Here are a few photos from our Greyhound Pets of America (Cape Girardeau, Mo Chapter) Ex Racers Meet & Greet held at Petco in Carbondale, Il. on March 14th, 2015
We had a good turnout and even had a visitor and her “greyt” hound from Greyhound Companions of St. Louis in attendance.
These Meet & Greets are set up to show the public how great these dogs are and to dispel misinformation about them. For instance, someone yesterday said she was told that greyhounds are really hyper and high strung because of their racing history. Nothing could be further from the truth, greyhounds are one of the most laid back dogs you will ever see and take their retirement from the track very, very seriously. Don’t get me wrong, unless very old, they will almost always be the quickest dog at the dog park, but as sprinters, they use their energy in massive short bursts and after a few of those, they are ready to find the softest place available to nap for a few hours.
A University of Pennsylvania study has shown what anyone that has been around greyhounds any length of time already knew, that they are the gentlest, most sedate or docile breed on the planet.