Greyhounds and Dog Parks (By Meredith Dowell, Greyhound Welfare Volunteer & Former President) Basically, where dog parks are concerned, it is paramount to use common sense, exercise precaution (and safety!) and KNOW YOUR DOG. Heat of the day? Skip it. Tons of dogs, many of whom are rambunctious? Skip it. Thugs riling up a pit bull by twirling him around on a rope? Get out quick (and yeah, this happened once at a dog park while I was there). Your greyhound likes to attack small fluffy dogs for sport? Stay away (even if the dog park has an area for Read more »Click to Read More!
DOGS AND FIREWORKS DON’T MIX (courtesy of realsimple.com) Some dogs are afraid of fireworks (and their loud noises) and suffer acute anxiety during shows, and some may even attempt to flee the noise. Here’s how to calm your dog down and keep him or her safe during fireworks shows….BringFido 1. Bring your dog inside for the whole day and night leading up to the 4th, or even a few days before, if you know people in your area plan to celebrate early. Your dog may not be a flight-risk, but if he or she is spooked by the fireworks, it Read more »Click to Read More!
Keep your greyhound safe and happy when you travel. A suggested travel checklist. Sturdy Leash, Collar, ID Tags, and Muzzle Extra collar with up-to-date contact information Familiar blanket or bed Food (bring extra) Water (make sure you have plenty) Food and water bowls Portable water bowl and bottle Treats Toys and chew items All medication and supplements Baby wipes (for easy cleaning) Waste removal bags Old towels, paper towels and disinfectant sprays Flashlight for nightly walks Vaccination records, especially rabies certificate List of veterinary offices and emergency animal hospitals in the area to which you’re traveling Read more »Click to Read More!
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The Best Gifts for our Dogs As wonderful as this season can be for the humans, it can be a tough and stressful time for our dogs. Routines are disrupted. Decorations, gifts, indoor trees, and temptation are everywhere. Strangers come and go with noise and excitement; loud music and tempting smells fill the house. Food is everywhere: In gift bags, on the counter, in children’s hands, on an elderly relative’s lap. With the best of intentions, we over stimulate our pups with too many new toys all at once, and then wonder why they guard these prizes or snark at Read more »Click to Read More!
GW Foster Parents, Miss Chelsea and the GW-mobile!Click to Read More!
Newly adopted Rosie in her stylish fleece.Click to Read More!
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Summer is here and, with it, hot temperatures. To keep your greyhound safe and happy this summer, here are some guidelines when it comes to summer heat. 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: *NEVER EVER EVER LEAVE YOUR GREYHOUND Read more »Click to Read More!