Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

FastFriends Picnic - Best Event of the Year!

Annual Summer Picnic

The 2019 FastFriends Annual Picnic will be Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm!  

Register online today! Click here!

You can also register at the picnic on Saturday, June 1st!

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.

This year there’s a detour due to road closure. If you normally come to the picnic from the North (the Pomona [60] Freeway or Colima Rd.), Hacienda Blvd is closed between Glenmark Drive and Canada Sombre Road. If this is how you drive to the picnic, you need to access the Park from the South. One way to get to the Park from the 60 is to exit at Fullerton Road, continue on Fullerton when it changes to Harbor, make a right on Whittier, then right again on Hacienda Blvd. Or get off the 60 at Hacienda, turn right on Colima Rd, make a left on Whittier Blvd and a left on Hacienda Blvd.

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!

•  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!)!

•  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
2
10:00 AM10:00

Super Pet Adoption Event

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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.  For more information about the event Click Here.

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). 

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Retirement Day - Volunteers needed!

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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 read our Foster Manual and then contact Laurie Gerber, the foster coordinator, lauraydancer@gmail.com.

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.

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Jun
15
11:30 AM11:30

Huntington Beach Show and Tell

Located on Northwest corner of Warner and Springdale

Come meet Adoptable Greyhounds!!  Or 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 Gene Herman cell 714-756-0167 or email: leangene52@yahoo.com

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Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Torrance Show & Tell

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Come join us for a Greyhound Show and Tell.  Learn all about adopting an ex-racing greyhound from experienced greyhound lovers.  Pet some sweet greyhounds while you learn about their disposition and behaviors.

Bring your Greyhounds, if only for a little while, and help others learn about the breed.

Contact: Tom Marinello 424-242-4739

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Jul
13
11:30 AM11:30

Huntington Beach Show and Tell

Located on Northwest corner of Warner and Springdale

Come meet Adoptable Greyhounds!!  Or 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 Gene Herman at 714-756-0167 or email: leangene52@yahoo.com

 

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Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Torrance Show & Tell

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Come join us for a Greyhound Show and Tell.  Learn all about adopting an ex-racing greyhound from experienced greyhound lovers.  Pet some sweet greyhounds while you learn about their disposition and behaviors.

Bring your Greyhounds, if only for a little while, and help others learn about the breed.

Contact: Tom Marinello 424-242-4739

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Aug
10
11:30 AM11:30

Huntington Beach Show & Tell

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Located on Northwest corner of Warner and Springdale 

Come meet adoptable Greyhounds!! Or 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 Gene Herman cell 714-756-0167 or email: leangene52@yahoo.com

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