Lisa Shearin Group Series Greyhound Adoption
For those of you who have been fans for a while, you know that my husband Derek and I adopt retired racing greyhounds. We love greyhounds. We can’t imagine our lives without greyhounds.
With the downturn in the economy, racetracks are cutting back races, and some tracks are closing altogether. That was how we got our sweet boy Andy; the track he was at in Melbourne, Florida, was closing and the racers were being put up for adoption. If you are looking to bring a dog into your life, please consider a greyhound. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t require a lot of exercise. They’re trained as sprinters, not runners. In fact, greyhounds are called “45-mph Couch Potatoes.” There’s nothing they love more than a good snuggle.
Adopt a Greyhound.org is a great site for pretty much any question you could possibly have, and for anything you could want to know about adopting retired racing greyhounds. Plus they have a page where you can find a greyhound adoption group anywhere in the world. Wherever you are, there’s probably a greyhound adoption group nearby.
If you’re interested in greyhound adoption, contact a group near you. Most have Meet & Greets where you can meet and pet the hounds (just be prepared to fall in love). And when you’ve decided that you home just isn’t complete without the pitter-patter of retired racer paws, contact one of your local greyhound kennels to arrange a visit. – read more here
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