Concerned animal lovers are working hard to rescue greyhounds from the perils of racing life. Whether you live near a race track or not, there are gentle and loving dogs waiting to be adopted around the world. The groups linked below are some of our favorites.For more information, contact [email protected]
How many greyhound tracks are still open?
There are only 17 dog tracks remaining in the U.S. today, 11 of which are located in Florida until they are forced to close by December 31, 2020.
What happens to greyhounds after racing?
Every year, thousands of greyhounds are “retired” from racing. Adoption groups across the country have been working for decades to take in the constant flow of castoff dogs and place them in homes. When a track closes, the dogs can be placed either in traditional shelters or with greyhound-specific rescue groups.
Are Greyhounds lazy dogs?
Greyhounds love to sleep. In fact, they'll sleep for up to 20 hours a day! They're renowned for being incredibly lazy dogs, which isn't entirely fair as they're actually conserving their energy so that they can play later (sometimes in their pyjamas).
Is there still greyhound racing in the United States?
Today, the only states that still allow greyhound racing and have active tracks are Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Texas and West Virginia. There are four states that do not have active racetracks, but still have laws legalizing greyhound racing. Those states are Wisconsin, Connecticut, Kansas, and Oregon.