"greyt Expectations"

I always had dogs during my childhood, but I moved out 5-6 years ago and I haven't lived with a dog since. I really really miss it. It took me a long time to talk my boyfriend into getting one, mainly because I kept insisting that I wanted a smaller lap dog and he absolutely refused. Finally I realized he was never going to agree and I couldn't wait any longer, so I started looking into adopting the only type of dog we could agree on: a retired racing greyhound.



We put in our application about a month ago, but the particular adoption group we are going through is really busy right now and it takes FREAKING FOREVER for them to respond. At least I'm well on my way to getting my dog, but I can't wait any longer, it's driving me crazy! The closer I get the more and mroe I think about it and the more desperately I want a dog. Deep breath... deep breath...
thegangsteroflove thegangsteroflove
22-25, F
9 Responses Oct 9, 2006

I THINK ITS GREAT THAT U R GETTING A DOG FROM SHELTER... HOPE YOUR WAIT ISNT TOO MUCH LONGER... BC DOGS CAN BRINGS SO MUCH LOVE INTO A FAMILY

If you are serious about getting a greyhound let me say this there are other ways of getting a greyhound if you canĀ“t wait. There is the greyhound databa<x>se. They have the classifieds Dogs for sale this is worldwide and in those adds you will find one beautiful greyhound after the other offered as free to good home.They do come with all the paper work as it is a requirement by the racing industry insist on getting their pedigree racecard and a signed transfer of ownership so that you become the registred owner.Another piece of advice get to know the sighthounds before considering a greyhound. They are absolutely lovely for the right people. However there are a few things you must be 100% aware of namely their speed and catlike nature. They are not the type of dog you can order around they will most likely ignore you or worse fear you. They are very proud and very sensetive. They are very independant and very loyal. I love greyhounds with my entire being I am the very fortunate owner of three ex-racing greyhounds and one whippet and I have had sight hounds since 1986.There are a few more things you should take into consideration. Their preydrive is often through the roof anything that runs away from them will be chased down and killed not because they are viscious but because this preydrive is what they utilise in racing therefore it is absolutely crucial that you never let your greyhound of leash outside a fully fenced in paddoc. Never leave a greyhound outside to their own devices. Greyhounds are pack oriented and do best with another sighthound. A greyhound is the best of all breeds and the most ancient and royal of them all. The second fastest landanimal on earth and impressive in every aspect of their being. If you have any questions and if I can be of help just pm me and I will do my outmost to be of help. Glad I saw this! Sincerly Greydk and the lads.

I feel sorry for all the people who want to adopt a dog but can't because they live in an apartment, condo or other environment where pets are not permitted. I myself am actually remaining in a less than happy living arrangement just so that I can keep my adopted dogs that I am forever committed to. I guess you can even say that I have put their happiness ahead of mine. I just believe that when you adopt a pet that it's a lifetime promise/commitment and I take it very seriously.

I feel sorry for all the people who want to adopt a dog but can't because they live in an apartment, condo or other environment where pets are not permitted. I myself am actually remaining in a less than happy living arrangement just so that I can keep my adopted dogs that I am forever committed to. I guess you can even say that I have put their happiness ahead of mine. I just believe that when you adopt a pet that it's a lifetime promise/commitment and I take it very seriously.

i luv animals so much i have a horse two cats two dogs snake guinea pig over 100 fish turtle frog plus more but i wish i could get my other dogs back i have more animals to

You wouldn't concider a different type of dog would you? Just so happens, day before yesterday, as I lay on the couch sicker than you know what; my daughter let our dog out and came in to say, "we have a dog in our yard"! This took me by suprise, because we have a fenced in yard, and I have no idea how this little guy got in our yard. It's a Jack Russle. Full blooded, I think. He's a really sweet little guy, and he's very young. I can't keep him, even though it's very hard not to become too attached. Anyway, he didn't look like anyone really cared for him very well. Too skinny, and like I said very young. He still needs training. But super sweet! He's a little lover. People around my area do alot of pitbull fighting. I know that many times, puppies are used for pitbull bait. I know, it's awful. I don't know if someone knew I was a dog lover and put him in my gate (that would be my guess) or what. I do know that my landlord will have a stroke if she catches him here. I don't like shelters, even though I know they try their best; it's just that they don't have very good odds in there. I already have a dog and a cat. I can't have another one. Still I feel obligated to find this little guy a home. If I could keep him, I would. Let me know.

Just be patient. I know it's hard. Have you contacted other agency's just to verify that your agency is the best one to go through. I know in our area; even the fairs have reps for the grayhounds. I know that many organizations have you really go through alot before they let you adopt. I can't say that I don't nessisarily disagree with that. Some times, you just have to be careful.

I understand how hard it is to wait. My dog died a few years ago and I really would like another one, but I am going to be moving into the dorms this fall so I'll have to wait till I graduate college. *sigh* <br />
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Well, good luck! That's awesome that you are adopting a retired greyhound. They deserve a loving home.

I'm sorry your local group is taking so long to respond... you might call and ask them if there is another adoption agency they could recommend... might light a fire under them! Good for you on the greyhound though--they really are terrific dogs.