Thursday, August 27, 2009

Greyhound Pets of America

I guess this has become pet week here on the blog. Greyhound Pets of America is a national non-profit organization founded in 1987 for the purpose of finding loving homes for ex-racing greyhounds. Since its inception it has found homes for over 65,000 former racers.

Daytona Beach has a chapter also dedicated to finding great homes for these wonderful dogs in our area. We had a greyhound rescued from the East Tennessee Chapter (that is him above with my daughter) several years ago. He was a wonderful pet, loved my kids and my cats. He was part of the family. Sadly he passed away a few years ago. I highly recommend them as family pets and companions.

If you are not in the market for a new pet there are other ways to help. One of their big fundraisers happens in October, it is their bi-annual yard sale. This is held October 24-26th and donations are being accepted now. 100% of proceeds go to the retired greyhounds. All donations are tax deductible and they will come and pick them up. They accept household goods, furniture, clean clothing, electronics and sports equipment in working condition. For more information call Sheila at 386-238-6907.