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09/26/2011 08:28 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dennis and Claire Tyler Find Homes For 7,000 Greyhounds (VIDEO)

With Florida’s high number of active dog tracks, come thousands of greyhounds desperate for homes once they finish racing. But, thanks to one Central Florida couple, 7,000 of these pups have been adopted, CNN reports.

After retiring from the space industry, Dennis and Claire Tyler said they “fell in love” with greyhounds and their mission to pair the displaced dogs with suitable homes. So, 15 years ago, the Tylers founded Greyhound Pets of America, Central Florida, a nonprofit whose primary mission is to find caring families to adopt greyhounds retiring from Melbourne Greyhound Park.

“It’s a misunderstood breed,” Dennis Tyler told the network. “Everyone thinks they’re hyper race dogs when, in fact, they’re 45-mph couch potatoes.”

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