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Greyhounds of Fairhaven

Website: http://www.greyhoundsoffairhaven.org/
Founded: 1995
Director: Mik Wilkens
Email: info@greyhoundsoffairhaven.org
Address: 16632 North 105th Way
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Faires: Arizona Renaissance Festival 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Hounds of Nobility Faire 1997
Devonshire Renaissance Faire 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
San Diego Renaissance Faire 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
California City Renaissance Festival 2003
May in the Meadows Renaissance Faire 2004, 2005, 2006
Renaissance in the Pines 2004, 2005
Doņa Ana Arts Council Renaissance Craftfaire 2004, 2006
Arizona Spring Festival 2005

Originally started as "Lord AAGI's Kennels", the Greyhounds of Fairhaven have been under the continuous direction of founder Mik Wilkens. Mik first conceived of the idea of promoting adoption at Renaissance Faires in 1995, and with the invaluable assistance of Jeff Siegel and his staff at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, greyhounds have become a regular part of the Faire.

The Greyhounds of Fairhaven perform at a variety of events in the southwest United States. As an independent promotional group, the Greyhounds of Fairhaven represents all greyhound adoption groups within the area of each particular event.

Hounds of East Fairhaven

Website: http://pages.prodigy.net/houndsofefairhaven/default.htm
Founded: 2001
Director: Nancy Lassiter
Email: nan.lassiter@prodigy.net
Address: 1807 Old Pearman Dairy Road
Anderson, SC 29625
Faires: Carolina Renaissance Festival 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Georgia Renaissance Festival 2003, 2004

Originally founded as "Hounds of Ulster". The Hounds of East Fairhaven is an independent promotional group, and represents all adoption groups in the area of the faire.

H.M. Hounds

Website: http://www.hmhounds.com/
Founded: 2002
Director: Jenifer McDonald
Email: HMHounds@yahoo.com
Address: H.M. Hounds
C/o Mistress Isabelle McDonald
13366 Potomac Path Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Faires: Virginia Renaissance Faire 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Alexandria Scottish Heritage Festival 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
North Carolina Renaissance Faire 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Williamsburg Scottish Festival, 2003, 2004
Stone Tower Glenn Renaissance Faire, 2004
Fairies of the GEM Fantasy Faire, 2005
Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire, 2006

Scott and Jenifer McDonald became active with Greyhound rescue upon adopting Izzy, a petite fawn brindle female who coursed into their hearts in 2000. Their dedication to Greyhound rescue soon merged with their love of theatre and living history reenactment, and developed into the decision to create H.M. Hounds. H.M. Hounds was officially formed in 2002 when the opportunity to participate in the Virginia Renaissance Faire just couldn't be passed by!

H.M. Hounds performs and participates in a variety of Celtic and Renaissance Faires. An independent promotional group, H.M. Hounds provides information regarding many local, regional, and national greyhound adoption sources.

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