Greyhounds of Fairhaven

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The Greyhounds of Fairhaven is the most active performing troupe dedicated to the promotion of Greyhound adoption. As such, we are always looking for dedicated folks who would like to help us spread the word at Renaissance Faires and other historical reenactment events. Each year, the Greyhounds of Fairhaven performs at several multi-day events in Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico. This demand for our group to perform at an increasing number of events has created a need for more people to help us spread the word.

What is expected of GoF members:

Members are expected to be dedicated to the mission of Greyhound adoption. Additionally, members are expected to be willing to put out the effort required to make our events successful. We are not a "free pass" to Renaissance faires. If that is what you are looking for, please look elsewhere.

Members should be friendly and patient. We know that's a lot to ask sometimes (especially in dealing with the public or even with friends in close quarters), but it is necessary. Experience in speaking to the public is helpful, but we can help you with that part. Some of our most outgoing members were once very quiet, shy folks. (Verily! 'Tis true!)

Members are expected to be, or to become, knowledgeable about Greyhounds, the adoption process and the role of Greyhounds throughout history. You don't have to know it now, but you must be willing to learn.

Members are required to provide their own garb (costume). We will happily recommend sources for purchasing garb, or provide advice about making your own. Please note, however, that all garb must be approved by the President or Vice President prior to any event where it will be worn. The Greyhounds of Fairhaven have a hard-earned reputation for providing a high-quality presence at events.

Members are required to provide or arrange for their own transportation to events. Members are also expected to be reliable and punctual.

Members are not required to own or bring their own Greyhounds to events. However, ownership of or living with Greyhounds is preferred. If you do not have a hound or your hound(s) cannot perform, this is not a problem. Several of our members have "extra" hounds.

Any hound brought to an event must be safe and well-behaved around people of all ages, from infants to senior citizens. Additionally, they must not show any sign of viciousness toward other animals. High prey drive is not a problem so long as the hound is kept under control. However, growling, snarling, etc. gives a bad impression and is not appropriate for events. Outright spooks are also not appropriate, as such venues are not fair to them.

As a group, the Greyhounds of Fairhaven are a politically neutral organization with regard to Greyhound racing. We attempt to maintain good relations with all Greyhound adoption groups, regardless of that group's philosophy. Outside of our events members may express any opinion they like, but when representing the Greyhounds of Fairhaven, members must maintain neutrality.

What members can expect from GoF:

The Greyhounds of Fairhaven are very dedicated folk who share a common passion for Greyhound adoption and historical reenactment. We are very active, meeting as often as once a week if for no other reason than to relax with our hounds and each other. We dog-sit for each other, and provide a support network for each other. We will be happy to provide any knowledge or assistance needed to make every one of our members a star performer, as well as a member of our family.

Looking for more information?

Still not sure if this is for you? Browse through our site, then go to the Fewterers Guild website where you will find more information on promoting Greyhound adoption at Renaissance faires.

Want to join? Still have questions?

If you think this is for you or need further information, please feel free to contact Mik Wilkens (President) or Mike Sheldon (Vice President). We will be happy to talk to you, and answer any questions you may have.


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