Greyhound Friends in the News
The Kennel's New Amazon Wish List
The Greyhound Friends kennel now has a Wish List on Amazon.com. If you're an Amazon.com user - especially if you have a Prime account - please consider donating some Wish List items to keep our operating costs as low as possible.
In addition, if you sign up for the new "Amazon Smile" program and select Greyhound Friends as your charity of choice, Amazon will send us 0.5% of any eligible purchase you make! Eligible products are marked "Eligible for Amazon Smile Donation" so you can select them as you shop using your existing Amazon account.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Items Needed for Thrift Store
Greyhound Friends operates a thrift store - Second Chances
- in Natick Center. Donated items are sold and all profits go to support our kennel operations. (Please click the link for store hours, news, etc.)
The shop is in need of new donations, such as unique jewelry, kitchen items, home décor, books, artwork, clothes/shoes and vintage/antique pieces of small furniture. Glass and dishware items are also gratefully accepted. Spring items are selling especially well right now.
Donations can be dropped off at the Greyhound Friends kennel or at Second Chances - located at 6 W. Central Street in Natick (right at the intersection of Rts. 135 and 27). Thank you!!!
International Update July 19 & 20, 2014
Greyhound Friends is again sponsoring an International Update on the status of greyhounds and sighthounds on July 19 and 20. Representatives from Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Italy, Florida, the Midwest, & New England will speak on Saturday at the Greyhound Friends Kennel. Dr. Rod Poling and Dr. Guillemo Couto will discuss updates on health issues for greyhounds, galgos, hounds, and lurchers. A $20.00 donation is requested. Lunch is provided and the event is open to the public.
An after conference dinner is scheduled at John Mottern's house in Sherborn.
Dr. Couto will also be speaking on Sunday, July 19, at brunch at the Sherborn Inn. A $40.00 donation will cover the brunch cost and also contribute toward airfare for the international guests and dogs shipped from overseas.
RSVP to Louise Coleman, Greyhound Friends, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click "read more" for conference poster & complete details.
From the Director
Greyhound Friends is continually in need of donations -- whether in the form of money, time or materials (blankets, dog food, kennel supplies, etc.) -- because our commitment never ends. Though we rely on volunteer efforts and in-kind donations to reduce costs, we are able to continue our adoption and advocacy work only through the ongoing support of our many individual donors.
Greyhound Friends' operating costs run to $1,300/day. This includes the mortgage, maintenance, and utility costs of our kennel facility, staff time, and the costs of transportation, isolation, veterinary treatment and medication, food, and all other expenses necessary to care for the dogs and move them into adoption. Our successful $15/30K matching grant challenge helped substantially with January's expenses - but the current challenge is to fund February - and then March, etc.
Every gift, in any amount, helps to defray the costs of running the kennel and providing for the dogs. We appreciate and look forward to your ongoing support and generosity.