JOPLIN, Mo. - There were some friendly faces greeting people at Tractor Supply this afternoon.
Once a month, representatives from the Greyhound Adoption Group get together at a local store and introduce people to some friendly pups.
The group rescues retired race dogs from the track, breaking an old trend of when many of them would be put down when they could no longer race.
They hope that by being there, they will help find our four legged friends a forever home.
"Oh, all dogs, all animals need families. You know, there are so many animals now that need homes so everytime a dog or a greyhound gets a family, we've rescued one," says Greyhound Pet Adoption Debbie Grotheer.
The group says Greyhounds generally live 12 to 14 years and require little maintenance.