National Greyhound Adoption Month

April is National Greyhound Adoption Month in the USA.

Although Greyhound racing is increasingly banned in many parts of the country, breeders continue to produce large numbers of the dogs for the racing industry.  And when these dogs are too old to race, or not good earners at the track, their days are numbered…

Murray is a Greyhound currently up for adoption through Greyhounds as Pets

Murray is a Greyhound currently up for adoption through Greyhounds as Pets

Greyhound rescue groups around the globe need more adoptive homes for retired racing Greyhounds.  And they are prepared to get creative in their promotions.  Here’s a great ad from The Greyhound Project:

In New Zealand, a petition has been presented to the Green Party in Parliament to investigate the Greyhound industry.  Read about that initiative in my earlier (January 2013) posting.

If you are interested in adopting a Greyhound, please do some homework about whether this breed is for you.  Rescue groups are interested in finding forever homes for these beautiful dogs and have lots of information to help you make a decision.

SOME GREYHOUND TRIVIA

  • The greyhound is the only dog mentioned by name in the Bible. King James Version, Proverbs, 30:29-31
  • Greyhounds can reach speeds of 45 miles(72km) per hour
  • Greyhounds became the first European dog in the New World when they accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second expedition, which set sail from Spain in September 1493
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