Tucson Greyhound Blitz Eventsby Karyn Zoldan on Apr. 04, 2013, under Animal Events, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged, Greyhounds
April is National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month. Get Blitzed! Greyhounds have touched my heart and soul, and my pocketbook since 1998, and have altered my life in ways I never imagined. Greyhounds are addictive; they are like potato chips — you can’t just have one. If you haven’t met any greyhounds recently, I hope you check out one or more of these events.
Saturday, April 6 – Antigone Books – Meet & Greet – 11 am to 1 pm -Adopters and their hounds are invited to walk the 4th Avenue Merchant District. Stop by Silver Sea Jewelery (look for the blue awning & mermaid in the window) at 330 N. 4th Avenue to meet Lizzie Mead, greyhound adopter. Dogs will be treated to made-in-the USA dog biscuits and water bowl. With any store purchase, greyhound adopters will receive a free pair of animal-lover earrings. Location: 411 N. 4th Avenue (stop at the bookstore first for a list of dog-friendly restaurants).
Saturday, April 6 – Loft Cinema Farmers Market, 8 to 11 am – Come stroll the market, support your local farmer or vendor, meet some greyhounds. Location: 3233 E. Speedway Boulevard.
Sunday, April 7 – Greyt Vines Wine Tasting Fundraiser at CataVinos Wine Shoppe - 4 to 6 pm – Taste 6 animal label themed wines, plus nibbles & nosh, double plus exciting raffle prizes. Admittance $20 ($10 tax deductible); $10 for non drinkers. Must be 21; sorry, no dogs. Artist Courtney Kelly sells her whimsical dog art; 10% of sales will be donated to SA Greys. Advance ticket sales includes 2 free raffle tickets or just show up and pay at the door. Enjoy an adult beverage; bring your wine-drinking friends; support a locally-owned business. Location: 3063 N. Alvernon Way (1 block south of Ft. Lowell; plenty of street parking).
Saturday, April 13 – Pima Air and Space Museum – 10 am to 2 pm – Meet the greyhounds in person. Pet the fast dogs while viewing the fast planes. Fee is required to enter the dog-friendly Museum grounds. Location: 6000 E. Valencia Road.
Sunday, April 14 – Dog Wash Fundraiser sponsored by Arizona Greyhound Rescue - 9 am – 1 pm – Wash & nail trim any breed, $10-15. The event happens at Pantano Animal Clinic located at 8333 E. 22nd Street from 9 am to 1 pm.
Mayoral Proclamation – Mayor Rothschild will proclaim April 19, 2013 as Tucson Greyhound Adoption Day!
Friday, April 19 – Rainbow Remembrance at Reid Park – 7 to 9 pm. Non-denominational ceremony conducted by Darla Norrish/Tucson Pet Cemetery. The event remembers beloved greyhounds who crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge. All greyhound adopters are invited regardless of where your hounds came from or if you your are new in town and not affiliated with any organization. Location: Ramada #17.
Sunday, April 21 – 19th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade – 9 am to 2pm – Community event at Reid Park. Location: Country Club entrance. Free admission; bring your family for a day of fun. Volunteers wanted.
Wednesday, April 24 – Greyt Bites – California Pizza Kitchen – 11 am to closing – 20% of your bill will benefit the greyhounds when you present a flyer. Download the flyer here. Location: 4500 N. Oracle Road (Tucson Mall).
Thursday, April 25 – Royal Kia Tucson – Meet & Greet – 11 am to 1 pm – Meet greyhounds who like to ride in cars. Location: 4343 E. Speedway Blvd.
Plus: Meet & Greets – Regularly scheduled at Petco and Petsmart. See Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption event calendar on website. Check out available greyhounds for adoption.