Friday, October 13, 2017

Corvallis GPA-NW Meet A Retired Racer Adoption Event - Sat., October 21st.

Greyhound Pet Adoption-Northwest will be at Petco in Corvallis on Saturday, October 21st, 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!

Petco is located at 2365 NW Kings Blvd in the Timberhill Shopping Plaza

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Get Ready For Winter! I Have a Polar Fleece Jacket w/Snood For Sale!

This is a LARGE Ultrex polar fleece jacket with fleece snood.  It's a bit too small for my Greyhound, Keith, who is a big guy and requires an extra large jacket.  It will fit an average sized male or a larger female Greyhound nicely.  Excellent condition.  $25 (sells for $52 new).

Contact me for more info:  Barry at

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Greyt Happenings For Willamette Valley Greyhound Lovers - October, 2017 Issue

The October, 2017 issue of Greyt Happenings For Willamette Valley Greyhound Lovers can be downloaded here.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Is Your Dog Pulling on His Leash? How to Get Him to Stop

Some people get tennis elbow, but many dog walkers suffer from sore-leash arm. One of the most frequent reasons dog owners contact me is because their dogs haven’t mastered walking calmly on a leash. What are some of the most common reasons for a dog pulling on his leash? As with most supposed canine learning failures, we have to look first at the other end of the leash — at you, the dog owner, with your larger brain and thumbs.

Continue reading here

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This Pooch Actually Saves Money to Buy Treats...

Alright, more like steals money to buy treats.  Still, you've gotta respect this pooch...she has more money than I do.  I now need to train my Greyhound, Keith, to do long as he steals the cash from someone besides me.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fostering Simon - Day 7. The Dangers of Failing Fostering.

Failing fostering?  If you've ever fostered a dog, you know what I mean  :)  Today Simon sat with me on the grass and offered up his tummy for a rub, displaying complete trust.

Today Simon goes into his new home.  He's leaving here a better pooch than when he arrived.  A fair amount of credit is due to my Greyhound, Keith, for assisting me in teaching Simon how to live away from a Greyhound farm.  Being just 16 months old, Simon still has a few things to learn, but he has made greyt progress.

Fortunately (and somewhat selfishly) for me, Simon will be living here in Corvallis with Gerry & Maureen Frank.  Gerry has assisted me with adoption events for the better part of 13 years.  Simon's next adventure will be as a GPA-NW ambassadog.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Canine Existentialism...