Post by cbdtherapydogs on Feb 15, 2014 12:59:35 GMT -5
Bill --- just when we got a new hauler!! We haven't picked "Ellanore" up yet, but she's going to make her trek home this coming week. Then we hae to start work on outfitting her with the crates, A/C and such. You've done so much for us over the years, and introduced us to so many folks. Words just can't say "THANK YOU" quite enough. You're loved all over Canada and down here in the South, and by thousands of hounds.
Heather - stay strong! With you taking over the reins, we have faith in you and look forward to seeing you again!! I know it's overwhelming, but you can do it. You have a great mentor in Bill. Please keep in touch and let us know how Bill is. Don't give him too hard of a time, and when you do, you can always blame it on the Alabama folks <GRIN>
FYI - if you can't tell - y'all are loved quite a lot by us down here!
Jenn and Stitch (With Drumm waving HI!!! from The Bridge)
Post by craftycrafter on Feb 15, 2014 16:05:21 GMT -5
Words are never enough when expressing thanks. Without Bill and GRA we would never have known 3 soon to be 4 wonderful greyhounds and what a loss that would have been. Take care Bill, and thank you Heather for taking over the helm of this amazing dog rescue.
Sandra aka craftycrafter
Gable "Ramone" June 12, 2007 home Feb 13, 2011
TR "Houdini" May 14, 2010 home March 22, 2014
Post by Heather (& Bruce & KC) on Feb 16, 2014 8:03:35 GMT -5
Bill, we can't thank you enough for all you've done to bring two wonderful hounds into our lives and 3,000 others to their forever homes. You introduced us to the love of the greyhound breed and we are forever grateful. Thank you for your selfless dedication to finding homes for these wonderful companions. Please enjoy every moment of your retirement.
And to Heather, thank you for taking over the reins of GRA. You had a hand in introducing us to Thunder, a perfect fit for our home. Thank you!!! I know you'll be successful. Please know you have a lot of supporters here.
Chosen by Malibu Max: Home September 13, 2008. Angel baby Mr Max (March 31, 2006 - December 17, 2012), MQ Thunder: Home February 17, 2013. Angel boy Thunder (September 22, 2010 - July 18, 2017) <3 <3 Forever in my heart <3 <3
Chosen by: Bruce (Verdun): Home October 18, 2014 KC (King of Cool): Home October 4, 2017
Post by newtothis1 on Feb 17, 2014 15:41:28 GMT -5
It is always hard when the captain of the ship steps down, but everyone deserves to enjoy their retirement. So I am sure that Heather will be amazing at running GRA. We are all so grateful to you Bill for the joy you have brought us and the pups that have gone through your hands. You have spent so much time and energy doing this great job you can now sit back and relax knowing everything is in good hands.
Thank you Bill for every joyous moment you have given so many people and pups.
Each day I look at my very first dog and greyhound "Ariat" I am so thankful for Bill and GRA. I waited 50 years to make the jump from pet cats and rabbits to a dog. This wonderful, gentle soul, who is now part of my life ... Wow!!! He is wonderful in so many ways. I hope I can give back a fraction of what Bill did for these dogs in the years to come. Thank you so much Bill! -Sandra & Jeff from St. Catharines
This Cat Woman is Going to Dogs!
Rainbow Bridge Pets: 9 Cats and 3 litter trained/free roaming Rabbits. All loved. All missed. Thanks to all the vets and their staff for keeping every cat and rabbit feeling well until the end.
So sorry to hear Bill is not well - certainly not the way for such a hard working, good hearted man to start retirement. I would also like to thank you Bill for everything you have done to help so many Canadians enrich our lives by spreading the word of adopting greyhounds. You and Heather both taught me so much when I was a volunteer at GRA and have blessed me with 3 very special Broodies over the past 6 years. Thank you to Heather for taking the baton pass. You have our full support and I know we will all pitch in any way we can - just let us know what needs to be done. God bless you both.
