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our Adopted Hounds!
Greyhounds were bred for thousands of
years to hunt and prey. There is evidence of a Greyhound like dog dating
back to 6000 B.C. in Turkey. However, in ancient Egypt, is where
Greyhounds made their mark. Not only were the dogs hunting partners,
they were also companions that were particularly worshiped by the
Egyptians. The Greyhounds were mummified and buried along with their
owners. They are the only breed of dog mentioned in the Bible.
A retired ex-racing Greyhound is usually between the ages of 2 and 5
years old. they stand between 24 and 31 inches tall and weigh
between 50 and 90 pounds. Females are generally smaller than males.
They come in a variety of colors such as black, fawn, blue (grey),
brindle, white with patches of color, etc..
Personality and Temperament
Greyhounds are very loving and loyal. they demand attention, hugs,
kisses, and love from you. Each personality is different. Some
Greyhounds are bubbling with personality from the start and some are
reserved at first. Sometimes the dog has to adapt to their new
environment and trust and accept you. Once this happens, you will be
greatly rewarded with a terrific companion. Greyhounds are quite
curious. Track life is different than home life. They have never
seen ordinary things in life such as cars, TVs, mirrors, stairs,
etc.. Most people assume that Greyhounds are very active which is
not the case. They are sprint runners and tire easily. A nightly
walk or a romp in a secure fenced-in area is perfect. Most Greyhounds love
children. However, adult supervision is recommended.
Consider the following:
inside dogs. they do not have any body fat to tolerate extreme
temperatures, certain flea medications, and some anesthesia.
||If you do not have a
fenced-in area, they must be walked on a leash. Greyhounds
can never off
leash outside of a fenced area.
||Greyhounds live to
be between 12 and 14 years of age. A long commitment is required.
annual shots, health check, heartworm preventative, flea control,
and if they become sick or injured, they require medical
||An Adoption fee of
$200.00 is to help cover the cost of spaying or neutering, shots,
teeth cleaning, heartworm check, heartworm preventative,
and we deal with any other health issues that might arise, etc. If interested in a senior Greyhound ask
about our Senior program.
- Gain knowledge about Greyhounds.
- Call us for information. (contact
- Join us at one of our Meet and
Greets and talk to a representative and meet the hounds.
click here for scheduled Meet and Greets
- Read an informative book about
Greyhounds such as "Adopting the Racing Greyhound" by Cynthia A.
Branigan and "Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies" by Lee
- Complete an adoption application.
(can be obtained at one of our Meet and Greets or by email) As of
January 1, 2007 a $20.00 Application deposit will be required and
applied toward the Adoption Fee of $200.00. The Adoption Fee
is to help cover expenses incurred.
- After personal and Vet references
are approved, a home visit will be required to ensure that the
Greyhound and your family including any other pets you may have are
- After final approval, you will
sign a contract. The remainder of the Adoption fee will be required and you will
receive your life long companion.
you would like more information about adopting a Greyhound, please
contact us by clicking on the "CONTACT US" button at the top.