Greyhounds of the Verde Valley

2018 GVV Picnic was GREYT!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2018 Picnic!  It was a greyt success!  We can't wait to see everyone at the 2019 picnic.

2018 Details:

Our Speaker this year will be Author and Historian

Jana Bommersbach with a fantastic and funny look at: 


From Wyatt Earp to modern day Calamity Jane, this wick and wild romp thru Arizona’s colorful history will delight, inform, tickle and leave them wanting more! Jana borrows from both her work for True West Magazine (covering the Old West) and her work for Phoenix Magazine (writing about contemporary Arizona) to put the 48th state in perspective.  You’ll learn why this small state has had an inordinate influence on American politics; how it captured the nation’s first and its largest public works projects; how the state once tried to pass a “dildo bill”; and the inside scoop on Geronimo.  This speech is a perfect introduction to Arizona. 


Our 4-legged kids are not forgotten either.  We will have treats for them, as well as contests.  The grounds have a large fenced area were we can test for fastest dog.  We also have the longest tail contest and the hot dog dunking contest.

The 2019 Greyhound Calendars are here and available for sale.

Wall Calendar - $13.00    Desktop Calendar - $17.00


We will have a number of vendors selling their wares, so be prepared to shop!Type your paragraph here.

Providing Forever Homes for Retired Racers

Where:  American Heritage Academy

Address :  2030 East Cherry St, Cottonwood Az  86326.   

Directions:  Get on Main Street  and head East on Cherry

Time:  11 AM to 3 PM

Cost:   $6.00 for adults /  $3.00 for kids   -  CASH Only Please as we aren’t set up for debit or credit cards.

Menu:  make your own Tacos or Tortilla Wraps ( with either Beef, Chicken,  or Pork)  -  Green Salad – Fresh Fruit Plate – Chips & Salsa – Cookies -  Pop or Water

Please RSVP to our email before October 7th.  We would like to know how many people to plan for.

Email: or call Monica at 623-218-3657 cell or 928-634-7250 home

The Raffle
We are excited to announce that we will have some great items available for raffle. Several volunteers have been diligently soliciting local businesses of all types for donations. Watch for our email next week to give you sneak peek at the items available. Tickets will be available for purchase at the picnic. More details will follow shortly.

The Hounds
Last year was our first at the beautiful American Heritage School and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. It has a large enclosed area, which gave us the ability to allow our hounds roam and run around with their long lost friends and family. In order to keep this opportunity available, we ask that you bring your ​Greyhounds ONLY​! As much as we'd love to have all pets be able to attend our picnic, we want them to be safe. We have all heard of some hair raising “dog park” experiences, so for everyone's safety, we are asking to limit canine attendees to ​GREYHOUNDS ONLY. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing everyone at the picnic.

Please join us for a fun time with our family of people and Greyhounds.

P.S.  We will be gathering in an area that  mostly has gravel, so if you wish to,  please bring beds for the 4 legged kids.Type your paragraph here.