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PetsAffair - An Event to Support Rescue & Placement of Racing Greyhounds
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REGAP of CT, Inc. will hold its 6th Annual PetsAffair on Saturday, September 28, 2013 (rain date: 9/29) from 10:00am – 4:00pm at 105 Fairwood Road in Bethany, CT.

REGAP of CT, Inc. (Retired Greyhounds as Pets of Connecticut, Inc.) is a non-profit organization devoted to educating the public about the joys of greyhounds as companion animals and finding responsible, caring homes for as many retired racing greyhounds as possible.
 
A bit of history in regards to REGAPCT is that our founder, Eileen McCaughern, was one of the first if not the first person to establish a greyhound rescue organization in this country and has been placing greyhounds into loving homes for over 40 yrs.  In recognition of REGAPCTs efforts in placing greyhounds over the years, Eileen was recognized in 2008 as Animal Planet Hero of the Year. For more information about this prestigious award visit Animal Planet. 
 
PetsAffair, sponsored by PETCO Foundation and Natural Balance will include a Silent Auction (10am – 3pm), Tag Sale, GREYT Basket Give-a-ways, GREYT Luck Contest, Pet Photo’s, Greyhound Meet and Greets, Picnic and Cook-out, Bake Sale – Canine & Human including Chabaso Handcrafted Breads Baked in European Ovens, Meet REGAPCT Volunteers and MUCH, MUCH MORE.
 
Lee Cortina of Lee Cortina Photography (www.leecortinaphotography.com) will be on hand to take photographs of you, your family and your pets. Lee is a local Connecticut freelance photographer doing portraiture and wedding photography with nearly a decade of professional experience behind the lens. Over the years her work has been featured on commercial websites and in educational materials for both the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Lee has a special interest in pet portraiture.
 
New this year ~ Anyone who wears REGAPCT T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and/or Hats at PetsAffair can win a prize!  Our volunteers will be walking around looking for anyone wearing REGAPCT apparel. This may be previously purchased or a new one. When we see someone wearing REGAPCT apparel, we will give him or her a Greyt prize on the spot.  Prizes may include: Hartz All Natural Premium Chews for Dogs ~ Smokey Pork Bones, Earth Rated Green Dispensers with PoopBag Roll, Samples of Honest Kitchen Dog Food, Coupons for Free Nutro Dog Food and Greenies, Pedigree Coupons, Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet Vouchers for a free VIP Coupon Book.
 
Silent Auction Highlights:
DISNEY One-Day Park Hopper passes, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics Cookbook Autographed by Ina Garten and Boutique Wines and Spirits donated by WINAM Wines.  2012-2013 UCONN National Champions Autographed & Framed (by Hulls Art Supplies) Women's Basketball Poster, 2012 NY Jets Team Signed Replica Football, Boston Red Sox Craig Breslow Autographed Baseball, Boston Bruin’s Matt Bartkowski Autographed Puck, New York Giants Merchandise, Bridgeport Bluefish Tickets and Gift Certificates from Sports Center of CT in Shelton.  A Bissell Power Fresh Steam Mop.
 
Ghosts of New Haven & Wallingford Tour Tickets, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and New Britain Art Museum Admission Passes, Tickets for The Most Happy Fella at the Goodspeed Opera House, Warner Theatre in Torrington Show Tickets, Kid City Museum Passes, Quassy Amusement Park 2014 Season Night Passes, Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard 2013 Combo Tickets, Shoreline Trolley Museum Passes, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Family Admission Passes, The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum Climbing Vouchers, Children's Museum of West Hartford Family 4 Pack, New Britain Youth Museum and New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park Family Membership, Peabody One Year Family Membership and Gouveia Vineyards Wine Tasting Vouchers.
 
Restaurant Gift Certificates from Archie Moore’s Bar & Restaurant (any location), Pepe's Pizza, Tre Scalini Ristorante, Christopher Martins Restaurant, Panera Bread, Penny Lane Pub, Twisted Vine Restaurant, Chili’s Restaurant, Fairview Farms Restaurant, Aunt Chilada’s, Cheshire Coffee, Country Corner Diner, The Cheesecake Factory and Teddy B’s. 
 
Gift Certificates from CT Magazine, Drs. Foster and Smith, Greytware, Christmas Tree Shops, Boarding at REGAPCT (for Greyhounds only), Auto Zone, Wild Things for Greys, Amity Garden, Lock, Stock & Barrel, Secrets - A Day, Hair by Anna, NUTRO Coupons, Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet VIP Vouchers, Dave's Soda & Pet City and SloppyKissCards.
 
Natural Balance Dog Food, Blue Dog Bakery Treats, Himalayan Dog Chews, Ark Naturals Products for Pets, Pawlees Treat Co., I Love Dogs Premium Supplements, Starmark Treat Dispensing Chew Balls, Naturvet Pre & Probiotics and Kelp Help, Happy Howie’s Treats, Jones Natural Chews, ETTA Says! Treats & Chews and Honest Kitchen Dog Food. Aikiou Company (Pronounced IQ) Interactive Dog Feeders, Gift Certificate for one as●ter●isk* 14" High Elevated Dog Feeder and Neater Feeders. 
 
Thundershirts, P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle And You, Inc. Designer Dog Bed, Hand-Knitted Snoods/Neck Warmers donated by a Friend of REGAPCT, Fleece Coats by Gini’s Greyhound Fashions, Hand-Knitted Coat by GreytCoats, Greyhound Sympathy Cards and Hand-Knit Greyhound Sweaters from Greyhound Greetings, Chilly Dogs Great White North™ Winter Coat, Greyhound Reversible Flannel Jammies & Whippet Single Layer Bellyband Coats by No Nude Greyhounds and Greyhound Raincoat by Voyagers K9 Apparel.  Custom Greyhound Collars by Karen's Kollars, Trendy Hounds and 2 Hounds Design, Aid 4 Greys Toys & Collars, All Four Paws Comfy Cones & Chill Collars, HARTZ Premium Dog Bones & Toys, Hyper Pet Toys, Coastal Pet Products Collars, Leashes, Toys & Dog Grooming Products, Fluff & Tuff Plush Toys and a Rockin Doggie Vegetable Tanned Leather Dog Collar - Red with Heart Rivets.
 
Gift Baskets by KONG, TropiClean, Guilford Veterinary Hospital & VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital, Cork & Brew Southington Bottles of Wine in a Decorative Bag with Custom Label, Cloud Star Wag More Bark Less® Gift Pack, Dr. Harvey’s, NILodor, Schick/Energizer, Green Mountain Coffee and a Grapehound Wine Tour Gift Tote.
 
Jewelry from Voyagers Jewelry Design, Alex and Ani, Shannon O'Reilly Designs Jewelry, Three Scoops of Vanilla Jewelry and Kumihimo Bracelets for Women.
 
Other Silent Auction Items Include Earth Rated™ Green Dispensers with PoopBag Rolls, Nootie Daily Care Spritz Products, Doggie Dooley, WWE T-Shirts, Toys, DVD’s & Signed Photos, Doors of San Juan Original Paintings by Aida Krgin, Animal Planet Ultra Soft Blanket, Vineyard Vine Men’s Ties and Cutco Super Shears along with additional gift certificates, a variety of other great packages and items for both canines and humans.
 
For more information or to donate visit www.regapct.com or call 203-393-1673.
 
Contact Information:
REGAP of CT, Inc. 
P.O. Box 3814
Woodbridge, CT 06525
(203) 393-1673
[email protected]