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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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