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March 2014 Events & News

Get a Greyhound Gift!

2014 Membership Drive

100% of our support comes from people like you who understand what it takes to run a 501(c)3 non profit and the time and money it takes to transport, feed, and pay for spay/neuters, dentals, vaccinations and needed medical care for the ex-racing Greyhounds in our foster and adoption program until adoptive homes are found.  We need donations to help these Greyhounds.

Your tax deductible Recycled Racers membership donation will help save a homeless Greyhound.  If you have adopted or never adopted we would be honored to have your support as a member of Recycled Racers, Inc.  Become a member and get greyt Greyhound gifts as a thank you!  Its easy. Just click this membership link to join today! THANK YOU!

Have Some Fun with the Greyhound Walking Club

Greyhound Walking Club - photo 1.    Greyhound Walking Club - photo 2.    Greyhound Walking Club - photo 3.    Greyhound Walking Club - photo 4.   

Every Saturday of the month we host a fun Greyhound dog walk usually starting at 9:00AM in Early Spring & Fall, 8:30AM in Late Spring and 8:00AM in the hot Summer months.  Anyone may join us as we take a 1 hour walk with our Greyhounds.  We walk at different locations each Saturday.  Its great fun and good exercise for us humans and the Greyhounds.  It's a good opportunity to have fun and get a little exercise.  Please join us any Saturday.

Dog Walk Info - updated on 3/07/14:


The March 1st Dog Walk - AND - March 1st Meet-n-Greet:
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DATE:  Saturday, 3/01/14.

NEW TIME:  Begins at 9:00AM and usually last an hour.

DOG WALK LOCATION: Dog walk cancelled due to cold weather.

DIRECTIONS:


The Saturday, March 1st Meet-n-Greet Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 3/01/14.

TIME:  Begins at Noon and lasts until 1:30PM.

MEET-n-GREET LOCATION:
Petco, where the pets go. at the Aurora Petco, 1350 S. Ironton St, Aurora, Colorado 80012. At the corner of Mississippi and Havana next to Kohls. Bring your Greyhound and help spread the word about these great dogs.

DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions go to MapQuest.com and enter: the address listed above


The Saturday March 8th Dog Walk Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 3/08/14. If weather is bad, walk will be cancelled.

TIME:  Begins at 9:00AM and usually last an hour.

DOG WALK LOCATION: We are walking at Crown Hill Lake Open Space located at 9801 W. 26th Ave in Denver.  The inner loop is 1.2 miles and the outer loop is 2 miles long.  This is an easy walk for the older dogs (and older people) and this open space area is so beautiful.  We will park our cars and meet in the 2nd parking lot on the north side of West 26th Ave.

DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions from your location, go to MapQuest.com and enter: Crown Hill Lake Open Space, 9801 West 26th Ave, Denver, Co.


The March 15th Dog Walk - AND - March 15th Meet-n-Greet:
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DATE:  Saturday, 3/15/14.

NEW TIME: Begins at 9:00AM and usually lasts for 1 hour.

DOG WALK LOCATION: Aurora Reservoir, on the south west side in the residential area.

DIRECTIONS: Driving south, on South Gun Club Rd, you will notice that this street eventually turns into S. Aurora Parkway. Turn left on S. Powhaton Rd (which is accross from The Southlands Mall). Stay on this road as it curves around to S. Millbrook Way then make a right on E.Orchard Drive. Look for people standing around with their Greyhounds.


The Saturday, March 15th Meet-n-Greet Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 3/15/14.

TIME:  Begins at 10:30am and lasts until Noon.

MEET-n-GREET LOCATION:
Petco, where the pets go. at The Southlands, Aurora Petco, 24101 East Orchard Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80016. Bring your Greyhound and help spread the word about these great dogs.

DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions go to MapQuest.com and enter: the address listed above


The Saturday March 22nd Dog Walk Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 3/22/14.

TIME:  Begins at 9:00AM and usually last an hour.

DOG WALK LOCATION: We are walking at Washington Park in Denver.  We will park our cars and meet in the South High School parking lot located on 1700 E. Louisiana (just south of the park).

DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions from your location, go to MapQuest.com and enter: Washington Park, Denver, Co.


The Saturday March 29th Dog Walk Location:
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DATE:  Saturday, 3/29/14.

TIME:  Begins at 9:00AM and usually last an hour.

DOG WALK LOCATION: We are walking at Sloan's Lake in Wheatridge.  We will park our cars and meet in the parking lot on the north west side of the lake at the corner of Sheridan Blvd and West Byron Place.

