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17-06-2021, 01:56 PM
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Well done Margaret a lady I worked with rescued greyhounds, they are lovely gentle sweet natured dogs.

Being sprinters not marathon runner, after a quick short burst of excercise they like to sleep a lot.
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17-06-2021, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Meg ->
Well done Margaret a lady I worked with rescued greyhounds, they are lovely gentle sweet natured dogs.

Being sprinters not marathon runner, after a quick short burst of excercise they like to sleep a lot.
That is what we have been told - two 20 minute walks per day.
We have also been told that greyhounds make lovely companions for older people who can't get out very much. Annie will become part of our little family and will be taken with us wherever we go when that is possible and will be a companion for my husband when I go out alone - in that circumstance they will probably doze together until I get back!
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17-06-2021, 02:23 PM
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I was surprised at how tall greyhounds were when I first saw one a few years back. Very elegant dogs.
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17-06-2021, 03:07 PM
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What lovely news MargaretF. Greyhounds are the ideal companions as we get older, because they need so little exercise and they love company. Annie sounds like a perfect fit. You must upload some pictures of her when you bring her home
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18-06-2021, 04:56 PM
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Re: Adopting a retired greyhound

Have owned Greyhounds and Whippets off and on for most of my life they are lovely dogs.

As has been said they only need a short run then they are ready for a kip.

One of my greyhounds was called Galtymore.
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18-06-2021, 06:11 PM
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Re: Adopting a retired greyhound

A lot of the dogs in our local Dog Rescue centres (yes I'm thinking about it now that retirement seems closer!) are greyhounds who are in transition in to "normality" after being racing dogs in a previous life. Taking them on would require a lot of patience and hard work I'm sure.
They are beautiful dogs though.
Annie sounds perfect for you two Margaret!
I wish you many happy and affectionate times together x

And PHOTOS are a must!!!!
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18-06-2021, 07:24 PM
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My last couple of dogs SBT's have been rescues oldies 10+ and now the youngster; my neighbour has greyhounds and rescues lovely dogs.

Welcome home Annie.
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19-06-2021, 09:23 AM
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Thank you all for your supportive comments - I will get a photo of Annie and put it on here as soon as she is settled. I am collecting her tomorrow and have been busy getting everything ready.
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19-06-2021, 09:30 AM
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Re: Adopting a retired greyhound

Originally Posted by Rhian ->
A lot of the dogs in our local Dog Rescue centres (yes I'm thinking about it now that retirement seems closer!) are greyhounds who are in transition in to "normality" after being racing dogs in a previous life. Taking them on would require a lot of patience and hard work I'm sure.
They are beautiful dogs though.
Annie sounds perfect for you two Margaret!
I wish you many happy and affectionate times together x

And PHOTOS are a must!!!!
Annie retired from racing when she was 4 years old and her trainer kept her for another year before handing her over to the Greyhound Trust. She did live in a domestic situation for a couple of weeks but the family who adopted her had another dog and they didn't get on - the other dog kept trying to nip Annie! That is where she learned to walk next to a wheelchair. She was returned to the Greyhound Trust and lived there for a while again until we saw her and knew she was the dog for us. So I think some of the ground work of teaching her to live in a home has already been carried out and we just have to pick up on that.
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19-06-2021, 10:24 AM
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Hi

My sister, husband and daughter have has rescue greyhounds for many years.

Lovely companions which do not need a lot of exercise.

A morning and evening free run around and they are happy.
 
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