GRReyt News April 2015
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Hello Friends, GRRers & Fellow Greyhound Lovers:

Spring has almost sprung.  Warm weather should be right around the corner.  With that comes thoughts of baseball as opening day is next week.  Do we have any Dodgers or Mets fans looking for a wonderful hound to join their team?   If so, take a look at Hodges below (I think he's named after Gil Hodges).  Hodges has been up for adoption for almost two years now and it's time he found his forever home.  He can live with Yankee fans if necessary:)

We have recently taken in hounds from Florida and are awaiting a group of Galgos from Spain in April - see their photos and descriptions below - so foster homes are immediately needed

We are also starting our busy time for events and we always need volunteers to attend to spread the word about greyhound adoption.  Check out our event calendar and volunteer for an event, we'd love to see you.

Happy Spring!

For the hounds,

Christine Johnson

President, GRR

Foster Homes Needed - Galgos are on the Way!

Arriving soon, e-mail christine@greyhoundrescuerehab.org if you can foster.  We also need people to help with pick up at the airport, note the dogs are arriving on three separate dates - April 11th, April 12th and April 19th.


Romeo - arriving April 11th


Sex: Male

Color:  Black

Age:  2 years

Cats and Small Dogs:  Yes


Romeo was abandoned in a village in the province of Seville, in an área well known for rabbit hunting and for the abandonment of Galgos when the short hunting season has ended. Romeo slept in the doorway of a house and the owner's daughter would feed him. He is a friendly, quiet boy. He loves to run and play and gets on well with other dogs, male and female. He has been cat tested in Spain and shown no interest so we believe he should be fine living in the same home as a cat.




Selene - arriving April 12th


Sex: Female

Color:  Brindle

Age:  2 years

Cats and Small Dogs:  Yes


Selene had a very bleak future when she was left to be killed in Badajoz by her owner.
Her date was already chosen, January 2nd. Thank goodness,
a Galgo friendly shelter saw her pictures and decided to give her a chance. Looking at her beautiful silver gray and white face, she was given the name, Selene, in Latin, the Goddess of the moon. In Selene's eyes and behavior there was a broken spirit, fear, submission and sadness. But with a new life and name, she will soon be a lovely, proud and sweet Galga.




Musa and Chiqui - arriving April 19th




Sex: Female

Color:  Fawn

Age:  2 years

Cats and Small Dogs:  No



Sex: Male

Color:  White

Age:  2 years

Cats and Small Dogs:  Yes


Musa (fawn female) and Chiqui (white male) were found living on the streets of a village near Badagoz, Spain. During the day they walked the streets scavenging for food and at night they slept, huddled together at the base of a tiny tree. When they were rescued, they greeted the volunteers like old friends, as if they knew that these people were there to help them.


Both are two years old, friendly and sociable getting along well with other dogs. Musa has been cat tested and she wanted to give chase so she isn't cat tolerant, but Chiqui had no interest in the cat. After they were abandoned, they kept each other alive, so we are looking for a home where they can stay together.


Musa and Chiqui under tree


Musa and Chiqui are bonded and need a home together

Featured Hound by Nina Malmed




Sex: Male
Color: Fawn
Age: 6 years
Cats and Small Dogs: No


Kiowa Hodges, affectionately known as Hodge or Hodgy, turned six recently. Many of you have met him at the meet and greets and can attest to how much progress he has made. He now goes to the dog park and plays with dogs of all sizes. He lets strangers pet him. He loves to walk, ride in the car and run laps in the yard (especially in the snow) for the sheer joy of running with a big smile on his face. He plays with stuffies and squeaky toys. He is a gentleman, has never had an accident in the house, lets us know when he wants to go out, sleeps through the night and is a watch dog. A hound who barks when the doorbell rings(whether its real company or on TV, lol!).   He will always have some fears ...doorways and wind, sudden fast movements and his  biggest anxiety .....crumpling paper or plastic water bottles. Otherwise, he is a warm, affectionate hound who will even share his bed.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Hodgy.....who is still looking for his forever home. 


Volunteers at prior Hartsdale M&G

April Events


Our event calendar is chock full of meet and greets and volunteers are needed.  The following are our April events currently scheduled:

4/4  Mohegan Lake Petsmart 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

4/4  Hartsdale Choice Pets noon-3 p.m.

4/11 Brookfield Petco 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

4/11 Yorktown Heights Petland Discounts 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

4/18 Thornwood Petland Discounts noon-3 p.m.

4/25 Greenwich Choice Pets noon-3 p.m.

Come on down and help find some greyhounds their forever homes.  For more information, check out our Event Calendar and e-mail Ruth Tara at rt37si@aol.com if you can help out.

Chocolate is Toxic to Animals


Remember during your holiday celebrations this month, and any other time, to keep chocolate away from your pets.  If your dog should ingest chocolate, bring him or her to the vet immediately.  Even small amounts can make dogs extremely sick and can in some cases be fatal.


Thank you to our Foster Homes!



We'd like to thank the following who are currently fostering:


Nina Malmed and Bruce Levinson with Hodges and Ian

The Niznik Family with Wave

Noreen and Mike Marshall with Jason

The Baxters with Shay aka Shakespeare

Patty Murphy with Rose

The Lefler Family with Dusty

Nancy Hill with Rowena

Kevin Haber and Brian Thomas with Ray Ray

The Danise Family with Cream Puff aka Fancy 




E-mail christine@greyhoundrescuerehab.org if you can foster.

Recent Placements!



The following hounds found homes:


To be replaced:


Kat with Karen and Desi Marcelynas

Buttah with Evelyn and Norm Ringel

Valiant with Barb and Brian Reilly


Congratulations to these lucky dogs and their new families!



In Memoriam


None to report.



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