February 2013: Kasel Recalls Numerous Brands of Dog Treats Due to Salmonella. Click here for more info..
January 2013: On January 11, 2013, Publix Super Markets announced it has issued a voluntary recall for its Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats due to possible contamination with antibiotic residue.
To learn which products are affected, please visit the following links:
Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats Recall
IMS Trading Group Withdraws Cadet Chicken Jerky Treat Products
January 2013: On January 9, 2013, there were two voluntary recalls announced due to possible contamination with antibiotic residue.
To learn which products are affected, please visit each of the following links:
Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Jerky Treats Recall
Milo's Kitchen Recalls Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers Dog Treats
Dec 2012: Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Recall (sold at Costco), click here for details
May 15, 2012: FDA Releases Report on Diamond Pet Foods – click here for the full report
May 4, 2012: Voluntary Recall of a Limited Production Run of Four CANIDAE Dry Dog Food Formulas. Click here for more info
Chicken jerky treats sicken 353 dogs. Please click here to read more! Check where your dog food was made!!!
Costco Kirkland Dog Food Warning - click here to learn more.
New warnings on treats made in China. This time it includes sweet potato treats made in China. Click here to learn more.


Costco Kirkland Dog Food Warning
At the end of December, a local kennel donated 12 cases of Kirkland canned Lamb and Rice dog food. They said it was too rich for their dog because they all got sick. Did not think any problem with the food. I fed to my dogs, and to visiting dogs. Diarrhea for all dogs, puppy threw up 15 times. She survived...Tesla and Dino did not. I contacted the company on Jan.3 to say all dogs got sick. They said they did not produce that food. Four weeks later, one dead dog, next week, another dead dog. Finally got a response with...tell Costco. I contacted Costco, and then they contacted the manufacturer. Who wants a sample of the food. Mind you...this similar food was recalled in 2007-2009 for melamine contamination. Over 400 dogs died. I filed a report and waiting for request for the sample of food.

I need to put out a warning of possible food contamination. not verified yet...but the vet and I feel it will be. The*Kirkland Canned Lamb and Rice with expiration 2013. The cans I have say June 23, 2013*. Please let your friends know. It would have been purchased in Nov.-Dec. 2012. Please anyone that has a can to contact me directly. Do not return to Costco. We need to let everyone know so more dogs don't die.

Renee Carleton mailto:

"Almost-Gone” Dogs Ride Away in Rescue Vans
Click here for the article.

Chicken jerky treats sicken 353 dogs. Please click here to read more! Check where your dog food was made!!!

Dec 7,2011
Auction to help three important groups

Auction will run from December 4 to December 12, 10PM ET. Please bid generously.

For the Hounds ( who take in not only greyhounds, but also other sighthound breeds. The funds raised for them will help replenish their special needs medical fund. Currently they have a Borzoi, a Saluki mom and a greyhound all requiring special care. We are always grateful when another breed group takes in a greyhound in need. This is an opportunity to both support greyhounds and pay it forward.

G.R.I.N. (Galgo Rescue International Network) ( who are dedicated to the welfare of the Spanish Galgo and Sighthounds world-wide. The funds raised through this auction will support G.R.I.N's mission to provide financial assistance to shelters in Spain for medical, food, and shelter expenses they incur. G.R.I.N. will also continue to ship coats, collars, leashes and other supplies needed by the the shelters.

Scooby Medina ( who run the important and well known refuge in Spain. Funds raised in this auction will be used toward food and medical expenses for Scooby Medina's animals. The shelter faces challenging financial times and yet continues to support 500 dogs and other animals. At the same time, adoptions have decreased significantly due to the global economic crisis. They urgently need your support to take care of these lovely animals until forever homes can be found, and as they prepare to take in the many galgos that will appear at their door once the hunting season ends.

The auction will run from December 4 to December 12, 10PM ET. Please bid generously.

The groups will do their best to get winners' items out to them quickly once payment has been received and cleared.

Thank you in advance for your generous support of these three very special groups.

Signatures needed for greyhounds of Macau

Please find below a message about the plight of greyhounds racing in Macau, China.
Any greyhound that has the bad luck to be racing in Macau will never, ever leave the track alive.

Please see the Macau Daily News article at the following link:

The Canidrome greyhound racetrack in Macau does not have any adoption program and because of this an average of 30 greyhounds per month are euthanized when they are either injured on the track or not profitable any more. (They are allowed 5 consecutive races to either Win, Place or Show or they are euthanized.) They are then replaced by greyhounds imported from Australia, only to start the cycle again.

What can you do to help? Please post this alert to your group so they can:
  • Email the Canidrome directly and ask management to allow dogs to be returned back to Australia when they finish racing. Email
  • Email the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and urge her to end the export of greyhounds from Australia to Macau. Website email
Several advocacy groups are focusing on this. If you'd like more information, Google "Macau Greyhounds."

On April 13, 2011, Joey's Greyhound Friends were invited to do a photo and video shoot at the home of Tony Stewart. Smoke #14!!! The Tony Stewart Foundation raises and donates funds to help care for chronically ill children, drivers injured in motor sport activities, and retired racing greyhounds and race horses. We will have an exciting announcement from the foundation! Tony, his family, staff and everyone we met were truly the most wonderful down to earth fun people we have met! Thank You so much Tony for all you do!!!! Here is a Picture of Lacee and Tony taken at the event. Click here to see more pictures.

Most of you know that Ireland sends greyhounds to Spain in some pretty filthy, horrible ways, for example triple decked wire cages via open truck, but now they are trying to establish a business agreement with China for the export of even more greyhounds. I'm sure we all have our concepts of what that means, but we're most likely in agreement that it isn't good for the poor, sweet hounds involved.

