Mobile Greyhound Park Shutting Down Races

Aug 3, 2017

Mobile Greyhound Park, Mobile, Ala.

A park in Alabama is shutting down its greyhound racing operation by the end of the month, which means nearly 400 dogs will need new homes.

Wind Creek Hospitality recently announced that the Mobile Greyhound Park will stop live greyhound racing at the end of the month in response to declining market demand.

Alabama Sighthound Adoptions President Darla Dean recently told WALA-TV that organizations across the country have agreed to adopt the dogs. Most will go to homes, but a few that are still in top racing shape will move to other greyhound tracks.

Dean says greyhounds make great companions, but these dogs will have to adjust from the lifestyle of an athlete to that of a pet.

Although the Mobile Greyhound Park won’t have any live greyhound racing after this month, it will offer simulcasts of races taking place elsewhere. Birmingham will become the only city in Alabama to offer live greyhound racing.