fan, it’s all about the Hound.

Billy

Billy

It’s a good thing we only have about a dozen dogs or so, instead of the old days with over four dozen, this way it’s easier and there’s less to write about. Right! On the kennel front, Cricket is in a foster home, and reports are that the humans are failing foster parents. This tended to ruin my day in the early months, until I learned that people who were foster parent failures, were actually people who fell in love with the foster dog and ended up adopting the dog themselves. I am one of those people and proud of it, wished I had done it forty years ago. So Cricket may be staying where she is, last report was that dog and human were happy together, without the Turtle’s rendition of the song. Vicky went to a new home and came back. Not her fault, the dog already living there did not want competition, and he was there first. Don’t worry, she’ll do ok, she is a fabulous girl, great personality, check out her profile, she’s the one that wags her tail so hard that she falls down and rolls over on her back so you can pet her belly. She is a small girl, so if petite is sweet, check her out. It’s all about the Hound. I like that, I may use it for a while, until the University of Miami comes after me. It’s all about the Hound. There, I said it again. We got a new arrival last week, Greta, not to be confused with Grata. She’s a cute little four year old black girl. She was born on Christmas day, 2012. She’d love to come home with you and help you celebrate Christmas for the rest of her life. So, there’s the newbies, and we still have a few others, Billy, Max, Harry, Andy, Burt, and recent arrivals, Hotshot and Wheels, aka, Hotwheels. If you can think of a better name for Greta than Greta, let Michelle know. I’m not allowed to take her home so I can’t call her Grata, but it was a thought. Ok, another week done gone. Have a greyt week, it should be an eventful month, stay safe and cool. Next week is another week.

John’s Happy Tales Report
7/25/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Hot Shot

Hot Shot

Fashion Hounds at the Galleria Mall is coming up next month. We have fifty tickets and 100% of the ticket sales go directly to FoG Kennel. Tickets are twenty dollars each, and the winner gets a $1,000 shopping spree at this four story building of high end goodies. Even the food is good there. If we sell all our tickets, FoG will get $1,000 directly for our kennel. There are about seventy three ways to get a raffle ticket, including directly from FoG with cash or check. You can go to the Helping Us site on our page and get tickets through Pay Pal. If you go through Pay Pal on our website, you can use the memo line and tell us it’s for the raffle tickets, or you can email Michelle direct and as soon as Pay Pal acknowledges the payment, Michelle will email you back with the serial numbers of the tickets and will make sure they get into the drum. The twenty dollars donation is tax deductible, unless you win, but in that case it doesn’t matter, it’s worth it. You do not have to be present to win. We will also have tickets available at the War Memorial Adoption Fair on August 14th and all the events that we will be doing until the 17th, including our Saturdays at the Pet Supermarket, which, in case you didn’t know, we have changed locations to the one at 2696 N. University Drive, in Sunrise, on the east side of the street across from Pollo Tropical. We will be there from ten until two o’clock as usual, starting on Saturday, August 6th. This location is very close to the kennel, so if we have someone really interested in adopting a hound, they can zip right over to the kennel and check out the dogs in person in just minutes. Not the reason for changing locations, but it turns out to be a good deal anyway. Also, our Whole Foods ten cents a bag program brought us $890 dollars for the dogs and kept 9.000 plastic bags out of our landfills, a win/win proposition for everyone involved. So, with our large greyhound community, fifty tickets to distribute, and till the middle of August to do it, we’re hoping to get all our tickets covered and bring in a nifty thousand much needed pesos for our inmates. We have two in casts, recovering from surgery, and the expenses are never ending, so every bit of cash comes in handy in the dog rescue game. We now have a waiting list of dogs to get in, word seems to be getting out about how we treat the dogs and even some owners are expressing their desire to have us take their retired dogs, which is refreshing after the biased treatment we received from the casinos. The dog’s welfare has always been the only priority for FoG, not pro or con racing feelings, perceived or otherwise, and that has caused some ruffled feathers among the racing industry and potential adopters, but anyone who has ever known us knows that the dogs come first.

Wheels

Wheels

Ok, enough editorializing, especially for deaf ears. We have just updated the Pet Finder site, our site, we have pictures, profiles, etc., I think the only thing not quite ready is the cat testing, and that can be solved easily if we bring our dog to your house, we’ll find out pretty quick. Yes, we do make house calls, if that’s what you would like. You can also contact Michelle, Jerry, the website, phone, email, or smoke signal us and we can answer any questions about our dogs that you might have, with the exception of one item. I am the only one who knows the favorite color jacket of each dog and you’ll have to go through me to find that out. We have the old, the new, the perfect, the injured, the tall, the short, the solid, the skinny, just about anything you can want in a greyhound, we have. We take in all hounds, so we also have the injured, the sick, the abandoned, and the seniors. The beautiful three year old fawn girl deserves a loving home no more than the old black senior who’s humans had to give him up. They all love and will be perfect in the right home, and every home out there is perfect for the right dog, and we love to hook them up. Not always perfect the first time, as with any relationships, but we do go the extra mile, and you can check with our former alumni and our owners, we do stand behind and support every hound and human in our community. I personally have found more fulfillment, love, satisfaction, and sense of accomplishment in the past six or so years of working with the hounds, than I did in forty plus years working at my former daytime job. Greyhounds are special and the greyhound community is made up of special people too, if you don’t believe it, come check them out.

