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Our Board - Northern Sky Greyhounds

Northern Sky Greyhound Adoption Association is a non-profit organization, registered in Alberta. Steering the work of the association are the Executive members of our Board; Deb Ward, President; Susan Lohse, Vice President; Dorothy Coughlan, Secretary; Judy Sleith, Treasurer; and John Ward, Executive Director.

In the fall of 2000, while on vacation in Arizona, we happened to walk by a greyhound racing track and saw greyhounds for the first time. It was love at first sight and we decided then and there that our next dog would be a retired greyhound. We thought our chance had finally come in 2002, when we learned through a newscast that a group of retired greys were headed to Alberta. However, we were turned down because we had cats.

In September 2003 I found myself driving from Winnipeg to Calgary to meet my first greyhound, Jack. Although I had waited for this moment for a long time, I was excited and scared at the same time.

After reading an article a few years earlier I had decided that this was the right dog for me, but I had never actually seen one here in Winnipeg. And then I met Cody. He was just beautiful and so sweet and I was smitten.

I was raised with dogs and always had a dog in my life ranging from St Bernards to Pembroke Welsh Corgis. I was involved in the show world of confirmation and obedience training with my corgis from 1984 – 2000.