RDRP GREYT Nose-Letter  April 2016
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April is National Adopt-A-Greyhound Month!  RDRP and our wonderful greyhound family work hard to bring awareness of the wonders and unique needs of this phenomenal breed year round and have been happy to participate in the 30 day awareness push for the month of April! Help us continue to educate and spread the word about the beloved greyhound. Do YOU know someone who might want to adopt? Remember to be ready to spread the joys of this greyt breed with those you know!  

adopt a greyhoundOther GREYT ways to help Greyhounds everyday is to donate your time, expertise, or money to RDRP! We also affiliate with several sponsors like Amazon Smile, Beneva Flowers, ISearchIGive and WoofTrax... just check for details! We are always in need of support to provide outstanding care for our hounds and their Adoption Center. Have any questions about what is needed, just send us an email to Here is a list of the "Who does what" and an idea of some of the groups and teams. If you see an area that you might be interested in joining just let us know! 

And finally, please send us your photos, videos, stories, testimonials, and ideas! Thanks for being a part of the family!

Upcoming GREYT Events

Meet & Greet - Every 1st (SRQ), 2nd (Venice) and 3rd (North Port) Saturday from 11 - 1 pm.

We are now at Petco on University (UTC - Target ) please see our event calendar for details!
A GREYT way to meet greyhounds, volunteers and learn about RDRP! 

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!

YAPPY HOUR @ Motorworks Brewery - May 15th, 1 - 4 pm. Join us for a fun afternoon at Motorworks Brewing, a dog friendly beer garden with lots of shade!! There will be great raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle, vendors and even an agility course for your greyhound to try out!! Please join us and bring your greyhound!! This is a well-behaved kid friendly event.1014 9th St W Bradenton, FL.
For questions contact Pam Driggs 941-387-4499
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The Greyhound Roo.
AKA Rooing or Howling, but with a style and harmony so soothing to the ears humans invariably are compelled to join it! When the Rooing starts greyhounds will sing together, in 4 part harmony, 5 part... 10!  Get one started and a whole group will quickly follow suit.

Often any Greyhounds, if they are within ear shot, will jump right in! Even police sirens can get them started!
"I love working with the hounds. My week isn't complete without my greyhound fix! It's all about the greyhounds!"
Volunteer Ken Smith 
Cuteness overload! Click the hounds to play video!
Adopt a Greyhound Month Promo Video

Our Volunteers Are GREYT!

RDRP volunteers Charlene & Terry Proeger recently stepped up to the plate when a new arrival named Scotty!  He had an injured tail and needed a quite home and some extra loving care to rest & recuperate
Charlene sewed a special bumper for his crate, and they quickly made him feel right at ease. Their beautiful greyhound Flyboy has lived up to his new role as foster brother too.

Sweet Scotty has had his vet appointments for his "happy tail" and the tippy was removed, his dental and neuter done and he will soon be ready for his forever home! As you can see he is figuring out "home life" very nicely. 

Scotty loves people, kissing and kisses, toys, cats, dogs and walkies!

Charlene asked Flyboy how he felt about this new living arrangement... "Flyboy says it's fine having foster pup Scotty stay at his house. Flyboy enjoys relaxing together, going on long walks, and hiking at Myakka. Flyboy is teaching Scotty his special technique for kissing babies."

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

Do YOU have space for a short term foster?

Let's all try to help with this! If we find some short term foster homes, we can start to get our male greys neutered. For an uncomplicated neutering, just a few days recovery in a foster home would be sufficient. This would likely expedite adoptions, and also help mellow the pups.
If you might be able to help out with short term foster care, or other types of foster care, contact Geri Harrison. RDRP will help make your foster experience a meaningful one!
To contact Geri, call her cell (685-4509) or email her at

Recently Adopted!!! Mid-March to Mid-April 2016

Con-GREYT-ulations awesome new greyhound parents and families!!!
Alec Kratoska adopted JD Vertical

