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From OGGA Board Member, Pat Middleton:

This video is about the program OGGA is part of.   I have met the most loving and caring people through this track and the Ohio state team is the one who removed my Ashley’s leg and Pam who runs the adoption kennel (GPA Wheeling Kennel) at the track nursed her back to health for me.

I still take Ashley back to visit and she still is happy to see Pam and the girls at the track.   There are so many recently-retired greyhounds ready for adoption.  So please friends if you want a loving and loyal companion who doesn’t require much grooming and no more care than any other dog ADOPT A GREYHOUND. You will never be sorry!

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Just awhile ago this 2014 event featuring Dr. Guillermo Couto was announced by Tina Kelly on the ‘Following Dr. Couto’ Facebook page.


As mentioned recently, Dr Couto and I (Tina Kelly) were working on something. I can now make the announcement.

Escape with Us!
Bigger and Better than Ever.

Greyhound Trust & Alliance (GT&A) has an event guaranteed to make you Roo with joy as the 2014 Great Escape: Kennels to Kouches returns to Wheeling Island Casino & Racetrack in Wheeling, West Virginia, Aug 2-3, 2014. This time we are bringing some of North America’s leading experts on greyhound health and wellness with us. Greyhound Trust & Alliance is… pleased to announce that it is partnering with renowned greyhound veterinarian Dr. Guillermo Couto “greyhound whisperer” to present two days of greyhound education and fun as the Greyhound Wellness Conference co-locates with Greyt Escape – Kennel to Kouches Event in Wheeling, West Virginia.

The two-day event will feature a full day of education on the retired racer, followed by a day of puppy farm visits (Please note: farm tours are limited to a maximum of 45 people. Registration for this portion of the event is mandatory.), a mini trade show, boasting the hottest products and styles for today’s discerning hound owner, plus a parade of retires and so much more!

And if that were not enough, the Great Roo Happy Hour is also back hosted by the one and only, Tibbi Ramsdell. Space is limited to 70 seats RSVP is required.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn what makes your greyhound tick and experience first-hand their lives from Kennel to Kouch.

* Registration is open as of April 1st 2014 – June 30th, 2014. 2 day event fee is $90.00 usd.

* Registration will be open until we attain 150 registrants, so book early especially if you plan to attend the puppy farms (space is limited to 45 attendees to the Puppy farms) which requires an additional confirmation to reserve a spot.

* Cancellations/Refund requests will be accepted up until and granted no later than July 13th, 2014.

* Registration for Sunday should you wish to attend only that portion of the event, registration is $25.00 usd.

* Colored Bracelets will be provided to each registrant reflecting the option you choose.

For complete details, (be sure you read the fine print!) visit our Facebook page and or the Greyt Escape Page. Questions or concerns please email us at

Greyt Escape Committee
Event Hosted by Greyhound Trust & Alliance

Greyt Escape 2014 Announcement


GALT, Inc.–3 Amigos


  4 Legs 4 Hounds Program is a partnership between Wheeling Island Racetrack & Kennels and the Ohio State Veterinary School Greyhound Wellness Program to rehabilitate greyhounds that suffer career ending leg fractures.



One of the most common racing injuries that will usually end the career of a racer is the broken hock. Usually the right back leg is the most vulnerable due to the stress on the first turn.


This partnership is two-fold:


First, to improve the health status of racing greyhounds through an investigative study.

Secondly, to significantly decrease or eliminate euthanasia due to catastrophic fractures. 

Wheeling Island Racetrack pays for all medical bills to repair the broken legs, then the greyhounds  become a ward of  Greyhound Pets of America (GPA).  From there the greyhounds go to adoption organizations which find adoptive homes for them to enjoy their retirement in.




The Ohio State Greyhound Development Fund is constantly looking for additional sources of funding for this project.  If you wish to make a donation, please visit OSU Greyhound Health & Wellness website.

Or send a check to The Greyhound Health and Wellness Program, 6012 Vernon L. Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210.

For more information  “Celebrating Greyhounds” magazine Spring 2012 issue offers an in depth article on the program.





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Racing Name:  GLS Bandana

Call Name:  Amber
Sex:  Female
Color: Red Brindle
DOB: 12-31-09
Tattoo:  129E-52582
Weight:  58 pounds
Cat Safe:  Yes

GLS Bandana "Amber"


1-30-2012  Update from Foster Mom:

Amber is  easy to get along with and loves the other dogs. She and my girl, Nellie, had a couple of wild play times but calmed down quick. They were throwing stuffed animals in the air and chasing each other.
She eats very nice. Not demanding at all.
She was easy to house train since she  immediately began to use the dog door.