Or, are you and a greyhound right for each other?
Adopting a dog that needs a home is the right thing to do. But it’s important that you pick the right dog.
For example, greyhounds are indoor dogs. Which is not to say they don’t love to sunbathe or spend time outdoors. And they, like almost all dogs, need exercise. Since they’re short-distance sprinters at the track, not long-distance runners, a couple of 30-minute walks a day will satisfy most of them.
Greyhounds look big and they are – between 25 to 30 inches long, and 55 to 80 pounds, both males and females. It’s amazing to see them curl their big bodies into small, compact balls on sofas and beds where they can contentedly spend a good portion of the day. Another favorite greyhound pose is on its back on a comfy bed, all four legs reaching up to the ceiling.
These 45-mile-an-hour couch potatoes, as they’ve come to be called, are gentle, quiet, loving dogs. This video will tell you more:
Then if you’re still wondering whether a greyhound is right for you, ask us. After 30 years of saving greyhounds and placing thousands in homes, we have the answers.
Featured Rescued Greyhounds
Matilda is a sweet red female that is recovering from a broken right hock.
Brantley is a sweet puppy from the Caliente racetrack.
Milhouse is a loving 8-year-old blue fawn boy from Macau, China.
Lavender is a 1-year-old who never raced because of an improperly healed injury.