Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

7th Annual Hounds on the Hill - Show and Tell

  • Signal Hill Park
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017
  • 11:00am  12:00pm
  • Signal Hill Park 

Hounds on the Hill

June 3, 2017, 11am - 2pm

Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave, Signal Hill CA 90755

Dogs days in the park! Bring your four legged friends and your family for an afternoon of fun at the 7th annual “Hounds on the Hill” event at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue.

This pet friendly event hosted by the City of Signal Hill features vendor booths, a micro-chip clinic, low cost vaccinations, a rescue dog parade, arts & crafts for kids, food, music and more.   Join us for Hounds on the Hill for a fun afternoon for dogs and their human friends.

If you and/or your hound (fosters are encouraged!!) can participate, even for an hour, please call Tom or Terry Marinello and let us know so we can keep track of who is coming when. Please call Tom or Terry at 424-242-GREY (4739) for more details.

 

Jun
3
11:30 am11:30

Huntington Beach Show & Tell

  • Petco

Located on Northwest corner of Warner and Springdale 

Stop by and say Hi, we'll be glad to see you!

This is a great way to get foster dogs seen!! Stop by with your foster or your own greyhound and talk to customers about what great dogs they are! I'll have everything else set up. Volunteers are always welcome!  Contact Barbara Beck cell 714-321-8408 or email: babsbeck@socal.rr.com

Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Super Pet Adoption Event

  • Irvine Animal Care Center

Come share the fun!  Bring your Greyhound and/or Foster Greyhound and come talk to people about what Greyt dogs they are!  Look for the Blue FastFriends EZup Tent.  There will be several food trucks at the event. 

We need Greyhounds for this event! 

Please Contact Ron Williams at 562-762-6587 if you can come with your Foster Greyhound and or your Greyhound(s)

Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

FastFriends Picnic - Best Event of the Year!

Annual Summer Picnic

The 2017 FastFriends Annual Picnic will be Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm!  

Register online today! Click here!

You can also register at the picnic on Saturday, June 10th!

Where is it?

At The Park in La Habra Heights (on Hacienda Blvd.) which offers a wonderful venue for the event – acres of grass, trees, shade, sun, real restrooms (not porta-potties!) and lots of free parking. Please note that Yahoo & Google have no clue as to where this is. This location shows the correct place. It is the same place the picnic is always held. Go south on Hacienda from the 60 fwy or north from Whittier Blvd. Click on the marker for directions.

Here are just a few of the great things planned for this year's picnic!

Bid on items in the auction and help support our group!

•  A fun day of activities for you, your family & your dog(s) to enjoy! 

•  Contests and games include: Longest tail, shortest tail, costume contest, dog look-alike,  egg and spoon, musical chairs, & hot dog bobbing.

•  Blessing of the hounds. Please sign up for the blessing by filling out the form near the bottom of the page. 

•  Wonderful food & an incredible array of salads!

•  Lots of time to talk to other greyhound lovers - all day long!

•  Raffles, prize drawings, & auctions - it could be your lucky day!

•  Meet the foster dogs looking for their forever homes.one might be yours!

•  Let your dog test out the mini-agility course - you could find latent talent!

•  Check out a variety of new products for you & your pooch! Interested in being a vendor? Click here to learn more

•  Join in the "roooooo-ing" event (canines & humans both can participate!)!

•  Your dog can strut her stuff in the games and competitions - smallest greyhound, longest tail, dunking for hot dogs, and more!

•  Let your greyhound chat with the animal communicator - could be interesting! If you would like to sign up early, please call Bernadette at 562-857-8917 or email essenceofenergy@hotmail.com ($30 fee, a portion of the money is donated to FastFriends)

•  Much, much more!

Click here to learn more about the picnic.

Click here to register now and pay at the event. 

Blessing of the Hounds

Fill out the following form for the Blessing of the Hounds.

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Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Costa Mesa Show & Tell

  • Petco

Cathy Mooney volunteers her time to put on this Show & Tell at Petco. All people interested in learning more about retired racers are welcome to visit. At this time, Petco does not have enough room to accommodate more dogs or volunteers. No volunteers or dogs are needed at this Show & Tell.

Every month on the 2nd Sunday

Contact Kathy Mooney with questions. (Not enough room for volunteers at this time.)  949-548-4071

Jun
17
12:00 pm12:00

Signal Hill Show & Tell

  • 3065 California Avenue Signal Hill, Ca 90755

Show and tell happens every month on the third Saturday.

Contact Steve Stricart 562-477-0026

Jun
24
11:30 am11:30

Huntington Beach Show and Tell

  • Petco

Located on Northwest corner of Warner and Springdale 

Stop by and say Hi, we'll be glad to see you!

This is a great way to get foster dogs seen!! Stop by with your foster or your own greyhound and talk to customers about what great dogs they are! I'll have everything else set up. Volunteers are always welcome!  Contact Barbara Beck cell 714-321-8408 or email: babsbeck@socal.rr.com

Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Costa Mesa Show and Tell

  • Petco

Cathy Mooney volunteers her time to put on this Show & Tell at Petco. All people interested in learning more about retired racers are welcome to visit. At this time, Petco does not have enough room to accommodate more dogs or volunteers. No volunteers or dogs are needed at this Show & Tell.

Every month on the 2nd Sunday

Contact Kathy Mooney with questions. (Not enough room for volunteers at this time.)  949-548-4071


May
20
11:30 am11:30

Huntington Beach Show and Tell

  • Petco

Located on Northwest corner of Warner and Springdale

Stop by and say Hi, we'll be glad to see you!

This is a great way to get foster dogs seen!! Stop by with your foster or your own greyhound and talk to customers about what great dogs they are! I'll have everything else set up. Volunteers are always welcome!  Contact Barbara Beck at 714-321-8408

May
20
10:00 am10:00

Retirement Day - Volunteers needed!

  • FastFriends

Sign up to be a foster parent and help more dogs get off the track!

Volunteers on Retirement Day are needed!

We bring in as many greyhounds as we have foster homes. If you would like to foster one, please
More Information is available in our Foster Manual.

A retirement day is a greyt experience for experienced greyhound companions and first time volunteers alike. Each dog will need a friendly human guide through exams and bath time. Please join us to see these dogs taking their first steps off the track! The dogs usually arrive around 11 AM. Volunteers that would like to help set-up are welcome to arrive after 10 AM. We provide lunch for volunteers.

If you are just interested in seeing the dogs just arriving from the track, you are welcome to join us and see the most recently retired greyhounds. This will be their début as a pet and they will be bewildered, but enjoying the attention.

The event is held at the home of Tom & Joyce McRorie, 1210 N. Cypress St., La Habra Heights, CA 90631. Be aware that there is no on-street parking in La Habra Heights, so you need to park south of the curve, in La Habra. Directions to the location are available by clicking here.

Retirement days are scheduled when we have enough foster homes to bring in greyhounds from the track. Retirement days are a greyt time for volunteers to get together, and see the new dogs, but they are also a working day for many of the volunteers. If you are interested in helping, you can sign up for a job with the volunteer coordinator at the check in table. 

Learn more about retirement day by clicking here.