NEWS & EVENTS


Greyt Fest - 2018 

Save the Date, July 21, 2018

You all made it so much fun, we are doing it again! Now we can truly say the KyG Greyt Fest is an annual event. We learned a lot from our inaugural Greyt Fest in 2017. Thank you for your patience. 

It took people from TX, MO, IL, IN, OH, WV, NC, SC, TN and of course KY, to make the event a success. Whether you were a guest, vendors or volunteers a big THANK YOU to ALL of you. It was greyt seeing old friends and making new ones. It has been a while since a festival event was held in this area and the smiles on peoples faces showed it was greyt fun. Please help us to spread the word. Some seemed to find out a little too late last year.

Look for details, here and on Facebook, as they become final.

Here’s how last year looked: FREE Admission! Air-conditioned venue. Greyt Fest is officially a one day sighthound friendly event on Saturday. Starting around 10:30 the Silent Auction and vendor opened for business. Many greyhound/sighthound vendors were available. A few local crafty types offered items too. A Blessing of the Hounds was administered by one of KyGs very first adoptors. A prepaid BBQ lunch was catered by Mark’s Feed Store (we may use a food truck in 2018 to keep the price down, Mark’s is delicious though and vegetarian options were available with notice).  KyG veterinarian, Dr. Charissa Rexroad of Finchville Animal Hospital, offered an Ask the Vet session. And…of course the always popular Costume Contest. 

In addition to the main event: Arrangements were made for early arrivers to meet at a local dog friendly winery on Friday evening. To give muzzled hounds a chance to stretch their legs, Saturday evening offered a fun run and ice cream social at a nearby home. Sunday morning rain (read "deluge") cancelled the photoshoot where KyG had planned a professional photographer, at a nearby fenced yard, ready to capture your hound in action. Last year was very hot and we took appointments early to try to get ahead of the heat (and some folks need to start their drive). Later appointments could be cancelled for safety of the hounds, their humans and the volunteers.

To see how Greyt Fest – 2017 looked literally go to KyG Events/Photo Gallery.

 

It's for the hounds! 

 

July 21, 2018, Shelbyville, KY

Shelby County Fairgrounds – 20 minutes east of Louisville

Details to come 

For Info on 2017 - Read More

 

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Do you want to design the event logo for Greyt Fest - 2018? email KyGreyhounds@yahoo.com and let us know.

 

Below is the Greyt Fest 2017 event shirt and we have a few left. email KyGreyhounds@yahoo.com and let us know your size and we will see if we have one for you.

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Kentucky Greyhound Placement


Kentucky Greyhound Placement, a 501(c)(3) founded in Sept 2016, is also known as KyG or KyGreyhounds.
 
Our focus is to rehome retired racing Greyhounds, as well as any displaced Greyhound, into forever loving and responsible homes by practicing the Right Hound, Right Home philosophy.
 
Volunteer caregivers offer their personal residence and the time of themselves and their families to give the KyGreyhounds the real life experiences to acclimate from track life to a home environment prior to their adoption. This means KyG heavily relies on volunteers willing to open their homes and their families’ lives to the rewarding experience of a foster dog.
 
KyG's hope is to foster all Greyhounds, even for a short time, prior to adoption. KyG will work with a previous Greyhound owner who may want to accept a Greyhound without the foster period. The use of a boarding kennel could be necessary if needed to cover a volunteer caregivers vacation or if KyG was to get a hound un-expectantly and only until a volunteer caregiver became available.
 
KyG successfully held a major fund raiser within our first year. Success was measuredy by the greyt vendors, the greyt attendees and KyG managed to break slightly better than even (whew!). An air conditioned venue was also a key to the success of a July event in Kentucky!! The annual fund raisier, Greyt Fest, will be held on the weekend closest to July 22 each year. Attendees and vendors were excited to again have a festival type event in this region. Vendors and attendees represented these 10 states: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and, of course, Kentucky. KyG has already learned of more folks that plan to attend the 2nd Greyt Fest. Help KyG get the word out, the more successful the event, the more funds to help more greyhounds. 
 
Kentucky Greyhound Placement covers the triangle loosely including Louisville, KY (also southern Indiana), Lexington, KY and Covington, KY and the surrounding Kentucky counties. If we cannot serve your area we will help you find another organization.