From Racing to Therapy
Greyhounds can reach speeds of up to 45 mph. They are sprinters, not long-distance runners.
Due to their body structure, it can be uncomfortable for greyhounds to sit; they generally prefer to stand or lie down.
Greyhounds are usually calm and quiet and often make great therapy dogs.
The Jean Marie Webb
Memorial Fund was created in memory of a greyhound adopter
to help us take on the financial burden of helping greyhounds with special needs.
The average weight of a greyhound:
Female: 55-65 pounds, Male: 65-80 pounds
The average age of a retired racing greyhound is between two and five years old. The average lifespan is twelve to fourteen years.
Greyhounds come in a large variety of colors. There is actually no "grey" color; the official color for a grey-ish coat is "blue".
A meet & greet is a wonderful opportunity to learn about retired racing greyhounds. We invite you to stop by and meet these beautiful dogs.
Music City Greyhound Adoption is a group of volunteers dedicated to finding homes for greyhounds who have completed their careers on the track. We strive to place each dog in a loving, forever home. We look forward to helping you find the greyt companion you are seeking. We place dogs in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Northern Alabama.
Music City Greyhound Adoption
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~~Music city greyhound adoption, Our mission is to place retired racing greyhounds in dedicated, loving homes. We will support their families after adoption and educate the public about these wonderful companions.
Memorials to greyt companions.
MCGA Treasurer Lou Lewis and her retired racing greyhound "Petey" provide pet therapy to the veterans at the VA hospital in Murfreesboro. On a recent visit, one of the veterans wanted to read a story to Petey from his Guideposts magazine. The title of the story was "We Will Survive" and the veteran said, "Petey, you are helping me to do that." Lou wrote, "Today, once again, we were reminded how important it is to touch the hearts of so many and feel the power of love." Great job, Petey and Lou!
Join our Yahoo email group to chat
with fellow greyhound owners.
At Music City Greyhound Adoption, our mission is to place retired racing greyhounds in dedicated, loving homes. We will support their families after adoption and educate the public about these wonderful companions.
Rufus was adopted by Tina and Randy True
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
DONATION TO MCGA
Your donations enable us to improve the lives of those greyhounds already in our care and help save the lives of more greyhounds in the future. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all donations to MCGA are tax-deductible.