We can imagine Thanksgiving year-round because we get to experience the extraordinary, everyday miracles when Greyhounds are adopted.
Case in point: Mamas Gary Lam. Gary was quite the competitive athlete at the track in Iowa; but the trainer advised the dog's breeder, Steve Lockwood, to let the dog retire while he was on top. Steve agreed readily and Gary was shipped back to the farm in New York State.
Steve called us and we told him that of course we'd add Gary to our 'available' roster. On September 27th, a hopeful Steve and Gary made the rounds, looking for someone to adopt Gary.
Enter Lori and Peter White. They came to the Homecoming with their young son Zach and their Greyhound Penny. They offered to foster Gary as they said they wanted to "give back" to us for allowing them to adopt Penny. So country boy Gary was packed off to the city for what was to have been a foster arrangement.
But Gary minded his Ps and Qs and it wasn't long before all of the Whites-- Lori, Peter, Zach, and Penny-- realized that Gary was not only a perfect fit, but an indispensable part of their family. Gary found a home!
And so we are thankful. The Whites are thankful. Steve is thankful. And Mamas Gary Lam is thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Don’t know what to buy that person (or people) on your Holiday shopping list?  Put a few checkmarks in the “done” column and help MPWA at the same time!  For each teen or adult fleece blanket purchased during the month of November by MPWA shoppers, Hand Crafts by Renee will generously donate $5 to MPWA.  Renee offers hundreds of patterns and sizes and each one can be finished with a sewn seam, satin edging or a pull-through tied version.  Don’t forget to mention in your checkout comments that you’re a MPWA shopper; that’s the only way for Renee to know that your purchase should help our hounds.
Click here to visit Hand Crafts by Renee.

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Roger Penske (left), son of the late, great, Lassinagh Silky and prolific sire Flying Penske, goes nose to toes with his Mini Me. This paper mache statue, made by Vermont artist Terri Malloy, is the spittin' image of Roger. And why not? He was the model! The piece was created and donated to commemorate Make Peace With Animals'  25th Annual Homecoming. Luckily for Roger, his adopter had the winning bid at the silent auction.