The Summer Picnic Fundraiser is upon us!
1-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21
Centennial Park Large Events Pavilion
An afternoon of auctions, games, shopping, nail trims, foster dogs, food & fun. All greyhound owners & folks interested in retired racer adoption are welcome. It's FREE!!
- This is GPAN's biggest fundraiser. Proceeds will pay for the care of broken-legged dogs. Average cost of one repair - $3,000-$5,000.
- Roasted hotdogs will be available for sale. Please bring a side dish to share - desserts, salads, appetizers, you get the idea.
- Special Guests Leslie Balcerak, author of The 45 mph Couch Potato Nashville Veterinary Specialists staff will talk about dog first aid.
This year our very own Tony and Lisa Wynn (Tequila and Beth Ann) will be grilling up Premium All Beef Hot Dogs and Polish Sausage.
For Vegan options we have: Italian Sausages (Seitan), Lightlife Jumbo Smart Dogs (Soy) and Tofurky Kielbasa (Soy).
If you order your hotdog online you will get a free drink with every hotdog.
Vegan options MUST be pre-ordered before the event.
Make sure you and your dogs don't go hungry by buying a hot dog with your choice of toppings for just $4!
Buy ONE for $4
**Special Web only pricing of 2 Dogs with your choice of toppings for $7.
Buy TWO for $7
On the Road Again
B-ham Hauler Makes Maiden Run
Thanks to the support of GPAN and many donors across the country, Oh My Greyhounds' (formerly the Birmingham adoption kennel) new dog hauler made its maiden trip last week.
GPAN helped Oh My Greyhounds (OMG) raise funds to replace its old hauler, which was beyond repair, with a challenge grant. The challenge to match donations up to $15,000 helped OMG raise more than $30,000 (including GPAN's match) to buy the new truck plus modify it for dog hauling. Modifications, which were done by OMG volunteers, included insulation, installation of HVAC, auxiliary fans and a generator plus sealing the floors.
On its first trip, the B-ham team took 15 dogs to a prison program in Quincy, Fla. and then delivered 15 prison program graduates to Second Chance Adoption in Douglasville, Ga. The truck goes back on the road Aug. 15 to take dogs to groups in Virginia and other east coast states.
Take Your Hounds on the Road
One of the best things about owning a greyhound is that you'll find friends wherever you go. To make that easy, below is a partial list of upcoming greyhound events around the country, so plan your travels around one. You'll enjoy a good road trip with your dogs.
Note GPAN's events in September and February. And if you know of a greyhound event that isn't listed, send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be updating this list throughout the year.
GPA Indianapolis Picnic
Sunday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN
Greyhound Retirement Adoption Care & Education
Sunday, Spt. 7, 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Van Burent Park, Belleville, MI
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m.
Centennial Park, Nashville, TN
Beach Bound Hounds
Myrtle Beach, SC
Saturday, Oct. 4
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Owensboro, KY
Greyhounds Reach the Beach
Dewey Beach, DE
Midsouth Greyhound Adoption Option Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 11
Southland Gaming & Racing
1550 N. Ingram Blvd., West Memphis, AR
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-5 p.m.
Buechel National Guard Armory
4815 Progress Road, Louisville, KY
GPANashville Winter Gathering
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, 1-4 p.m.
Middle Tennessee Livestock Center
1720 Greenland Dr., Murfreesboro, TN
March 5-8, 2015
Jekyll Island, GA