Over the last 20+ years my passion has been to help rescue greyhounds.
Our first boy Mickey taught us how gentle and loving these beautiful athletes can be – especially when they get to be off the track and away from the dismal lifestyle they endure while racing, not even to mention some of the severe injuries they may have incurred. They truly want lots of hugs, a comfortable place to lounge, and as many treats as can be shared.
Several years ago we added to this quest, the plight of the pit bull terrier and bully breeds, terribly misunderstood and a dog who just wants to be loved and show how loyal and loving they can be in return. If it weren’t for the majority of negative media, they would just be dogs.
In thinking about my retirement, my dream is to help as many dog rescue organizations as possible; especially those who work closely with greyhounds and “pitties” and in turn train them as therapy and companion dogs. I realized that this does take a certain amount of cash to support their efforts.
In thinking of how to finance my dream, I was inspired by a group of highly talented and compassionate friends who, much like my greyhound and “pittie” friends, have much to share and give back to companies and organizations, creating a circle of productivity for everyone – and funds for the dogs.
As I filed to incorporate my new company, I was inspired by my two furry family members at the time, who always were on hand for moral support and treats, to name the new firm Greypit Inc. – after Joey, the GREYhound and Poppet, the PIT bull – to keep me focused on the long term goal. By the way, they serve on the board as Chief Happiness Officer and Chief Oversight Officer, respectively.