Penrose My Emily "Emily" DOB May 23, 2005
Retirement began July 26, 2013
Iruska Smartchic ("Chicky") Oct 27, 2001 - Oct 11, 2011
CTW Buffalo Gal ("Buffy") July 1, 2001 - May 1, 2013
Post by sdsandiford on Feb 21, 2014 16:02:28 GMT -5
I am just reading this now, but we are so saddened to hear about Bill's health. Over the years, Lewis and I have gotten to know Bill (along with several other volunteers), and know how deeply he cares for the dogs. All I have to say, Bill, from the bottom of our hearts is thank you. Thank you for introducing us to this fantastic breed, and for all you've done for the dogs over the years. Because of you, we will always have at least one. Please get well soon, and please take the time now to care for yourself. You deserve that.
Heather, all the best to you as you take over GRA. I wish we were closer to help, but we know that the kennel is in the right hands. You'll be fantastic in your new role.
Shelley and LenE (E's Seward) Missing Jack (Logon Bruno: Oct 2000-Dec 2011), Stuey (Ww Free Nash: June 2001-May 2011) and Dave (Daves Dashin: Aug 2001 - Jan 2013)
I don't know what happened to Bill.. Always knew his knees were untrustworthy however. I have had 2 bounces this year There was my Picles, then Blackie (dont ask for kennel names, forget them). There was so much love and bonding so fast that they both had big separation anxiety issues here. I had each for about 3 months, and I fell deeeep in love with them in such a short time. I haven't gotten a replacement since, and am wanting to. Heather, how can I get in touch with you privately here, or by phone? My email address is Darren.Miller@mail.com. Thanks muchly (bridge Angel 'Honey' 2000-2012)
aeiou: adoragrey, I'm one of the hosts! There is a fairly large cohort of Canadians who attend. I'm very much looking forward to my weekend away. We have thoroughly enjoyed attending Oglebay these past years. If you have any questions, feel free to msg me.
Jul 28, 2016 12:14:00 GMT -5
echandler: Hello, is anyone in the London are interested in organizing a greyhound only play date? I find it hard to meet fellow greyhound owners in the area and my 2 girls love to play with other hounds
Aug 2, 2016 12:54:53 GMT -5
adoragrey: That is a great idea!!! I have a 4 yr old greyt boy who also loves to play. And I know there are other greyt parents who would also enjoy it. Please post the date here and I will let you know if I can attend.
Aug 15, 2016 22:39:15 GMT -5
adoragrey: Is anyone planning on going to Pawlooza this coming Saturday, August 20?
Aug 15, 2016 22:40:05 GMT -5
jacki: What's happening to GRA
Dec 3, 2016 14:20:24 GMT -5
echandler: Is the GRA still operating? I have not seen a content refresh since November last year...
Jan 5, 2017 9:26:20 GMT -5
greys4us: Yes, GRA is still operating. Just no new hounds at the kennel.
Jan 12, 2017 8:42:36 GMT -5
lovehounds: Hi! I am new here but over the past year have been reading and viewing everything I can find about greyhounds. Also enjoy seeing people's posts/photos of their beautiful dogs. I am recovering from surgery and once I am well I want very much to adopt! ☺💖
Feb 7, 2017 12:02:25 GMT -5
misscarlotta: So happy to see new pups. Wish I could take 1 or more, but I have to keep working 14 hours a day to support my adult children.
Apr 20, 2017 23:32:39 GMT -5
pengoowin: I am a newbie when it comes to the breed, are greys good with disabled adults. Are they skittish with wheelchairs?
May 27, 2017 10:02:51 GMT -5
Heather (& Bruce & KC): Hi pengoowin! It truly depends on the dog and Heather Main would help you identify the right dog for you. I have seen some with their human in a wheelchair. 🙂
Jun 19, 2017 6:37:09 GMT -5
padeschamps: I am new here, trying to absorb as much info as possible to see if a greyhound would be right for our family. I've done the puppy phase with the doggies I now own. And I am so interested in the rescue of older dogs to find their new forever homes.
Aug 6, 2017 1:15:55 GMT -5
padeschamps: What I am having a hard time finding out, is the cost for the adoption of a greyhound. And what screening process do you have to go through. And how long is the adoption process generally
Aug 6, 2017 1:19:33 GMT -5
Heather (& Bruce & KC): Hi Padeschamps! Welcome. Contact Heather Main. Her email and phone number are at the top of this board! These dogs aren't rescues but retired racers who are ready to start home life! Good luck!
Aug 6, 2017 8:03:38 GMT -5