Greyhounds Arriving in BC!

Greyhounds will be arriving in BC on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  Don’t miss out….get your applications in now.

We are also in need of foster homes – if you can’t adopt right now, how about fostering one of these beauties on a short term basis?

Adoption Applications are available at:

http://www.ncgl.ca/adoptable-dogs/adoption-forms/

Foster Applications are available at:

http://www.ncgl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Fostering-Application-2016-05.pdf

 

BC Dog Haul

Abandoned dogs rescued from farm near Alberta-Saskatchewan divide after facing the elements

Ryan White, Reporter / Producer   @CTVRyanWhite

Published Friday, January 19, 2018 5:07PM MST
Last Updated Friday, January 19, 2018 6:38PM MST

 

Officials with Northwest Canadian Greyhound League (NCGL) say seven dogs that were rescued from the cold in western Saskatchewan are recovering from the ordeal and are nearly ready to be homed.

On Sunday, January 14, volunteers with NCGL in Calgary drove to a rural area in Saskatchewan following a call from Saskatchewan Animal Control indicating dogs had been found abandoned on a property.

“The big problem came when the original owner left and left the dogs on the property,” explained Brandi Williams, vice-president of  NCGL. “The neighbour had noticed that there were still dogs on the property so he started doing his best to make sure they were fed and watered but in temperatures like this water freezes.”

“If it weren’t for the neighbour and if it wasn’t for these amazing people that stepped up, they wouldn’t be alive.”

Williams says two of the dogs, a Greyhound and a Beagle, were friendly and approached the volunteers but the other animals appeared distraught. It took more than two hours to catch all of the dogs. “We popped muzzles on them because we weren’t sure if the dogs had met before.”

A dog, believed to be a Spaniel-mix, was found in medical distress and animal control members transported it to a location within Saskatchewan for treatment.

The dogs were transported to the Springbank Pet Resort, west of Calgary, where the animals began to let their guard down.

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“We actually opened up one of our buildings specifically for them,” said Glenn Condoran, general manager of Springbank Pet Resort. “We have staff that are dedicated to look after just them and spend the time with them.”

“All of the dogs are completely different after being here for a week,” said Williams. “They’re just learning that people are good.”

The seven dogs consist of five greyhounds, a Beagle and a German Shepherd-cross. The Beagle is now in the care of Beagle Paws Rescue while NCGL is looking for a rescue foundation to take in the Shepherd-mix.

Williams says the animals are adapting to their new environment. “The great thing about dogs, and pretty much all animals, they’re very, very, very forgiving. Even if something bad happens to them, the second something good happens to them, they forget.”

“We’re working on getting them all fixed and into foster homes and then ready for forever families,” said Williams. “These guys will make absolutely awesome pets.”

For information regarding fostering or adoption, visit  Northwest Canadian Greyhound League . Condoran encourages any potential adopters to stop by the Springbank Pet Resort to meet the animals.

With files from CTV’s Stephanie Wiebe

PhotosGreyhound rescued from Saskatchewan farm

 

Seven dogs were removed from a property in Saskatchewan and transported to a facility in Springbank on January 14, 2018 (photo: NCGL)

A shepherd-mix was one of seven dogs found abandoned on a rural property near the Alberta/Saskatchewan barrier

A neighbour attempted to feed and provide water to the dogs after realizing the animals had been left on the property when the previous owner moved (photo: NCGL)

 

 

“For the Love of Dogs” BC Gala Fundraiser

Please view our Gala Fundraiser page:

“For the Love of Dogs” BC 2018 Valentine Gala Fundraiser

Hello Skinny Dog Lovers!

When NCGL was started way back in 1999, the primary goal was to aid in the placement of retired Canadian racing dogs. While we don’t see any dogs coming from Canadian racing tracks anymore (the last track was closed years ago) we still stay true to our original mission statement and take pride in helping any Canadian sight hound that finds itself in need of a home. We LOVE these dogs and adore seeing them make their way into new families. Whether they’re from a farm or a loving family that has to make the heartbreaking decision to re-home their pet, it is a true joy to see them blossom in their new homes and pay back all the love they receive with joyful tail wags and kisses.

