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Old 01-17-2012, 10:54 AM
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Default so, rescuing a Greyhound.

what sort of preparations need to be made? what things are they acclimated to by the rescue, and how much further work in that department is necessary?

i remember yeeears ago watching a rescue on Animal Planet that took in ex-racing Greyhounds, and some of them had to be introduced to many things for the very first time, things that we face everyday like stairs and umbrellas. is that typical?

aside from general health issues in the breed, are there specific health issues linked directly with racing that adopters should be on the lookout for when taking in a dog?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:22 AM
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Most rescues get the dogs used to being house dogs. So its pretty much like adopting any other dog.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:24 AM
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Make sure to let them know that you need your rescue to be cat tested...
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If you have a pool be careful the dog knows what it is. Some fosters for the Tucson rescues said it wasn't unusual for a retired grey to try running across the surface of the water, and they typically don't know how to swim very well.
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Make sure to let them know that you need your rescue to be cat tested...
for sure! i've actually only found one rescue here that lets you see the dogs before-hand. other than that, i think they must pair you with the dog on their own based on your application. i like that, because they know better than i do, i'm sure.

if we go through with it that is!

i'm still in heavy research mode.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:57 AM
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We have friends that rescued a greyhound. Fiona is the sweetest little girl ever. They live in the Chicago area...I can ask them about their experiences rescuing if you like
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We have friends that rescued a greyhound. Fiona is the sweetest little girl ever. They live in the Chicago area...I can ask them about their experiences rescuing if you like
that would be lovely if it's not too much trouble.

we are teetering between Whippets and Greyhounds and have decided to let the two marinate in our heads for a while and see what happens.
i didn't actually realize how many Greys are looking for homes, just in our area, before really looking into it. not to mention all across the country, and world.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:20 PM
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I will see if I can email them or FB Andrea

There are a lot of them looking for a good home...just about every area I have ever lived in had a greyhound rescue.
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I know of a friend who rescued one, he was actually retired because he didn't have enough prey drive, so he was okay to go to a home with cats.
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I would be the most adamant about the fact that you have a cat and need a cat-friendly dog.

I understand that rescues "know" their dogs better, but I'd very uncomfortable adopting a dog they wouldn't let me see before.
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