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SOMETHING NEW!!!! As you know, there is usually a bar set up for our evening activities. The cost of this to Greythound Guardians is not really cost effective and takes away funds that may be donated. Therefore, Villas by the Sea is allowing us to BYOB!!!! Don’t forget bottle openers and drink ware for your personal use. Anything you want to bring will be ok and they will provide ice (for free).

Welcome to our new and improved web site!

2018 Dates:  March 8-11

T-Shirt pre order sales will end Mon, Feb 19. Time is needed to get the logo printed. Only a small amount of extra shirts will be available at the Rootique. Don’t miss out on the commemorative XV shirt!


Join Travis Mathna and explore parts of Jekyll Island you may not have seen before. Travis has been coming to the Island for years and knows interesting areas on the Island. Dogs welcome to join in, as these are short excursions.

Alligator pond: Meet at 1 pm on Thursday the 8th. Meet at the old Infirmary (the new location for Tram rides in the historic area) It’s less than a mile, and there is an active eagle’s nest along the way. A fun and easy walk.

Friday, March 9 at St. Andrews Picnic area on the south end of the island. Meet at the parking lot of St Andrews Picnic area at 915.. The time was picked so that the tide is low enough for us to walk on the beach. No steps to get to the beach for a walk and a nice walk thru the nature trail too. Walk will be less than a mile.


Speaker Update:  Patti Goettler will have 2 seminars.

“Retired Racing Greyhounds as Therapy Dogs, may include a hound being tested.
Retired Racing Greyhounds Make Fantastic Service Dogs! She will have some there to demo and explain differences between Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Emotional Support Animals
AND…She will also offer 15 Min. training sessions at her booth area for $25 Sign up at the event
This can cover Nice Leash Walking, Teaching A Greyhound to Sit. Stop Jumping up!, and what ever a Hound owner decides they need.



We are very pleased to announce 2 of the speakers for the March event.

Sam Fulton, has been in greyhound adoption for over 15 years. She has been a core member and adoption coordinator since 2008. Sam currently lives part of the year on Jekyll Island with her husband and 4 greyhounds. Sam put together this seminar after a long battle fighting hookworms in Tallu Lulu, a greyhound she adopted last year.

Patti Goettler, is the Director and Head Trainer at Greyt Hearts Service Dogs. She is also a CGC Evaluator, can test or give training tips and test Therapy Dogs as well. She will also offer Training Pods:
Private 15 minute training sessions that can cover- Jumping up, Leash Pulling, Sitting- among other issues.The cost is $25 per session, and pretty much cover what ever the Handler(s) want..
You can schedule with her at the event.