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The Year of the Greyhound

Greyhound racing in the US has been steadily declining for over 20 years. In 2015 I was invited to give a talk at Greyhounds in Gettysburg. If you aren't familiar with GIG, it's the largest gathering of Greyhound owners in the US annually. To that group, I showed this slide:   Read more

This is not your dog.

Once a potential adopter complained about my terrible "customer service". Recently a man likened the experience of adopting a dog to buying a car.
Oh. Hell. No.
I explained to both gentlemen, very firmly, that they were sadly mistaken. They are neither clients nor customers. They are not buying and I am not selling. I am, however,...
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Update on Application Processing Time

As the holidays approach, the world slows down. It happens in the Federal government, in the commercial sector, and--sometimes most dramatically--here in volunteer land. Suddenly there are many fewer hands available to transport, to foster, and to process applications. And that's okay. If you're an adopter waiting for your application to be processed. CHILL OUT. It's November....
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There are good days and bad days . . .

There are good days and there are bad days . . . and sometimes they're the same days. Yesterday we lost Varou (above, image by Beverley Farmer). He was adopted and he had a new family and a new brother and a new name. Varou became Taz. And it really sucks that he only got...
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