Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO BOX 4416
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Volume  14   Issue 1                                   Spring 2011 

Dear Friends,

   What a long winter!  Haven’t we had enough of digging paths through the snowdrifts for our dogs to go out?  It’s finally Spring, and among other things, that means it’s newsletter time – when I allow myself to sit, uninterrupted, and reflect on the past few months and what lies ahead.

   It is with joy and pride that I wish you Happy Anniversary as GFNJ  prepares to celebrate 25 years of saving   thousands of dogs. GFNJ rescued our first greyhounds in 1986, and since then, approximately 5,000 dogs have found sanctuary in our family. This is a time to celebrate!

   My first dog was a GFNJ foster Bounder, quickly followed by Nikki, my "heart dog" for 10 years.  That was 16 years ago, and I never would have imagined what my role with this group would eventually become.  I have shared my home with so many wonderful fosters as well as those I have adopted. I am proud to play a role in  continuing the vital work of GFNJ. I am proud that we turn no dogs away.  We continue to take in broken legged greyhounds, senior dogs, returned dogs and greyhounds with special medical issues.  We will continue to offer experience and life-long support for our greyhounds and families.

   Our anniversary year began with induction into New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Hall of Fame.  Nominated by Crown Veterinary Specialists’ Dr. Wendy Ross, this honor recognizes our Prison Foster Program at Mountainview Correctional Facility and celebrates the animal-human bond.  After nine years, our program is vital to the dogs and the men who foster our greyhounds.  Placed in the prison to recuperate from injury, gain confidence or socialization, the dogs graduate prepared for forever homes.  I am gratified by the program’s recognition and appreciative to Dr. Ross who performs orthopedic surgery on our broken legged dogs.  I’m especially grateful to our volunteers overseeing the program, acting as liaisons to the prison: Sue Smith, Denise Parkayni and Bill Brouillard.  The program could not function without them.

   We will be facing a situation in the next month or so which could  present a major challenge for greyhound rescue. Currently, there are 13 dog tracks in Florida.  Most lose money but remain open under a law requiring the coupling of dog racing tracks with the more popular and lucrative poker parlors.  If a legislative vote in May is passed,  greyhound racing will be allowed to end in Florida.  It sounds wonderful doesn’t it?  It could be, if tracks are required to place dogs responsibly with rescue groups. There could be 8000 dogs affected by the track closures. The best racers will go to other tracks; but, a large number of the dogs will have no place to go.  History predicts that some dogs will disappear or be sent to other countries. This situation is being  monitored by rescue groups across the country. GFNJ will take as many dogs as we possibly can with your help.  As always, the number of dogs we can save depends on your help with adoptions, fostering  and fundraising.

   In this newsletter, you’ll find an email from Dennis Tyler of Greyhound Pets of America Central Florida Chapter discussing this pending legislation which will make you more aware of the potential severity of the situation.

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   You will read about fost ering, which is so crucial to our saving these dogs.  Within the next few weeks I will    receive calls from Dennis, JCKC’s Pam Davis, Linda Jensen and others asking me, "Linda, how many dogs can GFNJ take?" That number will be determined by the numbers of volunteers, foster homes and adoptive homes available to us. Will that number be eight dogs, or eighteen, or twenty-eight?  It's up to all of us.

   You are Greyhound Friends of New Jersey – your help is always needed and appreciated.


Linda Lyman





Greyhounds waiting at a track for a forever home 

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Email from Dennis Tyler of Greyhound Pets of America Central Florida Chapter

 Hi Linda –

   Today, March 22, Florida House Bill 1145 went through the first of three committee hearings and was approved by a vote of 14 to 1 to go to the Finance & Tax and Economic Affairs Committees for a vote.  This  Bill has the same language as March 16, 2011 Senate Bill 1594 that was approved in a 7 to 5 vote.  The Senate  bill  will go through other committees,  then to go to the Senate floor for a final vote if approved by all committees. 