This past year has been a big year for local hounds; so far we have taken in 14 Canadian sight hounds in need of new families. While, as stated above, we LOVE these local guys – the unfortunate downside is they come with much higher costs than the dogs we bring in from the US race tracks. While we have fabulous local vets who do their best to off-set the costs of taking in these beauties with EXTREMELY generous discounts, the fact is, Canadian veterinary care is much more expensive than in the US.

With surrendered dogs we have to cover costs for alterations, vaccines, microchips, dentals, worming, surgeries, transport costs, boarding, food, training and anything else they need to get them ready for their new lives with their new families. The average cost to take in a Canadian skinny is around $800.00 each with some dogs going as high as $5000+. We would never deny a dog the treatment they require because of cost, our goal is always the quality of life for every single dog we take in. However, because of this, we can only take in as many dogs as we can responsibly cover the costs for.

 

We know that this has been a tough year for everyone and appreciate every single dollar donated towards helping these incredible pooches, but we’re at a bit of a crisis point right now and are looking for ideas for alternative fundraising opportunities and ways to raise more money for the pups. So far this year donations are down by about 90%.

 

If you have any extra money that you’d like to donate to help get some incredible dogs into incredible homes – remember that every single donation of $20.00 or over will come with a tax receipt! And please remember that this is a 100% volunteer run, registered non-profit organization – every single hour spent by our AMAZING volunteers is donated!

 

If you’d like to donate you can click that fancy “Donate” button on our website http://www.ncgl.ca/how-to-help/  or send a cheque to Northwest Canadian Greyhound League to 210-4745 54A Street Delta, BC V4K 2Z9 or send an e-Transfer to our treasurer at treasurer@ncgl.ca and remember that every single dollar goes to the dogs!

We’re also looking for people with great ideas who want to do fundraising for us. Organizing bottle drives, events, auctions or anything that will help. If you’d like help promoting your NCGL event please send an email to adopt@ncgl.ca  Do you and/or your workplace donate to United Way? Did you know that you can designate the charity that your funds go to? Why not designate NCGL this year! Talk it over with your co-workers and make this year the year to help the Greyhounds.

 

We’re also in desperate need of foster homes for these beautiful pups – as with funds, we can only take in as many dogs as we have foster care for. We are so thankful for the donations of time and kennel space from the fabulous kennels we work with; Sunset Kennel and GroomingBarks & Recreation Dog Kennel, and Hudson’s Hounds – but we do need to get these pooches into foster homes so they get some house experience and these fabulous businesses have room for their paying clients!

Thank you so much for all of your support and making the past few years at NCGL so successful. We love all of our supporters, volunteers and of course the hounds! We couldn’t do this without you, you’re all heroes!

Greyt Beauties of 2018 Calendar

It’s our FAVORITE time of year! CALENDAR TIME!!! NCGL’s 2018 Greyt Beauties of 2018 calendar is almost here! Proofs are being printed and public copies should be available as early as next week!

All profits from the sale of this calendar go towards helping us find amazing homes for all of the Greyhounds and sight-hounds that go through our group. This calendar helps us cover the costs associated with getting these skinny dogs into beautiful loving homes like vet bills, transport, food, supplies and training – buying one of these calendars helps us pay for all of this! We will have calendars available at Greyhound Gatherings and meet and greets as soon as they’re ready!

This is a major fundraiser for NCGL to support the costs of local surrendered hounds and the retired racing Greyhounds we get from the USA.

Order your calendar(s) for only $20 each in person! Check our events calendar on both Facebook and on our NCGL website at http://www.ncgl.ca/events-calendar/  to see when there are events in your area. The calendar cost is $20 – cash or cheques are accepted.

