GRFT families have been attending Beach Bound Hounds since 2001 and each year we add more GRFT families and Greyhounds.  The GRFT families will be staying at The Bermuda Sands, on the beach.  Contact us for more information on how to register and reserve your room for next year.

Beach Bound Hounds 2008

GRFT 8TH ANNUAL GREYHOUND REUNION

OUR EIGHTH ANNUAL REUNION WAS IN SEPTEMBER OF 2008.  AS YOU CAN SEE WE WERE GRACED WITH A BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW DURING OUR MEMORIAL.  AT NO OTHER TIME WAS THE RAINBOW VISIBLE NOR CAPTURED IN ANY OTHER PICTURES.

 

WE CELEBRATE OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE WORKED VERY HARD CARING FOR ALL THE MANY WONDERFUL GREYHOUND THEY HAVE TOUCHED AND OUR MANY ADOPTERS WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO PLACE OUR X-RACERS WITH LOVING FAMILIES TO SHARE THEIR LIVES WITH.

 

WE ARE ALL SO BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL    GREYHOUND FAMILY. TO SEE SOME PHOTOS OF OUR PAST GATHERINGS TAKEN BY OUR FRIENDS, GO TO THE PHOTO GALLERY.

 

We Always Enjoy Seeing Everyone At the Reunions.

 

We are proud to be part of the Rally To Rescue  Ambassador Program

                 

 

Six GRFT Greyhounds participate in the Program

Newspaper Article:

Greyhound Rescue Canines Have A Blast In Kingsport ----CLICK HERE

 

 

The fundraising T-Shirts, custom designed in the Rally to Rescue™ signature shade of purple, feature a classic quotation from Mahatma Gandhi on the front:

"The character of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

 

 

Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee partners with the Corrections Corporation of America to bring inmates, Greyhounds and Trainers together. 

GRFT and the Corrections Corporation of America are working in cooperation with one another to facilitate a foster care/inmate handler program with retired racing Greyhounds at the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility.

This is a win-win situation for the Greyhounds coming into retirement and the inmates.  As one inmate shared with GRFT representatives, "This is the reason to get up, the reason to care and the one "person" that cares for me.

The Program not only teaches basic obedience to the Greyhounds but also enables the inmates to focus on and learn from the love of a Greyhound.

GRFT with the help of Jim and Anne-Marie, our Nashville Representatives, provides the Greyhounds, a trainer, veterinary care, food, crates, bedding, bowls, toys, treats, heartworm preventative, collars, leads and any other incidentals.

This program is a large expense to GRFT but thanks to the experience and expertise of Anne-Marie with fundraising, Jim's willingness to make sure the Greyhounds have everything needed and to Kat for the professional training she brings to the program, we are able to continue helping to bring hope for a brighter future.

 

 

 

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SPRING 2010

Together We DO Make A Difference.      Adoption is the Option.

Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee, volunteers Brenda and Rhonda pick up newly retired racing Greyhounds at the Birmingham Race Track to be placed in Foster care.  These five young x-racers are among the approximate 800 Greyhounds that have gone through GRFT Foster homes and into the loving permanent homes as of 2010.

Newly retired Greyhounds are placed in GRFT foster homes to be evaluated, profiled,  taught things like steps, mirrors, house manners and how to live with a family. 

GRFT adheres to a 100% spay/neuter policy before adoption.

RACE FOR THE CURE

KINGSPORT PARADE 2012

 

GRFT participates in many events.  This parade was held in Kingsport and as you can see our theme was "RACE FOR THE CURE"

Thanks goes out to all our volunteers that helped make this our float and event a huge success.  A huge thanks to Ronnie Peters for his amazing artwork and to Roger Wright for constructing our displays and supplying the float along with the truck. 

As we passed the thousands of people watching the parade we received so many thanks from people with tears, hugs and thumbs up.

It sure feels good to bring a little joy and happiness to many people as we find ways to show we care and honor those fighting this devastating disease. 

It can't happen without our amazing volunteers that pull together.  

Together We DO Make A Difference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee

P.O. Box 32554
Knoxville, TN  37930-2554

 

www.greyhoundrescue.org