This batch of second hand hounds all come from rescues. If you are thinking of getting a dog - spare a thought for the thousands of discarded dogs looking for sofas to surf and chairlegs to chew. If it's a skinny ugly mutant dog you're after, take a look at EGLR
EGLR rehome lurchers and greyhounds in the UK. They do a great job and all donated monies go to helping hounds.