greyhoundsIt is common knowledge that dog racing can be harmful to the hounds who participate, but did you know that…

Most dogs who are considered retired from the sport are only 1 or 1.5 years old.

The word retired is in this case very deceiving, because it brings to mind senior-aged dogs. But in actual fact the greyhounds who are either put up for adoption because they can no longer compete (or worse, who are destroyed) are only babies — young dogs with their entire lives ahead of them.

To learn more about rescuing greyhounds, please visit GRA Canada.

If you have a greyhound, please feel free to post their photo and introduce them on the Pawsh Facebook page! I would love to see them!

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