Thursday, November 13, 2014

Retirement



Happy Holidays from Portland Greyhound Walking Club!

By now, most of you have probably learned that after 10 years of dedicated walking, Emily and Carolyn are stepping down as leaders of the walking club. You can read more about their decision here. We all thanks them so much for all their years of being walk leaders for the greyhound community.

A small group of volunteers has stepped in to keep the walks going and we'd love your support. We are still looking for more walk leaders for 2015. We are using the month of December to get organized so we won't have a walk this month.
We do have a new website where we'll be posting information about  future walks. Check out the new website here.

Please keep in touch and let us know if you'd like to lead a walk. Here is all you have to do:
1. Welcome everyone at the designated meeting spot.
2. bring some birthday treats for the hounds with a birthday
3. start the birthday Roo!
4. walk at the front of the group and make sure everyone can follow along and keep up.
5. at the end of the walk remind everyone to check the website for the next walk.

Le's all keep walking! See you in 2015!
 



Dear Walkers,

Ten years ago Greyhound Walking Club was born and what a 10 years it has been!  What started as a small group of hounds and humans grew to the large greyhound walking group it is today.  Thank you for your support and attendance for all these years.  But as we know lifestyles and priorities change and Emily and Carolyn have decided to retire.  This has been a fabulous experience for us as we have met so many wonderful hounds and humans and together we got to explore the wonderful walking areas that the Portland area has to offer.

We wish all of you - humans and hounds - all the best for the future.

Thank you,

Emily & Carolyn

P.S.  If there is anyone(s) who would like to continue on with the walking club, please let us know.  We would be happy to share the information with you.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Join Us for the greyhound walk...

     It is that time again for our most popular greyhound walk   -   
WINDOW SHOPPING IN THE PEARL…




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Greyhound Walk will be in the South Waterfront

 Join Us





























 







Check this out:


…also, with cooler weather just around the corner check out greyhound knit sweaters by fellow walker Junko McRorie - order one today from her - http://greytcoats.blogspot.com



http://greytcoats.blogspot.com























*Upon arrival, knowing how excited our greys can be and anxious to say hellroooo, keep a short lead and give others plenty of room.  Avoid tangled leashes.  You no doubt are familiar with your grey’s behavior in large groups but may not be aware of other’s behavior when excited. 

Why A Walking Club?

To provide a monthly social outing for our greyhounds as well as outdoor exercise in a new setting.  The walks will be geared for greyhounds of all ages.  The walking locations will allow the greys who need a shorter walk to participate as well as those more energetic souls to go a longer distance.  It will also give the greys’ humans an opportunity to get together and share stories and advice with their fellow greyhound lovers.

To educate the public on the suitability of these dogs as companion animals.  (Our favorite thing to talk about!)


Important Walking Tips for Greys and Their Humans!

*Upon arrival, knowing how excited our greys can be and anxious to say hellroooo, keep a short lead and give others plenty of room.  Avoid tangled leashes.  You no doubt are familiar with your grey’s behavior in large groups but may not be aware of other’s behavior when excited.

*No Flexi-leads/Retractable leads.

*Clean up after your greyhound(s).   Please provide your own poop bags.

*Remember water and bowl for your grey(s).

*Keep the weather in mind and please dress yourself and your greyhound(s) appropriately.   It’s Oregon and we will walk rain or shine!

*Please make sure your greyhound(s) is wearing an ID tag.

*Keep your grey(s) health in mind.  The health and welfare of you and your greyhound(s) are your responsibility.  When you participate in the walking club you do so at your own risk.

* If you are running late or get lost, we’ll have cell phones with us and will hopefully remember to turn them on!  Give us a shout at 503-703-9557 or 503-621-2710 and we will steer you straight.

*Have lots of fun!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Greyhound Walking Club - Let's Walk in Laurelhurst




Let's Walk in Laurelhurst on September 14th…

   …also, with cooler weather just around the corner check out greyhound knit sweaters by fellow walker Junko McRorie - order one today from her - http://greytcoats.blogspot.com








































http://greytcoats.blogspot.com























*Upon arrival, knowing how excited our greys can be and anxious to say hellroooo, keep a short lead and give others plenty of room.  Avoid tangled leashes.  You no doubt are familiar with your grey’s behavior in large groups but may not be aware of other’s behavior when excited. 

