Episode 76: Greyhounds as Therapy Dogs

Discover the profound difference therapy dog teams can make.

Because most greyhounds are calm and gentle, they often do exceptionally well as therapy dogs. Join us for a conversation with Patty Tustin of Alliance of Therapy Dogs, an international therapy dog organization. You’ll discover what being a therapy dog team entails, how to be assessed, why a therapy dog organization’s liability insurance coverage is important, and the profound impact you and your greyhound can make on folks in need.



The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an international organization with a presence in many countries. To learn more about their program and how you and your greyhound may be able to qualify as a therapy dog team, visit their website, TherapyDogs.com.

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Episode 22: 5K for Greys–An International, Virtual Event Benefiting Greyhounds

An international, virtual event for the greyhound community.

From October 20 to October 29, 2017, greyhound lovers around the globe will be participating in an international, virtual event to benefit former racing greyhounds waiting to be  adopted into homes where they’ll be loved. 5K for Greys is a virtual 5K done at your pace, at your place, in late October. This event is to help support the daily and, when applicable, healthcare needs, of the greyhounds waiting for homes of their own and in the care of Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. Participating is easy!

  1. Register.
  2. Complete your 5K by walking, running, biking (including stationary), swimming, rollerblading––any way you choose. That’s it––no need to report back in. We’re on the honor system!
  3. After 10/29, you’ll be mailed a gorgeous 5K for Greys medal (approximately 3″ across) on a royal blue ribbon.

In this episode, we sit down with event coordinator Nancy Bowden, as she shares more about this virtual 5K and why registering is a win-win.


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