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HOPKINTON — A few weekends ago Robin and Steven Narcovich drove up from Rhode Island to Hopkinton to visit the Greyhound Friends’ fall open house, looking for a companion for their 7-year-old fawn greyhound, Tiger.
The Narcoviches quickly found their dog an ideal partner. Wanda, a sweet-natured brindle, who took to him immediately.
With the greyhound breed in flux as the dog-racing industry becomes a thing of the past in a growing number of states — Massachusetts voted in 2008 to ban greyhound racing, and New Hampshire banned the sport two years ago — for the first time in their 30 years of existence, the Greyhound Friends have begun to arrange adoptions of dogs that are only part greyhound, if that.