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Join OGGA for the Annual Mutt Strut on Sunday, September 29, 2019
(Rain Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019)
at the Stark County Humane Society.
Registration Begins at Noon,
walk will take place from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
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cancelled—-DUE TO THE HOT TEMPERATURES oGGA WILL NOT BE IN THIS YEARS CONSTITUTION PARADE.

 

 

 

 

The annual Louisville Constitution Day parade is on Sunday the 21st beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The OGGA greyhounds and their families will be riding in comfort during the culmination of Constitution events here in Louisville.

 

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We will take part in the National Adoption Event held at PetSmart.  OGGA will have greyhound adoption information available on:

Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th

Times both days will be 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Next PetSmart National Adoption Event:
Nov 8-10

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OGGA will be at this summer’s Farmer’s Market in Louisville.
while you are out shopping for some locally grown vegetables and fruit stop by our table to greet the greyhounds.
We will also have home baked dog treats and dog items for sale.
Dates:
Sept 7th
Oct 5th
TIME:
9:00 A.M. to 1:00 p.m.
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Adopted

Racing Name: Street Rage

Call Name: Rage
Color: Black
Sex: Male
DOB: 1-29-15
Cat Safe: Probably Not

 

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aDOPTED

 

Racing Name:  Friday Paycheck

Call Name:  Bones

Date of Birth:  12/25/2016

Sex:  Male

Color:  Black with White

Cat Safe:  yes

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Join OGGA at the Fantastic Beasts event Saturday, Sugust 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

For more information go to their Facebook event listing:  https://www.facebook.com/events/339263350013846/?active_tab=discussion

 

 

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Our newest retirees are black and beautiful

Racing Name: Street Rage

Call Name: Rage
Color: Black
Sex: Male
DOB: 1-29-15
Cat Safe: Probably Not

 

Adoption Pending

 

Racing Name: BGR Rowdy

Call Name: Rowdy
Color: Black
Sex: Male
DOB: 7-28-16
Cat Safe: Yes
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The Handing Down
by Dennis McKeon

It would be useful if more adoption groups and their representatives, stressed the importance of understanding the nurturing of greyhounds, done by other greyhounds—the handing down.
This is the essence of the canine culture by which all performance greyhounds have been deeply informed and affected. It is highly unlikely that your adopted pet, prior to your having adopted him/her, was ever without the company of other greyhounds for even a few seconds.

Photo courtesy of Crossland Farm: -Dyna Nalin-and-Luxurious Trent litter-photo-by-Nicole-Crossland-4-2015

 

The impacts of this pack-oriented and colonial culture upon the greyhound, are as indelible to them, as are the circumstances of our own upbringing, growth and development, within a culture and a segment of society.
So the experience of being adopted, and suddenly finding themselves without everyone and everything they have ever known— the “lone wolf”, for the first time in their lives— is a form of culture shock, if not an outright trauma for some of them. Acting independently, outside the dynamic of the pack or colony, is a concept unfamiliar to them.
Much has been said and done, as it regards the adopters’ perception of “separation anxiety” and coping with it, should a newly adopted greyhound exhibit signs of stress when they are left alone. It is a wonder that we often fail to perceive the first instance of separation anxiety—that being, when the newly adopted greyhound is suddenly separated, or perhaps in his mind, expelled, from the colony to which he belonged— only to be confronted with a virtual universe of novelty and uncertainty, much of which is beyond his understanding.
We will never fully appreciate or understand the greyhounds we adopt, unless we can begin to wrap minds around the unique experience they all share, as purpose-bred canines– the effects of a nurturing canine culture, and the handing down of collective consciousness, which is predicated upon their co-existence within the pack or colony unit, and the supports, securities and bonding it affords them.

copyright, 2019

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