PEOPLE in Scarborough had a chance to get to know former racing greyhounds at a special event in one of the town’s pet shops.
It was organised by members of the Hull branch of the Retired Greyhounds Trust which aims to rehome animals which have reached the end of their racing career – some of which can be as young as two-years-old.
Organiser Ann Head, from Irton, said they made perfect pets and were also good at socialising. She said: “They are calm and placid and they get on with other breeds extremely well.
“Their racing life can be very short and you do hear dreadful things how people have treated them.”
The 68-year-old said that the charity, which has kennels near South Cave, was always on the lookout for good homes. She said: “Owners were there to show how well they were doing with their pets.”
There were between 20 and 30 dogs at the meet and greet event at Pets at Home, in Seamer Road, yesterday.
Mrs Head first got involved with the charity when she met a volunteer at an event at Oliver’s Mount and they got chatting.
She said: “It’s something that my husband and myself find very satisfying. You see dogs go off with new owners and you know they are going to have a good life.”
The registered charity has more than 1,000 volunteers across the country. For further information either visit www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk or contact (0844) 8268424.