Hundreds of Greyhounds need a new home.

Posted By elaine on November 30, 2009

Dairyland Greyhound Park will close at the end of the year.

Dairyland Greyhound Park will close at the end of the year.

A few weeks ago I posted a little story about Dairyland Greyhound Park’’s possible closing, leaving hundreds of Greyhounds needing a home.  Well Dairyland did decide that it would close it’s doors at the end of the year, and that means all the dogs running at the large track will have to find a home. 

The announcement means an estimated 183 people will lose their jobs. Meanwhile, regulators, kennel operators and owners, as well as regional greyhound adoption groups, will scramble to find homes for what one adoption provider said could be anywhere from 300 to 500 racing greyhounds.

This was sent out by Dairyland:

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Wisconsin State law provides that the greyhounds are to be adopted to new homes, sent to another racetrack for racing purposes or returned to their owners. Our kennel compound will remain open until all greyhounds are properly placed.

We do not know at this current time how many greyhounds in total will become available for adoption until we finish racing on December 31st, 2009.

We do currently have greyhounds available for adoption in our adoption center. You are more than welcome to fill out an application at Dairyland or online at our website under the adoption tab at the top of the webpage.

Greyhound Pets Of America-Wisconsin also has Dairyland greyhounds available for adoption. Please contact them at 414-299-9473 or visit their website at


Like in mentioned in the previous post, Greyhounds make awsome pets, so if you are considering one, now might be the perfect time to find a great new friend.

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