I was entranced when Nicole Begley Photography sent me these images of Henry and Truman, two charming and handsome greyhounds.
Henry, the red brindle greyhound, is a retired racing dog who was adopted from Steel City Greyhounds in Pittsburgh. Truman, the blue brindle, was adopted from a breeder when it was determined he had a genetic condition. Truman was 6 months old at the time of the photoshoot. His expression makes me laugh.
I do not know any greyhounds personally, but I have always heard that they are extremely devoted and gentle dogs. If you are interested in adopting a greyhound you can see some available at the Hounds of Steel City.
You can see more photos of Henry and Truman on Nicole’s blog.
About Nicole Begley Photography: Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nicole specializes in modern lifestyle photography of pets, families, and children. Nicole also authors Hair of the Dog, a blog full of business and marketing tips for pet photographers. Nicole is a member of HeARTs Speak, a non-profit organization that connects artists and rescues to promote pet adoption.
Fabulous photographs. Just been illustrating a few greyhounds myself. Such elegant creatures x
Thank you for posting these beautiful photos of two lovely greyhounds. It would be wonderful if all ex-racing greyhounds were able to find their forever homes, but sadly this is far from the case due to overbreeding by those involved in the racing industry.
Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane. Greyhounds endure lives of nearly constant confinement, kept in cages barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. While racing, many dogs suffer and die from injuries including broken legs, paralysis, and cardiac arrest. And many greyhounds are euthanized every year, as the number retired from racing exceeds the number of adoptive homes.
At racetracks across the country, greyhounds endure lives of confinement. According to industry statements, greyhounds are generally confined in their cages for approximately 20 hours per day. They live inside warehouse-style kennels in stacked cages that are barely large enough to stand up or turn around. Generally, shredded paper or carpet remnants are used as bedding.
An undercover video recently released by GREY2K USA shows the conditions in which these gentle dogs are forced to live: http://www.grey2kusa.org/azVideo.html
For more information on injuries these dogs suffer, please view:
Dogs play an important role in our lives and deserve to be protected from industries and individuals that do them harm.
V Wolf Board Member, GREY2K USA
Thanks for sharing that information. I couldn’t agree more about dogs needing to be protected from industries and individuals that do them harm.