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GREYT FEST 2021 - NEW DATE - OCT 23, 2021

New format including more of a "fest" with outside and indoor vendors

Please come and enjoy a fun time with your sighthounds and cooler fall weather.  Hopefully. the changing leaf colors will look greyt with your hounds.

We will follow CDC and Kentucky Covid-19 restrictions in place at that time.

We hope to see all the hounds and humans we missed seeing in person in 2020. We have been honored to have hounds and humans from IL, IN, MO, NC, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX,  WI, WV, and of course KY. It is greyt seeing old friends and making new ones. Hopefully 2021 will give us all a chance to enjoy another live Greyt Fest...our 5th Greyt Fest.

 

5th annual GREYT FEST, October 23, 2021 

Shelby County Fairgrounds in air-conditioned & heated Floral Hall, 1513 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY 40065, October 23, 2021.

Please be patient with us as we explore options that this date affords us. 

See our Facebook page, KyGreyhounds, for more information as we develop a Greyt Fest worthy of our 5th anniversary. Want to belong to another Greyhound community, please join our KyGreyhounds Friends group on Facebook.

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  • GREYHOUNDS NEED HOMES!

    Get your applications in so that we can get your home visits in the queue . We need foster homes to be able to bring in more hounds. The application is also for foster parents. Also check out our Facebook page (link on the left for KyGreyhounds page or KyGreyhound Friends group).

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    Do you want to be a foster parent or a permanent parent to a retired racing greyhound? The adoption application can be found under Greyt Info or clicking here: Adoption Application 

    We know that time is coming with the closing of the Florida tracks as well as the other hounds across the country that also still need homes. Fewer greyhounds are available at the moment. The expected "phase out" period regulators expected is not happening. What this means... fewer greyhounds available for adoption now... and nearing Dec. 2020 thousands are expected. Southland Greyhound track in West Memphis Arkansas has announced the end of live greyhound racing there...to be concluded by end of 2022.

    We use the same criteria whether you want to foster or adopt, in case you decide you want to adopt your foster. We appreciate our foster families and need more to help more hounds find homes. We have prior foster families that are willing to discuss the joys of fostering: teaching a track dog "regular" life, meeting new people, basic commands, and yes the rewards (and sadness) of knowing a job well done when it is time for the greyhound to go to their permanent home. KyG has lost confirmed opportunities to bring more greyhounds in... because of lack of foster homes. Some did it for your hound... can't you do it for another? 

    If you cannot find the time and room in your home please consider making a donation. The "Donate Now" paw print can lead you to make donations through our PayPal account using KyGreyhounds@yahoo.com for the email, checks can be mailed too. Visit our Facebook page - KyGreyhounds or our group KyGreyhounds Friends for more information. Do not be confused with the PayPal path as Kentucky Greyhounds Placement is a dba of Pet Action Leauge. All donations go to support greyhounds in their quest for homes. Thank you. It's for the hounds!