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Adopted greyhounds go from life in the fast lane to one of rest and relaxation

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A boy hugs a greyhound that will be placed in temporary foster care at his home in Los Angeles Feb. 11, 2012. Fast Friends, a greyhound adoption group based outside Los Angeles, is committed to finding homes for retired greyhounds from the Caliente racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Greyhounds compete at the Caliente racetrack in Tijuana Feb. 18, 2012. All the dogs have been imported from the United States where only seven states still operate dog tracks. Circuit rules demand that all race dogs retire at the age of five, though some run well into their sixth year.

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Greyhounds stand at a fence in a kennel at the Caliente racetrack in Tijuana Feb.11. Every few months, volunteers orchestrate an event called "Retirement Day" where older, slower dogs or dogs that have been weakened from frequent leg injuries officially leave their racing days behind and are given up for adoption.

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Two adopted greyhounds relax in their new home in Whittier, Calif. Feb. 21, 2012.

Visit FastFriends and see their greyhounds available for adoption.

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