The Great Global Greyhound Walk has become an annual event since 2014 to raise the profile of adoptable greyhounds. (The event was started in 2010 as the Great British Greyhound Walk but interest soon went global.)
Groups from around the globe organize walks with their hounds to show them off to the public and to raise funds for greyhound adoption.
This year, the date is this Sunday – 11th June. If you follow the Walk’s website, there’s a searchable database to find the walk closest to you.
Check out the map while you are there – this event is truly global.
As Izzy is a greyhound and we volunteer for Greyhounds as Pets, you can guarantee that we will participate in our local walk in central Christchurch.
Interested in knowing more about bringing a greyhound into your life? Why not come out on Sunday and meet lots of hounds and their owners. Owners love to talk about their dogs and their enthusiasm is infectious. Bring your spare change and make a donation, too, so more hounds can find a forever home.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand