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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.