The Greyhounds... Becky has been adopting
retired racing greyhounds for over 20 years.
Our current greyhound family...
top down - Ira, Ruthie and Claire.
Our newest staff member, and still learning what is required of her as a
store dog, but
is ready to greet you at the door and follow you around the store and
will, no doubt, b leaning on you .
She is a 6 years old ex-racer that did well, has had 2 litters of puppies and
is most definitely enjoying being retired.
A very friendly and curious 4 year old female joined the
staff / family the summer 2016.
She is a very sweet greyhound and loves to nibble.
Born in July 2009, raced in Alabama, adopted on 9/5/2011.
A big 'thank you' to Greyhound Alliance and Dr. Jenifer Barker;
Ira is special in every way; sweet, gentle, smart, handsome -from his unique
markings to his great BIG smile!
done by Julie Anderson
In Memory - - - -
An ex-racing dog that lost her owner and needed a
Phoebe, sweet and soft, but she was always a puppy at heart and
ready to be petted.
She passed away rather suddenly, at age 12-1/2, only a few months after her buddy Joey, in
the summer of 2016.
Photos by Julie Anderson Photography
An almost all black and a very, (very) shy dog.
His owner passed away in 2012 and Becky adopted both Joey & Phoebe shortly
after. He was special
needs shy and very sweet;
if you stopped by the store he most likely was watching you from afar.
With heavy hearts he was put down due to bone cancer in March 2016.
photos by Julie Anderson Photography
adopted from QCGA (Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption, Davenport/Moline) in February
Sammy holds the honors of being the Senior oldest greyhound Becky has had passed
away in July 2015.
ABOVE, Sammy shown 'acting cool' , napping,
& being cozy with his favorite Rottie at monthly visit to local Assisted
Never, ever really considered a greyhound puppy, but when you've got one in your
arms and are then told...
'we're looking for homes for these little females' ..... well, you can
guess what happens.
Amber arrived at age 7 weeks in August, 2006.
She's from a family of cross-country/long distance greyhound racers
but was part of our family passing away in April 2016.
Amber at age 13 months.... shortly after a bath wearing her new Mrs. Bones
Collar and matching Voyagers necklace!
Amber at 7 weeks
Amber at 9 weeks
Amber relaxing with Sammy in the sun -- a few minutes later
Amber at 17 weeks
In Memory of the first ten greyhounds
Becky has adopted
Each one special and each one still
May 1999 to December 2010
A big handsome red boy,
He could go from special-needs shy and quiet to goofy and silly in seconds!
Adopted in September 2001 • from GLGT Adoption in Delavan, Wisconsin
June 1999 to November 2009
A quiet, never-do-anything-wrong, big, handsome male; mostly white but with brindle and blue brindle markings around
his face and ears and on his tail,
including one big 'dot' in the middle of his
Adopted in June 2002 • from GLGT Adoption in Delavan, Wisconsin
with great sadness, we say: July 1998 to November 2006
Our dainty little Lilly, mostly white with some ticking and lots of 'dots' on the back of her
Sometimes called 'Lilly' or 'Silly Lilly' or 'Her Lilliness'
Adopted in February 2001 • from GLGT Adoption in
May 1993 to June 2004
Opie was a very gentlemanly 80 pound shiny blue brindle male.
Adopted in May 1998 • from Greyhound Pets of America, Wisconsin
Dec 1988 - April 2000
Becky's special companion and constant shadow for eight great years.
An affectionate blue male, adopted July 1992;
raced as John's Prince.
• adopted from GLGT Adoption in Delavan, Wisconsin
FARRAN and MAGGIE
the original two adopted greyhounds....
Farran, (Caro's Farran) a 75# red fawn male, adopted Sept
Jan 1988 - June 1999
Maggie, a female fawn brindle, adopted August 1991.
Jan 1990 - Feb 2001
both were adopted from GLGT Adoption in Delavan,
Sept 1991 - December 2001
(taught all our other greyhounds how to really bark)
White with ticking and dark red brindle patches. Raced as Calib
Adopted in July 1995 • from GLGT Adoption in Delavan, Wisconsin
Dec 1984 - July 1995
(raced as O.B.Good Try)
A big, handsome black boy with white markings,
adopted March 1992 from GLGT Adoption
in Delavan, Wisconsin
Nov 1989 - Feb 1998
(raced as Cagliostro)
An 80 plus pound silvery blue fawn male,
adopted November 1992 from GLGT Adoption in
Photo taken June 2004
Left to right: Visiting Tina with Voyager gang: Gavin, Jake, Lilly & Opie
Photo shoot in front of fireplace at store, November 2005
Hounds at work