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This page was updated on November 18, 2014


From Track to Couch

FROM TRACK TO COUCH

Help us get the dogs from the track to GPI and their forever homes and the couch.

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Artwork by Robin James

        KURANDA BEDS FOR THE KENNEL

GPI is currently in need of more Kuranda Dog Beds for our kennel dogs.  If you   would like to donate a bed to GPI, please click the image or here for more info.  You will be taken directly to GPI's Kuranda Bed Donation page.  Thank you!
 
GPI has a wonderful new kennel that allows us to house the greyhounds while they are waiting for their foster and forever homes. GPI needs your donations to run the Hern Greyt Works Kennel and to vet and care for the dogs. You have a number of ways in which you can donate and be recognized:

 

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Greyhound Pets, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt organization.  100% of all donations go directly to the care and upkeep of our ex-racing Greyhounds up for adoption.  

  

Donations


Your donations will work directly toward the care of hundreds of retired racing Greyhounds who might not otherwise have the opportunity to find life with a loving family.

Greyhounds are gentle affectionate dogs that are wonderful companions for any family. To get from racetrack to couch, they need the generous support of people like you. Your check can be made out to GPI and mailed to:

Greyhound Pets, Inc.
P.O. Box 891
Woodinville, WA  98072

Or if you prefer the convenience of secure online donations through the services of "Network for Good", just click on the Network for Good logo button below.

Network for Good is renowned for bringing convenience to donors who are supporting their chosen nonprofit organizations. Donors receive a confirmation receipt for tax records and may make their donations using a major credit card or PayPal.

GPI has teamed with Network for Good (which is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) to give donors an easy way to help GPI enhance the lives of ex-racing greyhounds who will then bring their special brightness to the homes of adoptive families.

Thank you for helping to preserve the grace, beauty, speed and gentle manner of ex-racing greyhounds in their search for a "Forever Home".


5,400 Greytful Greyhounds and Counting.


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Matching Fund Donations

 

Don't forget that many employers have matching fund programs for charitable donations. GPI greatly benefits  from donations that are DOUBLED by matching corporate funds

 


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Sponsor a Kennel Run

Run Sponsorship Plaques

RUN SPONSORSHIP PLAQUES
THEY ARE INSTALLED AND THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL


A bright brushed gold finished Racer in stretch flight pose mounted in positive relief on a gold-framed ebony plaque is waiting to be engraved to the personal specifications of a run sponsor. After display on a donor-selected kennel run for one year of sponsorship recognition, the Golden Racer will be lifted from the background plaque and presented to the donor. It can then be easily displayed in any manner the donor might desire in their home or office surroundings. The sample pictured above does not do the plaque full justice so schedule a time with one of our volunteers to see the real thing and select a run to sponsor. Several have been selected already.

A one year sponsorship is available for a donation of $500.00 or more. Such a donation will support the care and housing of a greyhound for one year. Individuals or groups are invited to sponsor a run.

Please note that there may be a delay in posting the engraved greyhounds at the kennel as these items are submitted for inscription approximately 8 times per year. We appreciate your patience.

Donate Now - Sponsor your run on line using a credit card or PayPal through Network for Good and be sure to designate a run on the donation form.
- Run Sponsorship can also be done by sending a check via snail-mail to GPI's P.O. Box address.
- On the spot sponsorship can be done when selecting a run at Hern Greyt Works by putting an envelope with run selection and sponsorship donation into the donation box in the lobby.
- You will be contacted for specifics on your desired engraving.

The following donors are presently sponsoring runs at Hern Greyt Works, our kennel.

The Munro Family - In memory of Jack Munro
Matthew & Catherine Tedesco - Run sponsored by Knight & Bishop Tedesco 2014
Kathy Kreyling, Honoring Sophie 2014
Sue Curtis - 2014
Rick & Cindy Glover 2014
Pradeep, Janet, Kina Fernandes & "Tawny" 2012-2013
Nancy Cannon "In Honor of Askit"
Ross and Chris Nooney
Richard and Beverly Oliver - In memory of Phoebe 2014
Ann Moody - In memory of Rocker
Katherine Kreyling - Honoring Sophie
To Honor Kermit, From those that loved him
Ann Moody - Renewed for 2011-2012, thank you!!
Cathy and Steve Shochet - Coco, Dash & Skye ~Briefly in our lives forever in our hearts~
Bonnie "Jo" Rhodes In Memory of Blondie
Bonnie "Jo" Rhodes In Memory of Fancy
Chris and Diana Baird
Rick and Cindy Glover
Kathy Kreyling Honoring "Turtle"
Bev and Rich Oliver
Leigh Smith
Corinne Cera
Ann Moody - To honor Atlas and Odin
Ron & Beverly Oliver - Their huge, Loving Heart ask only for someone to receive 2014
Alexis Lund
Rebecca & Steve Iwai



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Gifting Tree

 


Our Gifting Tree recognizes each of our wonderful patrons who has donated more than $250. Donate more than $250 and receive an engraved greyhound on our Gifting Tree.

