reg-open-sign02Registration for the 12th Annual Solvang Greyhound Fest is now open. Hounds, bring your humans for a weekend of socializing, learning, fun, downright good food, and lots of walking around gorgeous downtown Solvang.

The event schedule will be changing to reflect what’s new at the 2016 event. Speaking of new and exciting, GAC founder and president Darren Rigg will be speaking at the Saturday night dinner/auction. You won’t want to miss hearing this engaging and entertaining person.


Darren Rigg – 2016 Keynote Speaker

Cover Dog Fancy March 2015We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker for the West Coast Greyhound Gathering 2016, GAC founder Darren Rigg. More speaking engagement details to follow…

The founder and president of Greyhound Adoption Center (GAC), Darren Rigg was named one of the 45 People Who Changed the Dog World in the March 2015 issue of Dog Fancy magazine. The editors cited “those who have made lasting contributions to dogs and dog lovers.”

Darren was included in a list of prominent veterinarians, scientists, trainers and animal welfare pioneers who have contributed to revolutionary changes in how we care for dogs and who “have made a real difference.”Darren Rigg with Jopeck

The Greyhound Adoption Center is one of the largest rescue organizations for retired racing Greyhounds. The non-profit has rescued about 6,000 Greyhounds and Greyhound mixes to date.

  • carl_solvang_2013Carl Kruzan (foreground) Solvang 2013
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  • » What’s New at a Glance

    • The dates are set for next years West Coast Greyhound Gathering,
    Feb. 19-21, 2016.
    Mark your calendars!
  • Solvang Greyhound Fest Committee

    Solvang Greyhound Fest Committee
    Left to right: Linda Weller, Will Weller, Jody Brown, Dana Provost, Teri Rogo, Duke Cannon, Joanne Ardizzone, Polly Gehr, Dave Gehr, Tiffany Brown(not pictured)
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    Hounds of Solvang The Hounds of Solvang! (click to enlarge)

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  • » WCGG Yahoo Group

    Discussion about the upcoming Solvang Greyhound Fest and all things greyhound

  • » Thank You Solvang!

    The Solvang Greyhound Fest is hosted by the many wonderful citizens and shopkeepers of Solvang, California. We want to thank them for allowing us to visit their beautiful city - all in the name of Greyhounds!

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