We aren't able to have pets in our apartment, but we look forward to when we can... we were looking at the website for the local SPCA shelter, and they also help with greyhound adoption. I've never been that interested in greyhounds as a breed, really, but in reading more about them it seems that this might be something we're interested in. I guess I just never realized how great they are. :-)
Anyone here have experience adopting greyhounds who were formerly race dogs? Any tips, advice, resources?
Answer by Elijahsmommy9 at 7:14 AM on Jun. 18, 2009
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Answer by Christina807 at 2:01 PM on Jun. 18, 2009
Be careful if you have children and or other small pets. A sighthound's nature is to chase and kill. Quite a few retired track hounds can be hard if not impossible to break of this, as it is bred into them and instinctual.We have had many surrendered in the clinic over the years for euthanasia because they could not adapt to home life. Many a good family companion suffered at the hands of a rescue GH. Young children have also been injured when run down by the so called family GH. Having had the number one coursing GH in the country, I know their ability and strength first hand.They are first and foremost a hunter, second a family companion. People will tell you anything when they are at their limits with any breed. New homes must be found and unfortunately not all are placed appropriately. Do your homework as GH's are abundant in numbers and so are the rescues for them.
Answer by equusvetgal at 3:48 PM on Jun. 18, 2009