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My name is Tucker!
Adoption process
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2.

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Facts about me

Breed
Irish Wolfhound/Greyhound
Color
Black - with Gray or Silver
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
18332558

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Black and Silver

Don't bother doing a DNA test on this dog!
No test can measure the amount of love that
makes up this lovebug. Part Irish Wolfhound
part greyhound and 100% loving, this dog is
sure to make your heart swoon. Tucker is a 5
year old male who wants nothing more than
to snuggle up and spend both day and night
with his adopted family. He adores his foster
sister and is very respectful of her space. He
loves to go on short walks. Not to worry,
though! This boy has discovered and is
loving playing with toys. He is friendly, fun
and ready to join a forever family. Could
yours be the one?

September 25, 2022, 7:32 pm

Rescue

Kansas City Retired Greyhounds as Pets

Contact info
Pet ID
18332558
Contact
Address
Kansas City, MO 64131
Donation

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

Please visit our website for more information: https://kcregap.org

2.

Submit Application

https://kcregap.org/adopt/adoption-application/

Additional adoption info

We require potential adoptive families to fill out our application which is available for download on our website. We check references, including vet references, and then schedule a home visit. We require a fenced-in area. Families are also asked to sign an adoption contract, which is also available for review on our website. Our adoption fee is $225.

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More about this rescue

Greyhounds are notoriously over bred to support the racing industry. According to industry breeding reports published in The Greyhound Review, there were 77,852 litters registered by the National Greyhound Association between 1989 and 2000. Multiplied by a conservative average of 6.52 pups per litter, the result shows that more than 507,596 greyhounds were born curing that twelve-year period. Their lives are difficult from the outset. In order to track the dogs for racing, greyhound puppies are tattooed by three months of age and are individually registered by 18 months. Of those born, only 78% of those puppies were individually registered during the same twelve-year period. Because very few are ever found wandering, the 22% not registered are presumed dead. On average, a revolving baseline of 1,000 dogs is needed to sustain a racetrack operation. In 2000, approximately 26,500 greyhounds entered the racing system, and an equal or greater number of greyhounds, aged between 2 and 5 years old, exited the system. Approximately 13,000 dogs were retired to rescue groups for adoption, leaving approximately 13,500 unaccounted for. This sport has conservatively claimed the lives of more than 1,000,000 greyhounds in its 75-year U.S. history. KCREGAP is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. KCREGAP is dedicated to finding loving homes for retired greyhounds. Since its inception, 4000 greys have been adopted into loving homes in the KC Metro area and beyond. The reality is that, because of poor track standards, many beautiful greyhounds come to us with health issues requiring veterinary attention. The adoption fee charged by KCREGAP does not cover the actual costs incurred in treating these dogs. Costs often climb into the thousands of dollars.