So celebrate by adopting one or two or more of your very own. Cal explains why you should open your home and heart to a retired racer!
We asked MSGAO adopters why they selected greyhounds as their companions. Here are their stories.
Ron: Sixteen years ago I had just lost my beloved Heidi, a beautiful German Shepherd with whom I had shared my life for 14 years. Through some happenstance I ran into Claudia Presto and the Greyhound Gang on the internet and was intrigued by these magnificent ex-athletes. After continued research I found MSGAO, submitted my application, and adopted Zac, the original Greyhound of Excellence. What a wonderful life we had together until I lost him to cancer. But my sweet Favor, who is also a Greyhound of Excellence, was waiting for me and life is good….for me and for him.
Diane: I was working for a pet store and MSGAO would come out and do meet and greets. I feel in love with their demeanor, sleek body, their eyes and ears. I was determined to have a greyhound, at that point I thought I had a choice. Nope, not at all! With some begging to my other half, to the kennel we go. I was chosen by a beautiful red brindle girl. That’s right, chosen! I am in love with the breed and will never have another breed. I am proud to be called a crazy Greyhound mom!!!
Jessie: Who gets to “decide” if they adopt? It is more like Jedi mind trickery. The kennel should have warning signs. We visited, we looked into…those eyes…we brought one home. One, of course, is never enough — they cannot be alone while we are away at work — along came our second. When it was time to send one to the bridge, we wanted another to make that transition a little more bearable … and so it goes. Now not a purchase is made without incorporating their needs, wants, desires, likes or dislikes, which is fine by me. I am a proud member of this cult – and happy to forever be…”those greyhound people.”