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Greyhound Adoption - Great Dogs, Great Cause


History

Throughout the US and in many parts of the world, greyhounds are used as racing dogs to support gambling. In the United States alone, there are roughly 40 dog tracks and hundreds of puppy farms and training facilities around the country. Years ago, the greyhound industry was in much worse shape than it is today. Many tracks have established very good policies as well as "no kill" rules that help ensure the health and fate of the greyhounds. However, there are still thousands of greyhounds that after their racing days are in need of forever homes.

From Puppy to Adoption

Soon after greyhounds are born, they are sent to farms for training. They often remain in these training facilities until they are 18 months old. At this age, the dogs are introduced to the track and if they're fast enough, will often race until they are between 3-4 years old. Aft this, they are usually put up for adoption.

Personality

It's not enough to consider adopting a greyhound for humanitarian reasons alone. Think about the breed's characteristics to determine if it would be a good fit in your home. Greyhounds are very easy-going dogs. This might surprise you, since we're used to seeing greyhounds speeding around racing tracks reaching speeds of 40 mph. Despite this, greyhounds are normally good for only a few sprints per day. Otherwise, they are truly happy to relax around the house and casually play with a toy or a companion. The greyhound's docile personality is complemented by their loyalty, intelligence and excitement about simple things like taking nightly walks or seeing their owner return home from work.

Appearance

Greyhound come in a variety of colors including solid blue, white, black, red, fawn and combinations of these colors with spotted and brindle patterns. Male greyhounds generally weigh between 65-75 pounds and females tend to weigh between 55-65 pounds. Their sleek, athletic look should be maintained even as they enter retirement. Keeping a greyhound fit and trim should be relatively easy since their metabolism is quite fast and they don't tend to gain weight easily. Perhaps in part because of their great conditioning, greyhounds have long life expectancies for such large dogs, spanning between 12-15 years.

Availability

Greyhounds are available at shelters around the country - many of which are associated with local racing tracks. Be sure to discuss your home situation with the director of the adoption facility. They'll want to know if you have cats at home, small dogs and very young children. Based on greyhounds' training and instinct, some maintain left over aggressiveness toward small animals. The facility's adoption director should be able to suggest a number of greyhounds that match well to your home life.

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Protect pets and plants during cold weather with these tips  WAFB

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More Twin Cities apartments welcome pets — for a price  Minnesota Public Radio News

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Two local shelters give Veterans pets for free  WSYM-TV

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Bentley's Corner: Pets with diabetes  13newsnow.com WVEC

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As temps lower, protect your outside pets  WTOK

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Fur-ever Friends: Adoptable pets available 11/12/19  WJAC Johnstown

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'They're like children': How to keep pets safe amid record-breaking cold weather  USA TODAY

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Follow Dallas' laws about protecting your pets during cold freeze  culturemap.com

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Seat alarm designed to save kids, pets from hot car deaths  fox5sandiego.com

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Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles  Science Daily

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Pets also need protection in cold weather  KSAT San Antonio

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Adoptable pets for Nov. 8-14  Knoxville News Sentinel

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Adoptable pets of the week: Joe, Little Momma, Samuel, Reginald  The State Journal-Register

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Skip the TV: PACC waiving adoption fees on black-furred pets on Black Friday  KVOA Tucson News

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Renting with pets? Landlords may want more than just cash  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

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Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths  CNN

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Baz needs a home -- and so do other pets across Tampa Bay  Tampa Bay Times

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Keeping your pets warm in chilly weather: It it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them  KAIT

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'For Pet's Sake'  Bakersfield Now

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We Love Our Pets, and IDEXX Knows It  Motley Fool

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Israel under Gaza rockets: Caring for your pets in times of emergency  The Jerusalem Post

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How to protect your pets, plants, and pipes during colder weather  WCBI

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How to keep pets safe amid record-breaking cold weather  Chicago Sun-Times

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Prepare Pets for Frigid Weather  ksisradio.com

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Winter Wellness: Prioritizing Pet Safety As Temperatures Plummet  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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Aggieland Humane Society offering free pets for vets  KBTX

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Happy Howlidays! Check out these paws-itively adorable Hawaii pets enjoying snow  Hawaii News Now

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San Bernardino County program saving shelter pets from euthanasia  San Bernardino County Sun

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NJ pets in need: Nov. 11, 2019  NJ.com

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Township officials say family's goats, chickens are not pets  WPXI Pittsburgh

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Pets can get their picture with Santa at CherryVale Mall on Mondays  WIFR

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Muskogee family loses home, pets, belongings in devastating fire  KOKI FOX 23

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Pets, plants and heaters: What you need to know as an Arctic Blast blows into Southeast Texas  12newsnow.com KBMT-KJAC

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Local News Reminder: Bring your pets inside if the temp drops below 20 degrees Katie Cox  WRTV Indianapolis

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Here's a chance to get free rabies shots, microchips for your pets  mySanAntonio.com

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People, pets, plants: Freeze prompts Acadiana to take action  The Advocate

