Greyhound Welfare

Our Number One Priority

And abused child won't excel at school - so how would an abused greyhound ever excel at becoming a racing athlete?

Often the general public does not have a true understanding of what the lives of a racing greyhound are like - from whelping to training to racing to retirement - and how their experiences contribute to them becoming great pets. Internet searches will lead you to a great deal of information. Unfortunately most of it is inaccuated and/or outdated. The information we share is sourced from those who truly care about the greyhounds and their well-being. 

Most greyhounds race once every three to seven days. On non-race days, they exercise with kennel mates in a sprint path. Some dogs also enjoy a soak in a whirlpool and get massages to ease tight or sore muscles. 

Professional athletes, like greyhounds, are fed high quality food that meets their nutritional needs. The meals consist of raw meat that has been frozen, kibble, carbohydrates such as rice and pasta, selections of fruits and vegetables. Each trainer has their own formula regarding vitamins and other supplements. 

Crating is the safest way to comfortably house a large number of unaltered dogs. It also reduces the chances of fights by providing the dogs with a space of their own to eat, rest and sleep. 

Click here to read the West Virginia Racing Commission Greyhound Rules of Racing

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