If you would like your calendar shipped out to you, please send an email and provide your name and shipping address to greyhoundpictures82@gmail.com , indicate how many you would like to purchase and please include an extra $5.00 each for shipping ($25.00 for each).

Payment Methods:
1) Send an eTransfer to treasurer@ncgl.ca  or
2) Send your cheque to the following address:
NCGL Treasurer
#210, 4745 – 54A Street
Delta BC V4K 2Z9
3) Via PayPal by clicking this link and clicking on the PayPal button http://www.ncgl.ca/how-to-help/ (Be sure to put in the description that it’s for a calendar)

Once your payment is received and as soon as we get the copies from our FABULOUS printer (who does such a beautiful job every single year!) Doug at Dat Media Inc, the calendar(s) will be shipped out to you!

We also want to extend an absolutely massive thank you to Dawn Robertson & BJ Fontana who every year put so much hard work and dedication into collecting photos and assembling these absolutely beautiful calendars, you ladies rock!

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your support!

 

Foster Homes Needed!

 Foster Homes Needed!

NORTHWEST CANADIAN GREYHOUND LEAGUE

We are DESPERATE for foster homes! We can only bring in Greyhounds based on the number of foster homes available. Please help us help the dogs!

Greyhounds that come straight off the track need to learn how to behave in a house. They need to learn all about things like; linoleum, carpet, stairs, cats, little dogs, windows, mirrors and much more. Foster families take a Greyhound into their home and spend time teaching it how to be a wonderful house dog. They then have to be strong of heart and give the Greyhound up when it’s ready for adoption. Failing at fostering simply means falling in love with your foster and wanting to keep it. If you fail too often you won’t have room to foster anymore Greyhounds and that is what we consider a loss, but a happy loss! Usually, the fostering period only lasts 1-2 weeks

 

Click here for Fostering Application 2016-05  or  e-Mail victoria@ncgl.ca

NCGL Meet & Greet – Surrey, BC

NCGL is happy to announce that we will be holding a Greyhound Meet & Greet once a month at PetSmart store #483, located at 12101 – 72nd Avenue, Unit #110, Surrey, BC (in the Strawberry Hill shopping centre), from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

PetSmart Store #483

We would love you to drop by and bring your Greyhound(s). Watch the event calendar for future dates!

The Next M&G will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018

 

NCGL Calgary Meet & Greet – Pet Smart Chinook

Calgary NCGL Meet & Greet – We meet every other Sunday at 1:00 PM – 3:00 pm – Check the event calendar for upcoming dates – and special attractions of the day!

PetSmart is located at Unit 7, 321 – 61 Avenue, Calgary, AB

 

 

NCGL PetSmart Meet & Greet – Port Coquitlam, BC

Mark your calendars now and come join us for our monthly Meet & Greet to be held on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 between 11:30 – 1:30 pm. at PetSmart Store #2319 located at:

2180 Hawkins Street, Unit 110, Port Coquitlam, BC  V3B 0G6

NCGL has partnered with PetSmart Charities Canada and will be featured at this store every month. We would love to see you and your Greyhounds – beds will be available for those hounds that need to have their afternoon nap-time!

Store #2319

Watch our website events calendar for upcoming dates! www.ncgl.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greyhound Belly Bands – Our Training Tool for Male Markers!

Do you own or are you fostering a male Greyhound that likes to mark everything in sight? We have just the right training tool for you and they are being custom made by one of NCGL’s volunteers. Five Dollars ($5.00) from each sale will be donated to NCGL.

Belly Bands have proven over and over that marking ends promptly after a few wearings. How long to have your dog wear a belly band and when to stop using? That is a personal decision, but if the dog/foster stays dry overnight while wearing one, use is usually discontinued.

For further information or to order, contact Jean at weepeebellybands@gmail.com

Northwest Canadian Greyhound League

Northwest Canadian Greyhound League