Is Adopting A Greyhound Right For You?
We were so excited to have Caroline Malins, a volunteer from After the Track Greyhound Adoption walk in the FouFou Dogs Got Talent Fashion Show with her two gorgeous greyhounds, Joey and Opie. The adorable dogs won over the crowd and help shed light on the amazing work the organization does each year to help greyhounds find forever homes.
Is A Greyhound The Right Dog Breed For You?
Greyhounds are the best-kept dog secret around! They are known for their racing, but they can also make wonderful pets. Greyhounds are not only beautiful and graceful, but they are also quiet and gentle companions. The combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine and slim build allows them to reach average race speeds in excess of 64 kilometres per hour (40 mph). But thinking that greyhounds need a lot of exercise and have a need for speed is actually a myth. They can sleep up to 22 hours a day, and are the true couch potatoes of the dog breed world.
About After The Track
The dogs are vetted and then transported to us for fostering and adoption. When these greyhounds come into the care of the organization, they have never before lived in a home environment. The team rely solely on foster homes to care for the dogs until they find their forever homes.
The duty of a foster home is simple: to help the retired racing greyhounds make the transition from crate to a home.
Donations and fundraising from generous individuals have enabled the support to canine cancer research, Spanish galgos (greyhounds) and other greyhound-related groups.