RDRP GREYT Nose-Letter October 2016
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Greetings RDRP Newsletter
What a GREYT Giving Challenge this year! A big THANK ROO to all of you who helped us help the houndies! We appreciate each & every one of you! 

We have a FULL house at RDRP and several beauties are ready to go! Huge wags & woofs to our PAWsome foster families! If you want to enrich your own life and help a greyhound prepare for their furever home find out how here.  Nothing like the love of a hound! 

We had several wonderful and fantastic NEW volunteers join Team Greyhound recently! RDRP volunteers are beyond extraordinary and make all the difference in the well being of the houndies and can absolutely make your life fuller and more meaningful too! Seriously folks... there's nothing like it.
Check it out here and inquire about all of our opportunities! 

Upcoming GREYT Events

Meet & Greet -  A GREYT way to meet greyhounds, volunteers and learn about RDRP!
Every 1st (SRQ), 2nd (Venice) and 3rd (North Port) Saturday from 11 - 1 pm.
TWO NEW Meet & Greets added - 3rd Sat. at Tractor Supply on St. RD. 64 f - 4404 FL-64, Bradenton, FL from 11 am to 1 pm
4th Sat. at Pet Supermarket at 4238 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL (Lockwood Commons) from 11 am to 1 pm. Please see our event calendar for details!

OPEN HOUSE at RDRP - Every 2nd SUNDAY from 1 - 3 pm! An amazing way to get up close and personal with beautiful greyhounds, our nice volunteers and lovely facility! Come on out and see what we are all about. Please review our Adoption Process if you are considering adoption one of our greyhounds. Please leave your own four legged family members home during our Open Houses, thanks!

FUN Greyhound Event! Yappy Happy FUN day for greyhounds & their humans on November 19, 2016 from 11:00AM to 2PM at SUN N FUN RV on Fruitville!
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We love treats!!!! 
DooDad is at it again! You will love "auto-mouth" and "silent protest," hahaha!
Click the NOSE to play video!

Recently Adopted!


Booth AdoptedBig news!! Hashtag Booth,
a handsome 2 year old black boy found his forever home today with Rachel Dermody and John Cochran of Sarasota. Booth has been waiting patiently for the perfect home. He will have an older brother,9 year old Turbo, to hang out with. Congratulations to Booth and his new family from all your RDRP friends.

Buddy PaulaWell, its official... Paula Maynard has adopted Flying Firemouth, the 3 year old white and black boy we know as Buddy. Paula has been fostering Buddy since August. Buddy joins Mambo, Paula's other newly adopted grey. We are so happy for Paula, Mambo and Buddy! Congratulations from your RDRP family!

Demy Greyhound adoptionMore greyt news! Cute little 2 year old brindle girl Mohican Dime (Demy) found her forever home today. Demy was adopted by Joann Milivojevic of Siesta Key. Demy will be going into the Greyhound Advancement Center's program at Hardee Correctional Facility to learn obedience so she can become a therapy dog. She'll make a terrific therapy dog. Congratulations to JoAnn and Demy from all of us at RDRP. Keep us posted on her progress.

Sassy adoptedMore greyt news! Bart's Girl on fire (Sassy), a sweet 4 year old girl who has been fostered by Nancy Sorg, found her forever home today with Gisella Santoro of Miami FL. We know Sassy and her new sister will have a beautiful life together. Gisella is a very special Greyhound mom. Congratulations to Sassy and a very special thank you to Nancy for providing a loving foster home for Sassy. Gisella, please keep in touch and send lots of pictures. Congratulations from your RDRP family.

BerryMore happy news! Midwest Berry found his forever home today. Berry, a gentle 2 year old fawn boy, brother of Emmy and Alex was adopted by Denise Teresa and Chris of St. Petersburg. Berry will join Duchess, their recently adopted gorgeous fawn girl. What a beautiful pair they make. Congratulations to Chris, Denise, Duchess and Berry from all you RDRP family!

Rog AsherAnother wonderful grey finds a forever home. GF Brother Rog, now known as Asher, was adopted yesterday by Stephanie Cross of Ft. Myers . Asher is a fun loving, frisky 2 year old boy with a lot of energy. We know Stephanie will love having him as her new best friend. Special thanks to "Kamp Kemper" for fostering him to help make this adoption possible. Congratulations Stephanie from all of us at RDRP! Please stay in touch and send lots of pictures. 

Alex adoptionMore greyt news...Midwest Alex, a handsome 2 year old red fawn boy found his forever home today with Judy Ristow and Joe Warren of Osprey. Alex will be enjoying his new home with Cowboy, Judy and Joe's grey and several cats. Congratulations from all your RDRP friends.
Our very own greyhound photographer, Jim Leitten has won a national contest featuring greyhounds with this excellent photo of Elaine & Jim's gorgeous girls Hannah & Ruby! Congratulations!!
This GREYT photo is from Paul Toccalino and his wife Edit! 

November Gathering

It's going to be a GREYT time! Racing Dog Retirement Project is having a Yappy Happy FUN day on November 19, 2016 from 11:00AM to 2PM at SUN N FUN RV on Fruitville!

