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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kristen
    Kristen

    I am so excited to share our story about adopting our dog. We lost our wonderful pet of twelve years, Ben, back in March. It was a long road getting to a point where we felt ready to get a new dog. Our 10-year-old daughter was the first to be ready, and she spent endless hours on Petfinder.com researching pets that needed a home. Our research on Petfinder.com quickly brought us to Melvin.

    The site provided us with a short bio that had lots of great information. It told us that Melvin was a nine-month-old energetic puppy who was great with children, other dogs, and cats. The organization that had listed Melvin on Petfinder is called Good Dog Rescue. It's an all-breed rescue group made up of volunteers all over New England who want to help homeless dogs. Each month, Good Dog Rescue saves dozens of needy dogs and prepares them to be re-homed with new families. Each dog’s temperament is evaluated, and they are all given a comprehensive health check, including any required vaccinations, spay/neutering, and treatment. The rescued dogs are placed in loving foster homes until they find their very own families (versus being placed in a shelter).

    After we had a series of conversations with Melvin’s foster family and Good Dog Rescue, we completed our paperwork and waited. Melvin arrived in a USDA-Certified PETS Transport Service truck with twenty-five other soon to be adopted dogs at a commuter lot in a town near us. The experience was surreal. Everyone was excited as the driver called out names of dogs as they were off-loaded. There was rejoicing as each family met their new pets for the first time. When our dog’s name was finally called, Melvin greeted Jack with the gentle wag and lick that we have now become so accustomed to. He is everything we hoped for and more!!

    Thanks to Mike at Good Dog Rescue for helping Melvin find his forever home and for helping us find a forever friend!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/24/2008 12:00 PM

    Do you see that picture of the fawn colored greyhound on our site--the one with the big pink tongue? She was our first greyhound rescue--and a total sweetheart. Very confident and unflappable. I met the woman in the video, Paula Blanchard, because we ended up sharing Gracie. Here's the improbable story of that meeting and how the whole "joint custody" thing worked out.

  • VolunteerMatch.org
    VolunteerMatch.org
    12/24/2008 1:55 PM

    How You Can Get Involved

    Gandhi said, "The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated," however many pets throughout the country go uncared for every day. Fortunately, there are organizations like Grey2K that give a voice to those who cannot speak up for themselves and advocate for the humane treatment of all our furry friends.

    If you are interested in the well being of animals, big or small, there's something you can do to make a difference. By volunteering at shelter facilities, adopting, and making donations, you can help keep animals fed, well cared for, and off the streets, and VolunteerMatch can help. With over 61,000 registered nonprofits, you'll easily find an animal related organization where you can get started making a difference today!

    Volunteer Today: Search VolunteerMatch for opportunities to help animals in your local area: http://www.volunteermatch.org

  • Sara Moon
    Sara Moon
    12/27/2008 10:03 AM

    Our family just lost our 10 year old retired racer, Rocco, in November to a heart attack. We had him since he was 5. Greyhounds are simply the most wonderful pets and dogs you could ever hope to own. They are calm, loving, soft, and oh so appreciative of you. I cannot recommend adopting a Greyhound more. Thank you for highlighting this beautiful dog rescue organization!

  • Terri
    Terri
    9/2/2011 12:29 PM

    the links for volunteer, donate and adopt do not work....Just wanted to bring this to your attention as it is such an incredible cause....I have owned a greyhound and I agree that they are the most loving, tender, sweet creatures I have been honored to have in my home...

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/2/2011 12:55 PM

    @Terri: Thank you for letting us know. We will get that updated! Here is a link to go directly to their site to learn more:

    Grey2K USA

  • Hope
    Hope
    12/11/2011 7:32 PM

    VERY disapointed to see the Daily Grommet supporting an organization that DOESN'T spend a dime for greyhound adoption. The only thing Grey2K does, is put a track out of business and leave the adoption groups to clean up the mess while they move on to pick their next target.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/12/2011 3:44 PM

    @Hope: GREY2K USA is an organization dedicated to ending the cruelty of greyhound racing nationwide through public education and the political process, and most of its resources must be dedicated to that end. It does support greyhound adoption through links to adoption groups on its website, through financial contributions to rescue groups as its means permit, and through the organization of a national network of adoption groups pledged to rescue all greyhounds displaced as the remaining American tracks close.

  • Rick Glenn
    Rick Glenn
    12/15/2011 5:44 PM

    I am disappointed that you would support Grey2k also. They are funded from HSUS for something like $300.000 a year. It seems that you have fell for their deceptive front also. They use tragedy for monetary gains for self survival and to pay other lobbyist. None of the money goes to any adoption group. If you look at their tax record ,which can be seen at their website you can see no money to any adoption group just to two people. They exploit the dogs and make money from them just as any breeder would. As it seems they are an arm of HSUS and we know what HSUS is being accused of. If not here is a link to some information I think you might find interesting. http://humanewatch.org/index.php/site/post/consumer_alert/

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  • Kristen
    Kristen

    I am so excited to share our story about adopting our dog. We lost our wonderful pet of twelve years, Ben, back in March. It was a long road getting to a point where we felt ready to get a new dog. Our 10-year-old daughter was the first to be ready, and she spent endless hours on Petfinder.com researching pets that needed a home. Our research on Petfinder.com quickly brought us to Melvin.

