Un-olympic Blog Entry

The Olympics officially are underway. You’re now thinking I’m going to drone on and on about the opening ceremonies. Instead I’d like to bring to people’s attention, an organization I’ve just begun to learn about. Chinookwinds Greyhound Rescue. Their aim is the promotion of greyhounds and why they make great pets. Also they help facilitate adoption of retired racing greyhounds. To date, they have found homes for over 900 greyhounds.

For owners, they can provide assistance in leash training, safety caring for their greyhounds, and advice with a myriad of problems that could arise. This is accomplished through home visits, which take about an hour or longer if needed.  Also, they have a 24/7 lost dog phone number should your greyhound become lost.

Chinookwinds Greyhound Rescue participates in parades three to four times a year, and mall events as well. They arrange media events meet and greets and Fun runs. The fun runs being a way for greyhound owners to meet and talk about their pets, and the breed in general. Most recently the CGR participated in PetSmart’s annual Adoptathon on February 13, 2010.

They have representatives in Red Deer, Edmonton, Calgary, Manitoba, and Vancouver.

For more information, please visit http://www.chinookwindsgreyhounds.org/index.htm

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