Gabe & Connie Maroon
Connie and Gabe were both wonderful members of the Maroon PR team and the Maroon family. They were both retired racing greyhounds adopted by Carolyn and John. Gabe came first. He ran in Florida under the racing name Urlacher (all of his siblings were named after Chicago Bears players) and retired from racing at age 3 ½. After he was adopted and came to Maryland he was very active with Greyhound Pets of America appearing at various fundraisers and functions. He was also the first Maroon PR mascot and a great representative for both our company and greyhound adoption. Gabe passed away in 2009 after battling bone cancer.
In 2010 the Maroons adopted Connie off the track. Her short racing career had her running in Rhode Island under the racing name Mohican Hazel, but a leg injury forced her into retirement when she was only a year and a half old. She was part of the Maroon PR team as Assistant to the President (we all know that he assisted her) and the Maroon family for many years and spent a lot of time at the MPR offices as an integral part of the team. Connie loved spending time in her backyard and taking long naps. She passed away in 2021 at the ripe old age of 13.