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Greyhound Lure Coursing!

March 22, 2014 - noon!
Please join the Greyhound Club of America on Saturday afternoon, March 22nd, 2014 for Greyhound Specialty Lure Coursing at Haggard Farm in Celina, Texas, and Deann is making sure that the field will be in great shape for us!  Directions 

The greyhounds are coming, the greyhounds are coming! Below is the is the info about the Greyhound Club of America Specialty Lure Coursing Event.  Everyone is invited to come and watch the greyhounds course, and have lunch.  All proceeds to benefit TAGS' greyhounds.  

For those who might have greyhounds that they want to course, go to 
AKC.org and put "PAL registration" in the search field at the opening website. Follow the instructions to register a greyhound as a PAL.  This is necessary because this is an official AKC trial and all dogs must either be breed registered with the AKC or have a PAL (Purebred Alternative Listing) number that will allow them to compete in AKC events.  It is not a difficult procedure, doesn't cost much, and it opens your hound up to participate in ANY AKC event except conformation (the "pretty" dog shows.)  That means agility, barn hunts, lure coursing, etc.  Lots of things to try to get your hounds out of the house and interested in something new. Once you have a PAL registration number, you can enter the lure coursing trial the day of the trial with that number.


But if your hound is a couch potato who seldom gets any exercise of any kind, we do not recommend trying to compete in a real lure coursing trial like this as your first attempt.  The hounds have to run the course 2 or 3 times, depending on how they score, and the course will be 800 plus yards long. That's a lot of exercise, tight turns and quick stops for a couch potato.  Much better to come out to one of the Fun Days that are held here at the farm and get your dog introduced to the sport on the short, straight course (no turns)and start on a fitness regimen to get them in shape.


So come on out and have some lunch, contribute to TAGS and their greyhound adoption efforts and see if this is something you might be interested in doing with your hounds in the future.


Come join us!  Premium List with more information is available here


Downtown Frisco StrEATS
Frisco StrEATS
TAGS needs your help...

TAGS is planning to participate in the Downtown Frisco StrEATS Gourmet Food Truck & Music Festival  and this is another volunteer opportunity to help TAGS.  Come enjoy the food, music and festivities in the heart of downtown Frisco. It is also an opportunity for the public to meet some Greyhounds. 

Information you will need to know:


Downtown Frisco StrEATs 

8800 4th Steet     

Frisco, Texas 


The TAGS booth will be open Saturday, April 12th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Please volunteer to bring your foster Greyhound or your own Greyhounds.     

If you can come with your Greyhound or TAGS foster Greyhound for one of the shifts below, please contact Lindsay Brotherson at lindsay@brotherson.com.


  • Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Admission to the event is free. 


We hope to see you there.

Your help is, as always, greatly appreciated! 

Thank you for your continued support,
The TAGS Board of Directors 

Texas Adopt a Greyhound Society, Inc.

PO Box 703782, Dallas, TX  75370-3782


214.368.8247(TAGS)   /   tagsintx@gmail.com   /   www.tagsintx.org