THE POWER OF 3
By Tara | Wilton House, Hartfield, Va
Meet the Teryn Grey cover dogs.
Their grace is equally matched by their strength. The Greyhound breed demonstrates such timeless elegance and has always been the inspiration behind Teryn Grey. Today, we’re introducing three beautiful hounds: Cody, Lizzie, and Bruce. They are the Teryn Grey cover dogs. You may recognize these three from our first brand video, which debuted this past June. Now, they are on the front page of our newly redesigned website.
Cody, Lizzie, and Bruce belong to Katrina Stumpf, Vice President and Adoption Coordinator at James River Greyhounds. All three are “ambassa-dogs” for James River Greyhounds. They attend many events to promote Greyhound adoption and participate in home visits to teach new adopters about the wonderful breed. They are also joined by their sister Roxi, a five year old Plott Hound mix adopted from Capital Area Rescue Effort in Richmond, Va. Keep reading to learn more about their stories.
Meet The James River Greyhounds
Cody’s race name was Takis I Am. He was born March 1, 2009 and he raced in Birmingham, Alabama until July 2012. He was adopted through James River Greyhounds to a very nice couple in 2012. Unfortunately, their situation changed and he was returned to the greyhound group to be rehomed. The Stumpf family decided to foster him. He went to another home for just a few days but he was unable to be an only dog. So when he came back the second time, they decided he had found his forever home with them. Cody is a sweet “Velcro” dog who loves to lean and touch any other living being at all times. He doesn’t like to be alone and gets worried very easily (even if mommy steps outside for just a minute). But he loves to snuggle on the couch all day.
Lizzie’s race name was Winifred Amorosa and she was born on August 3, 2012. She raced throughout Florida and ended her career in Birmingham in September 2015. The Stumpf family fostered her when she retired with James River Greyhounds and determined quickly she was in her forever home. Lizzie is silly, happy go lucky and sweet. She loves to give kisses (sometimes too enthusiastically) and loves to run laps at top speed in the backyard. She’s also known as “Lizzie Bean” because she hops up and down on her back feet when she’s super excited. She rules the roost and confidently tells everyone what to do and when to do it. She knows obedience commands and loves to travel and see new things. She knows she is beautiful and uses her big eyes to get whatever she wants.
Bruce’s race name was Kay One Hope and he was born on January 12, 2015. He had a brief racing career in Florida before retiring with James River Greyhounds in June 2017. The Stumpfs adopted him upon arrival as he was a perfect fit to their pack. Bruce is exceptionally large for a greyhound, currently topping out at 90 pounds. They named him Bruce after the Hulk (Bruce Banner). He is a big, loving, exuberant goofball who gets super excited when he meets someone new. He loves to stand inches from the counter, which he can easily rest his head on, and watch his daddy cook dinner. He LOVES squeaky toys, nylabones and anything that makes a noise. He also enjoys a short game of fetch in the yard if the weather is good. Bruce is a blood donor dog with Blue Pearl Blood Bank of Richmond having donated three times so far.
James River Greyhounds
James River Greyhounds was founded as GPA-Richmond in 1989. They are a 501c3 non profit and find homes for retired racing greyhounds from Florida and Alabama. They place, on average, 60-80 greyhounds a year in the Central Virginia area. To adopt, you must complete an application on their website. An adoption counselor will walk you through the process and conduct a home visit to determine what greyhound would best match your family. They work closely with the adoption kennels in Florida and Alabama to ensure adopters and greyhounds are happy.
ADOPTIONS AND RESCUE GROUPS
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