The First Greyhound Pets of America Benefit

Last night was the first of what I hope will be many benefits for Greyhound Pets of America, which is the greyhound adoption program that we got Ida from. Supporting the program that saves so many dogs after they’re retired from the race track was something we really wanted to do, and Derek was the guy to put it all together.

Derek and Ida. My man and my dog. Love them both.

He set everything up with Neon’s Unplugged, a bar off of Main in OTR that is dog-friendly (which gives it so many points, as do Molly Wellman’s expertly mixed cocktails). The GPA of Greater Cincinnati rounded up some troops, Derek pulled together donations from Buffalo Wild Wings, Maggiano’s, and more, and the event was on.

We wanted to support it too, since I love Ida, and Derek is my guy as well as one of our taste-testers, so we whipped up a batch of Ida’s favorite flavor of Phro*Zen – Peanut Butter Peace Train. Owners and greyhounds alike enjoyed free scoops!

"Pitt" the greyhound enjoying some Phro*Zen

“Pitt” in the photo above and her foster parent hung out very close to the cooler for much of the night. She needs adopting by the way! She’s so sweet, and definitely a cuddler, so if anyone out there is thinking about a dog, please consider Pitt!

While the night was full of good food, fun conversations, and plenty of  new dogs and people to meet, it was really all about getting these dogs into safe and loving homes after they’ve been on the race track. The donations received from the silent auctions, donation buckets, etc., will all be put toward getting more pups like our Ida off of the track and into a family. We’re so glad to have her, and we were so excited to see more happy party animals out at Neon’s last night – we loved the greyhounds too!

The greyhounds and their owners out on the bocce ball lawn.

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