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Meet and Greet a Greyhound - Dogs Trust Shrewsbury special event set to bust myths about sighthounds

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury is set to bust some myths about Greyhounds and Lurchers in a bid to help the twelve currently at the centre find their forever homes.

The team are holding a special event at the rehoming centre on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May where dog lovers looking to welcome a dog into their life will be able to find out more about the often-misunderstood breeds.

Louise Campbell, Dogs Trust Shrewsbury’s Manager, said:

“We are determined to debunk the myths about Greyhounds and help people understand more about Lurchers, which are usually a cross between a sighthound breed, such as a Greyhound, and a Collie or Terrier.

“People tend to think these breeds need lots of exercise but that’s not always the case. Often Greyhounds in particular like nothing more than cosying up on a comfy bed in a warm home and they are very loyal dogs.

“We’re hoping that by holding this awareness event we can help people understand more about Greyhounds and Lurchers and find ours their forever homes.”

The team will be on hand to share facts about the breed as well as chat about the dogs waiting for their forever homes, including ex-racing Greyhounds Bob and Thomas, who are typical of the breed.

Louise says:

“These two are typical Greyhounds. They love a quick run and then both search out the nearest comfy, big bed to snooze on! All of our dogs deserve to live a happy life in a loving home and we hope that by shining a light on these gorgeous Greyhounds and lovely Lurchers, 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 include refreshments, will take place from 12pm-2pm at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, Roden Lane Farm, Shropshire, TF6 6BP. To find out more about all the dogs waiting for their forever homes at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury please call 01952 983807.