Maine Greyhound Placement Services

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Christmas Party

It's time for the annual Christmas Social at MGPS! We will have a social time at 2 PM, followed by a delicious Pot Luck Meal. After the Pot Luck, we'll gather around the Christmas tree for the ever fun and entertaining Yankee Swap of dog gifts. The Tally Ho Shop will be open from Noon to the end of the day for your shopping pleasure. Axell Photography will be doing photos of your hounds with Santa all afternoon. If you are participating in the Yankee Swap, please bring a WRAPPED dog gift in the $12 to $15 price range. We will be asking for a donation of $5 for the Potluck meal (all monies going to our kennel).

We also ask those who can, to bring supplies for the kennel to help through the long winter. Anyone bringing kennel supplies will receive a ticket to win a prize! The following kennel supplies are always needed:
Purina Dog Chow (green bag), Canned dog food, Pill Pockets, Peanut Butter, Wolf size Nylabones and Large and Extra large Kongs, Liquid Laundry detergent, Clorox Bleach, Fabric softener sheets, Liquid Dishwashing soap, Dish washing sponges with a scrubbie side,13 Gallon kitchen trash bags, 39 Gallon large black trash bags, Heavy Duty contractor bags, Canned cat food, Dry cat food SCOOPABLE, clumping cat litter (no pine, please), Baking soda, Paper towels, Toilet paper, Fleece blankets( the ones usually sold rolled up), regular solid woven bedding blankets for the dog crates (NO knitted blankets or Afghans, please). Bath towels and wash cloths. Bottled water, soda, granola or cereal bars for our hard working volunteers. Your empty LARGE dog food and bird seed bags for poop pick up. Postage stamps.

Please check Our Facebook Event regularly for updates and a food list of what's needed for the Pot Luck. Don't miss this fun, casual event to get you into the Holiday spirit. We hope to see many, many hounds and humans!

Maine Greyhound Placement Service (MGPS) was awarded GAPY 2016

Maine Greyhound Placement Service (MGPS) was awarded GAPY 2016

GAPY –Greyhound Adoption Program of Year 2016 is awarded to two organizations annually, one on East Coast and one on the West Coast. American Greyhound Council President Fred Fulchino announced the awards on 1/7/2017. Each organization receives $1000 grand from AGC.

Maine Greyhound Placement Service was founded by Scott Bruns and Mary Towle over 25 years ago. After adopting their own greyhounds their love for the breed lead to volunteering at a local greyhound shelter and eventually the two established their own adoption kennel in Bridgton. The operation relocated to Augusta in 2003 and has space for over 50 dogs. Over 4000 dogs have found their forever homes through MGPS.

Scott replied that the GAPY grant is a welcome source of support for MGPS. “We are very grateful for this unexpected support. Our volunteers work so hard, and they really deserve this special recognition.”

For more on the award visit: American Greyhound Council website.