Calm and affectionate, retired racing greyhounds reward adopters by being quiet, sweet-natured and loyal friends for life. Settling in for an afternoon of needlework with one of these gentle giants at your side is a balm for the hectic lives we lead.
The “Home for the Holidays” counted cross-stitch pattern was designed by Nurdan Kanber of Twin Peaks Primitives as a fundraiser for Greyhound Pets of America Nashville (GPAN). One of many organizations around the globe that finds homes for retired racers, GPAN annually cares for and adopts 100+ dogs. Vetting and preparing former racers for their new lives as pets is costly. Basic services like neuter/spay, dental and shots average about $300 per dog; track-injured dogs or those needing advanced care can run $2,000+ each.
GPAN thanks Nurdan for her generosity and creativity in making this collaboration possible. One-hundred percent of the purchase price of each pattern benefits our homeless greyhounds. Likewise, we thank needleworkers everywhere who purchase this pattern and help make our work possible.
You can visit Greyhound Pets of America / Nashville website to help out too :