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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Visit us this Saturday: 2 locations!

Visit us this Saturday at Edmond Pet Medical Center's 2nd Annual Pet Health Fair on Saturday, October 1st!

October 1st, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm

FREE to the community & fun for the whole family!

The 2nd Annual Pet Health Fair is a fundraiser for the Edmond Animal Shelter (Paws For Life). The event will feature a Silent Auction, Food, a Moonbounce, Face Painting, Edmond K9 Unit Demonstrations, Live Pet Adoptions, Vendor Booths, and best of all Door Prizes! Bring your family and your greyhound(s) out for a GREYT time!

Foster Greyhounds Betty, Frank and Smiley will be making an appearance, so stop by to meet these two sweet kiddos and learn about how adopting a greyhound can make your life whole!

We will also be having our regular monthly show & tell event at Paws Around Town from 12:00 - 3:00pm!

Paws Around Town Show & Tell
October 1st, 2011
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Paws Around Town (inside Northpark Mall)
122nd & N. May Ave., OKC

Stop by Paws Around Town inside Northpark Mall this Saturday between 12:00-3:00pm to visit with our volunteers, meet our greyt group of greyhounds and pick up a brochure to learn more about greyhound adoption! Don't forget to stop inside Paws Around Town to pick up a special treat for the pampered pooch in your life.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Greyhounds @ OK State Fair: this Sunday!

This Sunday HOH foster families and volunteers will be showing off their adoptable greyhounds at the Oklahoma State Fair in Barn #3 from 1:00 - 7:00PM. Hosted by the OVMA (Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association), this program is all about educating the public about responsible pet ownership and the option to adopt rather than buy.

Bring your family to the Oklahoma State Fair on Sunday September 25th, the LAST day of the fair and stop by to see our adoptable greyhounds and how beautiful they are! Tell your friends, family & coworkers and encourage them to stop by and see the retired racers!

 Below is a map of the State Fairgrounds and our location in Barn #3.

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Special thanks to all the volunteers & foster parents that have offered to spend the afternoon promoting greyhound adoption!

Volunteers Needed: 2nd Annual Pet Health Fair

Hounds of the Heartland will have a booth at the Pet Medical Center's 2nd Annual Pet Health Fair on Saturday, October 1st!

October 1st, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm

FREE to the community & fun for the whole family!

The 2nd Annual Pet Health Fair is a fundraiser for the Edmond Animal Shelter (Paws For Life). The event will feature a Silent Auction, Food, a Moonbounce, Face Painting, Edmond K9 Unit Demonstrations, Live Pet Adoptions, Vendor Booths, and best of all Door Prizes!

We would love for you to come out with your greyhound(s) and enjoy a nice day out, educating residents about the joys of greyhound adoption. If you are interested in helping, please e-mail for information!

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Greyhound First Aid Class: Register now!

Have you ever tried to bandage a part of your greyhound’s anatomy and as soon as they move it falls off?

Do you wonder when you need to take your greyhound to the veterinarian?

Would you like some pointers on giving your greyhound a pill?

These and other questions will be answered and explored in a 2 hour First Aid Class presented by Hounds of the Heartland and taught by our very own Candee Scott!

This will be a hands-on class and each participant is encouraged to bring their own cooperative greyhound to use for bandaging practice. The cost of the class includes a first aid booklet, vet wrap and instruction.

Contact Candee by phone at 848-3643 or e-mail to sign up for the class!

The Specifics
When: Sunday October 16th from 2pm – 4pm
Where: Lighthouse Lutheran Church basement; 325 S Boulevard; Edmond, OK
Cost: $15 per household
Includes: Book & supplies (one set per household/entry fee)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spotlight on Betty!

Betty, or "Betty Kohana," is a 5 year old petite little cutie who is very sweet natured and loving. Betty gets along very well with other dogs her size and small dogs and cats. She currently lives in a foster home with 2 greyhounds, a cat, a chihuahua and an italian greyhound- they are all her best friends! She also really loves human companionship. She will follow you around until you sit down, then she will find a cozy place to lay and snuggle right in. Betty is very quiet, until you leave the house then you will hear a little "roooOoOoOo" as if she is saying "I miss you! Come back!" but then she quiets down and waits for you to return. She is a great car rider, she lays down and loves to look out the window, wondering where you are taking her, hoping it's somewhere she'll get lots of hugs and kisses. Betty's big brown eyes will win you over in an instant. Stop by our next show & tell to meet this precious girl!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Spotlight on Batman!