Rebecca Gill & Hendrik Steenhuysen adopted Mindy

Paula Maynard adopted Mambo

Dana & Russ Laggan adopted Snapshot

Paul Rogulich adopted Gunner, now Tiger

Steve Davis adopted Valen

Ady Ceretta adopted Depp

Matt Trepal adopted Clyde

Sharon & Jay Litschauer adopted Baby

Leslie Shepherd adopted Perfect, now Mariah

Liam GotchaHappy Gotcha Day Liam!Liam hound

Liam and I are celebrating our 3-year Gotcha date today, April 12, 2016. Liam is so loving, sweet-natured, and smart--he can even remember where I park my car! He's playful and affectionate, and runs down the stairs to greet me when I come home. Liam offers his toys to his 14-year-old feline brother Bailey, and is always up for a ride in my car. When we pull up to the drive-through at our local Starbuck's the baristas say, "Liam's here!" and they always have a treat for him. Liam loves his memory foam bed, belly rubs, and all his squeaky toys! When people ask if I rescued him, I always say we rescued each other. Liam is a greyt ambassadog for RDRP!" 
~ Melanie Branscomb

hound cakeYappy Birthday Dear Kenzi! 

"Happy Birthday to Kenzi!!!! Today, April 12th, she is 2 years old!!!! She is so amazing and has made our family so happy!!!

Thank you to Kathy Pontillo and Bone Appetite for the amazing birthday cake for Kenzi!!!"

Happy Yappy Birthday Poppy!


Miss Poppy Lulu's 3rd birthday is April 14th. Poppy has blossomed into an amazing houndie with a lot of spunk and zest for life... think Lucille Ball will long legs!  She loves her greyhound sister Lilly, tolerates her two cats, and likes the bird. Bananas, zoomies and guests are a few of her favorite things.  
Watch Petey tell you how he feels about life! Click Petey to view video. 

Q- Hey Uncle Indra, what's the most important things I need to remember when I bring my adopted  houndie home?

As an adopted ex-racer I am qualified to answer that one! When I think back to my first week or so of becoming a "family member" so many things come to mind... slippery floors, loud doors, the see-through things that I could not walk through (windows I later learned) and all the strange sounds and smells. This was the hugest kennel I had every seen! I was pretty unsure of what was up, or down, and I really needed some together time with my new humans and for them to have a light- hearted attitude of gratitude that we were all doing this together! 

All I could do was HOPE the nice humans knew what they were doing, that they had studied up on the greyhound ways, and that I would be safe, fed, have water and be treated nicely. I sure knew that I had to try to trust them.

1. Study, Google and learn all about the Greyhound!
2. Please make arrangements to spend time with me while I settle in.
3. Know that I want to love you forever and this is all very knew... I am not like other "dogs".
4. Be very mindful of all that you studied & learned - doors, windows, hound-proofed home, etc., safety first.
5. Always make sure I am wide awake before you touch me, just in case I sleep startle.
6. Call RDRP if you have any questions or concerns.
7. Understand that I will take awhile to blossom into the fully amazing houndie I will become. Every day is a treasure! :-)

Here is a good article for more info on the first many days of settling in! 
Have a question? Email me Uncle Indra 
Remember dear greyhound lovers to send us your greyhound stories, tips, photos, birthdays, gotcha days, greyt resources, videos, and anything else that is greyhound lover shareable to Team Newsletter by the 9th of the month.  Our RDRP GREYT Newsletter will go out mid-month.
Photo Courtesy ~ Melanie Branscomb
It is with a heavy heart that I report the loss of one of our beloved adopted greyhounds. After a brave battle with heart disease, LC Lyle, who has adopted by Jayna Sharpley and family, crossed over the bridge today. "Streak" was only 3 years old and had been adopted by Jayna in August of last year. Our heartfelt sympathy to Jayna and her family. He was a brave boy and while his time with Jayna was too short, he had found a wonderful home. We are all sad and you are in our prayers. Please know your friends at RDRP care deeply. 

Run free Streak, no leash, no fences and no pain. See you on the other side of the rainbow bridge.
10.19.2012 - 4.13.2016
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!
Snazzy is as snazzy does.. check out the "twins" volunteer
Pam Driggs & beautiful Tiger stylin in faux leopard print! 
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), by yourself or with friends when 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
Please help us spread the word about this easy, no cost way to help greys every single day. To learn more
Check out all our beautiful greyhounds at Petfinder, make an appointment 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. We are now at Petco UTC check event calendar. 

Ways to support RDRP

Beneva Flowers

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