This summer I was finally able to host a fundraiser that I have been wanting to do since we first adopted our greyhound Onyx.
Onyx came from GPAC (Greyhound Pets Atlantic Canada) which is our local, non-profit organization for rehoming retired racing greyhounds. They are a wonderful group of volunteers and their head Jeanette is fantastic. She has re-homed over 3000 retired greyhounds from numerous reputable tracks from the US, and now is working with Scooby Medina in Spain bringing over some of the Spanish Galgos.
Greyhounds make amazing pets. They are friendly, gentle, lazy (oh yes, sleeping 20 hours a day lazy) and very compact despite some of their larger sizes. Seeing these dogs transition from racing machines to loveable couch potatoes is truly an amazing and very rewarding experience. I would easily recommend a greyhound to almost any type of household as these dogs come in many personalities.
I hosted Canine Photo Day, as a way to raise money, and contribute back to a wonderful group of volunteers, who spend day and night, feeding, caring, walking these animals, as well as raising awareness, and money towards a new kennel and medical supplies for future loads. They are always looking for shredded newspapers, PB, Marshmallows, Pepto, old toys, coats for winter, and dog walkers. I sent along 100% of the proceeds which amounted to $750. I couldn’t have been happier. These photos are just some of the thousands of these loved pets who have found their forever homes. As well as a few other furry friends.
I am very much looking forward to hosting this event again in the new year!
For those of you who are interested in the lighting set up I used, miss Quinn wasn’t ready to be finished with her modelling career so I had to catch this shot from the other side of the room where her brothers were patiently waiting to leave the scary flashing lights.