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Super Special Seniors – UPDATED!

>This economy has hit our dogs pretty hard. Adoptions are slow and we are seeing more returns. FoG started adopting greyhounds in 2001 so we have a few seniors out there /and their returns are the hardest of all. If you have room in your home, please consider becoming a refuge for one of our Super Special Seniors. Greyhounds have a natural life span of 12 to 14 years and there was one recently who lived to be twenty! We will discount their adoption fee and do anything in our power to get them out of the kennel and back into good homes for their few remaining years. They still have so much love to give and there is truly nothing sweeter than a senior greyhound. If you’re like many of us, spending more time at home, you might as well get another greyhound! Right?

This is Lancer (formerly Krafty Dopey) and Summer Rose (SS Summer Rose). He is 10 and she is 9. They have been in a wonderful home for 6 years together and although we will consider separating them, we will also bend over backwards to help them stay together. Their daddy had to give them up to care for other family members and they did not do anything wrong. Approach Summer’s kennel and she’ll put an arm on your shoulder to hug you. They are both soooo sweet. [UPDATE 9/23/09 –– I am very pleased to amend this posting to tell you that Lancer and/ Summer Rose were adopted – TOGETHER – by a wonderful gentleman with a big fenced yard who used to have a pair of greyhounds that lived to a ripe old age. He realizes how special a senior truly is! Best of all, he lives around the corner from Jerry & I. I can almost see their back yard from mine!]

This is Rosie (Don’t Roses Bloom). She was adopted out by us in 2002 before she was 2 years old. She and her mom went through a lot together but mom is hitting a tougher time than ever before and doesn’t have anyplace for herself to live, much less Rosie. She did the right thing to bring her to us. Now, we have to find a good home for her. She’s really depressed and taking the separation hard. Jerry and I have discovered that if we let her spend time in the house, curled up on the couch, we can finally get her to eat. She pays no attention to our cats. But our house is full and she needs a home of her own. Rosie is a sweet and gentle soul and I’ll bet she’d fit right in at your house. She’s a little grayer than when she left us but she still has so much love to give. [UPDATE: 9/17/09 – Rosie is now living with Leslie Glynn and her pack! Leslie says she fit right in from the minute she stepped in the door. Congratulations, Rosie & Leslie]

Jasmine (also called Jazzy but her race name was Atascocita Roxie) is a real sweetheart with a greyt joie de vie. She’s playful and loving and we try not to worry about the fact that she is seven years old and a black dog. Black dogs don’t get adopted as quickly as other colors and right now we have a six other black girls in the kennel, all younger than her. She came back to us loaded with ticks and her teeth were black. We’ve gotten her cleaned up and built back up and are going to get her scheduled soon for that dental visit. We’re pretty sure she’s going to lose a bunch of those awful teeth. But hey, nobody’s perfect, right? Jazzy is smart and fun and deserves a second chance. [UPDATE: 10/3/09 — Jazzy got her dental work done and got her second chance. The dental work was horrific and she lost 30 teeth, leaving her 12 to eat with. (It was a terribly expensive proceedure and donations towards the cost would be appreciated.) But she sure has better breath! Many of you know Jerry Berlin who “manages” our outside yard on open house days while his greys laze around in the sun. He took Jazzy on an overnight test with his dogs. He was a concerned about having room in the car for another dog but Jazzy looked over the situation, jumped into the front seat and curled up with him. And he was concerned about the other dogs accepting her but he was pleasantly surprised to find the gang showing her around the variety of dog beds in the house. So Jazzy got her new home!]


Ride Em Fella
is a tall fawn male with huge eyes that can melt your heart. He was in a ho
me for a year, bit his owner and came back. We have reason to believe that there were extenuating circumstances. He needs an experienced dog person to adopt him. We’ve tried to purposely provoke him to find out what his problem is and we can’t get him angry. He wants to love you and play with you and he mostly just wants a second chance. See his video with Melissa on our Petfinder pages. He’s a sweetheart of a boy and at 7 years old, he’s been back in the kennel waiting for a new home for over 2 years. Please, isn’t there someone out there who will give him a break? [ Update – Fella is still looking for a good home!]


If one of these sweethearts isn’t right for you, please consider visiting with one of our 5 and 6 year olds, many of whom have raced their hearts out and not yet known the pleasures of a loving home. They want to be special to someone. And they will return your love a million times a day. Hope to see you YOU at open house this weekend!

One Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    >I ADOPTED A SENIOR FROM FOG SEVERAL YEARS AGO. SHE WAS THE OLDEST DOG WE'D HAD AT THE TIME. I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, 20 TIMES OVER FOR HER. SHE WAS ONE OF THE MOST GENTLE GRATEFUL HOUNDS EVER, A SPECIAL GIRL. SHE IS GONE NOW, BUT I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ANYONE OUT THERE CONSIDERING A SENIOR TO JUST DO IT! THEY ARE EXTRA WONDERFUL, EXTRA DESERVING, SO GO CHECK OUT THE KENNEL THIS WEEKEND. GOODBYE, OLD BONNIE, I MISS YOU, GIRL. LOVE AND MILKBONES, LISA MCKENNA