My name is Ziggy!

Greyhound Dog for adoption in Portland, Oregon - Ziggy
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Ziggy's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Ziggy's Story...
Ziggy is a retired racing Greyhound.
Born: 6-05
Cat Tolerant
Ziggy never raced. He was released to GPA Northwest when he was a puppy because he was too small to compete. He is a very loving dog but doesn't know he is a racing Greyhound, he just thinks he's a dog.

Ziggy developed anxiety over time and has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which means he is easily frightened by things like thunder and other loud noises. He has been on anti-anxiety medication for several weeks now and is doing great. He no longer gets anxious or afraid when he hears loud noises or thunder. He is a sensitive little guy and needs a home that is mostly quiet where he can just be a loved companion and play in his yard.

Greyhounds are a gentle, sensitive breed. They have good temperaments and make ideal house pets because they love being near people, they are clean, quiet, undemanding, and take up a small amount of space (in spite of their size). Greyhounds actually need a small amount of exercise relative to other dog breeds. Most Greyhounds can be found lying around the house napping!

Facts about Ziggy

  • Breed: Greyhound
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ziggy, a Portland Greyhound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Greyhound for sale in Portland, or seeking a Greyhound dog from a breeder in Portland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Portland already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Portland breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Greyhound breeders who help with Greyhound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Portland paves the way for another one to be saved.