Saturday, April 4, 2015

Birmingham

The adoption group I volunteer for, James River Greyhounds, receives their greyhounds from Birmingham Adoption and Rescue Center located in the Birmingham Race Track (Alabama for those not in the US).  So we gathered a few volunteers and drove the 11 hours to the track to volunteer at the kennel, watch the races and pick out a few dogs.
For two days, the kennels workers enjoyed some time off while we scrubbed kennels, cleaned carpets and picked up poo..glamorous, right?  But we loved it!!
 B/c we had the most appreciative clients ever!!
 The adoption kennel is in the racing compound so set up exactly the same and you can see racing kennels in the background.
 We actually got to go to a racing kennel when the owner had some dogs to retire. so we literally walked them down the road to retirement.
 We also tagged 12 dogs for JRG that will arrive on April 17th. 
 We enjoyed picking them out and playing with them in the process
 Poppy was my favorite..I do not need a 5th so she is coming to JRG and going to a new home. But she was super cute.
 We also hit the track for Friday night races and Saturday matinee races. 
We did bring ONE back with us.  Sassy was found running the streets of Birmingham and brought to the adoption kennel. She had essentially been abandoned. We knew that she KNEW what a couch was and couldn't be happy in the kennel environment.  So we took her and brought her back with us.  We are working on her forever home.  But for now, she is happily on my couch.
It was a long trip and we were tired and stinky when we got home..but it was worth it!

3 comments:

Sue said...

Glad the hounds knew some extra special love whilst you were there.

I'm thinking Sassy may never leave:)

Hope you have a nice Easter weekend. Sue, Polly & Honey

Patty E. said...

Looks like a fun time!

Hazel said...

It's way too hard to keep the dog numbers down when looking into their eyes! Thanks for all the work you did!