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And God Created the Greyhound

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On the first day, God created the Greyhound.

On the second day, God created man to serve the Greyhound.

On the third day, God created the animals of the Earth to serve as potential food for the Greyhound.

On the fourth day, God created honest toil so that man could labor for the good of the Greyhound.

On the fifth day, God created the tennis ball so that the Greyhound could or could not retrieve it.

On the sixth day, God created veterinary science to keep the Greyhound healthy and the man broke. (AMEN!!!)

On the seventh day, God tried to rest, but he had to walk the Greyhound…

On the eighth day, God believeth that He was done, but Lo! The Garden of Eden was full of Greyhound poop and craters. Adam & Eve, having been banished from the garden, no longer dwelleth therein to serve the Greyhound, so it came to pass that He had to clean the mess up Himself. And God was displeased.

On the ninth day, God sayeth unto the Heavens, "Who hath dominion here, me or the Greyhound?

On the tenth day, God came upon the Greyhound cockroached on His throne and abideth there unmoving, despite all His beseeching.

And so it came to pass that God had his answer. He then sayeth unto Moses, "Fine! You’re in charge now. Here’s my ten commandments. You deal with the Greyhound! I’m retiring to Miami Beach!

And Moses convinced the Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of bondage in Egypt and journey to the Promised Land. God sayeth unto Moses, "The Promised Land shall be yours, but you must take the Greyhound with you.

And so it came to pass that the Israelites wandered for 40 years in the wilderness, waiting for the Greyhound to go potty, mark every bush and sniff every blade of grass in its domain.

And the Greyhound was fruitful and multiplied.

The people were taken by the comlieness and manner of the Greyhound, but they were sorely distressed. "Lord" they cried out, "The Greyhound is an attractive and sweet creature, but there are so many, what shall we do?"

And God sayeth unto the people, "Ye are a cursed people and shall be known as adopters! Thy yards shall be barren of grass. Thy dwellings shall overflow with dog beds, squeaky toys and Greyhound kitsch. Thy carpets shall be forever stained. Thy vet bills shalt be large and thy lives forever ordered around by the Greyhound. And thy minds shall be muddled, as thou shalt treat thy Greyhounds as thy do your human offspring."

And Adopters begat Fosters. And Fosters begat Adoption Groups. And Adoption Groups begat Discussion Lists. And Discussion Lists begat Gatherings. And Gatherings begat Vendors. And Vendors begat a wardrobe for the Greyhound. And the Greyhound was spoiled.

God looked down on this and was pleased.

(Unknown author)

  • December. 01

    Angel Tree - Pet Planet, Ranch Market, Strathmore

    Our thanks to everyone at Pet Planet in Strathmore for making Christmas a little brighter for our foster dogs. 

    Visit the store, and on their Christmas tree you will find an ornament for each of our foster dogs with a picture, a brief bio and their Christmas Wish List.  Customers select one of the ornaments, and purchase the items on the wish list for that foster dog. Pet Planet folks then package it all up and arrange for NSGA to pick up, so that each of our fosters have a special gift under the tree for Christmas morning. 

    Of course, what all of them really want for Christmas is a home to call their own, and full bios for each of them can be found on our Available Dogs page.      

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  • December. 03

    APPLICATION UPDATE

    UPDATE DECEMBER 3  - WE DO HAVE DOGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

    We currently have 11 GREYT dogs available for adoption.  If you are looking to add a companion to your home, now is the time to get the process started!.  

    If you are considering adopting a greyhound or lurcher, please review the information provided below before submitting an application. Please review the information on the site regarding our adoption process. Note that as of September 1, 2018, NSGA will no longer place greyhounds and lurchers in homes with children under 3 years of age. 

    For any applications received that have cats in the home currently, it is unlikely that we would be able to place a dog in your home before the spring of 2019.  We would not be doing the phone interviews and home visits until such time that a suitable dog is available.  We ask  that you respect the time commitment made by our volunteers to answer emails, make phone calls and complete home visits.  If you are not willing to wait for a suitable dog to be available - please don't submit  an application. 

    We also respect the time commitment made by other adoption groups and ask that if you are also working with another group, that you not submit an application to NSGA until such time as you have withdrawn it from the other group.   

  • September. 01

    MEET AND GREETS

    We will only be hosting a very limited number of meet and greets for the remainder of 2018.

    The majority of our dogs come from the US and with the end of the driving season approaching, and families currently on a wait list for greyhounds, a number of planned meet and greets have been cancelled.  If you are considering adoption and want to spend some time with greyhounds to see if they are a good fit for you, please contact us via email and we will arrange for you to meet with one of our families.  

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