found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered.
Moe is a strikingly handsome brindle greyhound who has left his racing days behind and is seeking a home where he can learn how to be a pampered pet. He’s very stressed and anxious at the enormous change in his life so far. He’s afraid to be alone, afraid of the woods and the rain when out for walks, afraid that danger might be lurking around every corner. If only we could tell him how nice his life will be when he has his own people, good food, interesting things to do, and comfy couches and dog beds. As he gets used to all the new sights, sounds, smells, and experiences, though, taking it slow and easy will be the key to Moe’s heart. He trusts and relies on people to take care of him. Because greyhounds are sprinters and can reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour in the blink of an eye, they must never be allowed off leash in unfenced areas -- they can be miles away and lost before they begin to slow down, if they are not hit by a car first. A good run in a securely fenced area several times a week is plenty for most greyhounds, with leash walks in between. Underground fences are not safe for this breed, because they will run after things that move and can sprint through the zone too quickly. Greyhounds who spent their lives at the track have a steep learning curve when they enter the real world for the first time. Most of them have never been in a house or experienced things we take for granted, such as stairs and windows, their own reflections, television, lawns and sidewalks, kitchens, cars and traffic. They have never been alone, or seen any other dogs except greyhounds. They have never been touched while they were sleeping, or interrupted while eating. As sighthounds, they are sensitive souls who will shut down if harsh training methods are used. These very gentle dogs need quiet, positive training to learn the ins and outs of living with people. Because of their thin skin and bony body structure, they must have either squishy dog beds or furniture privileges. New owners willing to put in the time and patience required to bring a greyhound “up to speed” as a pet will be rewarded with a loving, elegant, and impressive companion.
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