   These bills both allow race tracks with poker rooms and Casino gaming the option of discontinuing live greyhound racing in Florida. Committee hearings in both the House and Senate show that there is a push to get these bills to the floor for a vote.  Once approved by all the committees, these bills could be voted any time between now and the close of the 2011 session, slated for May 6th!

   Approval of these bills will change the numbers of “adoption greyhounds” significantly through Florida race tracks opting out of live racing effective 6/30/11.  There are well over 8,800 greyhounds presently racing in  Florida at 11 of the 13 tracks in operation here.  (Two are seasonal tracks currently.)  There are over 3,000 greyhounds on Florida farms and at least another 500 greyhounds in adoption kennels and foster homes throughout the state. 

   All adoption groups should start saving money to help as many greyhounds as possible in the future.  In Florida, we will need all the help we can get to maintain our operations transporting hounds to other states. 

  – Dennis Tyler

GPA Central Florida Chapter 

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Available Dogs  

Craigie Cryon is one of these gorgeous little girls. She is very friendly, sweet and loving. She is in a foster home and has adapted like a champ to home life. She is very easily corrected and eager to please. She walks nicely on leash and loves to walk. Won't you give this sweetie a forever home?  She is three years old and no cats, please.


BH's See U Later, a striking two year old boy with a personality  to match. Calm, especially for a young boy, he is sweet, friendly and walks nicely on leash.  He needs the confidence of being with another grey. He is in the Prison Foster Program, a favorite of his inmate handlers. No cats, please.


Oh Ya Rowdy, a big boy, happy, friendly and out-going. He loves attention but not pushy. Rowdy is two years old and cat tolerant with supervision. He doing well in the Prison Foster Program.


Also Billie,  a gorgeous girl who gets along with everyone. She likes her bed to be hers--who doesn't?  Billie is four years old. She is cat workable but would do best without a cat.


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The Eight Hundred Pound Greyhound In The Room 

by Donna Patt        

Whytell Ann     

 Traveling to foster home

 “I can’t foster because I won’t be able to give the dog up.”  That is the most frequently stated sentiment when we ask for new fosters.  It is a fear that everyone has – before fostering. 

   I have fostered more than 100 dogs over the years.  It is wonderfully gratifying to know that I am helping a dog who needs a little extra, a touch of home.  It is always so exciting to bring the dog home and introduce him or her to the pack.

   The first night, the foster grey spends the night happily in the crate since greyhounds are used to being moved from place to place during their racing career.  By the second night, he’s aware this is a family and he wants to sleep where everyone else sleeps. By the third night, I begin to think it would be great to keep this loving dog.  What’s one more?  He’s starting to become a “real” dog.  He’s getting along with my dogs, eating well, and he found out that a pillow is very comfy. It warms my heart to see him changing.

   This is where logic and being an adult come in handy.  This is about the greyhound in need of a home – not me.  I will help this dog adjust to life off the track.  I’ll feed him much better food than he’s ever had, teach him a few things and love him dearly.  But my foster deserves the home where he is most cherished.  He will be chosen, with all the giddy excitement I felt when I chose my dogs.  He will be the center of someone’s world just as my dogs are my center.  In addition, my dogs deserve the re-focused attention when the foster leaves.  Our pack really is big enough.

   If we put the eight hundred pound greyhound in perspective, it’s just a little 60 pound grey who might have been killed if he didn't get on the dog haul from the track because he has a place to go.  And  that  we  can stop by fostering!  It’s  temporary.   It’s  important.  It’s a life!  And I have done my part.  My foster has moved on and I can help another… and  another.

   GFNJ will provide a crate and even the food, if that helps.  We offer lots of support from Terryl, Linda and other fosters.  What we need from you, the foster parent, is some hugs and supervision, and an open mind.  You provide the safe house.  You are the line in the sand that stops this one dog from being killed.  It’s you – and you can do it!  Believe me, there’s no feeling in the world like watching a new family leave with the greyhound you fostered.  And don’t worry, he’ll remember you. 

