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Greyhound Gathering in Kanab, Utah Largest Greyhound Event

Now this would have been a sight to see! Hundreds of greyhounds in costumes parading down the main street of Kanab, Utah. And the fun...

Joy  |  May 8th 2006


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Hundreds Of Dogs At Greyhound Gathering

Now this would have been a sight to see! Hundreds of greyhounds in costumes parading down the main street of Kanab, Utah. And the fun continues throughout the weekend as greyhound fans from all over the world converge on Kanab for the Greyhound Gathering sponsored by the Greyhound Gang Dog Rescue, founded by Claudia Presto.

The Salt Lake Tribune had this to say about the event which ran May 5-7th.

Greyhounds were everywhere in Kanab on Saturday, decked out in everything but houndstooth.

Several dogs from Oregon sported yellow rain slickers, others wore Western garb and some were dressed for Mardi Gras. The animals strutted their stuff down Center Street during the Greyhound Gathering, the largest of its kind in the country.

Kanab resident Claudia Presto operates the Greyhound Gang dog rescue and organized the event for the seventh time in a decade. She said most of the roughly 360 animals that attended are former racing dogs, saved from tracks and adopted by people who care about the sleek, docile hounds.

“The dogs . . . rarely bark, don’t fight, are easy to clean up after and are the only dog mentioned in the Bible,” Presto said as the parade of leashed hounds slowly made their way past about 500 people lining the curbs.

Claudia and Slim
The event, which began Friday and concludes today, also featured activities and talks on communication techniques, training methods, acupuncture for dogs and more.

All you greyhound fans out there know this has got to be on your schedule next year!