Rosa is a three year old black greyhound currently living with a foster family, she would make a great pet as she is easy going and gets on well with other dogs. She is friendly to strangers and has a calm temperament and enjoys the company of humans and other dogs. She is currently living in a foster home and is doing well, walks brilliantly on the lead and is content with two thirty minute walks a day. Gentle, intelligent and loyal are all good words to describe the Greyhound. Originally bred for racing, their popularity is increasing as people realise they make great family pets. Despite the common misconception that greyhounds require a lot of exercise and activity, they are in fact quite docile and spend most of their time relaxing in company. They can live long lives and are typically healthy. Retired racing greyhounds are often put down if they don’t find homes so it is important to make people aware of what great pets they make. Kerry Greyhound Connection re-home greyhounds throughout Ireland and the UK and was set up by Amanda Saunders Perkins in 2002 to prevent the sad fate that befall former racing greyhounds which includes destruction, abandonment, or shipped to Spain and kept for racing in atrocious conditions. They work to educate the public about these wonderful animals and create an awareness of what excellent family pets they make. Interesting Facts: In Australia, racing greyhounds are commonly known in slang as ‘dish lickers’. Greyhounds have keen eyesight and hold the record for World’s fastest dog.