Hounds of the World 2023 is a weekend of friendship and fun for greyhound & sighthound owners held in Solvang, California. Our goal is to raise funds for individual 501(c)3 greyhound and sighthound adoption groups and as such we do our utmost to keep expenses down. Greyhound Studies provides us with free space to post links for registration. Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Hounds-of-The-World-Solvang-2023-155551541146430 provides information and updates on HoTW. We apologize for any inconvenience. After fully reading the registration information, if you find you need additional assistance regarding 2023 registration, please email:  solvanggathering@yahoo.com and put “HELP!!!” in the subject line.

Hounds of The World & Greyhounds Make Great Pets


*** UPDATE 1.4.2023 ****

Greyhounds Make Great Pets is pleased to announce a very special keynote speaker at Hounds of The World 2023. We will be welcoming Derarca O’Mahony, Vice President of Racing 2 Rehome Inc., a not-for-profit volunteer-based greyhound rehoming (adoption) group in Australia. In addition to her presentation, Derarca will also be available for limited one~on~ones with US not-for-profit 501c3 adoption group leaders to discuss availability and transport of Australian retired racers to the Southwest and Western states.


Hounds of The World is scheduled for Friday February 16, Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18, 2023. An early bird get together will be on Thursday February 16, 2023. The event is held in picturesque Solvang, California.

Registration is for all days of the event. Sorry no exceptions.

Registrations are NOT refundable and if you are unable to attend the gathering for any reason your total registration will be considered a donation.

When registering, please provide all requested information.

Mail-in & PayPal registration will close February 5, 2023.

After February 5,  you will be able to register for HoTW at the door during the event.

Email confirmation will be sent once your registration has been fully processed. Be sure the email address you include on your registration form is current and please check your spam/junk mail to make sure your confirmation was not sent there by your server.

Questions regarding 2023 registration can be email to us at: 
solvanggathering@yahoo.com and use  “2023 Registration Inquiry” in the subject line.


ADULTS: Registration of $50 per adult will end on February 5, 2023. PayPal and mail~in registrations should be received by  this date. A
fter February 5, all registrations will be handled at the door during the event. Registration at the door during the event is $50 per adult.

CHILDREN under 15 years of age:  Registration by mail (check or money order) and via PayPal is as well as at the door (cash, check, charge) during the event is $20 per child.

SOLVANG STREAK: The charge is $5.00 per dog in advance and you MUST provide the name, breed and age of each dog  entered in the Streak with your registration. If you register at the door (cash, check, charge) or wish to sign up at the Streak site (cash only), the charge will be $8.00 per dog and you must provide the name, breed and age of each dog participating. If you have 2 or more dogs participating in The Solvang Streak, and wish them to run together, your dogs will need to have and be wearing their muzzles.

2023 KING & QUEEN:  Be sure to submit the name, age (10 years & older) and gender of all dogs attending with you at HoTW on your registration as we will choose the oldest male & female from that information.

MEMORIAL BELL CEREMONY:  There is no additional charge for the name(s) that you wish to have read at the Memorial Bell Ceremony however any names must be submitted with your registration.

GAME NITE:  Each paid attendee will receive one game nite card with their registration. 

FOOD TRUCK:  There will be a food truck at the gathering on Friday February 17. Attendees can pay for their food on their own but we ask that you please indicate on your registration if you will be participating in order for us to give the caterer an accurate count.

When registering for Hounds of The World 2023, please provide all requested information. This is very important because if any section is left blank, your registration may not be processed correctly and will cause a delay. Email confirmation will be sent once your registration has been fully processed. Be sure the email address you include on your registration form is current.










February 16 ~ 19, 2023

​Solvang, California

2023 ​Registration is  NOW OPEN!