Maine Greyhound Placement Services

Maine Greyhound Placement Services
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for the greyhounds at MGPS? Please consider getting more information and see about becoming a volunteer by calling Dawn at 557-3166

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2018 Greyhound Adoption Expo & Puppy Farm Tour

Dog Days
Dog Days

Please join MGPS for a fun day at The Greyhound Adoption Expo & Puppy Farm Tour. Fred is a dog hauler who brings MGPS greyhounds from Florida and Kansas. This event will be held at his puppy farm.

 

Linda Jensen was a great friend to racing and to adoptions--we would not be getting dogs in the northeast if it were not for her dedication to both. She did not see racing and adoptions as "taking sides" but promoting and celebrating the whole life of the racing greyhound--I was honored to be her friend and I learned much about greyhounds, racing and adoptions from her. I know some of you had such a relationship with her as well. This picnic honors her life and helps to keep greyhounds coming to all of us in the northeast on a regular basis. We are fortunate to have Fred, Carlos and our suppliers who work to bring dogs to us--I know that some groups in other areas of the country are not as fortunate and are having real trouble getting greyhounds. Its important to support this picnic to help with all of the expenses involved in transporting our precious cargo with care.

 

Fred has 25 to 30 3 and 4 month old puppies!!! and if we are lucky and the mom delivers on time, we may see newly delivered puppies. We will have a great BBQ, fun run--which was a huge success last year--vendors and naming rights of a very special puppy (more details to follow).

 

Tickets are $15.00 and include the Puppy Tour, Fun Run, great BBQ, vendors and so much more!

 

Any questions can be directed to Linda Lyman at lelyman7@verizon.net

 

Picnic donation is $15 and can be made through PayPal or on the day of the event. PayPal account will come up as "patty.comerford@yahoo.com"

 

Please go to the Facebook page 2018 Greyhound Adoption Expo & Puppy Farm Tour and like to keep updated on the event.

Boarding

Did you know that Maine Greyhound Placement Service offers exceptional boarding accommodations for greyhounds (and all sighthounds) in need of a cozy and safe place to stay? Our boarders enjoy clean, comfortable and climate-controlled conditions and a whole lot of extra TLC, all in a pleasant country setting. Soothing background music plays continuously to promote a peaceful atmosphere. MGPS has its own fully serviceable veterinary clinic on site, as well as access to several area veterinarians should a medical issue arise. Our facilities are equipped with interior and exterior security cameras, closed circuit television sets, and motion detection lighting. Your pet’s safety and security are top priority here at MGPS.

All boarders are housed separately from the adoptable greyhounds in the shelter. Boarders are turned-out into a large fenced-in exercise yard in groups of four a minimum of four times a day. All greyhounds wear basket-type muzzles while out together, just to be on the safe side. MGPS provides everything for your dogs stay, up to and including food, coats, bowls, muzzles and more. Bedding and toys are thick and plentiful and all dogs are fed twice a day. If your dog has special dietary needs, you may bring your own food from home provided it is stored in an airtight plastic container with feeding instructions included. Furthermore, if your dog has a special blanket, toy or treat, you are welcome to bring those types of items, too. If your dog is on any medications, please make sure to include them in your dogs ‘luggage’.

The standard boarding fees are as follows:
For MGPS members, boarding is $15.00 per calendar day per dog.
For non-members, boarding is $20.00 per calendar day per dog.

It is so easy to become a member of MGPS and worth every penny. For a minimum donation of $25.00 you receive membership status for one year, which includes the benefits of reduced boarding fees, 4 quarterly issues of our newsletter, The Greyhound Express, and free access to our large Greyhound Park for fun and frolic. Memberships are renewable on an annual basis and expire each year on December 31.

To make your dogs stay complete, MGPS also offers luxurious grooming services, all performed by our veterinary technician. The fees are as follows:
Bath & Ear Cleaning = $20.00
Nail Trim Only = $10.00

We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. The fees associated with boarding and grooming help to fund the daily care of the retired greyhounds awaiting adoption in our shelter.

We require that all dogs boarding with us are up-to-date on their Distemper/Parvo, Rabies, and Kennel Cough vaccinations and/or have titers proving antibody protection. Additionally, we require proof of a stool sample analysis (with a negative result) performed within the last year. Lastly, we ask that all dogs coming in to boarding be free of fleas and ticks. If your dog is in need of any vaccinations, we would ideally like to have them done 10 days prior to your pets stay. If this is not possible, we are able to conduct all of the above services right here at our clinic. We have flea and tick prevention (Frontline Plus, Vectra, and Capstar) available for purchase, as well.

Greyhounds have very unique requirements. Don’t let your precious dogs board just anywhere. Leave them here with us for a fun and comfortable stay. You can rest assured that your hound will be taken care of by trained folks that truly know greyhounds in every sense of the word and are familiar with all those special needs.

To set up a reservation, please text or call Dawn at 207-557-3166.
Call or text as soon as you know the dates that you would like to board but at least 2 weeks in advance to make your reservation.