About 230 rescued greyhounds and their humans gathered in Kanab for the three-day Greyhound Gathering event. Hounds and humans dressed up in their favorite costumes and strutted down Center Street at the parade on Saturday morning. Then each of the hounds took the stage for an introduction and to show off their costume.

Rather than have a competition for the best costume, each of the hounds received an individual award. Since each of the hounds is a former competitive racer, this was a way of taking off the pressure and just having fun.

An Elvis impersonator serenaded the hounds with, “Ain’t nothin’ but a Hounddog,” before breaking from the parade and preparing for the Canine Carnival. The carnival had numerous booths that were geared just for the hounds, like the “Pawticure” booth, where hounds got their nails done and the “Pawcasso” booth, where hounds got to try their paw at painting.

On Sunday morning, Kanab City Chief of Police Tom Cram, used his radar gun to clock the speed of the hounds as they chased after their humans (who got a head start) down a stretch of grass at the Kanab Elementary School.

Those who’ve registered for the events and who’ve come from all over the U.S. have also enjoyed tours of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, red rock hikes, a silent auction and raffle, workshops and a scenic dinner at Angel’s Landing at Best Friends.

For more information on how to get involved as a volunteer or to attend with your own greyhound in the future, visit www.greyhoundgang.org