There isn't much we can do as dog/greyhound lovers when it comes to other countries and their laws and regulations, however, the International community of greyhound advocates suggests we support this petition.

Please go to It is the least we can do.

Read the latest on Ron Williams - the Ebro Greyhounds Killer.

There is no reason for the prosecutor to plea bargain with Ron Williams.
The prosecutor needs to keep hearing from us, the adoption community. We can keep the prosecutor motivated to build her reputation as a tough prosecutor and to do the right thing!

Do this now! His pre-trial hearing has been postponed until April 7!

Please share this information with greyhound adopters and volunteers where you live.

Erin Oliver, Prosecuting Attorney
Washington County State Attorney's Office
PO Box 590
Chipley, FL 324 28

Glenn Hess, Florida State Attorney
14th Judicial Circuit
421 Magnolia Ave
Panama City, FL 32401

Greyt Greyhound Gathering
A big thanks to everyone who donated, attended, contributed to, or helped out in any other way at the Greyt Greyhound Gathering. It was a very successful and fun event! The Greyt Greyhound Gathering at Sharon Woods has been a tradition for 12 years. Jo Jean works hard to make this wonderful event happen. It is the one time in the year that all greyhound groups can get together and have a good time.

A very special thanks to Jo Jean for her dedication and hard work on the Greyt Greyhound Gathering.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Joey's Greyhound Friends of Ohio! We had a very successful and fun day.

Annual Luessen Picnic
The 8th Annual Luessen Picnic took place on October 10th. Thanks to everyone who attended the picnic with their greyt one. As always, the Luessens did a fantastic job. The food was very good and we had a wonderful time. We will post pictures very soon. The baby pools were occupied most of the time. We have some very good pictures of the greys.

2011 Celebrating Greyhound Calendars
We will have calendars for sale for the next couple months. If you are interested in a calendar, let us know ( or visit our store.

Kroger Care Cards
If you purchased a Kroger Care Card, please don't forget to load up every week. Your purchases do make a difference and will go a long way towards helping Joey's Greyhounds.

A Very Special Thanks to All!

Congratulations to our new adopting families and their new greyhound family members!
A sincere THANK YOU to the awesome Foster Parents who make it all possible. We couldn't adopt greyhounds without you! The Greyhounds appreciate everything you do!

Suzanne: 513-478-1870 Cell or write @

Foster and Forever Homes needed

If you have been on the fence and are considering adopting a retired racing Greyhound, now is a GREYT time to adopt and/or foster.

From the Greyhound List - September 23 Digest:
Today about 700 greyhounds NOW available and needing adoption groups to take them. Ebro Greyhound Track closes this Saturday Sept. 25 and will leave a couple hundred greyhounds waiting for homes. The Pensacola track closes Oct. 31 and will need help with 200 greyhounds. The Daytona Beach Track Currently has 250 hounds waiting for homes and 40 have broken legs. Daytona has no money for Frontline and Bordetella shots to ready dogs for transportation. They are also lacking funds for transportation. Due to many track closures the Daytona dogs have no where else to go. This number does not include all the other tracks that have ongoing greyhounds available for adoption. Then Dubuque Greyhound Park closes Oct. 23 and also there are many greyhounds on farms waiting for a place to go.

Freedom Flights

Our First Freedom Flight of 2010 took place on May 28th. Four lucky pups arrived at Lunken Airport! - - two mamas, Runningboard and Sahara, ages 10 and 9, were on this flight, making this flight a very special freedom flight for all. Mo's Applepie, the daughter of Runningboard, made the trip with her mama, along with Sahara, and Lost Coin nka Penny. These lucky greyhounds are now living the good life! A huge thanks to our pilots, Janine and Mike, who made it happen!

Kroger Care Cards Help Joey's Greyhounds

You can now make meaningful contributions to help Joey's Greyhound Friends without any cost to you by calling us to order a Kroger Care Card. This card is preloaded for $10.00. All you need to do is send a check back to Joey's Greyhound Friends in the amount of $10.00. This program is easy, convenient, and costs you nothing. You can reload your card at Customer Service or at the check out register using a check, cash or credit card. Each time our group achieves $5,000 in total sales, Kroger will donate $200 to Joey's! The key is to remember to keep loading the card every single time you shop. If we reach our $5,000 goal monthly, it will make a huge difference in helping pay vet expenses for the greyhounds. Thank You from all the Greyhounds!

Just call or email to order your Kroger Care Card!

Suzanne at (513) 478-1870 or

Joey's Greyhound Friends is a vendor for Wiggles Wags & Whiskers. If you are looking for a color, leash, harness, etc., please consider ordering from Joey's as we receive a generous portion of each sale. Just call or email what you would like and I will place the order ( or (513) 478-1870).

This is a greyt way to help Joey's Greyhound Friends!

If you have a greyhound sized crate, greyhound coats, or blankets that you would like to donate to our greyhound fosters, please let us know.
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Please learn here more about Greyhounds, Greyhounds and Children, small animals and Greyhounds and much more...

Come out and meet us at our events! We think you will discover what greyt pets Greyhounds can be. Thousands of people have already discovered that their adopted greyhound friend is one of the nicest and most affectionate pets they've ever had!

Visit one of our friends:
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Tony Stewart Foundation

Throughout the years, TSF has provided thousands of dollars to organizations serving abused, injured or endangered animals.

Greyhounds actually come in many colors. Here you can download the Color Chart!