- A Bronze Greyhound will honor a patron whose annual contributions total between $250 and $499.
- A Silver Greyhound will honor a patron whose annual contributions total between $500 and $999.
- A Gold Greyhound will honor a patron whose annual contributions total $1000 or more.

 

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There is a choice of 3 different greyhound poses.

 

The Gifting Tree was painted by one of our wonderful volunteers, Robin James. Bunny Richardson also worked on many aspects of the Tree. Thank you to Robin and Bunny - the tree is beautiful!!!!

- Donate to GPI on-line using a credit card or PayPal through Network For Good.
- You can also donate by sending a check via snail-mail to GPI's PO Box address.
- You will be contacted for your choice of greyhound pose and specifics on your desired engraving.

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Please note that there may be a delay in posting the engraved greyhounds at the kennel as these items are submitted for inscription approximately 8 times per year. We appreciate your patience.


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Greyt Gifts Book

The "Greyt Gifts Book" will be a permanent volume showing those donors who have contributed to the Hern Greyt Works kennel project development and/or operation in amounts less than $250. Donations can be made "In Memory Of" or "In Honor Of" a person or a greyhound with that sentiment recorded in the book which will be updated quarterly.

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Sponsor a Dog

Can't adopt a (another) Greyhound right now? That special bond can still be yours by joining the GPI Sponsorship roll. Confess your captivation by one of GPI's available hounds by sponsoring that dog while it's looking for a "Forever Home". Groups, organizations, clubs, churches, troops, tribes, businesses and small countries are welcomed to share in the delights of Sponsorship of a special hound.

A Sponsorship Donation of $20, $50 or whatever you are able to provide will identify your special relationship with your selected sleek retired racer. You may then focus all your best wish energy toward shaping a magnetic attraction between your sponsored hound and the perfect "Forever Family". Your sponsorship will be celebrated worldwide on the "Available Dogs" pages of GPI's website. Experience that shared joy when your sponsored Hound chooses a family to adopt. The chronicle of your sponsorship will be told to the adopting family.

The typical cost of preparing an ex-racer for adoption far exceeds the $250 adoption donation. Your generous sponsorship can help fill that gap. Foster care and special needs can add to the support costs of some Greyhounds during an extended search for the perfect family.

Joining the ranks of this august assembly who are committed to the fleet feet canines of GPI is so simple a caveman can do it. (Pardon that lampoon of Madison Ave. advertising punditry.)

1. Approve a hound's selection of you as a sponsor by reviewing the Available Dogs page on GPI's website, <www.greyhoundpetsinc.org>.
2. Send an email to Robin James, GPI's Treasurer, at robin@artistreegallery.com. Let Robin know which Hound has captured you as a sponsor.
3. Payment of your sponsorship commitment contribution can be made by check or money order mailed to: Greyhound Pets, Inc., c/o Robin James, P.O. Box 891, Woodinville, WA 98072.
4. Credit card contributions can be made via phone call to Robin at 425-481-3501.
5. Online donations can now be made via our partnership with Network for Good.  Simply click the graphic below for more information.
6. Sponsorship donations are tax deductible in the USA. The larger your donation, the larger your tax deduction. (People look at mortgages this way.)

Marchet at Hern Greyt Works, or the appropriate foster at home, will inform your selected speedster of the happy news about your sponsorship with presentation of a celebratory treat.

Greyhound Sponsorship is an equal opportunity opportunity. No matter what your shoe size, you too can participate.

Stand taller in a crowd and know the reason why. Be a Sponsor.

DonateNow You may now sponsor a dog via a payment made through Network for Good.  Click the graphic for more information.   Be sure to mention which dog you'd like to support with your sponsorship donation.

Checks can be sent to:

Greyhound Pets, Inc.
Robin James, Treasurer
P.O. Box 891
Woodinville, WA  98072

Be sure to mention which dog(s) you'd like to sponsor!  Thanks for your support!

