I am already neutered, purebred, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Big Daddy's Story...
9 years old. 76 lbs.
Big Daddy - just arrived from a TX Blood Donor program where he has been for the past several years. He liked hanging around for pets and hugs. He is a very sweet brindle/white boy with a very cute face!
His foster mom writes, He does have the sweetest eyes and is becoming more curious about the rest of the house every day. He is learning 'The Way of the Cookie' and thinks it's pretty neat that all he has to do is be there and a cookie comes his way. He is fascinated by the grass and sort of grazes (they lived in sand/dirt pens at the blood donor program).
He has the option of sleeping in a crate but seems to appreciate all the padding/foam pillow/blanket bedding more! He is pretty quiet so he would prefer a home that is not very busy/loud/active. He is kind of settle in with the folks at home sort of guy....he is just dear!
He would be ok as an only dog as well as with others, but he needs companionship whether human or hound, but not necessary for constant attention. He just likes someone being there and still needs a little encouragement to move around.
He does have many corns on his pads and we are working with our vet to remove them. So he wouldn't do well on long walks until his corns are removed.
He is cat-curious.
RESCUED RACERS has always had a heart for Seniors/Special Needs greyhounds. As a result of our commitment to finding Seniors their Forever Homes we have quite a few Senior hounds in foster care. The 'word is out on the street' that we will take Seniors in our program, no questions asked. This is wonderful for the Seniors because normally they are put-down after they are no longer able to have pups or be a stud dog.
In order to help our Seniors find their Forever Homes, we have initiated a new program, Senior Guardian Angels. A Guardian Angel is simply that, you help and become a sponsor for one Senior hound. Whatever donations we receive in a Senior's name will go to the adoption fee for that hound. When the Senior is adopted, the new family will receive a card listing the Guardian Angels of their special hound.
In addition, every Senior hound will have a dowry! Several generous adopters (most have Seniors in their homes) have decided each Senior will bring to their new Forever Home the following:
� A special Senior adoption fee (donated by Guardian Angels and RESCUED RACERS)
� A new winter coat (donated by Meridith Hocking and Christine Jelcic)
� A new collar (donated by Nancy B's Collars; visit her website at : http://community.webshots.com/user/nancybnj)
- Heartgard heartworm preventative (donated by Jan Healey)
� First office visit fee waived by Dr. Doug Pernikoff
- A fleece blanket (donated by Jan Healey and Kelly McKiney)
- Plus other assorted items
Now you ask, 'how old is a Senior greyhound and why would I want a Senior?' Any of our greyhounds that are 8 years old and up are considered a Senior. As anyone that has a Senior will tell you, they are the easiest and most laid-back of ALL greyhounds. They immediately appreciate their home, soft bed, couch, your love and affection. Many do not need to be kenneled, they don't chew like the younger crowd, they have manners, and many never have an accident in the house. They only require love, lots of pets and hugs and just somewhere warm and soft to lie.
Please check our website at www.rescuedracers.com and take a look at our Seniors. If you would like to adopt one of our Senior hounds or would like to be a Guardian Angel, please contact Leann at 314-423-4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have a Senior in your life you will always have a Senior in your life!
Remember, SENIORS RULE!!!!