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Rico’s Penguin

Sex: Male

Color: White Ticked Red

DOB:  9-28-09

Cat Safe:   NOT Cat Safe

UPDATE…Penguin..whom I call Pengy which Aunt Jeanie Miller gave him and it fits him crate, no accidents and eats with the others and doesn’t go in their dishes..perfect you can see, he loves his toys and likes to play with balls and throw them around..never had a grey do that before..I love him Val..but I have to make this fostering work….it’s tough because he is so content with us..I leave the house and he greets me at the door with the others..he is BLISS!!

Mulberry Didi


Mulberry Didi

Sex: Female
Color:  Dark Brindle
DOB:  3-2-09
Weight:  57 pounds
Cat Safe:  Yes

Mulberry Didi


Foster Parent Update:

3/31/2012—Didi is doing really well and learning fast.  She is totally cat safe and does well with children.  She’s a great dog and I would love to adopt her myself,  but I feel that 3 may be too much for me.  She is available for adoption and I will have her at Petsmart this Sunday, 4/1, for the meet and greet.   


3/12/2012–Didi is doing really well. She slept straight through the night on the futon beside my bed. Never made a peep. She’s getting along great with the cats and with Molly and Mojo. She ate a little last night and more this morning.   She found one of Mojo’s toys and has claimed it for herself. I gave all three of them bathes this morning, Didi still had some track funk to her. She seems happy.



GALT, Inc.–3 Amigos


  4 Legs 4 Hounds Program is a partnership between Wheeling Island Racetrack & Kennels and the Ohio State Veterinary School Greyhound Wellness Program to rehabilitate greyhounds that suffer career ending leg fractures.



One of the most common racing injuries that will usually end the career of a racer is the broken hock. Usually the right back leg is the most vulnerable due to the stress on the first turn.


This partnership is two-fold:


First, to improve the health status of racing greyhounds through an investigative study.

Secondly, to significantly decrease or eliminate euthanasia due to catastrophic fractures. 

Wheeling Island Racetrack pays for all medical bills to repair the broken legs, then the greyhounds  become a ward of  Greyhound Pets of America (GPA).  From there the greyhounds go to adoption organizations which find adoptive homes for them to enjoy their retirement in.




The Ohio State Greyhound Development Fund is constantly looking for additional sources of funding for this project.  If you wish to make a donation, please visit OSU Greyhound Health & Wellness website.

Or send a check to The Greyhound Health and Wellness Program, 6012 Vernon L. Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210.

For more information  “Celebrating Greyhounds” magazine Spring 2012 issue offers an in depth article on the program.





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