found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
About retired racing greyhounds: Most of the dogs that are rescued off the track are between the ages of 2 and 4 years. They start at their owners/breeders and are trained there. Once they are "track ready" they are sent to a racing track where handlers do the rest. The greyhounds we rescue are from Ebro Racing Track right outside of Panama City Beach. Greyhounds typically make wonderful pets. They are handled a lot in their early years so they are very happy to allow a human to pet, examine, play with etc.
They've been raised like a athlete without any attention to socialization or obedience training. They are almost like puppies in that respect. Their new owners need to introduce them to as much stuff as possible. Everyday things will be new for them; stairs, mirrors, tv's, toys and even comfy dog beds (which they learn to love in a matter of seconds.) Other than that greyhounds are very low maintenance pets. They are very lazy (contrary to what people assume) and are commonly referred to as couch potatoes. Grooming is also minimal. Many people looking for a lazy lap dog end up adopting a greyhound since they have the personality they are looking for.
Torch is a super sweet velcro dog. He's housebroken, a quick learner, and gets along fine with all 4 of my dogs (and apparently the daycare dogs). He is not a loner, and would do best in a home with at least one other dog. It doesn't bother him at all to be lower ranked in the pack. He does like attention, but doesn't demand it. He's pretty happy to just be in the same room with his person, and would love to go everywhere with them. He can get a little too enthusiastic at feeding time and when you get home, so these times will need to be kept low key. As you can see by his pictures, Torch loves the water!
Greyhounds come to us with horrible teeth. In addition to spaying and neutering, vaccinating and microchipping we also get their teeth professionally cleaned. The vet said that Torch's teeth were worse than others and that he might possibly have to have some removed in the future. His new owners need to be aware of that.. Because of the extra vet care we give them the adoption fee is a bit higher than our other fosters. Greyhound adoption fees are: $250.