Take Your Dog to Work
| May 29th, 2012

Come Celebrate to Help Greyhounds!

FORG logoCome honor National “Take Your Dog to Work Day” with Zoom Room!   First in 1999, Take Your Dog To Work Day® (TYDTWDay®) was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay. Employers are encouraged to open their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one special day.  If your company is closed on Fridays, never fear, as the entire week is designated for taking your dog to work on a day that is convenient for your employer.

We are asking every business–great and small–to become a true friend of the canine community by helping promote pet adoptions in a positive and proactive way!  We are partnering with a wonderful organization for this event, the Friends of Retired Greyhounds!

So, whether you bring your four-pawed friend to work or not, you are encouraged to bring him to Zoom Room Longmont on Friday, June 22nd for a Doggy Disco.  The festivities run from 5pm-7pm.  We will have munchies (for canines and their people), beverages and giveaways.

Run your dog through, over & on top of our Agility equipment and make new friends.  Cover charge is $5 per dog.  Best part is that all proceeds will go directly to Friends of Retired Greyhounds!  Come start the weekend off on the right paw!

Read more about Friends of Retired Greyhounds:

greyhoundFriends of Retired Greyhounds (FORG) are dedicated to the adoption of retired racing greyhounds.  They have been helping these wonderful animals for about 12 years and are work with kennel operators and other adoption groups to place retired greyhounds in responsible, loving homes.  The organization works to educate individual and groups about greyhounds, their history, their lives as racing dogs, and their adoption program.

One of the most unique aspects of FORG is their prison adoption program.  Each dog before being adopted or fostered usually goes through the Cell Dog program at The Crowley County Correctional Facility in Colorado.

The Cell Program for Greyhounds offers retired racing dogs and prison inmates enormous opportunities for personal growth and positive experiences, while giving back to the community. A greyhound is a gentle, kind and peaceful presence in a jail cell. The greyhounds that spend time in the program graduate with basic obedience and socialization skills this makes making them an especially great pet for a permanent family home.  Studies show that such program raise self-esteem in those inmates involved.  It is a win-win situation.

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