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Fostering -- Frequently Asked Questions 

1.  Who is responsible for the medical care of a foster dog?  Greyhound Friends of NJ takes full responsibility for a foster dog’s medical bills.   All newly arriving dogs have already been spayed or neutered, teeth cleaned, wormed, are up-to-date on shots, and received heartworm preventative before they move into a foster home.

2.  Who is responsible for supplying foster dogs with heartworm preventive and flea preventative?  GFNJ will provide monthly heartworm preventive and Frontline when requested by the foster family.  Contact Linda or Terryl to get the medication needed for your foster dog.

3.  Who supplies the food for our foster dog?  Most foster homes provide their foster dog with food.  However, GFNJ will be happy to help families who otherwise wouldn’t foster   because of the cost of food. 

4.  Will I have to buy a crate for my foster dog?  No, GFNJ will provide a crate for your foster dog if needed.

5.  Do I have to bring my dog to Adoption Day events at the kennel?  You are not required to bring your foster to an Adoption Day if you’re not available on a particular day. But, these events are a valuable place to introduce your foster to potential adopters since many times, they come looking for a particular dog and adopt a different one.  Linda will contact you if someone is interested in adopting your  foster.  If  you’re not available  to attend the Adoption Day, we will make other arrangements.

6.  Do I have to attend Meet and Greets with my foster dog?  No, it’s not a requirement but Meet and Greets are a great place to expose foster dogs to potential adopters.

7.  Whom do I contact with updates, information, or questions concerning my foster dog?  Please send updates, from time to time, to Linda so they can be put on your foster’s page on our site.  Potential adopters look for more information on dogs they are considering. Also, email Terryl and Linda so they have a better understanding of your dog and what type of home will suit him best. If you need help with behavior, contact Heidi at or phone 856-863-5898.

8.  Will I have the opportunity to talk to the person who adopts my foster?  Yes, we will give you the name and number of a potential adopter interested in your dog so you can contact them to answer any questions. Linda will talk to you after this conversation to get your input.

9.  Will I see my foster again?  Some adopters and foster families become good friends.  Many send photos and emails, even cards, to foster families.  Many times, we see former fosters at picnics and other GFNJ events.

10. What happens if I fall in love with my foster?  That’s been known to happen.  Linda will give you the "first right of refusal" and we hope that  you will continue to foster and help another greyhound.

Contact: Linda Lyman:  or 732-356-4370 or Terryl Jackson at  908-203-0070 

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We Need Your Help

by Maria Lutz

   Without our compassionate, caring members, we couldn’t save the lives of so many greyhounds.  Just look at the grey by your knee.  Can you image life without those big, loving, brown eyes?

    With your help we’ll continue to give greys in dire need the lives they deserve. 2011 will be another exciting year of events and fundraisers!  We need your help to make each event a success by attending, donating prizes, and spreading the word.

   Our $235 adoption fee does not cover the cost of transport, kenneling, and veterinarian services.  In addition, our broken legged and special needs dogs average an additional $2500 in expenses, some even more.


   This year started off with a hugely successful "2 Hounds"  online auction.  Our third annual Tricky Tray was a sell-out and so much fun…again.  Lucky winners left with fabulous prizes and big smiles!

   More upcoming Events and Special Fundraisers:

  • The “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” raffle for our special needs girls featuring a gorgeous diamond ring in a contemporary setting. Prize to be drawn at the Fall Picnic.
  • Spring Picnic: May 22, Fall Picnic: September 18
  • Central Jersey “Bowling for Greyhounds” on June 5.
  • The ever-popular Scotch Bowl will be held in August.
  • We’re planning a great 25th Anniversary Celebration this Fall that will be a fun, relaxed event to get together and enjoy each other's company.
  • And of course, our popular Craft Show will be a highlight of the end of the year.

