Retired racing greyhound dogs will be strolling the streets of Gatlinburg this weekend instead of circling the track at top speed.
The Mountain Hounds weekend getaway for greyhounds and their owners will be held in Gatlinburg on June 2 – 5, 2016. About 300 people and 340 greyhounds will descend on the Sidney James Motel for three days of fun and fellowship among greyhound dog lovers.
The group will gather for games and contests in Mynatt Park from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, June 3.
Then on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., the group will reconvene under the big tent adjacent to the Sidney James for more activities. Seminars and vendor booths are also part of the weekend activities.
The 12th annual Mountain Hounds event is sponsored by Greyhound Friends of North Carolina, a 501c3 to help support their kennel and find loving homes for retired racing greyhounds.
Photo: Courtesy of Mountain Hounds