Cricket

Cricket

We have two new arrivals, Hot Shot and Hot Wheels, they are brother and sister, and our girl Cricket is their sister. I know people that want to have related pets, and some of them are very, very passionate about that and will go to great lengths to obtain them. If this is you, then check out this trio, they are beautiful, young, and won’t be here very lone whether they are adopted together or not. Our kennel is in Sunrise, and as previously stated, you can make an appointment to visit the kennel and see any of the dogs at your convenience, if you are within Michelle’s travel range (don’t know the official numbers on that one), you can arrange to meet one or two of them at your residence. We always have at least one at any of our events, so if you are going to the Pet Supermarket on a Saturday, stop in and say hello, or any of the other upcoming events, especially next month, with the War Memorial Adoption Fair, and the Galleria Mall event. For complete information, check out our website or send us an email or give us a call. If you’ve never owned a greyhound, you don’t know what you’re missing, believe me. Have a greyt week; make sure your dogs are hydrated and cool. Greyhounds are cool, but they’re not outdoor dogs, they need to be kept indoors.


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John’s Happy Tales Report
7/18/16 Mostly Happy Tales From Inside And Around The FoG Kennel.

Cricket

Cricket

There’s no room at the inn. The kennel is full and we have developed a waiting list, so we need a bunch of adopters, immediately, if not sooner. We have almost as much variety as we had when we used to carry four dozen dogs. We have all ages, sizes, colors, to choose from. A racing kennel has gone bankrupt and we are taking at least two of theirs, including a ten year old brood mom. Ten year old greyhounds are not on everyone’s want list, but they hold a special place in my heart. She’s paid her dues, hung around the kennel and even given back over the years, now she deserves a chance at a real home with a loving family. If you have a little room in your house and your heart, please give this lady a bit of true love and happiness to end her career with. Many adoption groups won’t take the old, injured, or sick animals, and anyone can find a home for a young beautiful dog, but they all equally deserve a loving home, especially the ones that are not picture perfect, so those of you out there, who are willing and able, please check out our new senior lady who will arrive soon. We also have a few on the injured reserve list who are getting fixed up. They will make fabulous pets also.

Our final black dog special, Denim, has found her forever home. She has been delivered and renamed Serena and will be living with mom, dad, and a teenage human sister. She’s off to a good start, her people run a Cuban family pizza restaurant and her Godparents are longtime greyhound owners Ileana and Carlos from Happy Paws Dog Sitting, so they are all in good hands. Denim has waited quite a while; I think she’s going to be rewarded for that patience with an excellent home. Best wishes for her and her humans for a long life of love, health, and happiness. Sometimes it takes a while, but the results are worth the wait.

Andy

Andy

Burt and Bambi are nearing the final stages of their medical work. Once they get healed from their broken legs, they will be ready for adoption. They will never race again, but will still make fabulous pets. Our Diffy had a broken leg, which ended his racing career. He can still motor faster than any other dogs at the park and most of the greyhounds he runs with. One of my non greyhounds could not catch Diffy or Joan, another grey he was running with, so he cut across and torpedoed Joan. Just because they had a career ending racing injury definitely does not prevent any of them from enjoying the rest of their lives, believe me on that. I have word that Bert and Bambi are both awesomely cute, so you might want to check them out. We also have two new dogs in, four years old that have just arrived, more on them next week I hope. Cricket is ready to go, she has her bag packed and sitting next to her kennel, Max and Andy are waiting and watching every day, so why not come in and check them out. We also have been known to arrange a house visit, if you are interested and live in the area, Michelle can usually be talked into bringing one or two out to see you at your residence and at your convenience. We also stand behind our adoptables, we’re there for support and will do whatever it takes to get the right dog in the right home. It’s not always a perfect fit the first time, but we always say that there’s a perfect home for every dog and a perfect dog for every home, it’s our job to make it happen.

Max

Max

We also have the Dog Days at Ft. Lauderdale Galleria coming up next month, fashion show and adoption event. Irondog is going to be featured, more on that coming up. Animal Fair Adoption in Tamarac is coming up, so next month is going to be busy. I’d better end this before next month too. So, stay tuned, more to come, plenty of beautiful greys available for adoption, please come check them out, call Michelle, she can set up an appointment at your convenience, or as I said, we can bring them to see you. Any questions you have about any of the dogs, feel free to contact Michelle or Jerry by phone, email, or through the website, they have all the answers to all your questions. Please make sure your animals are hydrated, it’s hot out, and these are the dog days of summer. Stay cool, have a greyt week, and thank you all for supporting us throughout the years, without you, it couldn’t happen, and it’s made a lifesaving difference for almost two thousand thrown away lives over the years. That should make you feel good about what you’re doing, I know it makes us better people.