to GPA - Northern Virginia
of America Hotline - 1-800-366-1472
Save the following dates for
these can't miss Spring events with GPA-NoVA
April 21 – GPA-NoVA Annual Member Meeting and Guest Speaker
GPA-NoVA’s Annual Member Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April
21st (12:45 pm – 3:30 pm)
• Location is the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library * 584 Leesburg
Pike * Falls Church, VA 22043-2099.
The library is conveniently located near I-66 and the Capitol Beltway
in Tyson’s Corner, Va.
• Doors open at 12:45 pm for shopping, snacking, and mingling.
• Meeting starts at 1:30 pm
• GPA-NoVA past, present, and future
• Human and hound volunteer opportunities
• Door Prize and raffle prizes
• Great deals on t-shirts and various GPA-NoVA store items
• Upcoming events
• Guest Speaker - a wonderful holistic vet, Dr. Jana Froeling,
will be joining us to talk about the unique
needs of greyhounds; orthopedic, nutritional, etc. Dr. Froeling graduated
with honors from Iowa
State University in 1988 and has worked as a veterinarian for 15 years
in the Northern Virginia area.
Currently, she owns and operates Full Circle Equine Service in Amissville,
VA. Dr. Froeling works
with greyhounds and performs acupuncture, chiropractic, laser, herbs,
as well as traditional western
April 25-28 – Greyhounds in Gettysburg
Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the great
outdoors in a beautiful setting
with other greyhound enthusiasts. Added bonus is all of the greyhound-centric
shopping to be done at
the multitude of vendors who attend this event. Check it out at www.greyhoundsingettysburg.com
May 4 – Reston Pet Fiesta
10 am – 4 pm at Reston Town Center. GPA-NoVA has a booth and we
need your help promoting
Greyhound Adoption. Please send an email to email@example.com if you
will attend and what time –
bring your greyhound!!! For more information, visit www.petfiesta.org.
This is a very animal-friendly
May 10, 11, 12 – Virginia Grapehound Wine Tour
Virginia Grapehounds is in its fourth year in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Register in advance for this
event at http://www.grapehounds.com/virginia.html. Mention GPA-NoVA
and we get credit! Greyt
opportunity to mingle with other greyhounds and enthusiasts and taste
some spectacular Virginia wine!
The event just keeps getting better and better!
• Friday, May 10th - vending in the morning at Lost Creek Winery.
Welcome Party (hor d’oeuvres and
wine tasting) begins at 5pm at the North Gate Vineyard near Purcellville.
• Saturday, May 11th - Vending at Lost Creek Winery continues
all day Saturday, with dozens of
vendors. There will also be a food vendor (Uncle Moe’s Soul Food),
presentations, wine tasting/wine by the glass, a Blessing of the Hounds,
Silent Auction, and an ice
cream social. Check out Hidden Brook Winery, next door, for wine tasting
• Sunday, May 12th – Spend the afternoon at Willowcroft
Vineyards, just south of Leesburg, and co-
host Quattro Goombas Winery, only about six minutes from Willowcroft.
May 27 – Memorial Day – Falls Church Festival
9 am – 5 pm and takes place on the grounds of Falls Church City
Hall. GPA-NoVA is one of the few
animal groups attending this festival every year. The greyhounds get
A LOT of attention. GPA-NoVA has
a booth and we really need your help promoting Greyhound Adoption. It’s
a long day and can be hot
so we need to keep the dogs time slots short – we need more volunteers!!!!
Please email info@ gpa-
nova.org if you can attend and what time.
June 9 – Capital Pride Festival – Washington, DC
11 am – 6 pm. GPA-NoVA has a booth and we need greyhounds! The
annual Capital Pride Festival
takes place Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. More than 150,000 people attend
this event which makes it greyt
for showcasing greyhounds. Due to hot asphalt, consider booties for
your greyhound walking to/from
our booth. Come for a day full of entertainment, music, food, drink,
education, and celebration. Check
it out at www.capitalpride.org/festival. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can help at the booth!
Do You Want to Support GPA-NoVA
and Enjoy Wine? If so, read below to find out how the two are related...............
Greyhound Pets of America-Northern Virginia is committed to placing
retired racing greyhounds into loving forever homes and educating the
public about these wonderful companions.
Looking for something different to start your holiday shopping or way
to donate to GPA-NoVA? You can’t go wrong with a buying a bottle
of wine or two or three from our wine selection wine
selection. A generous portion of the purchase price of this product
is donated to GPA-NoVA.
Click this link to
see our Wine Selection...
Pets of America (GPA) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated
to finding responsible loving homes for greyhounds who fail to qualify
(or no longer qualify) at various racetracks throughout the country.
GPA also informs people that these ex-racers make excellent gentle,
loving pets and that they are available for adoption to qualified homes.
about adopting a retired racing greyhound? - Learn
about GPA-NOVA's adoption process
to join GPA NOVA and make a difference - Join
greyt place for GPA-NOVA members to connect. - Join
the GPA-NOVA forum
Can You Help?
If you can't adopt a Greyhound right now, but you'd still like to help,
here's what you can do!
financial contributions- Donate
now through GPA-NOVA
All donations go directly towards placing greyhounds in their
forever homes, and are fully tax-deductible.
at GPA-NoVA's Store -
our events and meet and greets -
GPA-NOVA Calendar of Events
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