Mother Lode Sponsors:  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Mother Lode sponsorship program.  Your generosity helped pay for the hauling and other expenses associated with bringing the Load from Florida.  The following is the list of donors, recipients honored by the donors and the dog they sponsored.

June Bell - Show #5503 - Adopted!!
Debbie Kahla - for Pam Starrett - Rose #5518
Stephanie Houston - for Pam Starrett - Show #5503 - Adopted!!
Cracker Jack Jane and Mr. Jim - for Food Lady - Darling #5505 - Adopted!!
Ann Moody - Fox #5501 - Adopted!!
David & Rachelle Woodcook - Fair #5509 - Adopted!!
Donna E. Gonder - for Rita Laws - Fox #5501 - Adopted!!
Jeff Grycz - for Virgina Grycz - Tease #5506 - Adopted!!
Sue Curtis - for Linda Relano - Fair #5509 - Adopted!!
Donna Taylor - Rose #5518 - Adopted!!
Cathie Koss - for Carol Koss - Shay #5507 - Adopted!!
Mary Gibbons - Pinky #5517 - Adopted!!
Carol Anne Wiseman & Stephanie Wiseman- Tina #5510 - Adopted!!
Lucky, Alex Sr., Della - for Marchet Anschell - Pinky #5517 - Adopted!!
Stephanie & David Weiner - for Bernadette Jamiol - Orla #5516
Stephanie & David Weiner - for Shirley Weiner - Tease #5506 - Adopted!!
Jennifer Weicher - for Carol Weicher - Dana #5512 - Adopted!!
Heather Hannon - for Corey Hannon (her dog) - Jade #5508 - Adopted!!
The Mock Family (Brenda & Spencer) - Rita #5513 - Adopted!!
Ilene Erickson - Jade #5508 - Adopted!!
Lea Ann Morris - Deva #5502 - Adopted!!
Nathan Kenney - for Susan Kenney - Orla #5516 - Adopted!!
Tambie Angel - Deva #5502 - Adopted!!
Samara K Schmidt and Husband Matt - for Desmond (formerly Happy Boy) - Shay #5507 &
Darling #5505 - Both adopted!!
 

Our current 2014 sponsors are: (Please bow, applaud, or salute according to custom.) Sponsorships from past years can be found here.  All dogs adopted or who went to the Rainbow Bridge during the previous 12 months are moved to our past Sponsorship page at the end of the year.  Thank you for your support.

Bob and Lea Ann Morris - Venti #5580
Cathy, Mike & Sam Munro in memory of Jack Munro - Pride #5553
Maureen McKenzie & Jeff Taggart in memory of Domino - Stammer #5626
Joan Lichtenstein & Jeff Hauck - Erin #5634
Joanne Zbetnoff - Sunny #5246
Karen Angelucci - Edge #5538
Joyce Dickison - Jada #5495 and Zoey #4419
Heather Murphy - Bob #5570 - Adopted!!
Marc Savage - Check #5593
Noel Rossouw - Zoey #4419
Susan Humphres - Jered #5546 - Adopted!!
Laura & Chris Tomala - Jered #5546 - Adopted!!
Kristy Murphy - Scupper #5475
Marilyn Baumann - Perky #5495
Lea Ann and Bob Morris - Edge #5538
Janet and Ron Foster - Tika #5288
Jack and Cathy Munro - Gator #5525 - Adopted!!
Patrick Means - Fox #5501 - Adopted!!
Patricia Decker - Tika #5288
Janet Haarsager - Tika #5288
Eva Terry - Alex, Sr. #4476
Susan Hollingshead, Amanda Crane, Derek Crane and Allie the greyhound (aka “Second That”) -Lady #5458 and Zora #5478
Patricia Decker - Anubis/Tony #4696 - Adopted!!
Ann Moody - Brock #5469
Eva Terry - Zora #5478
Charlotte Prow - Travis #5470
Jack and Bunny Richardson - Kegan #5384
Debbie Downing - Allie #4413 - Adopted!!
Ann Moody - Scupper #5475
Karen Samdahl - Alex #4476
Karen Samdahl - Zoey #4419


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Donate a Bag of Food

 

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Foster and Kennel Dogs Need Food

 

Sadly, our source for food for our foster dogs is no more and our larder is getting very empty. 

We’d like to restock our foster food pantry.  Can you help us? 

