At Peterborough Greyhounds the welfare of greyhounds is our number one priority, we go to great lengths to ensure they are comfortable and cared for while at the stadium.
A Vet is on site before the greyhounds arrive to be weighed in and kennelled at the beginning of a race meeting, right through to the moment the last greyhound leaves at the end of the evening. During that time, the Vet attends to any appropriate welfare needs of the greyhounds, is able to administer treatments from his on-site surgery room and has the authority prior to a race to withdraw any greyhound if they consider it is not fit to race. All Greyhounds are checked before kennelling, before racing and after racing. The Stadium`s kennels are situated under part of the main Grandstand and there is a viewing area which enables you to see the greyhounds being prepared for racing.
Of course, our attention does not stop there – retired greyhounds make very loving and affectionate pets and, in conjunction with trainers that race greyhounds at the Stadium and their owners, we work to promote the rehoming of retired greyhounds after their racing career ends at the Stadium.