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Greyhounds in Gettysburg™
19th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg™
April 27th – April 30th, 2017 · 186 days until GiG!

2016 Schedule

There will be a First Aid Station open on Friday and Saturday at the Expo Center, and it will be staffed during our open times with a veterinarian. We also have an emergency vet clinic on call after hours.

There is a trolley that runs between The Outlet Shoppes, downtown Gettysburg, the Eisenhower Hotel, and the battlefields all day, every day for free, but dogs are NOT allowed on the trolley.

Legend: Click to see more details, Dogs are welcome at this event

Entire Event

More Dogs welcome Doggie Daycare
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Batting Cages
There will be supervised doggie daycare during vending hours on Friday and Saturday, and during the Banquet. Muzzles will be required for the dogs and there is a 3 hour time limit so everybody can have an opportunity. Donations are always appreciated to the hosting groups
More Dogs welcome Off-Leash Play Area
  There will be 2 fenced areas in the open field behind the Allstar Family Fun Center for off-leash play! It will be available all weekend for large and small dogs.

Because the area will not be supervised at all times, we will be posting rules and then periodically monitoring the space to be sure that people are being considerate.

• Use of play area is at your own risk
• All dogs must be muzzled
• Dogs must be under sight and voice control of a adult
• No bullying or aggressive behavior
• No dogs under 35 lbs. during regular hours
• Limited to 10 dogs at a time
• Cleanup after your dog immediately

The play area will be closed from 8am until 10am on Saturday for the Agility demonstration.
More Dogs welcome Poop Stations
  We will have several dog walk areas around the outside of the Eisenhower hotel that will be cleaned on a regular basis. You will be given poop bags with your registration, but there will also be rolls of them everywhere.

Please, please clean up after your dog(s). This is vitally important if we are to be welcomed back. Also, please try to walk your dogs outside so they do their business before coming into the Expo Center and/or hotel. We will have clean-up crews but they can't be everywhere at once.

We're depending on you to pay attention to what your dog is doing. If you are staying at another hotel, and you see someone else being inconsiderate, please clean up after them. We want to leave only a good impression no matter where we are in town.
More Dogs welcome Houndstooth Pet Dental
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Houndstooth Pet Dental, Non-Anesthetic Pet Teeth Cleaning will have a clinic at GiG. If you would like an appointment, email their office at (subject should be: 'GIG appt needed' or call (310) 835-1919. The fee is $150-$160 depending on the oral condition. Payment is check or cash and appointments take 20-30 minutes. Go to their website,, for more information about this anesthetic free teeth cleaning.


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More Shopping/Vendors 10:00am Noon Dogs welcome Super Shopper Extravaganza
  @The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
Goodies & Drinks, Discount Books available at the Gazebo. Come and join us for a shopping extravaganza preview! If you miss it, stop by the Mall Office to pick up your discount book for all day shopping deals!
More Shopping/Vendors 2:00pm 5:00pm Dogs welcome Gettysburg In-Town Experience
  @Downtown Gettysburg
Once again, the downtown merchants will roll out the red carpet for you and your fur-kids. Walk the streets, sample the goodies, shop the stores, and enjoy the ambiance of this beautiful downtown area.
More Social Event 5:00pm 10:00pm Dogs welcome Greyt American Block Party!
  @Baltimore Street & Steinwehr Avenue
The Farnsworth House will be our hub for this first-ever Greyt American Block Party! Food planned just for us will be available with 50% of all proceeds donated to greyhound adoption efforts: Hot Dogs ($2), Bangers ($4)
  • Welcome and Blessing of the Hounds just prior to 7pm at the bonfire ring
  • Creek Side Stories & Bonfire, two sessions: 7 & 9pm with ghost stories
  • 10% Dining Coupon (includes Tavern, Beer Garden, Patio & Main Dining)
  • 10% Off Coupon for Ghost Tours
  • A Pup-Tent throughout the week with water and treats for the fur-kids!
Other stores in the neighborhood participating (most will be offering special discounts and extended hours):
  • Reid's Winery
  • Mr. G's
  • Civil War Store
  • Dirty Billies Hats
  • American History Store
  • Cone Sweet Cone
  • Gettysburg Souvenirs & Gifts
  • The Horse You Rode In On
  • Psychic Medium
  • A Lil' Somethin' Gettysburg
  • The Drawing Room Gallery
There is plenty of parking just behind Reid's Winery in a parking lot and also at the school just adjacent


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More Social Event 8:00am 10:00am Dogs welcome Early Morning Walk
  @National Park Service Museum and Visitor Center
Join us for a walk in the park! The National Park that is, and we'll meet at the parking lot of the new Visitor's Center for a guided tour of the Battlefield from the Center to the Pennsylvania Monument. This is an easy, flat walk, and it should last about an hour and a half.

