Ready to Adopt?
Think about adopting a greyhound if you would like a dog that...
-is intuitive and sensitive
-is a rare mix of stoic strength and fragility
-loves to be spoiled
-adores soft beds and stuffed toys
-will follow you from room to room and bond quickly
-rarely barks, unless they learn to from your other dogs, are left alone for long periods of time, or are at play
-will be your best friend for life
If a greyhound sounds right for you, be ready to...
-abandon every preconceived notion you may have about dog training, particularly the harsh methods
-give plenty of love and attention
-never shout or hit (a strong "no!" does the trick!)
-leash your dog at all times
-look for a fenced-in football field for the dog to run in
-go for frequent walks
-fence in your yard
-pamper them with soft bedding, soft toys and even a radio when you are gone (after all, they have never been alone!)
-use alternatives to chemicals (with low body fat, a Greyhound's detoxifying organs are not too strong and you risk your pet's health if you use highly chemical flea collars or pesticides on your lawn!)
-be patient (patience is a virtue for the transition period)
Midwest Greyhound Adoption is not accepting adoption applications or requests at this time. We are working to secure a referral system to partner adoption agencies and organizations. More information will be made available as soon as possible. Thank you.