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    Frederick "Rick" Andrew of Greene heads outside Sunday with Righty, a 3-year-old greyhound that he and his wife adopted from Maine Greyhound Placement Service.

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    Frederick "Rick" Andrew puts a jacket on Righty before going outdoors Sunday. The jackets are made especially for the greyhounds by Maine Greyhound Placement Service.

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    Righty waits patiently for a trip outdoors Sunday at home in Greene. Greyhounds can live long and happy lives after racing.

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    Righty makes his way down the stairs to his yard at home in Greene. The greyhound had never used stairs before he was adopted by Frederick "Rick" Andrew and his wife.

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    Frederick "Rick" Andrew says Righty has adjusted well to his new life and is a pleasure to have as a pet.

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    Scott Bruns, executive director of Maine Greyhound Placement Service in Augusta, looks over a row of empty crates on Nov. 13. The kennel is gearing up for a big influx of dogs because Florida voters have decided to end greyhound racing in their state.

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    Scott Bruns, executive director and co-founder of Maine Greyhound Placement Service in Augusta, pets Sawadee, a 3-year-old greyhound that raced in Florida.

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    Hockey Puck, a retired race dog from Kansas, runs out into the yard last week at Maine Greyhound Placement Service in Augusta. All they know is racing, and they’ll jump at the chance to speed off in any direction, says Scott Bruns, the placement service’s executive director.

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    Scott Bruns, executive director and co-founder of Maine Greyhound Placement Service in Augusta, poses with Sawadee, right, and Hockey Puck, two retired racing dogs. Anyone who wants to adopt a dog from the placement service goes through a rigorous interview and education process so they understand in advance the challenges of owning a retired racing dog.

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