The address is 1195 Baltimore Pike. Meet the guide in Lot 3 (upper level), or just look for all the hounds!
More Check-in 10:00am   Dogs welcome Check-in
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Stop by the registration table and get your your goodie bag. Pre-registrants will also receive anything purchased at this time. Day-of registration will also be available for $30. We will have a limited supply of t-shirts, banquet tickets, and other custom GiG goodies available, but these items can only be guaranteed if you pre-order when registering.
More Shopping/Vendors 10:00am 5:00pm Dogs welcome Vendor Shopping
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
70 of your favorite and new vendors will be selling a huge variety or canine and human items! Shopping closes promptly at 5pm.
More Seminar 11:00am 11:45am Dogs welcome Navigating Vaccine Issues Mary Ellen Sayre, DVM
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Dr. Sayre practices acupuncture, chiropractic, and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and offers nutritional advice to pet owners who are in search of something more. While there are many different opinions about canine vaccination protocols, she takes a moderate view based on the most recent scientific findings as well as 19 years of experience in the veterinary field, 14 of those years spent vaccinating everything and everyone for everything! Come hear what her current recommendations are on canine vaccinations.
More Raffle Noon 4:00pm Dogs welcome General Raffle Bags Open
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Wonderful prize packages will be up for raffle! Tickets will be drawn at 2pm on Saturday and posted at the raffle tables. Winners will have until 4pm on Saturday to pick up prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for sale during the event at the raffle table. The cost is 1 for $1, 6 for $5, or 30 for $20.
More Seminar Noon 12:45pm Dogs welcome The Compassion of Animals Diana DelMonte, Animal Communicator
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Separation Anxiety, Urinating in the House, Behavior Issues? Come listen, and begin to understand, how and why our animals often mirror our emotions, thoughts, and unresolved issues. Diana will explain five simple ways to listen to animals.
More Seminar 1:00pm 1:45pm Dogs welcome Your Ticket for the Best Research, Education, and Accessibility to Treatment Brian Collins, Greyhound Health Initiative
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
The Greyhound Health Initiative provides education to veterinary students, veterinarians, adoption groups, trainers, and owners so they may recognize these breeds’ peculiarities and evaluate them from a different perspective. We promote collaboration, enhance skills, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge for best sighthound health and veterinary practices. Your membership provides you several medical discounts and valuable services. Come hear how you can benefit!
More Seminar 2:00pm 2:45pm Dogs welcome First Aid 101 Beth Haynes
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Beth Haynes, Vet Technician from Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital, will give us a fantastic overview of basic first aid for greyhounds. She'll help us understand bloat, how to bandage a tail, an ear, and answer any other questions you may have. Beth, and co-worker Jamie Swinehart, will both be with us all weekend in our First Aid Station.
More Raffle 5:00pm 8:00pm   "Friday Night Fever" Reception & Free Raffle
  @Eisenhower Hotel Pool Terrace
Channel your inner Travolta and join us for a fun reception in the Pool Area of the Eisenhower Hotel. We'll award a prize for the best Travolta costume, dog or human!

Our Free Raffle will be held during this reception (previously held on Thursday evening). Each attendee will receive one raffle ticket, and at 5:45 pm we will draw tickets for the prizes, which have been donated by local merchants.

There will also be a cash bar open during this event. You may attend this event, even if you aren't attending the dinner.
More Food 6:00pm     Dinner with the Dolls
  @Aspire Hotel Grand Ballroom
We have a special treat this year! Along with our usual, delicious buffet dinner, our own CAROL BECKER (of God's Greyts, Florida) and her singing group, The Satin Dolls, will provide us with a fantastic musical show, featuring her husband Paul on the piano! You won't want to miss this terrific evening of dining and entertainment!

Tickets will be available when you register and should be purchased then to guarantee your seat. Only a few tickets will be available at the registration table on Friday.