This event is all about fun and greyhounds - no other pets please!
Bring your own lunch and drink (in an appropriate container)
Costume contest for pups
Fenced area for dogs to run
Contests for best doggie ears, oldest, youngest, longest/shortest tail, tallest, best eyeliner, best rooing grey, etc.
Bring cushions and water for their dogs
There will be a few items for sale (benefiting the pups)

RDRP Volunteers & Houndies are GREYT!

I have had the most enriching and rewarding time of my life as a volunteer with RDRP!  I can not begin to tell you how the people and the houndies changed my life and brought immeasurable meaning. My only regret is that I did not start ages and ages ago... more time would have been perfect! 

I have adopted 3 greyhounds from this terrific group (Indra, Poppy & Lilly) and I can tell you that there is nothing like the love and companionship of a greyhound. I can't even imagine a life without greyhounds and volunteering gave me the opportunity to love oodles... a true dream come true! Greyhounds are GREYT!

On September 11th I was given a beautiful party and loving send-off to my new home in Wisconsin! I was so surprised! As the RDRP Team Greyhound always does they went above and beyond to make the day very special complete with VEGAN cake and ice cream! Writing this is bringing tears to my eyes. Please consider becoming a volunteer and or foster parent. Support this GREYT mission in any way you can as it offers an exceptional way to  help the beloved greyhound and bond with people that are like no others. 

I will continue to maintain the website, newsletter and social media stuff so keep the photos, articles, video's and news coming! I am so grateful to get to do this! I am already anxiously longing for a trip back to Florida so I can be with the houndies and the exceptional people at RDRP! I love each & every one of you!

Lori, Mark, Poppy & Lilly

A few photo's from that day... 

Check out this video and see how GREYT
RDRP volunteers are to each other! 
Have a Happy Halloween Friends!
Design by our very own Laura Kaufman
Please Foster us so we have a better chance at finding our furever homes quicker! Oh what a life. Can you imagine not knowing what happens next? Wondering if there is more? The life of a greyhound waiting for his or her forever home is often long, lonely & uncertain. People come and go… and the beautiful grey waits.  Contact Geri, call her cell (685-4509) or email her at

Some greyhounds are selected and adopted fairly quickly and some may wait for many many months or seasons at no fault of there own.

Learn more about

RDRP Buy A Brick

Memorial & Honorary Buy A Brick Program

Each brick can have up to three lines with 18 letters per line (including spaces). All lines will be centered on the completed brick. Words will all be capital letters. A donation for one brick is $50.00. At an additional donation of $10.00 per brick you can also have a running Greyhound engraved on the brick.  Download & Print Form

OliviaHappy Yappy Birthday Olivia!

October 8th, 2011
Happy birthday to my beautiful, funny girl, Olivia, she is 5 years young! The day she came into my home was one of the best days of my life...Love her more everyday .
~Kathy pontillo 

Serena Birthday
Happy Birthday To Roo Serena!

October 1st, 2012
Today is Serena's 4th birthday. She really liked the peanut butter doggie ice cream! She wanted some of Guido's but he scarfed his down before she could get his!

Yappy Happy Birthday Hannah!

HannahSeptember 4th, 2004
This is a picture of our beautiful girl Hannah who celebrated her 12th birthday Sept. 4th.  She is absolutely the sweetest and most gentle greyhound.  We could not ask for a better dog.  She is a greyt companion to her five year old sister Ruby.  We are blessed to have her.  
~Elaine and Jim Leitten


Birthday Darlings Awaiting Adoption!

moeHappy Birthday Moe!

September 29th, 2014
This young handsome Dark Fawn is well mannered and super sweet. He is looking forward to being adopted and spending time with a family! 

wandaHappy Birthday Wanda!

October 23rd, 2013
Wanda is a very happy and people oriented hound! She has a greyt wagging tail and expressive face. She really enjoys time spent with people and playing. Her current foster family says she will make a remarkable family member!

Hot ~ Hot ~ Hot! Fashion for your hound or any pup, these super cute pieces and other styles are available exclusively

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Help RDRP and have a styling pooch too!
Use Amazon Smile ( when shopping online!  Simply select RDRP as your chosen nonprofit organization each time you shop and RDRP will receive 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases at no extra cost!
Did you know you can help support our greyhounds in need at no cost doing something you likely do every single day or at least weekly? Earn donations for RDRP with every mile you walk, bike or run with your dog(s), you use the Walk for a Dog app on your iPhone or Android device. Use it at least once a week to be considered "active" and your activity will do double duty: help you and help greyhounds in need! Just go to the website on your phone and sign up with your email. Input your name and choose Racing Dog Rescue Project as your group To learn more
Adore our beautiful greyhounds at Petfinder, make an appt. with one of our adoption experts or stop out the 2nd Sunday of every month from 1 - 3 pm. Join us at our Meet & Greets at SRQ, Venice and North Port.1st, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays from 11 - 1pm. 
TWO NEW Meet & Greets added - 3rd Sat. at Tractor Supply on St. RD. 64 f - 4404 FL-64, Bradenton, FL from 11 am to 1 pm
4th Sat. at Pet Supermarket at 4238 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL (Lockwood Commons) from 11 am to 1 pm.

Ways to support RDRP

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