Why A Walking Club?

To provide a monthly social outing for our greyhounds as well as outdoor exercise in a new setting.  The walks will be geared for greyhounds of all ages.  The walking locations will allow the greys who need a shorter walk to participate as well as those more energetic souls to go a longer distance.  It will also give the greys’ humans an opportunity to get together and share stories and advice with their fellow greyhound lovers.

To educate the public on the suitability of these dogs as companion animals.  (Our favorite thing to talk about!)


Important Walking Tips for Greys and Their Humans!

*Upon arrival, knowing how excited our greys can be and anxious to say hellroooo, keep a short lead and give others plenty of room.  Avoid tangled leashes.  You no doubt are familiar with your grey’s behavior in large groups but may not be aware of other’s behavior when excited.

*No Flexi-leads/Retractable leads.

*Clean up after your greyhound(s).   Please provide your own poop bags.

*Remember water and bowl for your grey(s).

*Keep the weather in mind and please dress yourself and your greyhound(s) appropriately.   It’s Oregon and we will walk rain or shine!

*Please make sure your greyhound(s) is wearing an ID tag.

*Keep your grey(s) health in mind.  The health and welfare of you and your greyhound(s) are your responsibility.  When you participate in the walking club you do so at your own risk.

* If you are running late or get lost, we’ll have cell phones with us and will hopefully remember to turn them on!  Give us a shout at 503-703-9557 or 503-621-2710 and we will steer you straight.

*Have lots of fun!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Join the Greyhound Walking Club for our August Walk






































*Upon arrival, knowing how excited our greys can be and anxious to say hellroooo, keep a short lead and give others plenty of room.  Avoid tangled leashes.  You no doubt are familiar with your grey’s behavior in large groups but may not be aware of other’s behavior when excited. 

Why A Walking Club?

To provide a monthly social outing for our greyhounds as well as outdoor exercise in a new setting.  The walks will be geared for greyhounds of all ages.  The walking locations will allow the greys who need a shorter walk to participate as well as those more energetic souls to go a longer distance.  It will also give the greys’ humans an opportunity to get together and share stories and advice with their fellow greyhound lovers.

To educate the public on the suitability of these dogs as companion animals.  (Our favorite thing to talk about!)


Important Walking Tips for Greys and Their Humans!

*Upon arrival, knowing how excited our greys can be and anxious to say hellroooo, keep a short lead and give others plenty of room.  Avoid tangled leashes.  You no doubt are familiar with your grey’s behavior in large groups but may not be aware of other’s behavior when excited.

*No Flexi-leads/Retractable leads.

*Clean up after your greyhound(s).   Please provide your own poop bags.

*Remember water and bowl for your grey(s).

*Keep the weather in mind and please dress yourself and your greyhound(s) appropriately.   It’s Oregon and we will walk rain or shine!

*Please make sure your greyhound(s) is wearing an ID tag.

*Keep your grey(s) health in mind.  The health and welfare of you and your greyhound(s) are your responsibility.  When you participate in the walking club you do so at your own risk.

* If you are running late or get lost, we’ll have cell phones with us and will hopefully remember to turn them on!  Give us a shout at 503-703-9557 or 503-621-2710 and we will steer you straight.

*Have lots of fun!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Join Us For Our July Greyhound Walk


*Upon arrival, knowing how excited our greys can be and anxious to say hellroooo, keep a short lead and give others plenty of room.  Avoid tangled leashes.  You no doubt are familiar with your grey’s behavior in large groups but may not be aware of other’s behavior when excited. 

Why A Walking Club?

To provide a monthly social outing for our greyhounds as well as outdoor exercise in a new setting.  The walks will be geared for greyhounds of all ages.  The walking locations will allow the greys who need a shorter walk to participate as well as those more energetic souls to go a longer distance.  It will also give the greys’ humans an opportunity to get together and share stories and advice with their fellow greyhound lovers.

To educate the public on the suitability of these dogs as companion animals.  (Our favorite thing to talk about!)


