Greyhound Racing News

Greetings:

Latest news... for many of you that haven’t heard, after 101 years of Greyhound racing, it was voted on Nov. 6, 2018, Amendment 13, to ban Greyhound racing in Florida. This ban goes into effect at the end of 2020, meaning thousands of retired racers will need homes!

As these former athletes slowly become available, we must be ready to welcome as many as we possibly can. With the fast rising costs in veterinarian fees; dog haulingfees, gasoline, basic everyday kennel costs, and the price of getting theseGreyhounds also rises. Yes! Believe it or not, they do not come to us for free!

We are committed to continue our mission of finding forever homes for theseamazing athletes, and with the help of our strong ‘Paws on the Mountain’ family, wecan fulfill our commitment.

For those of you looking to adopt another Greyhound, we ask for your patience, and understanding. With over 100 Greyhound adoption groups helping the cause, therewill be a lull until the 7 remaining Florida race tracks officially close down.Currently, 7 of the 11 tracks will close prior to the 2020 deadline and dogs will begin to flood our kennel at a faster pace as ever before.

Not only donations; foster homes will be needed so these incoming Greyhounds will get love and guidance until they find their couch. Fundraisers for those of youwilling to help us raise money, anything to help, we are forever grateful!

We can never express enough our appreciation and gratitude for your many yearsof love, commitment, and support for this most noble breed.

 

John & Denise Davis
Paws on the Mountain – Greyhound Adoption

(Greyhound Rescue, Inc.)

Big Al

Adopt a Special Friend

Most of the Greyhounds that come along are perfectly content to fit into retirement.  Every once in awhile, one comes along that has some special need.  Just like people, we have ones that are confident, playful, anxious, happy, nervous…And the one with the prey drive that won’t quit.  While this may seem to be the norm for a grey, those of us with cat loving greys realize that not all of them really care to chase things in retirement.  We have also found that one with a long racing career may not always have a high prey drive.

Currently, Paws on the Mountain has two beautiful brindle boys with loving personalities that are having a difficult time finding a forever home.  Neither of these boys are bad or have done anything that makes them difficult to place, they just have a high prey drive.  They require homes with no little kids (9 and up is a good acceptable age range) and no small animals.  These boys can be trained to walk and play well with others, but may require some extra precautions on walks and when doors open (things like a harness or a Gentle Leader for extra control).  And, while this may seem difficult, they will reward you by playing happily with toys, and when they are done and tired out assuming the favorite greyhound couch potato position cuddled up next you on the couch.  Won’t you consider adopting one of these sweet, lovable pups?