Watch our website, other fun events are likely to develop!

   We’re so lucky to have so many wonderful donors.  We never purchase a raffle prize.  Every item is given to us by an adopter or business joining our cause.  If you have a raffle prize to donate, please contact Maria Lutz at or 732-521-8330.  Not sure what to donate?  Gift cards from retail chains and grocery stores are great options.

   Keep your eye on our website for details on these upcoming activities.  Bring your friends and family, tell your co-workers. Hope to see you at the next event.

   What a great way to have fun and raise money for retired racers at the same time. Greyhounds still waiting for forever homes need your support and GFNJ’s rescue. 

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GFNJ Board News

   GFNJ is fortunate to have a devoted, hard working, selfless group of Board members. We thank Patty Comerford for serving as Vice President for several years. She stepped down from that position but will remain an active member of the Board. We are pleased to announce Maria Lutz has been elected Vice President and we welcome newly-elected members Raymond Acosta and Caroline Burgos. 

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How to Avoid Separation Anxiety

by Heidi Gehret

   The three most important things to help your new greyhound feel secure and make a smooth transition from life on the track to a member of your pack:

Direction, Boundaries, and Learning to be Alone

  CV Rosie We all want to make our new greyhound feel welcome. We want to shower him with attention and affection.  We want the neighbors to meet him.  That makes perfect sense to human beings, but it has the opposite effect on dogs, especially retired racing greyhounds. In their life at the race track, greys are told what to do, how and when to do things.  All that may sound wrong to us, but it makes racers feel secure. They don’t have to think for themselves.

   As a caring greyhound adopter, it’s natural for you to want to show your new greyhound he no longer needs to earn his keep or run  for his life.  Now, he lives in a wonderful place with soft pillows and toys, great food and loving people.

   Sure, all that’ll make you feel great but first, give your new grey what he wants and needs most: direction and boundaries, so he’ll have a real sense of security.  Toys, beds, treats, and pats will come later. By following these simple steps you will avoid separation anxiety in your greyhound.

The First Day

   Bring your new dog into the house on a leash and introduce him to his new surroundings.  I start with the basic living area, the yard, and his new pack -- that’s your family.   You don’t have to show your dog every room and closet in his new environment right away.  It should be a quiet time. He can be overwhelmed, because he has never had that much space. By limiting his space, you have just set your dog’s first boundary.  Good job!

Settling Down

   You might notice that your dog is having a hard time settling down.  He might be wandering around, maybe panting, and probably anxious.  All this is new to him. You’re new to him.  Even though you’re dying to, this is not a time to console him like you would a child.  Instead, ignore him for a few minutes, give him no attention, and act like he isn’t there with you.  Let him take it all in, and he should start to feel better soon.  If he doesn’t settle down on his own, he is asking for direction.  He doesn’t know what is expected of him and is feeling anxious.  This is the time to put his leash on him.  Remember -- don’t pet him, just put the leash on and sit on your sofa.  He will most likely stand in front of you and try to get your affection.  Fight the temptation. Don’t do it!  Totally ignore him and wait.  No talking, no touching.  Wait for it…he will lie down.  Good!!!  You just made him feel much better and secure.  More important, you just sent him a message that you are the one who gives him direction!

   You should continue this exercise as many times as it takes for him to learn that he should relax in his new  environment.  Always give him a limited amount of time to settle himself, if he can’t, then it’s time for you to help him settle himself by getting out the leash.  After a while, it will take less and less time for him to settle down, and eventually he will learn to settle himself.

Crate Training

   Your dog has spent most of his time in a crate at a racing kennel or on a training farm.  I know, awful, right? We want all retired racers to be able to lounge on a sofa all day and not be closed up in a crate…eventually and if that’s what they want.  Let’s think about it from the dog’s perspective. 

