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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

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.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

PART 2: Ethical-fair-good-honorable vs. Bad-dishonest-immoral-improper-unethical

"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always” -  Albert Schweitzer

Remember when Coca-Cola dropped New Coke on us and tried to convince the consumer that it was just like the old Coke? Coke drinkers knew better and even as much as Coca-Cola tried to convince us it had the same taste, we all knew it was not Coke, it was fake Coke.

In the greyhound world we have some organizations trying to pretend they are still Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) chapters but please be aware they are fake GPA’s and no longer have any connections to the real GPA. These groups are former GPA chapters who left Greyhound Pets of America by their own choice and yet chose names like Greyhound Pet Adoptions, so that they can fool the public into believing they are part of the real GPA with using a name that still has the acronym GPA.

In Part 1 of this series, we learned that a Ms. Darla Dean is accusing Greyhound Pets of America of not taking responsibility of the greyhound supposedly returned by its owner. I say supposedly as Ms. Dean has not contacted GPA-National with the facts regarding this situation. 

Continuing to smear Greyhound Pets of America, one of Ms. Deans friends has now jumped in with this defense. This friend states as her fact that the organization has been “outed” because of a photo of a dog tag. However, this outing is not an outing of Greyhound Pets of America as this friend of Ms. Dean tries to paint:

While this photo clearly shows a G.P.A. Florida Southeast Coast dog tag, this particular chapter of Greyhound Pets of America resigned its GPA charter in the 2014-time frame and now goes by the name of Greyhound Pet Adoptions S.E. Florida...yes, a fake GPA. Per the Greyhound Pet Adoptions S.E. Florida website their phone number is 561.478.3006. Clearly Ms. Dean's issue is with Greyhound Pet Adoptions S.E. Florida regarding this 4-year-old greyhound.

While this photo shows a dog tag, one of 4 that is being claimed to have been on the dog Ms. Dean pulled from the shelter, GPA-National would have no record of a dog that was adopted via a former chapter after they have left the organization especially if the former chapter was just "using up" old dog tags rather than destroying them. Sadly, over the years GPA has received countless calls via the 800 number regarding found greyhounds with out of date tags from former chapters however existing GPA chapters have always stepped up to assist these greyhound’s former chapters would not take back.

As of the date and time of this blog post, GPA-National has yet to receive nor did receive any contact regarding this dog nor information on the history of this dog.

While the photo clearly has the GPA 800 number on it the dog tag in question, Ms. Dean knows from her days with GPA that if she had called the 800 number one of our volunteers would have returned the call. Also, she is well aware of and can easily find the GPA website and from there could have emailed any and all of the 5 GPA National officers with this situation. Why she elected the path she has taken is something only she can say. Is bashing an organization she once left more fun? Only Ms. Dean can say. I can tell you from my own experiences with GPA over the years, the real GPA would have done everything to bring this greyhound into the real GPA family even though placement was done by a wannabe GPA.

It is time for Ms. Dean to stop slandering a well-respected national greyhound adoption program, and it is time for the fake GPA’s to stop using our name and information.

Ms. Dean can share the facts with the GPA National officers and set the record straight. 

Why she has not only she can say.

Well Darla and friends - I leave you with this: