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Retirement

What happens when a Greyhound retires from racing?

C.Hansford©

The majority of greyhounds are retired from the race track by the time they reach 4-5 years of age, a great deal even earlier due to injuries or indeed the fact that they simply don't make the grade and have no interest in chasing anymore.

These are still young dogs with an average life span of 12-14 years. 10,000 of these dogs finish racing each year and probably less than half are homed. This is where Greyhound Rescue plays a part.

Through regular slots at country shows, school and community presentations, TV and radio publicity we hopefully have raised awareness of the plight of these dogs once their racing career has finished. Our greyhounds, plus our owners and their greyhounds have demonstrated just how suitable greyhounds are as pets and so we aim to home as many retired racers as we can over here in the Channel Islands.

G&M Hickmott 2007©