Important Walking Tips for Greys and Their Humans!

*Upon arrival, knowing how excited our greys can be and anxious to say hellroooo, keep a short lead and give others plenty of room.  Avoid tangled leashes.  You no doubt are familiar with your grey’s behavior in large groups but may not be aware of other’s behavior when excited.

*No Flexi-leads/Retractable leads.

*Clean up after your greyhound(s).   Please provide your own poop bags.

*Remember water and bowl for your grey(s).

*Keep the weather in mind and please dress yourself and your greyhound(s) appropriately.   It’s Oregon and we will walk rain or shine!

*Please make sure your greyhound(s) is wearing an ID tag.

*Keep your grey(s) health in mind.  The health and welfare of you and your greyhound(s) are your responsibility.  When you participate in the walking club you do so at your own risk.

* If you are running late or get lost, we’ll have cell phones with us and will hopefully remember to turn them on!  Give us a shout at 503-703-9557 or 503-621-2710 and we will steer you straight.

*Have lots of fun!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Join Us for Our Next Greyhound Walk


Singing Happy Birthday To You

















Why we love Portland






























Won't you join us for our next walk in Eastmoreland?




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Community Recycling Day to aid the hounds





Recycling Fundraiser
Dispose of documents, obsolete electronics & Styrofoam.

It makes sense that an organization that “recycles” pets would have a recycling fundraiser to raise “cents,” or dollars, in this case.  Oregon Greyhound Adoption (OGA) has scheduled Community Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at Multnomah Greyhound Park, 944 NE 223 Ave., Wood Village/Fairview.

The event will give people a way to dispose of sensitive documents (by shredding), obsolete electronics and Styrofoam.  Electronics include televisions, VCRs, PDAs, computers, keyboards, cameras, telephones, stereos, audio equipment and more.  Microwaves will not be accepted.

The fundraising is by donation with a suggestion of $5 for each item or two bags/boxes of documents, with a $50 maximum per “carload.”  Donations are tax deductible because OGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.


Visitors are asked to enter the parking lot from Wood Village Blvd., just past Fred Meyers.
































 






Sunday, March 23, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Greyhound Walking Club - March Walk - Alameda Ridge




Please join us for our March greyhound walk - hoping for nicer weather…




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Why A Walking Club?
 To provide a monthly social outing for our greyhounds as well as outdoor exercise in a new setting.  The walks will be geared for greyhounds of all ages.  The walking locations will allow the greys who need a shorter walk to participate as well as those more energetic souls to go a longer distance.  It will also give the greys’ humans an opportunity to get together and share stories and advice with their fellow greyhound lovers.
 To educate the public on the suitability of these dogs as companion animals.  (Our favorite thing to talk about!)

Important Walking Tips for Greys and Their Humans!
 *No Flexi-leads/Retractable leads.
*Upon arriving keep in mind that all of the hounds will be excited and you will want to chat with all of the humans BUT it is very important to be aware and to give each hound space.
DO NOT ALLOW DOGS AND LEASHES TO GET TANGLED. 
 *Clean up after your greyhound(s).   Please provide your own poop bags.  
 *Remember water and bowl for your grey(s). 
 *Keep the weather in mind and please dress yourself and your greyhound(s) appropriately.   It’s Oregon and we will walk rain or shine!
*Please make sure your greyhound(s) is wearing an ID tag.
 *Keep your grey(s) health in mind.  The health and welfare of you and your greyhound(s) are your responsibility.
*When you participate in the walking club you do so at your own risk. 
*Have lots of fun!



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Join Us For Our Next Greyhound Walk



Snow and Ice - No Walk this Sunday - Stay safe





Beware of ice and the ice crust on the snow. 

As you can imagine, this icy crust can cut and tear up a greyhound's legs and feet as they tromp through the snow.  Dogs slip and slide with their legs going every which way.  This can cause sprains, cuts, bruises and even broken bones.  Be careful!






Sunday, January 5, 2014

HAPPY 2014 - Join us January 12



Greyhound Walking Club
Join us Sunday, January 12


Monday, December 2, 2013

December Walk CANCELLED


The Greyhound Walk has been CANCELLED...