Friday, June 23, 2017

A Special September 17th Greyhound Walk in Memory of Mary Lou Finigan

A Special September 17th Greyhound Walk in Memory of Mary Lou Finigan.

Of course each of our WVGL monthly greyhound walks is a special occasion, but make time today for this special walk:

What: The Willamette Valley Walk to Defeat ALS (as “Mary Lou’s Greyhound Roos” team!)
When: Sunday, September 17th
Where: The River Bend Annex, Springfield, OR
Who: You and your favorite grey(s).

We are encouraged to bring our greyhounds (along with leash and pooper scooper), so we can get in a greyt walk, while we walk for this greyt cause! To learn more, visit our “Mary Lou’s Greyhound Roos” team page. To register your interest in attending, click on JOIN TEAM. Even if you can’t make it to the event, you can be a virtual sponsor, or just help spread the news.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Rawhide Dog Chews Recall Expands to Include More Brands

Rawhide Dog Chews Recall Expands to Include More Brands

June 19, 2017 — United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple rawhide dog chew products to include private label brands.

The recall was initiated due to possible chemical contamination and includes the affected brands and products below.

July Walk #1: All American, Fabulous, Fantastic, Anyone-Can-Join Fourth of July Parade – July 4th in Corvallis

Once again it’s time for the All-American, Fabulous, Fantastic, Anyone-Can-Join Fourth of July Parade, which starts 10:00 a.m. and originates at Central Park in downtown Corvallis….on Tuesday, July 4th, of course!

All greyhounds/sight hounds and their families are invited to assemble at 9:30 a.m. at the Corvallis Arts Center, located in Central Park  in downtown Corvallis (the same location as previous years). If tradition continues, the route will proceed east along Monroe Avenue from Eighth Street to First Street, then south along First Street to Adams Avenue, then west one block to Second Street, where it continues south to the skate park. This year, those of us with dogs are asked to line up behind those not walking their pets.

Bring water for your pooches, dress ’em up in red, white & blue and be prepared for lots of “ooooohs” and “ahhhhs” as we walk the parade route. Dashes to the sidelines for lots of pets and hugs (for the greys, of course!) are encouraged!

The parade takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.

Those of you who have taken part in this parade in past years know how much fun this parade can be, as the Greyhounds have been one of the most popular participants!

This is a GREYT opportunity to promote Greyhound adoption and share the joy of having a Greyhound as a member of the family.

If you have questions about the parade, feel free to email me at

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Washington Post: Greyhound races are a thing of the past. Here’s why Florida still hasn’t learned that.

PALM BEACH, Fla. — During the third race on a recent sweltering Sunday at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, a sleek black greyhound named Atascocita Laden broke from the pack early in the 545-yard course and sprinted to a decisive victory. There was no thing overly surprising about the result: Atascocita Laden was a favorite, and the tip sheets had him picked to finish in the money.

For some Americans, though, it may be surprising that greyhound racing still exists.

Continue reading here

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dog Treat Recall

Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ, is voluntarily recalling limited lots of multiple brands of dog treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. 
To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:

Loving Pets Dog Treats Recall of June 2017

Please be sure to share the news of this important recall event with other pet owners.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chews

United Pet Group Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chews

June 10, 2017 — United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination.

Continue reading here

Monday, June 5, 2017

Corvallis "Meet A Retired Racer" Adoption Event - Saturday, June 17th - Animal Crackers Pet Supply

Hi folks!  Greyhound Pet Adoption-Northwest will be at Animal Crackers Pet Supply in Corvallis on Saturday, June 17th, from 11AM-1PM along with some wonderful retired racing Greyhounds for you to meet.

Representatives from GPA-NW will be on hand to answer questions about Greyhounds and/or Greyhound adoption.

Stop by, meet the pooches and say hi to their people!

Animal Crackers Pet Supply is located at 949 NW Kings Blvd in Corvallis.