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Meet and Greet a Greyhound - Dogs Trust Merseyside set to bust Greyhound myths

Dogs Trust Merseyside is set to bust some myths about Greyhounds in a bid to help nine Greyhounds currently at the centre find their forever homes.

The team are holding a ‘Meet and Greet a Greyhound’ event on Monday 8 April where dog lovers looking to welcome a dog into their life will be able to find out more about the often misunderstood breed.

Georgina Lowery, Dogs Trust Merseyside’s Manager, said:

“We are determined to debunk the myths about Greyhounds! People tend to think Greyhounds needs lots of exercise due to their racing history, but that’s not always the case. Often they like nothing more than cosying up on a comfy bed in a warm home and they are very loyal dogs.

“People often also think, for example, they can’t live with cats or small animals but that isn’t necessarily the case either, so we’re hoping that by holding this awareness event we can help people understand more about Greyhounds and find ours their forever homes.”

The team will be on hand to share facts about the breed as well as chat about the Greyhounds waiting for their forever homes, including ex-racer Ronny who is typical of the breed. 

Georgina says:

“They are lovely dogs and just like Ronny, many can live with children and other dogs so we really hope dog-lovers give these great Greyhounds the second chance they deserve to live a happy life in a loving home. It would be wonderful if by shining the spotlight on them we help them all find their special someone.” 

A few facts about Greyhounds:

  • The Greyhound originated in Great Britain and is one of the oldest dog breeds in existence.
  • It is the only recognised dog breed mentioned in the Bible.
  • They are believed to be the fastest breed of dog on the planet – they can reach up to 45miles/hour over a short distance!
  • Henry VIII and Queen Victoria were both proud owners of Greyhounds.

The event, which will take place from 12pm-1pm at Dogs Trust Merseyside, Whiston Lane, Huyton, L36 6HP, on Monday 8 April, includes free refreshments. To find out more about all the dogs waiting for their forever homes at Dogs Trust Merseyside please call 0151 318 1339.