Connecticut Greyhound Adoption - GPA
Connecticut's Greyhound Pets Of America Chapter
P.O. Box 900
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 836-5049

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June 2018

As we head into Summer, just a few reminders to keep your hounds happy, safe and healthy during the hot months.
-Don't forget to treat your dog with flea and tick preventative. It should be done all year round but especially during the warm/hot months
-Do you know the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke? Are you aware of the signs of each one?
-Heat Exhaustion: Excessive panting, skin inside the ears becomes flushed and red, weakness, staggering. If left untreated can become heat stroke
-Heat Stroke is an emergency! Saliva is thick and foamy and the dog may vomit, faint or even collapse. Rectal temps are high often over 106 degrees. If untreated the dog becomes unsteady, staggers, has diarrhea which is often bloody, becomes weaker. Brain damage, coma and death can occur.
-Treatments are the same for both. DON’T wait for vet treatment; start at once. Cool the dog’s body with cool wet towels or hose the dog with cool water. Apply an ice pack to the dogs head. Remove the dog to a cool place. Continue treatment until your dog’s temperature reaches normal (102-103 degrees). Transport to vet as soon as the dog’s temperature is stabilized. This is the most dangerous problem we face in summer. Our kids do not have the body fat or the fur to protect them from the suns heat.
To avoid either of these scary situations, walk your dog early in the morning or later at night. Always have cool, fresh water for your dog to drink.
Save The Dates!
We just added another fundraiser event on July 21st! Join us from 6 pm to 9 pm at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes in East Hartford for a bowl-a-thon!
This year's wine tasting event at Arrigoni Winery will be on August 18th from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Our annual Adoption Reunion and Volunteer Thank You Picnic will be on September 23rd at the YMCA's Camp Sloper in Southington CT. Mark your calendars and save the dates for our biggest events of the year!
June Events

June 9th from 12pm to 4pm at the Fairfield Hills Campus
3 Primrose St, Newtown, CT

Sponsored by The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary!!

25 Tri State rescues with adoptable pets
Demonstrations including:

  • Horizon Wings Birds of Prey
  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservancy
  • Animal Embassy
  • K-9
  • Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
  • Audobon Bent of the River
  • Backyard Bees “BEE Kind”

Local Artists, Pet Portraits, Vendors, Crafts, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment, Games, Catherine’s Cups of Kindness, Butterfly Photo Booths and more…

Stop by our CGA booth and say hello! 

Meet and Greets

Stop by one of our several meet and greets throughout the month.  Our volunteers and their hounds would love the company!

Guilford Petco - Saturday June 2nd  from 1-3pm

Glastonbury Pet Valu Saturday June 9th from 12pm to 2pm

West Hartford Pet Supply Plus  - Sunday June 17th from 11am to 1pm

Lisbon Petco - Sunday May 27th from 2-4pm


                                     June 2nd Update

4 more retirees joined the CGA Foster Crew in May.  Welcome to Charm, Sunny, Papa and Hansel!

-Darwin adopted by Joe and Kathy
-Remy adopted by Paul
-Gunner adopted by Debbie
-Sunny adopted by Eric and Elise
-Papa adopted by Rehka and Shawn

                                 April 29th Update

The month started off with a bang and ended with one as well.  We had 8 deserving hounds go on to their furever homes during National Greyhound Adoption Month.  Hooray!!

-Ambassasor adopted by Bruce
-Sugar Babe adopted by Sandy
-Katie adopted by Holly

                                                     April 15th Update

National Greyhound Adoption Month has started off with a bang!  We brought up 5 new fosters on the 7th and have several adoptions to report.  Welcome to Little Man, Flo, Sugar, Katie and Gazelle!

-Betty Boop adopted by Dan
-Cozy adopted by Vic and Gail
-Flo, now Ellie, adopted by Paula
-Gazelle, now Elsie, adopted by Jo-ann and Harry

March 21st Update

Since our last update we brought up several hounds, some of which have already settled into their forever homes.  We welcomed, Trixie, Levi, Kassandra, Red, Remy, Cozy and Betty.  We will have their pages up soon!