Batman, or "Flat Out Bat," is a tall, dark & handsome young man who is laid back, easygoing and gets along well with everyone! He will do best in a home without small dogs or cats. He is friendly and very social! Batman is great on leash and rides well in the car. Contact us today to meet Batman!

Did we mention he comes with his own theme song? Danananananananananananananana...BATMAN! :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

BUSY weekend ahead!

Friday, September 9th (TONIGHT!) 7:00-10:00PM
LIVE on the Plaza
16th &  Blackwelder, OKC

As always, LIVE on the Plaza will be packed with live music, featured artists, outdoor artist market and our four legged friends. Enjoy the stores, bump into friends, meet new people, eat a taco, shop, meet an artist, hear a band – this is all possible in one central place.

Bring your greyhound(s) and a lawn chair, we'll be set up on the corner of 16th & Blackwelder meeting & greeting! The Plaza District is very doggie-friendly so feel free to walk around the shops and vendors with your well-behaved greyhound.

Saturday, September 10th 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Duffner Park, OKC (SE corner of Hefner & May Ave.)

This year's groovy theme is "A Summer of Puppy Love" complete with Oklahoma's "Hippest Dog" Contest!  The event is located at Duffner Park (SE corner of Hefner & May Ave. in OKC) from 9:00am - 3:00pm. HOH will once again have a booth at the event and we invite anyone and everyone to come enjoy this fundraising event for a great cause. A Dog Walk in the Park will have a 1.5 mile dog walk,  Food & Beverages, Pet Product Vendors, Microchipping, Vaccinations, Pet contests, Music & much more! This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome!

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Saturday, September 10th 12:00 - 2:00PM
Edmond Petsmart Show & Tell

Stop by to meet our foster greyhounds and volunteers to learn what great pets greyhounds make!

Stop by Edmond Petsmart to meet Fagan who is currently adoptable!

Sunday, September 11th 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Second Sundays @ Edmond Dog Park
33rd & Boulevard, Edmond (Behind Mardel)

We have started having monthly greyhound gatherings on the 2nd Sunday of each month to allow our greyhounds and their owners to meet in an informal setting and to give the dogs a chance to see their buddies and stretch their legs. No need to RSVP, and no tables, supplies or adoption literature to keep track of. We’ll meet around 6:00PM, but it will be a come-and-go event. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for other dog park visitors to see the greyhounds in a natural environment, and to get acquainted with the breed.

*Please bring your own muzzle if your greyhound gets competitive!

Rumor has it we will be celebrating Rhett the Greyhound's adoption with his new family!

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Visit us at Paws Around Town today!

Kick off your Labor Day Weekend with the biggest party animals of all: greyhounds!

Visit us at Paws Around Town today from 12:00-3:00pm!

Paws Around Town is an upscale pet boutique located in Northpark Mall on the corner of 122nd & May Ave in NW Oklahoma City. We'd love for you to come visit and bring new business to the area. Bring your own well behaved greyhound to show them off and educate shoppers about what great pets they make!

So come hang out, meet some adoptable greyhounds, enjoy the mall air conditioning, and eat some Cherry Berry fro-yo with us!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New dogs next week

Next week we will be welcoming 2 new foster dogs to Hounds of the Heartland. Check back for official Spotlight articles as well as website listings and personality descriptions!

meet Fagan
Racing Name: Newsmaker
Birthdate: 5/20/2007
White & Brindle Male
Cat & Small Dog Safe
Fagan has 87 races registered and is offspring of Fortified Power & Fragrant Flier.

meet Cutie
Racing Name: Iruska Cutie Pie
Birthday: 7/3/2003
Brindle Female
Cat & Small Dog Safe
Cutie has 88 races registered and is offspring of Kiowa Sweet Trey and Iruska Zinnia.

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