All weekend I spent a great deal of time reviewing each photo and write-up submitted for Greyhound Pet of the Year. It is clear that each greyhound is dearly loved and I would like to thank each and every person who chose to adopt a greyhound because without you there would be no forever homes for ex-racing greyhounds. Each family is unique and placing the right greyhound into the right home takes an army of volunteers so I also want to thank the thousands of unpaid, dedicated volunteers who have dedicated their lives to greyhound adoption and will drop everything to help a greyhound in need.
We all know Greyhounds Make Great Pets...and if you don't know, yes they truly do! As someone who has spent a great deal of time learning as much as possible about the racing greyhound it is my opinion that ex-racing greyhounds are one of the best dog breeds a family could ever adopt.
Before tomorrow's announcement of the winner in UGR's Greyhound Pet of the Year photo contest, let us take a few moments to thank those who played a part in our dog’s lives before they arrived in our homes. For me personally, two ladies have played a part in just about every greyhound that I have adopted over the years. Genny and Donna, thank you for what you have allowed me to be a part of, thank you for taking the greatest care of the racing greyhounds you oversee and making them what they are – great athletes and then great pets.
It has been a pleasure reading about each greyhound that was submitted and it has ruly been a pleasure knowing many great people have played a part in the lives of each greyhound.
Making the choice has not been easy as each greyhound submitted is a winner