Less than a month after the last dog race was held at the track, greyhound adoption kennels from around the U.S. and Canada have taken in, or arranged to take in, all of the roughly 190 dogs that retired when racing ended at Raynham Park last month.

The last greyhound will be leaving Raynham Park in 11 days.


Less than a month after the last dog race was held at the track, greyhound adoption kennels from around the U.S. and Canada have taken in, or arranged to take in, all of the roughly 190 dogs that retired when racing ended at Raynham Park last month.


Fewer than 70 dogs are left at the track now, said Linda Jensen, president of Racing Owners Assisting Racers, which has been arranging the placement of the greyhounds.


After this weekend, 30 will leave for Nova Scotia, and 21 head to New Brunswick.


And by Jan. 30, the last 10 will leave for Keystone Greyhounds, a Greyhound Pets of America chapter in Harrisburg, Pa.


“I suggested originally it would take two to six months (to move out all the greyhounds), but we did it in 30 days,” Jensen said. “With the adoption network we have in place, it kind of takes care of itself.”


While all the dogs will soon be with adoption groups, they are still one step shy of actually being adopted and placed in permanent homes.


But area adoption organizations that took Raynham Park dogs say that effort has gone well also.


“We’ve been incredibly busy,” said Mary Percy, president of Amazing Greyz in Franklin. “We have seven adoptions pending, which for our group — being a relatively small group — is wonderful.”


Percy said that Amazing Greyz took in 12 dogs when the track closed, and eight or nine have already been adopted out. The ones that remain have adoptions pending.


Michelle Tewsbury, president of Greyhound Rescue of N.E. in Mendon, said her group has just taken in five Raynham greyhounds since New Year’s, and all five are still available.


Dogs have also been going out at a healthy pace from the Middleboro chapter of Greyhound Pets of America-Massachusetts.


Group president Kathleen Morrill said if you’re looking for a Raynham greyhound, there are plenty to choose from, but “if you stopped by and wanted one that’s good with cats you’d be out of luck.”


Erik Potter can be reached at epotter@enterprisenews.com.