The LA Times has an article about how retired greyhounds need homes now more than ever:
Seven dog tracks halted racing across the country last year, forcing hundreds of greyhounds into an uncertain future. [...]the sleek long-limbed dogs are now flooding the adoption market at a difficult time.
Economic hardships are preventing many dog lovers from adopting, or worse, forcing them to give back animals they can no longer afford to keep. Misconceptions about the breed — that greyhounds are hyperactive and crave constant stimulation and exercise — also scare away some potential owners, advocates say. [...]
greyhound advocates estimate more than 1,000 greyhounds now need new homes.
I’ve always loved the look of greyhounds and I’ve wanted to adopt one sometime. Unfortunately, now is not the time for me. I just recently took on another huge responsibility and I’m not quite ready for another one any time soon. But how about you? Can you open your heart and home to a greyhound?
Or maybe another breed would suit you better? Or another species? You can find adoptable animals at petfinder.com, so check it out!