-Levi adopted by Patrick
-Maddie adopted by Pamela and Patrick
-Red adopted by Jacob and Angela
-Trixie adopted by Nick and Sandra

February 4th Update

On January 20th our first haul of 2018 brought us 5 gorgeous hounds fromWest Virginia.  We welcomed Harlem, Lightning, Cody, Maddie and Ambassador.  As of today, 3 of those lucky hounds have found their forever home

-Lightning adopted by Toshi and Kerry
-Harlem adopted by Tara and Anthony
-Cody, now Archie, adopted by Paula and Greg
-Mister adopted by Linda

December 26th Update 

-Van/Coach adopted by Diana, Larry and Juliana
-Honey adopted by Jamie
-Mama adopted by Jonathan 

November 25th Update

On November 18th 6 new pups were brought up from West Virginia.  Welcome to Ray, Forrest, Honey, Blue, Mister and Van!!  

We also said farewell to these lucky pups that went to their forever homes:

-Sadie, now Penny adopted by Davy and Becky
-Darla adopted by Michael and Karina
-Mama adopted by Gail
-Ray adopted by Alyia and Max
-Forrest adopted by Jess 

October 29th Update

No tricks just treats this month.  Three new fosters came in from West Virginia.  We welcomed Mama, Cuda and Darla to our foster crew.  We also brought back Rex into foster care through no fault of his own.  

As quickly as they came in, our newest pups are either adopted or pending adoption.  This month's lucky hounds are:

-Shamu adopted by Gillian and Robert
-Rex adopted by Nancy
-Cuda adopted by Faith
-Aubrey adopted by Chris and Erika
-Piper adopted by Dawn and PJ

Congratulations to both hounds and hoomans!

September 29th Update

It was another great month for CGA hounds.  On September 9th six gorgeous hounds traveled here from West Virginia and a week later we brought one up from Alabama.  Aubrey, Gunner, Irie, Shamu, Scooter, Piper and Dora joined Boomer, Hero and Legend in the foster gallery.  As of today 4 of them are in their forever homes and 2 are pending adoption tomorrow and one is in the Connecticut Prison Greyhounds program and pending adoption when she graduates.

Our four lucky hounds so far this month are:

-Legend adopted by Jayne and Erik
-Irie adopted by Wendy and brother Manny
-Dora, now Vella, adopted by Kate and Michael
-Boomer adopted by Kathy and Jeff

Congratulations to all!

August 25th update

What a successful month!  After bringing up Whitney and Lucy to round out the month , all 6 new fosters and 2 other lucky hounds were adopted into loving homes:

-Hooch adopted by Brian 
-PJ adopted by Samantha
-Lucy adopted by Chris and Emily
-Whitney adopted by Sarah and Jeremy
-Joan adopted by Deb andWilliam
-Brad adopted by Meag
-Silky adopted by Nancy and Kevin
-Elvis adopted by Jane

August 1st Update

We welcomed 4 new fosters this month.  Joan, Philly, Hooch and PJ made their way up north to find their furever homes.  Welcome to CT!

As we welcomed our new fosters, 2 more deserving pups went home since our last update:

Wynn adopted by Kelly and Chris
Philly adopted by Lynn and Clarence


July 16th Update

Two new fosters to tell you about.  Check out Wynn and Legend on our Available Hounds page.

We have had 3 adoptions since our last update. 

-Olivia adopted by Bob and Nancy
-Summer adopted by Eric and Elise
-Dusty adopted by Maureen and Chris

Congrats to everyone!

June 25th Update

We welcomed two new fosters last week.  Check out Brad and Olivia's pictures on our Available Hounds page.

Since our last update 5 deserving hounds went home:
-Sage adopted by Bonnie and Ed
-Brooke adopted by Kevin and Jessica
-Wynn adopted by Leila
-Lucy adopted by Kelly
-Natalie adopted by Julie
Congratulations to all!

May 25th Update

Three new fosters arrived this week.  We welcomed Brooke, Dusty and Summer.  Check out their pictures on the Available Hounds page!

And on the flip side, three hounds went to their forever homes so far this month.  
-Shayden adopted by Margie and William
-Ryan adopted by Steven and Kimberly
-Robbie adopted by Michelle
-Frank adopted by Agnieszka and Danie

CONGRATULATIONS to Krystal and her girl Q!!  Q recently passed her Canine Good Citizen test and became a Certified Pet Therapy dog.  We are so proud!

A Big CONGRATS TO Theresa And Abbie!
One of our adopters, Theresa, and her little girl Abbie, are now a certified Pet Therapy Team!  Way to go girls!!!