Monday, March 28, 2011

Greyhound rescues serving the Northwest

Greyhounds are generally bred by professional breeders who look for speed, endurance and even temperament. Most are bred on "farms" located throughout the country where the breeders pay close attention to the physical soundness and emotional disposition of the puppies. As a result, hereditary physical and temperament problems have been avoided in the breed.

For the first year of their lives Greyhound puppies live together with their litter mates and are handled frequently by the breeders and other staff associated with the breeding "farm," but they are not exposed to other breeds of dogs. Consequently, they are surprisingly socialized to people and strangers but not to other breeds of dog.

Greyhound racing however is a cruel sport with greyhounds brought up on farms in tiny kennels and taken out just for racing and destroyed when retired for old age or injuries. Greyhound racing is now illegal in most states and the closure of greyhound tracks lead to a good number of greyhounds available in rescues. Also, greyhound specific rescues, rescue the retired greyhounds from still existing race tracks to give them a better life.

Greyhounds are intelligent and sweet and make great house pets. Do give them a chance!

Read more about grey hounds here
Some Greyhound rescues in the Northwest

Greyhound Pets Inc.
Moira Corrigan
PO Box 891
Woodinville, WA 98072


Greyhound Pets of America - Puget Sound
Elizabeth Dingler
2310 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201


Greyhound Pets of America / Emerald Pacific
2902 Old Military Road East
Tacoma, WA 98445


Greyhound Pets of America Greater Northwest


Complete listing of Greyhound rescues in the Northwest

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