   Your dog liked his crate. Among 30 or 40 crates in the track kennel, he knew exactly where his was. In fact, he would come running in, joyfully, from his turn-out time and happily jump back in his crate.  He lived in a very small world, and his crate was his home, and he liked it.  Why?  Because he felt secure.  Security is his key to happiness.  No one could touch him while he slept or try to share his space.  As much as you want to give your new greyhound the run of your home, please consider the fact that by doing that too soon, you can be setting up your greyhound to fail. 

   One of the biggest mistakes adopters make is not crating their new dog until they go to work.  Alone training should start the first day you welcome your new greyhound into your home.  You must crate your dog on the first day while you are home.  Combine crating while you’re home, helping your dog to be calm and feel secure when he is hanging out in his new home, is the key to helping him make a smooth transition.

   You might consider crating him during your first dinner time.  His crate should not be in the kitchen, but in a  different room, to create some separation and help him learn to be alone.

Complaining In A Crate

   A dog that’s feeling overwhelmed by his new environment, new family, and new freedom, even in his crate,   will probably start to complain while you’re fixing your dinner.  Expect it.  No big deal.  At the first sign of complaining, whether he barks or starts to whine, put down whatever you’re doing and walk to the room, make eye-contact, point your finger, and say, “Hey”, he will most likely stop crying because you’re standing there. (You should not be standing right up close to the crate, instead stand at the doorway because you want him to know this is a correction, not a playful visit.)

   But you’re not done.  You have to stand and wait for him to submit by turning his head away from you or by lying down.  You don’t have to do anything but stand in the doorway, make eye contact and wait. Say nothing more than the word “Hey,” and point your finger, look at him and wait. That’s it.  When you see his submission signal (and you will), turn and walk away.  He’ll most likely try again, so just follow the same steps, until you get what you want…calmness in his crate while you’re separated!  Nice!

Night Time Bonding

   It is natural for greyhounds to sleep with their pack.  Now that you are your dog’s pack, you should allow your dog to sleep in your room.  However, don’t let your dog sleep in your bed; instead have a comfy spot, a pillow or blanket on the floor beside your bed for him to sleep on.  Shut your bedroom door.  He should not be able to roam freely around your house at night.  He is used to small secure places and will be happy to sleep with you through the night. 

   Please don’t crate your dog by himself at night, especially if you crate him while you work during the day; it can create anxiety.  The dog will become insecure and feel removed from the pack.  

   It isn’t difficult to help your new greyhound learn that his new environment is a calm, secure, and loving place with rules and limits.  Soon, he will feel secure in his new world.  And you will have a happy greyhound free of anxiety that will bring your family a lifetime of love!

   Of course, if you have more questions about separation anxiety, call me, Heidi, at 856-863-5898 or email me at  

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I Do

by Rich Piotrowicz

   It was a year and a half ago, though it feels much longer now.  I surprised my girlfriend of seven years with a trip out to a nice restaurant for dinner and drinks.  Later that evening, on our walk home, I took her by the hand, looked her in the eye and popped the question.  With a gleam in her eye and a smile on her face, I got my answer.

   Yes – after all these years we were finally going to adopt a greyhound.

   Of course, there was the small matter of a wedding to plan and see through.  We had just gotten engaged a few months earlier and the only decision we had agreed upon was that we would both, in fact, say ‘I do’ when the time came, but a little thing like that wasn’t going to stop us from following through on something we both had been wanting to do for so long.  So in February 2010 we went to an adoption day at Tabernacle Bed & Biscuit, and there it was decided by a red fawn girl named Cinderelly that she would be coming home with us.


