GRRAND is hosting a Summer Open House! Bring your dog for a fun afternoon at GRRAND's John Mark Petry Memorial Aquatherapy pool!
When:Saturday, July 15 from 12-2 p.m.
Where: GRRAND Central Station, 7924 Vine Crest Ave., Louisville, KY 40222
Cost: Admission is a bottle of wine valued at $25 or more for use at the GRRAND Affair wine pull.
Requirements for Dogs: Please bring proof of current vaccines including (1) Canine Influenza (both shots), (2) Bordetella, (3) Distemper/Parvo, and (4) Rabies.
How to Register: Register at the event or pre-register by clicking the button below. Include the name of each dog attending, along with current vaccination records for each pup. You can also bring vet records the day of the event.
As you will recall, the Amish Blizzard of December ’22 brought us fifty-two precious puppies, who have grown up with lots of love plus lots of “Get down from there!” This fall they will be lining up for spay and neuter and boy, could we use your help.
Would you consider going shares with us to sponsor a pup’s fixing? The owners help by providing the cone and the care; our volunteers work with our vets to get everyone on the list at the right age and time; what we truly need is the funding.
Costs vary, but with a ballpark around $400 (times 52- gulp!) any contribution you could manage would lift us up, for sure. You can it do right now by clicking the “Donate” button below or by sending a check directly to our treasurer, Patti Sacra, at the following address: 422 Bromwell Dr., Louisville, KY, 40245.
You can donate any amount but if you donate $500, you will receive 4 free tickets to the 2023 GRRAND Affair live & silent auction in November. Donate $250 and you will receive 2 free tickets to this awesome event.
As always, thanks so much for your support of our rescued GRRAND pups!
This year the top vote earner will be on the cover of the 2024 calendar! The winner will also receive 2 tickets to the GRRAND Affair event scheduled for November 10, 2023, and a calendar!
The next 12 photos with the most votes will each receive a monthly spread and a calendar. Each winner has a chance to tell their GRRAND dog’s story.
Reserve a Day to Honor your Pet! Want a guaranteed spot on the calendar? Reserve a day to honor your pet. Your pet's photo will appear on the day of your choice. Just choose your favorite photo and then choose the day and pay! First come first served! Once a date has been reserved, it will no longer be available. Each day is $15. Submit your photo and $15 donation here!
This month’s volunteer spotlight is on Nina Scott, who is the President of GRRAND, President/CEO of Dermatology Specialists Research, and a mother of two daughters (10-year-old Ella and 9-year-old Layla) and 3 dogs! Nina is located in Louisville, Kentucky, and is a former D1 scholarship athlete and varsity basketball letter-winner at the University of Louisville, graduating with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing and Sports Medicine. Some of her hobbies include tennis, travel, the outdoors, and just staying active! She is incredibly passionate about advocating for local community growth, child welfare, and animal rights in the state of Kentucky.
Nina joined GRRAND in 2007 after adopting her first GRRAND dog, Nikki, and after such an amazing adoption experience, she applied to volunteer to walk dogs on the weekends. She gradually became more involved in other areas - such as phone duty, screening applications, and planning events - which eventually led to her joining the board in 2016.
Susan Bush and her family opened up their home to foster GRRAND pups during the pandemic, as our need for foster families was rising. Thus far they have fostered Red (he just joined the Bush family this past weekend and will soon be available for adoption), Molly (who got adopted after 6 quick days with their family), and Chip, who is still living with them and their other dog Meika.
"I really hope to foster for many years to come because when a dog is living in a loving home, as opposed to a shelter, they will learn how to be confident, happy dogs. I HIGHLY recommend fostering and of course, adopting from GRRAND. There’s so much support and a great sense of community with this organization and everything they do. They are simply wonderful people who are passionate about animals. It’s changed our lives for the better and it will be yours. Please apply and help out in any way you can."
Summer is a great time to get outside with your GRRAND pup, but warmer temperatures can come with dangers for your pet. See the links below to learn more about how you can keep your four-legged friend safe this summer.
Beat the Heat
Click here to learn more about how to prevent or treat overheating and heat stroke.
Click here to find out how much water your dog needs and what to do if they become dehydrated.
Protect the Paws
Click here for helpful tips for walking or running with your dog this summer.
Take Care with Cars
Click here for more information on reporting a dog in a dangerous situation.
Searching for a GRRAND Volunteer Coordinator
GRRAND is looking for someone to head up our Volunteer Program. Have a look at all the information you need to know to see if you are the perfect candidate for this position!
This request is not restricted to GRRAND members and supporters. We are looking for people with the time, passion, and experience in working with and coordinating volunteers. If you happen to love dogs that's an extra benefit!