Cray - my retired greyhound
All about adopting an ex-racing dog
Sadly Cray died from cancer on 4 October 2012, 6 weeks after I first found a small lump on his ribs. He was aged 12.5 years and is missed every day. I am still willing to answer any questions about rehoming a greyhound or to direct you to my local homefinding service, Whittingham Kennels.
- DEFRA guide to responsible dog ownership, including legal requirements [External site]
- Requirements of a greyhound
- Why choose a greyhound?
- What a greyhound is not
- Where to find a greyhound
- Costs of adopting and owning a greyhound
- Questions to ask
- Home check
- Care guides
- Health and first aid
- Food and snacks
- General training
- Leaving him at home
- Other dogs and other animals
- Holiday kennels
- Commands Cray knows - updated every year
- Mishap #1 - 9 days after adoption - Cray discovers the upstairs
- Mishap #2 - 3 weeks after adoption - Cray steals loads of choccy coffeebeans
- Mishap #3 - 8 years after adoption - Cray steals a half kilo of raisins
- Cray's racing history
- Journal entries about the first month of ownership
Other owners / Support
These are reasonable sources of support however they are US-centric where crate training (caging in a box a little bigger than the dog) is encouraged in various circumstances. If you are unwilling to crate your dog, responses range from ambivalent to offensive, so tread carefully! If anyone finds a UK-centric source of support, please tell me!
- Discussion site: Grey Talk [External site]
- Mailing list: Greyhound-L [External site]
- Newsgroup: rec.pets.dogs.rescue [External site]
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