Monday, February 23, 2015

Hound Haul 2.7.15

On February 7th, GPA Tri-State welcomed 3 new retirees to our group.  Normally we have to drive several hours to meet the hauler, but this time they agreed to deliver the hounds closer so folks in our group could see what all the hype is about a dog haul.
The volunteers from GPA Emerald Coast located in Pensacola, Florida delivered 7 hounds to Nashville first.  Next stop, Owensboro, Kentucky.  Norm, the chauffeur, stepping out of the van.
 First out, VJ Starfire, my newest foster.
Starfire is sticking out his tongue!
 This dark brindle beauty is Adam Lambert.
 Getting some love from all the spectators.
 I was trying to get Starfire interested in getting a drink of water.
 Norm is showing me how to check for ticks.  Those little buggers like to get in between their toes.
 Group shot of some of our volunteers. 
Starfire finally passed out after a couple of hours at our house.  He is a gorgeous brindle boy and such a good dog.  Welcome to retirement!


  1. Some of my fondest memories of having worked in greyhound adoption were predawn meetings with haulers in Vracker Barrel parking lots in Virginia and NC. It never gets old ... meeting new retirees

  2. I always really enjoyed helping get the hounds off the hauler when they were delivered. It's a lot of fun seeing them come out of their shells and show you who they are.

  3. I've never been around that aspect of greyhound adoption! Sounds like something I would enjoy.