   Over the next few months she became more than a dog to us, as these ex-racers always do – she became family. And as such, we knew we had to find a way to include her in our wedding plans.  The only question was, how? We learned early on that a playful greyhound and a wicker basket full of flower petals do not mix, so she couldn’t be a flower girl. And though Ellie often makes an excellent dance partner, a crowded dance floor full of high heels is no place for delicate greyhound toes.  Ultimately we decided that the best way to honor our girl and what she’s meant to us would be to do something for all the greyhounds who have yet to find their forever homes.  In that spirit, rather than giving traditional favors to our wedding guests, we made donations to both Greyhound Friends of NJ and The Ohio State University Greyhound Health and Wellness Program.  It was our small way of making sure that these wonderful dogs get the support they need once their racing careers are over.

   Letting one - or more - greyhounds into your life for a lifetime of care and companionship is probably the best you can do to help this wonderful breed, but it’s certainly not the only thing. Raising awareness of the breed is just as important and can be as easy as letting family and friends meet and know all about them.

   My wife and I simply can’t imagine our life together now without a greyhound in it.  Ellie has made our lives fuller, and we couldn’t let such a special day go by without including her somehow. It was thanks to Greyhound Friends of NJ that she was able to enter our lives, and it was our pleasure to help them continue their mission of finding a home for every greyhound in need.  

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  Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend!

A Special Fundraiser For Special Girls

   In mid-March, a sweet young greyhound named GeeZee arrived in a haul from Alabama. White with tan spots, she raced just weeks before at 62 pounds but was now very thin, weak and obviously ill.  A Board member, Lynn Heiler, offered to take her home for special care.  The next day, it was clear GeeZee needed veterinary attention fast, she couldn’t keep anything down.  So she was taken to Dr. Lindsay Shreiber of Valley Veterinary Hospital in Phoenixville, PA.   After x-rays and many tests, she was diagnosed with Megaesophagus, a condition where there is decreased or absent movement of the esophagus, the tube that carries food and water from the throat to the stomach.

   After two weeks of intravenous feedings, we feared we would lose this poor girl – she had dropped to 46 pounds!  Dr. Shreiber and his devoted staff wouldn’t give up, they hand fed her a high-calorie liquid diet 5-6 times a day and provided constant care and medication.  These feedings are particularly important because a dog with Megaesophagus must be fed while standing on their hind legs. The esophagus muscles can’t move to help the dog swallow…gravity has to do the job or the dog will starve.

   Dr. Schreiber finally called to say there had been a turn in her progress for the better!  The patient was up to 51 pounds, perkier, social, and interacting with her new friends at the hospital!!  Lynn went to see her and saw a much-improved girl and brought her home.  Currently, she is doing great in her foster home, readily putting her front feet on a stool to eat while standing -- such a smart girl.

   In addition to GeeZee, we’re welcoming two more special ladies, brood greyhounds, who need forever homes: Tweetur, a brindle and white seven year old and Khedia, a black eight year old. They’ve been described as friendly, calm and accustomed to being handled. After spending most of their lives racing and having puppies, it’s time for them to enjoy life in forever homes on comfy beds.

   We’re holding a special fundraiser to help pay GeeZee’s hospital bill and benefit the broods until they are all able to find their forever homes. 

    Thanks to a very generous donor, adopter Cathy Hutton, we have a beautiful pave` diamond ring, set in a contemporary white-gold setting, valued at $2500-$3000.  The ring is literally a pavement of diamonds on a wide band.  Inspired by GeeZee's spirit and beauty, she has been renamed "Lizzy" after a girl who believed that “Big girls need big diamonds”-- Liz Taylor.

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   We need your help for these three special girls by participating in this raffle!  Tickets are $10 each, 6 for $50 and 15 for $100.  This raffle will be drawn at the Fall picnic on September 18; your presence is appreciated but not necessary to win.  See Flyer insert for all the details and tickets.

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A Letter from an Adopter to GFNJ

by Ira Kupferberg and Joan Caroselli

   The therapy visits I make with our dogs started back in 2003 when I read an article in the Staten Island Advance about a woman who brought her dog to visit those with developmental disabilities. When I read the article, I knew what I wanted to do when I retired (which I did in May 2007).

