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Adopting the Racing Greyhound
Shelves: greyhound-books. This book was written from a greyhound's point of view. It is a fantasy adventure with greyhound characters, and also has a hyena who is a hypochondriac. As the book goes on, it becomes less about the greyhound heroine protecting her territory and strays more into the realms of mysticism.
It took me a little time to get into the book but once I did, I stayed up late to finish it. A completely original story, and the last in the trilogy. Stacia Ricketts rated it liked it Nov 13, Kerrie rated it it was ok Jun 02, Anne marked it as to-read Feb 02, Jen marked it as to-read May 08, Becky Lynch marked it as to-read May 17, Charla Rosa added it Mar 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Cyn Mobley. Most were crated a majority of their lives and while some are great without a crate ever again Harley likes hers goes in only when she wants to and its a bit like her safe haven.
I would be a bit of a nutcase at first about off leash without a fence until you know your grey a bit better and they learn a good recall.
Harley has the run of a acre farm but will not stray away from us ever and even if she does try to run a rabbit or squirrel she quickly tires of it after about 40 yards and trots back to us on her own. If we call her she stops immediately and rushes back. Have fun with them and enjoy the heck out of your new cool dog! Good post - I agree on all accounts Ours stayed around, too, and did not need a lot of control. However, when the lady came to check us out, we did not have fences all around, and we had to promise we would - but we knew her and she took our word for it.
We live in the country, but an urban dog would soon get paniced if it got out and headed for the main street, and then they would be quite hard to catch. They have to be indoor dogs. We are on numbers three and four at the moment. They are generally pretty quiet around the house, three of the four we have owned LOVED being on the couch.
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One has no interest in being elevated. We adopted most of ours from Project Racing Home in Greensboro NC, I mention them even though you are on the left coast as their website has some good information about rehoming greys. I personally do not let ours off lead unless they are in the fenced in yard - greyhounds don't have as much "street sense" in my opinion and ours have access to an acre fenced in paddock to run when they so choose.
A typical day for us is up at 6 am, out for about ten minutes of zooming we have a five year old bitch and a 9 year old dog , cool off, breakfast, and sleep for most of the day. Lather rinse repeat in the evening. The greyhounds we have had in our house were all well cared for during their racing careers, and learned quickly about ceiling fans, stairs and vacumn cleaners. I hate it when someone asks me if they are rescues - it's a bit like asking you if your OTTB is a "rescue".
There are good and bad folks in greyhound racing, just like any other sport. They are elegant, quiet dogs with a tremendous sense of humor don't let that cool exterior fool you! Three of ours came to us via re-home or foster home first - that helped with the transition from track to house dog. Many of the groups do foster first. The fourth one came to us as a 10 year old retired stud dog - had never lived as a house pet, and made the transition with no problems.
He was a part of our lives for four years. We just added one of his top sons to our family about three weeks ago. They are intelligent, but they are not, generally speaking, a breed that will sit at your feet saying what can I do to make you happy now mom? Ours were not good go out for a run with the husband dogs - they are not long distance runners. The five year old has no trouble walking my two miles with me each morning.
Am slowly breaking the new guy in - we will see. We love ours - after years of raising and showing scent hounds, we will never have anything but retired racers from here on out! She was my mom's roadtrip companion, horse show dog, sly counter surfer, and the other half of an overweight maltese who thought he could keep up with the graceful pearl as she did laps around the indoor arena! Best dogs ever!!
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I can't wait till I am in a place to get another one! I had two growing up and was so spoiled with how well behaved they are. It made it hard for me to tolerate other breeds of dogs.
Seriously, they are amazing dogs! Make sure you have a large fenced in area for them to run! They love doing that. Mine use to race each other and play tag! It was really cute! I love cats, I love every single cat So anyway I am a cat lover And I love to run. Again - as B said above - they love to do laps together and the sight is like brds on the wing.
If one is good, two are better. They are very serene companions and very loving. We've had eight over the years. They are lovely dogs, and feel free to PM me for details. I have three small cautions for you to think about : 1 - They are not good only dogs. They're used to being with other dogs in the kennel, and more than most dogs, need company. The rescue groups will all tell you this, and they're not kidding. Of the eight, we had to put one down from bone cancer, and we've had two diagnosed with lymphoma. Generally it takes them a while to come out of their shell when they first come off the track.
Ours have all been terrific dogs, with loads of personality. If you have cats, the rescue group will usually test the dogs ahead of time to see if they're cat safe. We've been very happy with the two adoption groups we've worked with - they've done a great job of pre-screening, and recommending some dogs for us to meet.
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The hardest part is not taking them all home! Hope you decide to get one! We've had two that were only dogs and did fine - but they do seem to have a higher rate of separation anxiety. There is good information out there about their life on the track - and as you will see, they are quite literally never alone. I'd second the never off leash piece. I have had two go wandering - thank god we live in the country, quiet roads and our property backs up onto neighbor's undeveloped property. The boys who went on walkabout at two different times were like little ADD kiddies - ooh shiney object, wow butterfly.
They can really cover some ground, even when they are not in full flight. We've lost two to cancer - more than likely hemangiomas off the liver or spleen. One at 11 and one at That and osteosarcoma seem to be the biggies, and the problem with both is by the time you find it, it's really too late.
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I never let my guy off leash unless it is completely fenced. And luckily I have no cats. I currently live in an apartment, and will be moving to another apartment for a new job. My Saluki does wonderfully as an apartment dog with 2 minute walks a day and trips to a fenced play area. How are rescue's view on apartment dwellers? Know what Salukis are, and as you can read, sighthound mentality is probably pretty similiar.
The difference is your Saluki probably didn't spend his or her entire life in a racing kennel situation. Not trying to be smart, I have always found the more information the better. Some adoption groups are fine with apartments, some adoption groups are, quite frankly, fruitbat crazy. So do your homework. You will get a feel for what you are dealing with pretty quickly. Sometimes just the adoption application will give you a big clue!
They may well appreciate that you have no cats - the cat zappers are sometimes harder to place. Around here the ranchers send out greyhound packs for dispatching coyotes. They are very good at it. Not James Bond with a license to kill. We had two in an apartment for a summer while we were in the process of a major move.
The dogs were perfectly fine, although WE were thrilled to get back to a house and fenced yard. I agree with Pegasus - screen your adoption group before you look at dogs. We had a few we decided not to work with based on various forms of crazy. That is true - our Master was from Germany and there he had a greyhound specifically to bring the hounds back if they rioted.
Of course, we are talking different scenarios, and wide open spaces, not urban, but the versatility is there. Mine were very obedient, some have more independent natures, I guess. Given the conditioning, they can travel a long way. Re the apartment - it would be utterly ridiculous to me if a 'fruitbat-crazy' not my expression! I have 2. She is actually more 'quirky' than our recent rescue, a 1 yo off the track. I adopt through Greysave. There are a ton of organizations and they are all good, I just happened to find my girls there.
We've only had the 1 yo about 2 months. There are things she will probably never be happy about. Water of any kind sprinklers, baths or even a drip off the kitchen counter send her into hiding. Car rides, walks or anything involving the leash is her happiest time of day. She's still shy about being pet, but will allow it from me, still not from my husband or son.