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Don't Tranquilize Pets on the Move Advises Air Animal Veterinarian  PR Web

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Heaven's Pets at Lake Lawn Metairie Holds 9th Annual Blessing of the Pets  My New Orleans

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Japanese Office lets Employees bring Pets to Work  WSPA 7News

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Pet tips: Senior pet health - News15 | Lafayette, LA  FOX 15

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Meet Perfect Pets, Bell Bell and Petey!  KGO-TV

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Should People Be Able to Take Their Therapy Pets Everywhere?  International Policy Digest

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Pet gifts 2019: ‘Purrfect’ finds for your four-legged friends  Seattle Times

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7 People, 6 Pets Displaced In Structure Fire Near San Ramon  Patch.com

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Lost And Found Pets Of Will County: Week of Nov. 11  Manhattan, IL Patch

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Pets For Vets - Helping Veterans And Shelter Animals  Talk Radio 1210 WPHT

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KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Shannon  KCBD

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Officials Offer Pet Safety Tips Ahead of Cold Weather  NBC Chicago

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VCA Announces Partnership with Varian in the Fight Against Pet Cancer  PRNewswire

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A Paws for Health: Pet Allergies  9&10 News

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Pets on 2: Charleston Animal Society – Peper  WCBD News 2

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For Pet's Sake | Pedicures for your pet  fox56.com

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AM Update: Renting with your pet in Twin Cities? Get your pet's DNA ready  Minnesota Public Radio News

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Exotic pets take center stage at upcoming Reptile Expo  WEAU

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Education, Stronger Laws and Collaboration needed to help pets in Central Ohio  Transcript

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Happy Howlidays! Dozens of pets in Moanalua participate in annual snow-day event  Hawaii News Now

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The best pet and animal related gifts of 2019  Los Angeles Times

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Annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving for Pets  Patch.com

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Learn More About the Valley's Coolest Pets  Phoenix New Times

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City Council Votes to Keep Alpacas as Pets in Escondido  NBC 7 San Diego

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St. Petersburg leaders take stand against Florida bill that would ban pets from certain areas  ABC Action News

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A Crucial Blind Spot in Veterinary Medicine  The Atlantic

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Straw bedding offers 'hope' for pets in frigid temps  nbc25news.com

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The world's biggest Burmese python is this man's pet snake  New York Post

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Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department offers free pet microchipping  KRQE News 13

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Area pets available for adoption (PHOTOS), Nov. 6, 2019  OregonLive

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Nashville Is Going to the Dogs in a Good Way — And Your City Can Too!  PEOPLE.com

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JAPAN: OFFICES HAVE FUN BRINGING PETS TO WORK  WFMZ Allentown

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Make your holiday decorations toddler- and pet-friendly  Times-Enterprise

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Glenville shelter gets over 40 pets at once  The Daily Gazette

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Instagram pets don't live forever, but their content can  The Outline

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November is national Adopt-A-Senior Pet month  WVVA TV

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Local church runs food pantry for pets  WJAC Johnstown

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Saving Senior Dogs Week celebrates adopting older pets  Today.com

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Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Elsa, Moxie & Sam  9&10 News

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11/12: Adopt-A-Pet - Meet Arabella  WQOW TV News 18

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On the Spot: Pet Peeves  News 12 Westchester

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You can adopt 19 remarkable pets on Staten Island this weekend: Nov. 9-10  SILive.com

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Pets Tips to keep pets safe and warm this winter Shakkira Harris 12:06 PM, Nov  WRTV Indianapolis

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The Mysterious Relationship Between Pets and Their Owners  The New Yorker

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The Pet Shop: Sometimes pets need pets, too  Greensboro News & Record

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Dollars and Pets: Improve your cat’s life with a scratching post  The Mercury News

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Predator attacks on pets worries owners  Powell Tribune

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Pet Tales: Maine coon cats make great therapy pets  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Tucker  KCBD

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The Wet Nose Project | Saving pets one fundraiser at a time  KSDK.com

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These adorable pets need new homes!  WCVB Boston

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Halfway Home Pet Rescue Adoption Center pet of the week – Jamie  The County

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3 people, 2 pets escape Canton house fire  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

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Pets of the week: Fun-loving Mac, easy-going Tulip looking for new homes  MLive.com

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Husky mix, mellow cat are Unleashed Pet Rescue’s pets of week  Kansas City Star

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Pet Health: How to treat and prevent kennel cough  ArkLaTexHomepage

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The Farmer's Dog tests its pet food recipes on humans  CBS News

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California Wildfires Displace Shelter Pets  Mental Floss

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Shelter for abused women now offers safe haven for clients’ pets, too  WLOX

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New Cumberland council tables plan to limit number of household pets  PennLive

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Ordinance limiting number of pets up for possible vote  PennLive

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Several pets die after fire in northwest  CityNews Calgary

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2 pets killed, family displaced after Fort Lauderdale home catches fire  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

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Hot Box Cookies, Treats Unleashed pair up for sweet treats for pets  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

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