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Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies
Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies | Lee Livingood
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The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you. Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner. Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing. In the bad old days, prior to the 1980s, dogs that didnt make the grade at the track, and those past their primes, were destroyed. According to official estimates, 60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were destroyed each year! Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist devoted to rescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes. Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybe youre already sharing your life with one of these charming animals. Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything you need to know to: Understand the Greyhound personality Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family Educate yourself and your retired racer Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingood drawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogs to cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhound owner, and she fills you in on: The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and your family Physical and behavioral characteristics How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be a companion Dealing with common behavioral and health problems Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound Fun things to do with your hound Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with an ex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is must reading for anyone considering adoption or whos already taken the leap.
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My husband and I have wanted to adopt a greyhound for years. We are finally in a place where it is a possibility. I figured I better learn all that I can!

Beatlefan129 We have 2 retired greyhounds and they are the best dogs! I read this book before we adopted them and it had some helpful advice 3y
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Clearly they have adjusted to retired life. #dogsoflitsy #loveyourpetday

Oryx That's how I imagine my retirement. Just add a book. 4y
Cinfhen Ha!! 4y
Lauram I 💙 greyhounds! My friend‘s greyhounds have worn away the grass in her yard to make their own mini track that can be seen on google earth. 4y
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Suet624 Hahaha. That‘s great. 4y
AlaMich I would love a retired greyhound! I‘m not sure that our cat would enjoy it, though. 4y
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@TaylorMay lost her beloved pet yesterday and asked us to post pictures of our furry family members. This is our dear Roxanne, who we lost to bone cancer when she was only 4 years old. She was our second rescued greyhound, and we were so attached to both. We‘ve been without a dog for over three years now, because we were heartbroken. One of these days we‘ll be ready...

Scurvygirl 💜💜💜 5y
AmyG She was beautiful. 5y
Alfoster Love Greyhounds!😍 5y
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DivineDiana What a sweet memory! 5y
TaylorMay Aww what a truly beautiful dog. Thank you so much for sharing her story with me. And thank you for your kindness. I totally understand not being ready. Don't worry one day you'll just find that it's time. 5y
ValerieAndBooks So sweet. I‘ve often thought I‘d like to adopt a retired Greyhound. But hubby isn‘t ready to have pet(s) for the time being. 5y
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You guys! My brother adopted this greyhound (my furry niece) - HP - they live in Tokyo and she got a kimono for her birthday!!! 😂🐶❤️

merelybookish That's adorable! 6y
DGRachel 😍🐶 6y
DivineDiana Love!💗 6y
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StacksNShelves That is awesome! 6y
TheLibrarian Too cute! 6y
Eyelit Omg that's adorable! 6y
rubyslippersreads She's so elegant! 💕 6y
BookishMarginalia So cute! 6y
Suzze OMG Too much cuteness! 6y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 6y
Mommamanzi I can not wait to show my daughter this in he morning. She is going to lose her mind from the cuteness! 6y
SusanInTiburon Oh I love it! 👘 6y
NatalieR Super cute!!! 😍 6y
Bette Lucky dog! 👍🐶❤️ 6y
LauraBeth Cutest thing I've seen in a while 😀❤️ 6y
Seekingtardis BEST. THING. EVER!!!!! 6y
Soubhiville Amazingly adorable! 6y
Cinfhen 😂😂😂 6y
Kimzey 😍 6y
Simona Cute and funny 😂 6y
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Someone left this in our free library...cannot imagine it will interest a huge % of my neighbours but the books left in my library so far (I.e. Illustrated compilation of Indian erotica) make me think that maybe my neighbours have a great capacity to surprise me.