After The Action
Once a greyhound has finished its career as a racing dog, there are a number of different options that you as an owner may take.
You may choose to keep the greyhound as a pet, or if the greyhound has been successful on the track, choose to use the greyhound for breeding purposes. Alternatively, there is a service offered to owners that allows unwanted racing greyhounds to be adopted by others who would like a greyhound as a pet. The GRSA Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) provides an opportunity for this to happen. 
Unfortunately, the wider community has a misinformed image of greyhounds. People believe that greyhounds are aggressive because they are required by law to wear a muzzle in public places throughout SA. This is actually a far cry from the intelligent and affectionate animal that makes the perfect pet. There are a number of other misconceptions regarding greyhounds including the fact that they are big eaters, and regularly require exercise. Greyhounds are in fact quite easy to feed, requiring only a small feed twice daily and a short walk once a day or every second day. 
For more information on the greyhound breed or the Greyhound Adoption Program, contact the office on 8243 7124 or click here.