FL vote puts more greyhounds up for adoption

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Since 2006, Pat Conrad and Allies for Greyhounds have helped adopt out more than 1,300 dogs.

“We have, normally 45 dogs available for adoption at any given time,” Conrad says of the non-profit. 

Her world is about to get a lot busier.

Already illegal in Michigan and all but six other states, Florida's Nov. 6 vote to ban dog racing is expected to add an influx of greyhounds into the world outside of racing — a world the gentle, but fast out of the gate dogs aren't used to.

That is something potential adoptees need to realize before committing.

“Don't go in this on your heartstrings,” Conrad said. “They have quirks, they're not for everybody. They do require a little bit of work.”

Their instinct is to chase, and their eyesight is up to a half-mile.

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