GREYHOUND WELFARE IS ACCEPTING ADOPTION APPLICATIONS FROM OUT OF OUR SERVICE AREA.
MEET ‘N GREET
LOYAL COMPANION – KENTLANDS GAITHERSBURG MD
11AM to 1PM
October 16, 2021
November 20, 2021
December 18, 2021
RETIRED NOT RESCUED
Racing Greyhounds do not need rescuing. When they retire, racing greyhounds are ready to be adopted and settle in to their forever homes. Please respect these highly trained athletes for their accomplishments and don’t refer to a racing greyhound as needing to be rescued. They need to be adopted.
FALL IS HERE BUT THE SUMMER HEAT HASN’T LEFT YET
HEAT AND GREYHOUNDS
Hot temperatures are a danger to your greyhound. Because greyhounds do not have a lot of body fat and just one layer of fur, greyhounds lack the insulation to heat that other dogs have. An ideal air temperature for a greyhound is 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
To keep your grey safe and happy this summer, here are some GUIDELINES when it comes to summer heat.
CHANGE IN GREYHOUND WELFARE ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS
Effective 5/19/2021, in order to be eligible to apply for adoption, all children in the home must be 12 years of age or older.
THE GREYHOUND INMATE EXPERIENCE (TGIE)
Greyhound Welfare is pleased to announce we are participating with The Greyhound Inmate Experience to bring retired racing greyhounds into our foster program. TGIE places retired racing greyhounds in the care and supervision of specially selected and trained inmates of a correctional institution. The greyhounds and inmates engage in a 10 week training program. The greyhounds transition from racer to pet. The inmates experience unconditional love and learn to trust, to be patient and to become compassionate. To learn more about TGIE please click HERE