You can help restock our foster food pantry in several ways: 

-    Pick up a bag of Kirkland Lamb and Rice Kibble and drop it off at the kennel   (90% of our dogs eat Lamb and Rice kibble)

-    Pick up a bag of Kirkland Chicken and Rice Kibble and drop it off at the kennel

-    Donate money for us to buy food for the dogs in foster homes through our website and the Network for Good button.  A bag of Kirkland kibble is approximately $25.

-    Search out other sources of good quality kibble.  Talk to your local pet store and see if they have any bags of good quality kibble to donate to us.

We’d love to be able to continue to provide food for our available dogs in foster homes.

Call before dropping off food at the kennel so we can make sure someone knows you are coming and that someone will be there.  Please call Moira (H: 425-333-0515 or C: 206-718-0475) or Robin (425-481-3501) to arrange drop-off or pickup.   Also, please call Moira with any questions.


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We always need donations of dry dog food for the kennel dogs and fosters. As mentioned, we prefer donations of dry Kirkland Lamb and Rice for the dogs as well as the Kirkland biscuit treats.

Money for dry dog food can be donated on-line using a credit card or PayPal through Network for Good or by sending a check to GPI, PO Box 891, Woodinville, WA 98072.

We can also use supplements at our kennel.  Occasionally, a dog comes in that can use a little extra TLC and FFAs.  Things like Missing Link, glucosamine (especially from the Greyhound Gang) and anything with FFAs such as fish oil, we would be happy to take.

Thank you for your help!.



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Kennel Needs

Our Hern Greyt Works kennel needs are always changing so please check this list often for the items we currently could use more of.

 

Needed Kennel Items - Folks always ask what we need for the dogs at Hern Greyt Works. Things we always need: Blankets, quilts and treats (preferably the Kirkland brand dog biscuits). 

Here is a list of the current items we need at our kennel:

Needed Kennel Items - We're frequently asked what we need at the kennel. We always need blankets and quilts for the dogs. Please, no baby sized blankets/quilts - they are too small for the dogs.  No knitted/crotched blankets - the dogs' nails get caught in the holes.  Down filled bedding - makes a horrible mess when it breaks open and no foam-type blankets.  Also, we're in need of:
- Kuranda Dog Beds
- Kirkland dog biscuits
- Bedding for the dogs both with stuffing and without stuffing of any kind (Please see note above)
- Bleach
- Kirkland Lamb and Rice Kibble
- 13 gallon plastic bags with ties
- Stamps (46 cents or "Forever")
- Glucosamine HCL powder
- Canned pumpkin (not the pie mix, but the plain pumpkin)
- Baking Soda (the big bags from Costco) - we use this to help neutralize the urine smell in the small yard.
- Other needed items can be found on our Amazon Wish List



Network for Good accepts donations through;

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Please click the Network for Good icon above to use your preferred option

If you have any questions about donation methods or about sponsorship of a particular greyhound please email our treasurer Robin James at robin@artistreegallery.com.  Greyhound Pets, Inc. thanks you for your continued support.




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Donation Programs


Here are the various shopping programs that benefit GPI.  Your participation in these programs helps the dogs.

Amazon Smile Program Fred Meyer
Link your Rewards Card to NPO #94599
Amazon Canadian shoppers can shop here.
Join Amazon Prime - Watch Over 40,000 Movies

GPI Amazon Wish List
Bartell Drugs E Scripts iGive

CHOCOLATES TO BENEFIT GPI
Go to http://rescuechocolate.myshopify.com and hit the "Buy Online" button on the upper left hand side. For every item ordered (excluding mini bars), Rescue Chocolate will donate $1 to GPI. Just make sure when you order you type in GREYHOUND PETS INC into the Gift Note field on the Cart before Checkout.


Just in time for the holidays!
RRescue Chocolates has a special promotion happening.  For every $50 gift box they sell, $5 will come to GPI.  You just need to enter "Greyhound Pets Inc" at the 'gift note' area at checkout (along with the gift note, if you have one).   Just use this link: http://www.rescuechocolate.com/
products/animal-rescue-gift-set
SPARE CHANGE DRIVE - Do you have lots of spare change lying around?  Why not donate it to the dogs. Pick up a take-out box at the kennel (or any other disposable container) to collect spare change. When you are ready to donate, bring the container to the kennel in Woodinville and drop it off in the designated collection box.  Thank you for helping the dogs.

 

 

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