    The site provided us with a short bio that had lots of great information. It told us that Melvin was a nine-month-old energetic puppy who was great with children, other dogs, and cats. The organization that had listed Melvin on Petfinder is called Good Dog Rescue. It's an all-breed rescue group made up of volunteers all over New England who want to help homeless dogs. Each month, Good Dog Rescue saves dozens of needy dogs and prepares them to be re-homed with new families. Each dog’s temperament is evaluated, and they are all given a comprehensive health check, including any required vaccinations, spay/neutering, and treatment. The rescued dogs are placed in loving foster homes until they find their very own families (versus being placed in a shelter).

    After we had a series of conversations with Melvin’s foster family and Good Dog Rescue, we completed our paperwork and waited. Melvin arrived in a USDA-Certified PETS Transport Service truck with twenty-five other soon to be adopted dogs at a commuter lot in a town near us. The experience was surreal. Everyone was excited as the driver called out names of dogs as they were off-loaded. There was rejoicing as each family met their new pets for the first time. When our dog’s name was finally called, Melvin greeted Jack with the gentle wag and lick that we have now become so accustomed to. He is everything we hoped for and more!!

    Thanks to Mike at Good Dog Rescue for helping Melvin find his forever home and for helping us find a forever friend!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/24/2008 12:00 PM

    Do you see that picture of the fawn colored greyhound on our site--the one with the big pink tongue? She was our first greyhound rescue--and a total sweetheart. Very confident and unflappable. I met the woman in the video, Paula Blanchard, because we ended up sharing Gracie. Here's the improbable story of that meeting and how the whole "joint custody" thing worked out.

  • VolunteerMatch.org
    VolunteerMatch.org
    12/24/2008 1:55 PM

    How You Can Get Involved

    Gandhi said, "The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated," however many pets throughout the country go uncared for every day. Fortunately, there are organizations like Grey2K that give a voice to those who cannot speak up for themselves and advocate for the humane treatment of all our furry friends.

    If you are interested in the well being of animals, big or small, there's something you can do to make a difference. By volunteering at shelter facilities, adopting, and making donations, you can help keep animals fed, well cared for, and off the streets, and VolunteerMatch can help. With over 61,000 registered nonprofits, you'll easily find an animal related organization where you can get started making a difference today!

    Volunteer Today: Search VolunteerMatch for opportunities to help animals in your local area: http://www.volunteermatch.org

  • Sara Moon
    Sara Moon
    12/27/2008 10:03 AM

    Our family just lost our 10 year old retired racer, Rocco, in November to a heart attack. We had him since he was 5. Greyhounds are simply the most wonderful pets and dogs you could ever hope to own. They are calm, loving, soft, and oh so appreciative of you. I cannot recommend adopting a Greyhound more. Thank you for highlighting this beautiful dog rescue organization!

  • Terri
    Terri
    9/2/2011 12:29 PM

    the links for volunteer, donate and adopt do not work....Just wanted to bring this to your attention as it is such an incredible cause....I have owned a greyhound and I agree that they are the most loving, tender, sweet creatures I have been honored to have in my home...

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/2/2011 12:55 PM

    @Terri: Thank you for letting us know. We will get that updated! Here is a link to go directly to their site to learn more:

    Grey2K USA

  • Hope
    Hope
    12/11/2011 7:32 PM

    VERY disapointed to see the Daily Grommet supporting an organization that DOESN'T spend a dime for greyhound adoption. The only thing Grey2K does, is put a track out of business and leave the adoption groups to clean up the mess while they move on to pick their next target.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/12/2011 3:44 PM

    @Hope: GREY2K USA is an organization dedicated to ending the cruelty of greyhound racing nationwide through public education and the political process, and most of its resources must be dedicated to that end. It does support greyhound adoption through links to adoption groups on its website, through financial contributions to rescue groups as its means permit, and through the organization of a national network of adoption groups pledged to rescue all greyhounds displaced as the remaining American tracks close.

  • Rick Glenn
    Rick Glenn
    12/15/2011 5:44 PM

    I am disappointed that you would support Grey2k also. They are funded from HSUS for something like $300.000 a year. It seems that you have fell for their deceptive front also. They use tragedy for monetary gains for self survival and to pay other lobbyist. None of the money goes to any adoption group. If you look at their tax record ,which can be seen at their website you can see no money to any adoption group just to two people. They exploit the dogs and make money from them just as any breeder would. As it seems they are an arm of HSUS and we know what HSUS is being accused of. If not here is a link to some information I think you might find interesting. http://humanewatch.org/index.php/site/post/consumer_alert/

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.