MEET ‘N GREET
No Meet ‘n Greet in September 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.
SUMMER 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.
Critical Time for Alone Training
With most of us staying at home due to Covid-19, we are spending a lot of time with our dog(s). Although comforting for both human and pet, spending too much time together is prime breeding ground for separation anxiety and associated behavioral problems. Please practice daily alone training with your dog(s). Details HERE
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