ARIZONA ANIMAL FAIR TODAY

Run off with Dru and Willow to the Arizona Animal Fair today from 10 – 4 at Reid Park. See you there!

ARIZONA ANIMAL FAIR

Tomorrow Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is participating in it first ever public event.  WOOT!

Please stop by our table at the adoptions area of the Arizona Animal Fair to show your support for Tucson’s newest greyhound adoption group. Bring your hounds. We will be giving out green bandannas with shamrocks for your greyhounds to model and flaunt how handsome or pretty they look all dressed up and  to identify them as SA Greys volunteers.

See you there!

Thank you for all you do for the greyhounds.

“We’re off to the Animal Fair. See you there.”

WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL WEB SITE!

The Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption web site is officially up and running! Thanks to Geoff for all the hard work and dedication getting it ready in time for our first public event, the Arizona Animal Fair. Simply impressive.

The site looks absolutely fantastic! Please stop by, take some time to look around, check out the available hounds ready to go into their forever homes and definitely test drive the donate button. Well done to all you in the Communications Team that helped!

UPDATE ON GABI

Looks like someone is making herself right at home at the foster house.

GOING TO THE DOGS!

We have more dogs! Please welcome to SA Greys:

Xena:

Xena is a gorgeous 4 year old girl with white with brindle patches. She has her spay in the next week or so and will be ready to move into her forever home after that. She has not yet been cat tested.

And Bear:

A tall lanky boy who is quite handsome. He had a very short racing career, so he is only 2. He will have his neuter soon and will be ready for adoption after that. He has not been cat tested yet.

Please let us know if you are interested in either Xena or Bear. Let’s find them their forever homes.

PRICELESS

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”  Sherry Anderson, from Best Friends Animal Society uses this saying, and it can’t be any more true for our volunteers at SA Greys.  This Saturday, March 3rd, is the Arizona Animal Fair and it will give us a chance to put a public face on all the work everyone has been doing ‘behind the scenes’.   And best of all, we are hoping that Gabi, Simone, Spencer, Bear and Xena find their forever homes.  
We always have room for more, so if you are interested in volunteering at this event or any other upcoming event, please contact us. 
Spencer says we’ll see you Saturday!

ANIMAL FAIR 2012

Arizona Animal Fair Is Just One Week Away!
Be part of SA Grey’s first public event, the Arizona Animal Fair. You sure don’t want to miss this one, meet us at Reid Park!
The kick off time is officially at 10AM. Look for our booth sporting the new logo. We’ll be in the Super Adoptions Area at booth V.  If you need more help finding us click here for a fair map.
We need you and your four-legged friend to help staff the volunteer table for the 2 to 4PM shift. This is a time for you to showcase your handsome grey and the wonderful breed.
Please bring your hound, spend some time at our booth, and parade your fur kids around the Fair grounds while you help us fly the SA Greys’ flag.
If you have any questions about the Fair, the location or the SA Greys participation, or if you want to volunteer for the 2 PM to 4 PM shift, please email John:  soazgreys @ gmail.com.

DONATIONS ARE WELCOME

From the email newsletter of Saturday, February 25th.
Donations are Welcome!

Now that SA Greys is up and running, we are incurring expenses. As we announced: we have incorporated, communication is up and running, we have taken in our first greyhounds, paid vet bills, purchased dog tags, microchips and the first round of meds for our new dogs, prepared for the Arizona Animal Fair, are in process of signing the kennel contract, and are printing brochures, business cards and training materials.
All this takes money, and so far, the interim steering committee has underwritten these costs on behalf of our organization. Now, we are ready to turn to you, our volunteers and donors, for the next steps.  We have our first insurance premiums to pay, our first kennel rent to pay, and more dogs to take in and start on their roads to their forever homes.
For those of you who were able to attend our last all volunteers meeting at Udall Park, we asked for your pledges of support, and you overwhelmed us with your offers.  Now that we are official, you may make out your checks, payable to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, and mail them to our address:

Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption
1517 North Wilmot Road
Box 175
Tucson, AZ 85712

For those of you who were unable to attend the Udall meeting, or did not get a chance to make a pledge, we hope you will also consider mailing a check. Anne Marie, our interim Treasurer, is ready, willing and very eager to deposit those checks and put them to work for you and for our greys.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

SA Greys is not yet a 501c3 organization (the application process has begun). These initial donations are not yet tax deductible. Anne Marie did announce at the Udall meeting that IRS regulations governing non-profits provide for retroactive granting of non-profit status if the 501c3 application is approved by the IRS within 15 months of the organization’s incorporation. We fully intend to have that approval, and expect that it will be retroactive to February 17, 2012, the date our Incorporation was approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission.

When you make your donations, please be sure to keep copies of your checks for your records, so that you may take advantage of our non-profit status in your tax planning and preparation for 2012. You will also receive a written acknowledgement of your donations from SA Greys, which should also be retained for tax purposes.

Thank you so very much for your support.

MORE HAPPENINGS!

We are having a hard time keeping up with all the new things being accomplished for this group. Just finished – a youtube channel established with the first video posted! It’s under SAGreys. Follow the link to head on over, watch the first of many videos, and subscribe. Well done Communications Team!

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

WELCOME!
Welcome all you SA Greys folks passionate about greyhounds, but new to the blogging world. Thanks for stopping by. As you know from the SA Greys message today, and as proven by the fact you are reading this, the blog is live! We plan to keep everyone up to date on the SA Greys going-ons, entertain with stories and photos, and, most importantly, showcase our greyhounds; both those that are available and those that have been adopted. Be sure to stop by often, because we will be posting new information frequently.
There is a couple of ways to follow the blog and participate. You can follow by clicking on the blue “Join this site” button over on the right side of the page. You will need to have a google account set up to do so. This is quite easy to do and you will be directed to the site when you click on the follow button.
You can also follow by email. Simply enter your email address in the box below the “Follow By Email” text, also on the right side of the page. An email version of the post will be sent directly to your inbox whenever there is something new.
Please participate in the blog by making comments. Don’t be shy, click on the “comments” button below each post, write what you want to say, (keep it clean please), and hit publish. You will be asked to enter a profile. If you’ve set up your google account so you could follow, choose google from the down drop menu. It’s that easy.   

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We are asking for submissions for posts. Please email soazgreys @ gmail.com when you would like to participate.
We hope you enjoy the site. Please stay awhile, check it out, and get involved!
Breeze says “welcome!”