Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pause (paws?) for the Cause!

Since adopting Ana and Blue, one of the most rewarding experiences has been working with greyhound adoption groups to help spread the work about greyhound adoption.  We adopted our two greys from a greyt group, Virginia Greyhound Adoption, but they unfortunately were located in Fredericksburg, Virginia which is about ninety minutes from our home in Richmond, so it was not as easy to participate in group functions as we would have liked.  Luckily, there were some local options for greyhound work, and we found a fantastic group called James River Greyhounds to work with in our hometown.  Before we moved to the greater Chicago area, we participated in Meet and Greets, greyhound walks at our local dog-friendly mall (which happened to be 3 minutes from our house!), greyhound hauls, and annual picnics.  Once I was in the swing of making coats for Ana, I started donating them to the groups for their silent auctions at their annual/bi-annual picnics.  One of the benefits of expanding to having the Greyhound Threads shop on Etsy and spreading my artistic wings by crafting new items for the shop is that I have a larger variety of items to pull from and more visibility across various greyhound adoption groups.  In the past two months, we have had four groups (not including ours in Richmond) approach us through Etsy to donate something from our shop to their silent auctions.  We are so excited that we have been able to donate to all four of the groups in addition to sending our very own group in Richmond a donation for their fall picnic!

So, what did we donate and who did the items go to?  Here's the breakout:

Ever dedicated to helping our local group in Richmond, we donated a variety of items to James River Greyhounds who will have their Fall Picnic on September 12, 2010:

Weekend Wear - Froggy flannel in blues and greens lined with a matching lime green fleece.  This coat is full-reversible, so the lucky winner's pup can wear it with the lime green fleece side on the outside and a froggy collar showing!

Here's a close-up of the froggy fabric!

Snood - hand-crafted snood in taupe with pink stripes! Can be worn as neckwarmer or...

...up to cover the winning pup's ears!

Boutique Greyhound Silhouette - Mod Multi-Color print with Black Silhouette (framed)

In addition to James River Greyhounds receiving the next item, this Boutique Greyhound Silhouette in classic Ivory and Black (framed) will be sent to the other four greyhound groups as well!

In addition to the classic silhouette, the Central Ohio Greyhound Rescue group will receive this Boutique Greyhound Silhouette - Blue, Green and Brown stripes with Blue Silhouette for their Reunion Picnic and Silent Auction on September 25, 2010.

The Royal Hounds Greyhound Adoption group in Tacoma, Washington is hosting the Royal Hounds Greyhound Adoption Annual Picnic and Auction benefitting Almost Home for Hounds on September 12, 2010.  In addition to the classic silhouette, they will receive this Boutique Greyhound Silhouette - Mod Brown, Yellow, White and Aqua background wtih Brown Silhouette.

The Mid-South Greyhound Adoption group located in West Memphis, Arkansas will receive this Boutique Greyhound Silhouette - Brick Handkerchief with Black Silhouette for their Annual Reunion and Auction Gala on October 23, 2010.

And last, but certainly not least, Make Peace with Animals will receive this Boutique Greyhound Silhouette - Blue and Green plaid with Blue Silhouette for their Annual Homecoming and Picnic on September 18, 2010.

It fills us with such joy that we are able to donate our work to so many greyt groups who are dedicated to finding life-long homes for retired racing greyhounds!  We hope each group has an amazing event and that that 2011 brings greyt success for these groups as they continue to unite greyhounds to their forever homes!

1 comment:

  1. Good thing that there are people who supports greyhound adoption. Greyhounds are very good pets to have and should not be left alone after they were used in racing.