Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Adopt a Greyhound Month

Some of you may know that I rescued four sweet and gentle retired greyhounds after they finished their racing careers. Fortunately, many states have now passed laws against greyhound racing, however with tracks closing, there is an even greater need for homes for these gentle souls. Yes, I can attest to the fact that they do not need a lot of exercise and prefer to spend most of their time on a comfy couch. Contrary to popular belief, they do not need a big area to run. They are just as happy in a condo, apartment or house. They were raised in small dog kennels, so life on the outside is a dream come true.

April is Adopt a Greyhound Month and this video is one that TV stations are showing in some areas. I hope you enjoy it, and think about adopting one of these retired hounds. You won't be sorry, and you may find out that one is just not enough. LOL If you'd like to donate to a greyhound organization, their are organizations throughout the world. The group I have done fostering for in the past is Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation located in NY and I have a link on my sidebar.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

They are beautiful dogs!

(me, I don't have the patience for having to walk a dog, so we have cats).

Rowenna said...

I would love to adopt a greyhound...I hope it's in the cards for the future. Though I'm sure the pup would be ok with my little townhouse, I'm not sure my landlord would be ok with the pup!

Missy B. said...

They are such sweet dogs! Thanks for the link...I would love to donate. :)

Terra said...

How sweet of you to promote this good cause, and to adopt these gentle dogs. On my blog a few days ago, I promoted a program to adopt retired military working dogs. They risk their lives to protect us. God bless them!

The Bookworm said...

those greyhounds are just too
dog-gone cute!
they look so big to me, but then again i'm used to my 6 pound chihuahua running around here :)