Following on from the cancellation last year due to Coronavirus, the Great Global Greyhound Walk of 2021 was a huge success. We asked everyone to join in with our theme of Bold and Blue, and they certainly did with many humans and hounds dressing up.
The annual event aims to raise awareness of greyhounds, and their sighthound cousins, as great pets. Originally started in the UK, it is now very much a global affair. This year 343 walks took place, with more countries than ever before taking part. From London to Auckland, Perth to New York, Cape Town to Dublin, hound owners walked ‘together’ on Sunday 19th September.
In total 7,509 sighthounds participated in the worldwide celebration and awareness day.
Despite covid restrictions and lockdowns in some areas, people could still participate by registering private walks. They could walk safely alone but be a part of this unique event.
Highest hound attendance for a walk was 217 in Yorkshire, England, closely followed by 213 in Hexham, Northumberland. What an amazing spectacle to see this amount of hounds together.
Date for the Great Global Greyhound Walk 2022 is to be announced, and the aim will be 10,000 hounds!