DIRECTIONS: For detailed directions from your location, go to MapQuest.com and enter: Sloan Lake.

DIRECTIONS:

Join our Volunteer Team!

We are looking for new volunteers who want to have fun, meet people and promote Greyhound adoption and Recycled Racers.  Join us and make new friends!

Have your name & email address added to the Recycled Racers Volunteer email list by: texting or calling 303-908-3675 or email us at greyadopt1@aol.com


Greyhound Foster Homes Needed

We are happy to announce that we have closed our adoption kennel and have transitioned to a 100% foster home adoption program!!  We need individuals or families to foster a Greyhound in their home until the dog can be adopted.  We will provide foster homes with an extra large dog crate, free dog food for the duration of the foster period, dog feeding stations, leash, Greyhound safety collar, ID tags, kennel muzzle, Greyhound information book, and our Greyhound Care Manual.  We will take care of the foster Greyhound's vet needs during the duration of the foster period.

A Recycled Racers Rep will visit your home and explain the requirements of becoming a qualified Greyhound foster home and answer any questions you June have.  All you need to provide is plenty of love and a safe and responsible foster home for a homeless Greyhound.  Please consider becoming a foster home so that we can save even more Greyhounds and continue the work to find every retired racing Greyhound a good home.  Call or text 303-908-3675 for Foster Application and more information.


Meet-n-Greets

Recycled Racers invites people and their foster or adopted Greyhounds to attend the Meet-n-Greets at participating Petco locations once a month.  It is fun!  You bring your Greyhound and get to talk to interested people who want to learn about Greyhounds and how to foster and adopt one.  The Meet-n-Greets last just 2 hours once a month and your Greyhound will love getting to spend time with the other Greyhounds at the Meet-n-Greet.  Please call Marnie at 303-908-3675 to learn about this fun volunteer opportunity!


Donations We Need:

We appreciate donations of extra large dog crates, dog beds, used dog coats, toys, raised feeding bowles and dog biscuits.  These donations go to the foster Greyhounds in our care and are also given to adopters when they have need.


Contact Information

If you have recently driven past our old kennel and wondered where we are, don't worry!  We closed our kennel at the end of 2011 and are now a 100% foster home program!  You can contact us by using the information below:

Mailing address: PO Box 1665, Commerce City, Co. 80037

Phone as of Jan. 2011: 303-908-3675

Fax: 303-922-3577

Email: greyadopt1@aol.com

About Us:

Recycled Racers, Inc. has been a small 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 1993.  We are dedicated to the placement of retired racing Greyhounds into responsible, loving homes.  Since our inception in 1993, we have placed over 1,500 Greyhounds!  Every adoption is important to us.  We try to make every effort to match the personality of the Greyhound with the potential owner.  We enjoy keeping in touch with our Greyhound adopters and their hounds through their participation in our adopters events held through out the year.

Racing Greyhounds are usually not very old, when they become available for adoption.  They are typically 4 to 6 years of age when they retire and have an average life span of 12 to 14 years.  Occasionally, we get younger dogs who were not interested in chasing the lure or an older dog who is retired from breeding.  Racing Greyhounds are purebred dogs which are registered through the NGA (National Greyhound Association).

Greyhounds in our new 100% foster home program have their health checked, are spayed or neutered, have their rabies, distemper vaccinations updated and receive a dental cleaning, nail trim and bath prior to being placed into a qualified foster home until they can be adopted.  Each foster home is provided with an extra large dog crate, free dog food for the duration of the Greyhound's foster period, dog feeding bowls, leash, Greyhound safety collar, ID tags, kennel muzzle, Greyhound information book, our Greyhound Care Manual, and plastic kennel muzzle.  Our adoption fee is $175.00 which is applied to the above costs.  Each adopter gets a wonderful Greyhound with a professional quality 6-foot leash, matching tag collar, matching Martingale Greyhound safety collar, ID tags, kennel muzzle and our Greyhound Care Manual.

We get to know each and every dog's personality very well.  This constant contact helps us place each Greyhound into a situation that is right for the dog.  Our hope is that each Greyhound adopted out will blossom into a true family member in their new home.  The well being of each Greyhound in their new adoptive home is very important to us, and we take this responsibility seriously.

Soon you will find out what thousands of Greyhound adopters already know, that Greyhounds make fast friends!  If you are interested in adopting a retired racing Greyhound then read our How To Adopt a Greyhound web page.

If you can't adopt a retired racer at this time, but are interested in helping Greyhounds, then please read our How to Help web pages.  Thank you very much for visiting our web site and learning about this special breed!



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