Dogs will not be allowed, however, dog sitting will be provided from 5:30pm to 8pm in the Eisenhower Hotel Executive Conference Room. There is limited space and donations are appreciated to the hosting group.

Buffet menu:
Pasta Primavera, Beef Stroganoff, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Wild Rice Blend, Green Beans Almondine, Buttered Dutch Noodles, Three-Bean Salad, Tossed Salad, and Cake

Doors to Dining Room open at 6pm, Food is served at 6:30pm, and Entertainment starts at 7pm


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More Seminar 8:30am 10:30am   Art Workshop Linda Evans
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Cafeteria
Linda will again offer both beginning and advanced instruction in her style of painting. You will begin with a basic design and add your spin on it. Linda also promises something totally new for this year!

The session has limited attendance and available for pre-registration only. It always sells out!
More Seminar 8:30am 10:30am   Learning How to Listen to the Animals Workshop Diana "Dexter" Delmonte
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Notice: Do not bring your dogs to this workshop. Bring photos instead.

Diana, renowned animal communicator from Los Angeles, is offering you the opportunity to deepen your bond with animals and gain a better understanding of how your animals think and feel, what animal communication is, how it works, and why it is even possible. See the workshop flyer for more details.

Diana is a proven communicator, with a unique understanding, and a belief that anyone can do this; you just have to know how to tune in. Diana has been a critical player in dozens of lost-animal cases, including 3 for Nittany Greyhounds! Read more at at This workshop is a rare peek into the special connection we all have with animals, and how to harness the skills we all possess in the quest for closer connections with our pets.

She will also be providing 15 minute private consultations, see the flyer for how to schedule a time.
More Check-in 9:00am   Dogs welcome Check-in and Raffle Continues
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Pre-registrants can check in at this time where you will get all the items you registered for. If the line is long, feel free to shop and try again later. Raffle tickets will be for sale and can be put into bags for a chance at winning great prizes donated by our vendors.
More Shopping/Vendors 9:00am 4:00pm Dogs welcome Vendor Shopping
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Vendor Shopping continues and ends prompty at 4pm.
More Seminar 9:00am 10:00am Dogs welcome Agility and Fun Dog Game Demonstration
  Petra Postma and Jenn Lee will show you what you can do with your fur-kids, given some patience and training! They'll demonstrate agility and obedience maneuvers with their greyhounds. You don't want to miss this fun demo!
More Social Event 10:30am   Dogs welcome Costume Contest & Parade by Italian Greyhounds in Gettysburg
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Put on your best costume; dress up the hounds, and come to the Activities Area for a line-up. We'll parade around the Expo Hall at 10am and end up at the Off Leash Play area for judging in several categories: Best Military Theme, Most Amusing, and Most Creative. There will be a $40 cash prize for the best in each category.
More Social Event 11:15am   Dogs welcome Stupid Greyhound Tricks
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Does your hound do something special? Show it off for a fantastic prize!
More Seminar Noon 12:45pm Dogs welcome The Intelligence and Emotional Depth of Dogs (How Dogs Perceive the World) Bob Witmer, Applied Animal Behaviorist
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
How do dogs perceive us? What do they understand and why do they do the things they do? Bob will help us understand how dogs think, and he’ll explore the emotional side of dogs – giving scientific facts and dispelling common myths. He will discuss how the canine brain is set up differently than the human brain, and what that means to the relationship between us and them! This is about better communication leading to better behavior for a happier and balanced home.

