Another Fun-Filled Month

We've survived another exciting month at Second Chance Greyhounds culminating with our two day stint at the Pigs 'n Peaches Festival in Kennesaw.  We attended this event last year and had a fabulous time meeting and greeting with the public and chatting up Greyhound adoption and our prison foster program with Second Chance Greyhounds.  We were very lucky in that the rain held off for the most part although it did sprinkle on everyone very early Saturday evening. Then it was beautiful the rest of the evening.  The food was fabulous and the volunteers were great!  It was a long two days but very much worth it!! Pictures from the event can be found here

We also recently added a new pet therapy location to our repertoire of nursing homes visited on a monthly basis by our volunteers.  This new one, Dogwood Forrest of Marietta, will be awesome to visit as the residents have their very own dog who lives at the facility with them.  They love him but are anxious to meet our Greyhounds.  And, of course, we are happy to oblige!

I recently saw a video on Facebook that a friend had posted on their wall.  It was about a paralyzed yellow lab who was wheeled in a wagon by his owner, going room to room to visit patients who were terminally ill.  I sat there and cried while watching the video.  On many occasions, petting, snuggling, and loving on that therapy dog was the last happy thing that the patient did before dying.  Very touching indeed, especially knowing the impact pet therapy work has on the patient.  And even the handler and the dog - I sometimes wonder if we're getting more out of the visits than the patients!  It's definitely a win-win for everyone and I'm so happy that our pet therapy program is growing.  We now visit three locations in and around Atlanta and one in Valdosta! 

The month of September brings our usual schedule of pet therapy visits, the Meet & Greet at the Valdosta Petsmart, our monthly meeting, the much anticipated microchipping clinic and then the last weekend of the month, we'll be at the Sandy Springs Festival.  It's a two-day event and is fantastic, I have to say, with lots of arts and crafts and (drum roll, please) . . . it's a pet friendly festival!!  Dogs of all breeds and sizes will be in attendance and there is even a pet parade that Saturday.  Alot of fun indeed - I hope you'll plan to come out and join us.  We'd love to meet you!  Rest assured, you'll have fun meeting our Greyhounds.  They are the best!!