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Monday, October 14, 2013

Greyhound Adoption Group Celebrates 10 Years

Hundreds of dogs best known for their speed racing from the track to their forever homes through an adoption program in the province. 

The Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program, which is based in Moncton, bringing up their 700th dog from the US this weekend and at the same time, celebrating their 10th anniversary. 

President and Founder, Deb Levasseur, tells CHSJ News she started the program after she lost her English Setter and began researching the breed. Levasseur says one of the biggest myths about greyhounds is that they are overly energetic animals. She says they are a laid back, calm breed built for speed, not endurance. Greyhound races typically only last 30 seconds. 

MGAP is having a meet and greet in Brunswick Square on October 26 from 12pm to 2pm. For more information about the program, visit their website by clicking here.