Dogs by Jane Hoskyn via the Londonist Flickrpool
As the light finally flickered out from the famous neon sign of the Walthamstow Stadium last year, most of the media attention was focused on the lamentable death of a 75-year old venue that had seen the likes of Winston Churchill and Brad Pitt pass through its iconic gates. An equally important point, however, was that the Greyhounds, the Usain Bolts of the canine world, were suddenly out of a job (something which a fair few of us can sympathise with at present). Although most of the 500 dogs that raced there have either found alternative employment or retired gracefully, more than 40 are sadly still twiddling their paws at Whittingham Kennels near Waltham Abbey, waiting for some kind person to adopt them. As retired greyhounds are usually gentle, low maintenance and still young enough to run rings round anyone they can be an ideal choice of pet, and, most importantly, they're guaranteed to lend a sympathetic ear when you're grumbling over your P45.
For more information about adopting a greyhound, contact Whittingham Kennels
Last Updated 17 August 2009