Greyhound Friends to Host 8th Annual International Greyhound Update

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Greyhound Friends will be the hub of the greyhound community when leading members of the International greyhound welfare community meet at the 8th Annual International Greyhound Update.

The event, organized to discuss current issues relating to greyhounds, lurchers, Spanish galgos, and hounds around the world, will feature representatives from Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Italy, Florida, and the Midwest and New England regions of the U.S. Each presenter will give updates related to their regions. Dr. Rod Poling and Dr. Guillemo Couto will discuss updates on health issues for greyhounds, galgos, hounds, and lurchers on Saturday. Dr. Couto will also be speaking on Sunday at a brunch held at the Sherborn Inn (a $40.00 donation will cover the brunch cost and contribute toward airfare for the international guests and dogs shipped from overseas).

The Saturday event at the Greyhound Friends Kennel is open to the public and a $20.00 donation is requested. Lunch will be served and there will be plenty of time to speak with attendees and presenters. The kennel will be open and everyone is welcome to visit the dogs and check out items in our store. The public can email Louise Coleman at [email protected] or call her at 508-435-5969 to RSVP.

Where: Greyhound Friends Adoption Kennel, 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA. Directions are available at

When: Saturday, July 19th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 20th – 10 a.m. to noon (Sherborn Inn)

About Greyhound Friends

Greyhound Friends a small non-profit organization dedicated to saving racetrack greyhounds and placing them in responsible loving homes. Since its inception in 1983, Greyhound Friends has found homes for thousands of dogs and has recently expanded their services to include caring for other dog breeds including beagles and hound crosses. Please call 508-435-5969 or visit for more information.