Walk Your Dog(s), Raise Funds for Allies!


There is a new and healthy way for you to help raise funds for Allies for Greyhounds!! Download the free smartphone app Walk For a Dog and raise funds for Allies for every mile that you walk! Choose Allies for Greyhounds as your charity, and start walking! It’s that simple! Go to www.wooftrax.com for more information.

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Spring Fling 2015 — Mark Your Calendars

Spring Fling 2014

Spring Fling 2014SPRING FLING 2015

5-16-15 – SATURDAY – mark your calendars – we want you to be there.

11am –5pm

More to come as things progress.

We are again looking for donations for the silent/basket auctions.  Goods or monetary items are always welcome – they do not have to be greyhound related.  We know many people have other breeds, cats etc.  Kids items also welcome since we have many children within the group.

We are again doing the Spring Fling tee shirt design contest.  Get them in soon – we would like to have them by the first of October so we can get the invitation finalized. – Watch for a message regarding this.

We are still looking for prior Spring Fling tee shirts for a special project for the 2015 Silent Auction.  If you have any you would like to donate please let us know.  We need several years – I will find the list and sent that out again.

We will also be looking for some volunteers to help out with the various stations – a sign up sheet will be out as the date gets closer.  Please consider asking a high school or other youth groups that your children may be involved with that need volunteer hours.  We can use several to help out with the parking and helping people get their stuff in and set up.  Final clean up help is essential too.

I believe we are going to do the pre-registration again this year.  Working on some fun things for those that pre register so watch for the notice that we have started taking registrations.

I think I have given you plenty to digest for now.  Watch your in-boxes for additional notices.  Facebook & the new website will also be updated. 

Pat Conrad
Allies for Greyhounds

Scenes from Spring Fling 2014

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Announcing the Launch of www.alliesforgreyhounds.org

Website LaunchIn the spring of 2013, Allies for Greyhounds, Inc. announced its new name. Over the past year, the group has been working to update logos and other materials with that name. Today I am thrilled to announce the next step in that transformation: the launch of our new website.

You can now find Allies for Greyhounds online at https://alliesforgreyhounds.afgwm.org/

This new site will make it easier for potential adopters to get their questions answered and find a greyhound to add to their home. Because it was built from the ground up on cutting edge, world-class technology, it will be significantly easier for our volunteers to update and maintain. It is also mobile friendly and can be easily viewed on phone and tablet devices.

This is just the first phase of what we plan to do with the new site. We have a lot of features and functions we want to add in the near future.

Check back over the coming weeks and months as we continue to expand our new site. Additionally, we now have a blog available that we will keep updated with the latest news from AFG, as well as an up-to-date list of upcoming events and fundraisers.

I’d like to thank a few folks who helped bring this site to life:

  • First, Nate Parrow, for all his hard work, frustration, and long hours keeping the existing site running well past its prime. That man deserves a medal!
  • Rachael Parrow, Amy Kliven, Kari Shook, and Debbie Day for reviewing the new site as it was in development and giving fabulous feedback. Additionally, these ladies have worked hard adding the hounds and other content to the new site. They will continue to keep hounds, events, and the rest of the site fresh and up-to-date.
  • The beta testers (you know who you are) for reviewing the new site over the past week to help find things we missed.
  • Janene Poortvliet. This name will be new to almost all of you. She’s a designer I work with and a greyhound aunt. (Her brother has a greyhound couch potato.) She was instrumental in coming up with the design for the new site and the graphic for the splash page. My development work was significantly easier because of her contributions.
  • And finally, Dave and Pat Conrad. They gave initial guidance, suggestions, and constructive feedback along the way, then stepped back and gave us the freedom to design and build this world-class site to expand the Allies for Greyhounds goal of Helping Hounds and Fulfilling Dreams.

Please visit our new site at https://alliesforgreyhounds.afgwm.org/ and give us your feedback. Feel free to submit a comment on the Contact Us page. If you select “Website question,” that message will come straight to me.

I hope you like the new site. I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback and adding new, exciting features in the future.

Steve Day
Leilani, Brinkley and Rascal
Foster McSam

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Holy Wow! Check out THIS donation!

Jewel -- Big Donation
Jewel -- Big Donation

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Take a look at the first donation of the day at our meet and greet at Must Love Dogs Boutique & Spa in Grand Haven.

Look at the size of that bill! That was very kind. Thank you whoever donated it!

Way to work the crowd Jewel!!

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

We would like to thank everyone that participated in the Christmas in July surprise for the Tuskawilla kennel. Not sure if you have seen the pictures and thank yous from the kennel on Facebook. Please check them out.

They were pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed by your generosity. 

Again, thank you to everyone that dropped off donations of goods or money. We ended up sending 5 boxes of goodies. There was a $150.00 gift card that went along for them to purchase femur bones for the hounds. I just kept filling until I had no more items. I do have to say it looked like a Meijer commercial with all the Meijer products. Greyt job everyone.

Dave & Pat Conrad

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Welcome to the brand new website for Allies for Greyhounds. We have completely rebuilt our site from the ground up to make it easier to navigate, more useful, and much simpler for our volunteers to update and maintain.

We have a host of enhancements we plan to launch in the near future. Please stop back frequently to find out more about the new and exciting features coming to our site.

Please feel free to share your feedback. We’d love to know what you think of our new site.

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Featured Greyhound

Calsmiss Tara Jo — Tara

Tara was retired to AFG after 7 races and then found a home for herself, but sadly it didn’t work out.  She is back to AFG through no fault of her own and on the lookout for a new family

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