    In August 2006, Joan and I adopted two retired racing greyhound dogs from Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. One was very timid and fawn colored named Whir. The other was a light brindle named Shalhit who we named "Shala Rose". I worked with her for a year to enable her to pass her therapy dog test, which she did with no problem in September 2007.

   In August 2007, we adopted our third greyhound. She was a reddish brindle and her name was DP Flyindutchess, who we named "Misty Rose".  One year later, she passed her therapy dog test.

   In March 2010, we adopted our fourth greyhound.  She had a broken leg, which GFNJ had fixed.  She is black and her name was Diamond Mine and now her name is "Diamond Girl".  I am working with her so she can start making visits when she passes her test.

   Currently, we visit three nursing homes, an assisted living facility, a special education school, hospice patients and a hospital with detox, psychiatric, and medical patients.  We also participate in Meet and Greets for Greyhound Friends. To date, Shala has made 200 visits and Misty has made 100 visits.

   Retirement has been very rewarding and the visits have put a lot of smiles on the faces of children, patients, staff and visitors. 

Ira Newsletter 

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Give us new address, telephone number or email changes to so keep our records up to date. 

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Weight circles from Pro Plan dog food bags help us pay our veterinary bills and buy food for the dogs in our

prison foster program. Please cut the circles from the side of the bag and send to Greyhound Friends of NJ. 

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*If you would like to receive this newsletter by "email only", please notify Patty Comerford at  Also, if your e-mail or home address have changed, please notify Patty.  

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Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, Inc. Membership Application

Greyhound Friends of NJ Membership Dues go for the care of the greyhounds.

For an annual donation of $25 or more, members will receive a newsletter   subscription and member decal; for $50 or more members will receive a newsletter subscription, decal and T-shirt; for the generous gift of $100, members will receive a newsletter subscription, decal and sweatshirt. Write your check    today, payable to Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc. and mail it with this form to:

Greyhound Friends of NJ., Inc., P.O. Box 4416, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-0669. 

Yes, I want to help Greyhound Friends of NJ care for the greyhounds.


Name___________________________________ Phone ___________________


Address ___________________________________________________________


Email Address _____________________________________


Amount Enclosed $______ T-shirt/sweatshirt size (M,L,XL) _______


 _____ I don’t want a premium; please use the entire donation to help the greyhounds.  

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GFNJ's Annual Spring Picnic 


When: Sunday May 22nd, 11am - 3pm

Where: Duke Island Park, Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ

What: A great time to be had by you and your dog(s).

Fun things to do, greyt items to buy, good food to eat,

raffle prizes to be won, and more! Come out and support GFNJ!

** Spectacular Raffle Table **      ** Contests **  

** GFNJ Merchandise/Retail Table **      ** Vendors **  

** Lunch from the Grill **  

** Bake Sale ** Please bring your yummy baked goods!!!

** Adoptable dogs available for pre-approved applicants **

** Micro chipping** Dr. Lorraine Marks from Round Valley Animal Hospital will be available from Noon – 2. The cost is $50.00 and will include the microchip, the enrollment and 1st year benefits-note this is at cost. 

** Nail Clipping**

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Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

Raffle to benefit Greyhound Friends of NJ Special Girls

Help Support Lizzy, an adorable Alabama girl  Diagnosed with Megaesophagus

and three broods-- Tweetur, Khedia and Uwasa waiting for forever homes and comfy beds

Take a chance! You could own this gorgeous 1.5 carat pave' diamond ring, set in a contemporary white-gold setting.

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Size 7 but can be sized.  Valued at $2500-$3000. Generously donated by adopter, Cathy Hutton.

Raffle drawing will be held at the Fall Picnic, September 18--you do not need to be present to win.

Ticket Prices

 $10:     One Ticket

$50:    Six Tickets

$100:    Fifteen Tickets

Please click here for the RAFFLE FORM