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Greyhounds, mostly known for their speed on the racetrack, deserve to live lives that are full of love – rather than racing. The unfortunate reality is that when they retire from their “jobs” they are typically put down. Luckily, there are many amazing humans and organizations out there that save these beautiful creatures and give them the life that they deserve!

1. Blue

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This former racing greyhound, Blue, was rescued and immediately got cozy in his new home. Kim Oxley rescued this sensitive boy when he broke his leg and wasn’t able to race anymore. He was going to be euthanized but Kim saved his life and gave him a comfortable place to run, jump, and play.

2. Paul

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Paul was racing until the very last day that it was legal in Florida, and this left his body in shambles. He was missing hair, super skinny, and very skittish. But, Elizabeth and Holden stepped in to make sure this anxious dog had a calm place to call home.

3. Salem

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Salem, a retired racing greyhound, was incredibly nervous when she first was welcomed into a foster home. She barely knew what to do with all of the new sights, smells, and sounds. Slowly but surely, she came out of her shell and fell in love with the world.

4. Claude

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Claude was a retired racing greyhound who had never been inside before. He was kept in an outside paddock for two years when his previous humans brought him to Tasmania for racing but then lost interest. When he was adopted he was nervous and didn’t even know his name. Soon, he found a loving family complete with a cat sibling and a human sibling!

5. Sabrina

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Sabrina was at the end of her racing career and immediately placed into a rescue for unwanted greyhounds — where she stayed for nearly a year. Then she was shopped to Ohio, and then to an adoption agency in Seattle. To many, it seemed like she was unwanted. Until her human saw a picture of her and never looked back.

Greyhounds have been the victims of abusive treatment for years at the hands of those racing them. When they are no longer good at racing, they are either killed or (if they are lucky) placed into a shelter for retired greyhounds. Without the help of loving people and organizations, these pups would not be able to live the life that they so rightly deserve. Each of these stories is a testament to the connection between humans and dogs, revealing the love that can be shared even in the most dire circumstances.

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to adopt instead of shop. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

Best Things In Life Are Rescued by Tiny Rescue: Animal Collection
Best Things In Life Are Rescued by Tiny Rescue: Animal Collection

Best Things In Life Are Rescued by Tiny Rescue: Animal Collection

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