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click to enlarge DETOUR: Showed he preferred the "quiet life" during his short racing career, adoption website says; he's available for adoption.
  • DETOUR: Showed he preferred the "quiet life" during his short racing career, adoption website says; he's available for adoption.

Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option in West Memphis, which is funded by Southland Park, contributions from kennel operators and other gifts, adopts out retired greyhounds. There are 16 hounds available currently, according to its website, www.midsouthgreyhound.com, which includes pictures and information on the dogs. The sweetest of them, the website narrative says, is Roy: "He had a relatively short and undistinguished career, but that meant he was truly destined to be a pet, not a professional athlete. He's no fan of cats ..." One of the dogs, Pryor, race name "LK's Flashpoint," fractured his right rear foot in February, according to race records; MSGAO's narrative on Pryor says, "I might have been bumped or stumbled a few times as I made my way around the track 66 times, but my ratings show I didn't let that stop me from winning."

To adopt, fill out the adoption application form on the MSGAO website and then contact the kennel at 870-735-7317. There is a fee of $250 to adopt. The organization has meet and greet days in Memphis, West Memphis and Olive Branch, Miss. on Saturdays; the schedule is on the website. The organization asks that adopters be educated in the ways of the greyhound: The dog is an indoor dog, due to its inability to adapt to hot or cold temperatures; they're sight hounds, meaning they'll probably dash after your cat indoors and must never be off a leash outdoors; and they don't require a lot of exercise.

The Friends of the MSGAO Facebook page is a forum for folks who adopt to share information and pictures.

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