November is National Gratitude Month. Gratitude is more than simply saying "thank you". Gratitude's amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives. 2020 has been a challenging year. Part of the challenge has been the social aspect of not meeting regularly with friends and family. American Greyhound has had to postpone our Winning Hearts Benefit Auction for the third time and cancel the picnic. We have truly missed those events that bring us all together to share our passion for the sighthounds we all love. It is interesting that we humans have a month designated to celebrate gratitude and Thanksgiving but our dogs show us gratitude and are positive and thankful every single day. While we don't communicate in the same language it is easy to tell when our sighthounds are grateful. Whether it's the quick tail wag or the full body wiggle, zooming through the house or yard so excited they can't stop, the prancing at mealtime or just the big goofy grins, our dogs are the epitome of gratitude. They show us how happy and thankful they are every day. Sometimes they are just thankful for your warm spot on the couch when you have to get up!
This year with your ongoing support, American Greyhound has been able to bring in 39 dogs and has had 48 adoptions. We have been hosting smaller virtual auctions via the Givesmart platform to subsidize our veterinary costs and foster supplies for the greyhounds and sighthounds in our care while they search for their forever families.
The American Greyhound Fall Virtual Auction will run from November 7th at 12:00pm CST to November 15th at 7:00pm CST. Generous donors have submitted over 115 wonderful items to bid on. Many of the donors have also graciously donated the cost of shipping. Our Fall Virtual Auction has items for everyone - not just sighthound lovers. From Vera Bradley to Cookware, from greyhound ornaments to a state-of-the-art Garage Door Opener, from Thirty One Bags to Granite wine stoppers, from greyhound swag to greyhound coats with matching masks for the times, from Christmas Décor to a Coca-Cola Portable Fridge and then there is the Vera Bradley Wallet jam-packed with gift cards to enhance your Holiday shopping! Log on to agfallauction.givesmart.com or simply text AGfallauction to 76278 from your phone! The time for Christmas shopping has begun! Shop for your loved ones while
supporting American Greyhound!
We at American Greyhound are thankful for you, your participation and continued support of our virtual auctions and fundraising efforts. We look forward to seeing you in person at our Winning Hearts Benefit Gala currently scheduled for March 27, 2021. Unlike many other greyhound rescues, we are excited for the future of American Greyhound and with your support we will continue our mission of helping dogs in need. Happy bidding!