Bob Witmer is Owner of Doggie911 and is an Applied Animal Behaviorist. He has been training and rehabilitating dogs since he was 15 years old and has assisted with hundreds of canine problems and issues. He believes in positive training with a unique understanding of canid behavior. Bob has several certifications and has studied at Penn, Tufts, and Penn State, focusing on only companion animals. True Applied Animal Behaviorists are few and far between and Bob has become one of the best. He has three greyhounds and has been a fantastic resource for grey owners around the region.
More Social Event Noon 5:00pm   Allstar Family Fun Center Games
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
The Allstar Family Fun Center will open their games. A 2-hour pass is available for $20/person for all three games or individual tickets are available: Laser Tag ($9), Go-Karts ($8), and Mini-Golf ($6)
More Seminar 1:00pm 1:45pm Dogs welcome Spreading the Word: The Aftermath of Decoupling Legislation Kyle Catanzarite
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
While the decoupling legislation did not pass this year in either West Virginia or Florida, it's only a matter of time. When that happens, there will be large numbers of greyhounds that will have to be moved. Dennis Tyler is spear heading an effort to make a plan for this. How we plan will make for an orderly effort later. The United Pathfinder Committee will be working on this and because Dennis could not be here, Kyle will give us an update and let you know what we can do, both as groups and individuals.
More Raffle 2:00pm 4:00pm Dogs welcome General Raffle Ticket Winners Posted
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Winning numbers will be posted on the wall above the raffle prizes. You will have until 4pm to pick up your prize(s).
More Seminar 2:00pm 3:30pm Dogs welcome Save Our Galgos Espanol Petra Postma and Yeray Lopez
  @Allstar Family Fun Center Activities Area
Having just returned from Spain, Petra Postma, founder of SAGE, will give us an update on rescue work in Spain and information about the situation of the Spanish hunting dogs. She will also talk with us about the need for rescue and adoption, and some details about the differences between greyhounds and galgos. Petra will introduce the Million Paw March for Justice, which is a Facebook project initiated by Jack Leonard to raise awareness about the plight of Spanish hunting dogs like the galgos and podencos. In less than 11 months, this Facebook page has earned a following of 18, 000 people world-wide who are concerned about the treatment these sighthounds receive after their hunting careers are finished.

Yeray is almost finished with "YO GALGO, " a documentary about the glory and misfortunes of the Spanish Galgo. Yeray has been filming for three years and managed to get previously unknown details about what happens to these beautiful dogs. The documentary is due to be released later this year and we will hear from him and see a preview. In his words, "This is a story that surpasses the individual. It talks about the traditions, power, folklore, and the ways in which we relate to animals and each other. In the Galgo world, we find a very particular Spain, frozen in time, hard and cold, in which the Galgo becomes an invisible figure that somehow society has accepted as the sufferer and looks away. There has always been something about the Galgo that nobody wants to talk about, but I do."
More Social Event 6:30pm   Dogs welcome The Brew & The Grey
  @Allstar Family Fun Center
Continuing on the success of last year, The Brew & The Grey sampling event will be bigger and better with even more space inside the Allstar Family Fun Center!
  • Cash bar starts at 6pm
  • Food sales begin at 6pm offering the following menu: ½ Chicken meal with baked beans, coleslaw, and corn bread ($10), Burger ($5), Veggie Burger ($5), Hot Dog ($2.50), Chips ($1), and Soda/Water ($2)
  • 50/50 Raffle tickets will go on sale at 6pm and the drawing will be at 9pm, you must be present to win
  • High-end art raffle tickets will be on sale at 6pm for $2, 6/$10, or 15/$25. The drawing will begin at 9pm. You do not need to be present to win, however, each ticket must have a phone number if not present. Winners will be called and have until 10pm to pick up prizes or they will be forfeited
  • Wine and Beer vendors will start serving samples at 6:30pm. Each adult that pre-registers will receive 5 free sampling tickets and additional tickets may be purchased for $1/each. The following will be offering samples: Adams County Winery, Battlefield Brew Works, Big Hill Cider, Brewery Products, High Rock Winery, Naylor Vineyards, Halbrendt Winery
  • Some local businesses will be available with their goodies: Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum will attend with their fantastic fudge, Johnny Como Cupcakes will tempt us with their delicious offerings, Thompson Photography will have a full studio, complete with costumes, for commemorative photos!
  • Ice Cream social for people and dogs will start at 6:30pm hosted by Greyt Expectations (Donations are appreciated)
  • Live entertainment starts at 6:30pm
At check-in, you will receive your luminary bag and crayons to decorate your bag before you arrive. When you arrive at The Brew & The Grey, we will give you sand and a light to place bag in the luminary garden, which will be along the sidewalk to the Allstar Center. We'll show you where...


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More Social Event 9:00am 11:00am Dogs welcome Blur of Fur Speed Run
  @Off Leash Play Area
Think you've got the fastest hound? Maybe the slowest? Come find out as we'll warm up the radar gun and test out your theory! (If the grass is wet, this event will not be held)
  Social Event 11:00am   Dogs welcome Closing Ceremony