Monday, June 20, 2011

Seventeen : Adopters wanted.

Seventeen!!.  That's the number of greyhounds that are currently in the Nashville foster system at right now.  These dogs are fantastic dogs.

Dogs101 classifies the greyhounds as:  
Environment: Can live anywhere.  (That includes apartments btw.)
Health: Subject to Bloat, Tumors and Hyperthyroid.  (Overall a very healthy dog btw as they are bread for athleticism not looks).
Grooming: Minimal Grooming.
Training: Easy to train.

Racing politics aside, here is the youtube clip of the dogs101 segment on greyhounds. You can find segments on other breeds as well at

Adopting greyhounds is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.  I think the value of these dogs stands on its own. I honestly don't know why there isn't a line up to get them. Just because they are retired from racing doesn't mean they are old.  Dogs come to the adoption group with ages typically ranging from 2 to 5 years and the dogs typically live to be around 12 years old. Beautiful pups like River and Nate need to find homes.  If you know of anyone searching for a new companion please ask them to consider greyhounds.


houndstooth said...

I remember thinking we'd have to get our adoption application in right away because surely there would be a long line of people waiting to get one of those wonderful dogs! lol It actually only took us a few weeks to go through the adoption process, and it would have gone a little faster if we weren't in the midst of the holidays. I hope they all find homes soon!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I think Greyhounds are the best kept secret in the doggie world! They are perfect for so many people who don't know what wonderful pets they make!