Greyhound Gathering

Health & Hounds – Linger With Some Cool Dogs

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Where would we be without our health? Numerous studies have shown that vacations contribute to our good health. Other studies have shown that petting a dog also lowers stress and improves well-being.

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You won’t believe some of the costumes at the Greyhound Gathering Parade. Photo by Greyhound Gang.

So what better place to take a vacation than Kanab, Utah, May 19-21, 2017, for the annual Greyhound Gathering? Surround yourself with the serene red rocks of southern Utah, while petting one of the over 200 greyhounds who journey here from all over the United States!

The fun and FUN-draising goes for three days, though many linger longer to savor the magically unspoiled environs of southern Utah.

This is the 15th Greyhound Gathering – and Kanab boasts a 75% return rate of Gathering guests! They know how to linger at a good thing when they find it – and lingering, loving and Greyhound petting go a long way to improving everyones’ lives.

The Greyt Parade is one event highlight, when a couple hundred of the cool hounds strut their stuff in the Greyhound Parade, all while being serenaded by Elvis crooning “Hound Dog” from the announcer’s stage.

Dogs arrive in imaginative costumes like Grey-ola Crayons, a Greyhound Bus, pulling an Iditarod sled, WhoVille residents, a prison gang, cowboys, a cluster of grapes, and many others that are very creative. Prizes are awarded in categories like: “Who is Tutu Pink? or Color Me Grey, etc.” 

Other wacky wonderful special events include the Blur of Fur Runs – where hounds chase their humans down a stretch of grass while being clocked by the Chief of Police with a radar gun; a Yappy Hour – chicken soup shots with treats; Roo – muzzles to the sky for a communal hound howl; Dancing with Dogs, speakers, artisans, pet painting, and plenty of other food, fun and frolic.

During the event, Best Friends Animal Society will be conducting sanctuary tours.

All are welcome to linger at the festivities. Spectators can join in the hike, parade, and Blur of Fur.

Gathering guests, to enjoy the three days of fun and frolic, register at www.greyhoundgang.org, which also has all the details about the Gathering.

If you are interested in visiting Kanab during the Gathering and want more information on places to stay and things to do, please go to www.visitsouthernutah.com.

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