Seventeen!!. That's the number of greyhounds that are currently in the Nashville foster system at http://gpanashville.org/adoptable_dogs.php right now. These dogs are fantastic dogs.
Dogs101 classifies the greyhounds as:
Environment: Can live anywhere. (That includes apartments btw.)
Health: Subject to Bloat, Tumors and Hyperthyroid. (Overall a very healthy dog btw as they are bread for athleticism not looks).
Grooming: Minimal Grooming.
Training: Easy to train.
Racing politics aside, here is the youtube clip of the dogs101 segment on greyhounds. You can find segments on other breeds as well at http://animal.discovery.com/videos/dogs-101-season-one/?smid=YTAPC-YTD-PLP
Adopting greyhounds is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I think the value of these dogs stands on its own. I honestly don't know why there isn't a line up to get them. Just because they are retired from racing doesn't mean they are old. Dogs come to the adoption group with ages typically ranging from 2 to 5 years and the dogs typically live to be around 12 years old. Beautiful pups like River and Nate need to find homes. If you know of anyone searching for a new companion please ask them to consider greyhounds.