Saturday, April 14, 2018

The 2013 challenge for "humane advocate protectors" that they have remained silent on.....

In June and August of 2013 I posted a couple of blogs, one titled Greyhound-Gate and the second titled Got-some-splainin-to-do. It is now 2018 and should note, the “humane advocate protectors” have remained silent regarding these serious issues. Why is it they do not want to discuss these items?

I for one believe the greyhounds and humans involved in greyhound racing, greyhound adoption, greyhound welfare and greyhound advocacy deserve and should always be treated with and doing business with integrity and honesty.

It is my opinion since the “humane advocate protectors” have not addressed these serious issues, honesty and integrity is something they do not believe applies to themselves!

Got-some-splainin-to-do -Published August 2013

Greyhound-gate Published June 2013


Monday, February 19, 2018

You Say Tomato...

You don't have to be an Einstein to Google a quote correctly.
Even a grade school teacher knows that Albert is not spelled A-l-f-r-e-d.

Maybe this image should be put on a big banner and hung in the offices of the "humane advocate protectors" because not everything they put out in cyberspace or in the hands of legislators is 100% correct.



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dearest Grey2k

It has come to our attention that our trademarked name and our chapters are listed on your website. Please remove all reference to our organization from your website(s) immediately.  For any future use of our name,  please contact our attorney, John Parker. 

Tonya Beader, President
Greyhound Pets Of America- National

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


On January 4, Mr. Bruce Halle, founder of Discount Tire passed away. I had the privilege of working on a Discount Tire project a few years ago.  Two things were very obvious my first week on the contract.  When a customer called for help, you did whatever it took to take care of it and worked the problem through till resolution was complete. Corporate headquarters did not let those at the stores hang. Another refreshing observation was the friendliness found in the Discount Tire workplace. It was almost like everyone was family

Now remember I was not an employee of Discount Tire. During my time there I was just a faceless contractor hired to assist with an SAP implementation. One afternoon on my way back from lunch, I noticed an older gentleman walking towards the door I had just entered. I went back and I held the door open for the elderly gentleman. The gentleman looked at my badge and said "thank you, Rory". When I mentioned it to co-workers they remarked, oh you just met Mr. Halle. From that point on during the project, anytime Mr. Halle saw me he always greeted me by name. The founder set the standard for courtesy at Discount Tire.

During my time at Discount Tire, a local fellow greyhound adopter needed new tires. She had her greyhound with her when she dropped her car off at Discount Tire. It was during the summer months and for those of you who may not know, here in the valley of the sun temps are often over 100 degrees and it gets very toasty in a vehicle. Later that afternoon when she picked up her car, she did not see it in the Discount Tire parking lot.  Asking where her car was, the Discount Tire technician told her that the car was in another lot parked under a tree so it would be shaded and kept cooler for her greyhound. That is what Discount Tire employees do. They care about their customers.

Courtesy. Caring. Consideration. Doing your job well. Mr. Halle lived that from the day he started Discount Tire with very little money and 6 tires till the day he passed way as a 5-time billionaire. That is a legacy that is passed down from Mr. Halle to many who had the privilege to meet him or work for Discount Tire. 

Be nice, treat others as you would want to be treated and take care of customers. You do that and you will be successful.

We each need to ask ourselves - What will my legacy be? Will it be all about me? Or should we strive to be sure our legacy is what we have taught others and shown to others so that they can pass along kindness and service to others? 

Friday, November 24, 2017


***Check out the contest Greyhound Pets of America is running on Facebook – go to Facebook then go to Greyhound Pets of America - National***
Hi, I'm a Black Greyhound and I need your help. There's a group out there called Greyhound Pets of America. If you haven't heard of them, check them out. They're pretty cool. They are volunteers and LOVE Greyhounds and would do anything for them. Because of this, I decided to solicit a bunch of my friends to help me raise money for them.
When discussing what we could do, one friend suggested a competition (you know how much we love to compete). My friends all think they are the "best dog ever". So, in the spirit of friendly competition, we decided to have our humans submit their favorite photo of us. YOU get to decide which one of us will hold the title of BEST BLACK GREYHOUND.
Check out all the photos below and vote for the one you feel best suited for the title of BEST BLACK GREYHOUND. My friends are listed in alphabetical order along with the group's name that helped them find their forever home.
Once you've decided on your favorite, click this link and click on the DONATE button. For every dollar you donate, my friend and their group will get one vote. So, if you donate $10 that = 10 votes. The more you donate, the more votes my friend and their group will get.
When the competition is over, the dog with the most donations/votes wins the title of BEST BLACK GREYHOUND and their group along with Greyhound Pets of America will split the donations. It's a win-win for all.
The contest runs from 11/24 (Black Friday) at 7:00 a.m. to 11/27 (Cyber Monday) at 11:00 p.m. EST.
Please help us help our friends at Greyhound Pets of America.
A Black Greyhound
Greyhound Pets of America is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. Your PayPal or Credit Receipt is proof of donation.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Part III - Ethical-fair-good-honest-honorable vs. Bad-dishonest-immoral-improper-unethical

UPDATE – As of the time and date of this blog, the alleged "allegations" and incorrect statements that were distributed against Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) via Facebook have finally been retracted.

There is never a reason not to do the right thing and no excuses to not follow proper procedure and protocol at all times regarding our greyhounds. Any group that will not take back their adopted greyhounds – Shame On You!!!

In the near future I will be posting a list of all the current true GPA chapters so that the public can be apprised of what are real charter members of Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) with operating procedures they must follow and national oversite. This will allow you to know the difference between a true Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) chapter and groups who chose a name with an acronym of " GPA" in order to trick you into thinking they are something they are not.