We Adopted A Greyhound! | Meet King 👑| Adopting a Retired Racing Greyhound

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    Laura DouglassLaura Douglass

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    We adopted a retired racing greyhound through Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program (MGAP) - this is our experience getting ready and bringing him home!
    His name is King (Louie 🐒), he is 3.5 years old and he's white with brindle spots. We are loving having him home with us, and training him to be a well behaved dog & family members.
    MGAP: www.greyhoundadoption.ca
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    ABOUT LAURA:
    Hi - I’m Laura! I’m a 20-something east coast Canadian girl who loves to go for her goals, spend time with her friends and family and strive to live life to the fullest. This is my record of how I live my best life! I love Disney, wellness and I’m a total bookworm. I’m obsessed with learning and growth. I’m married to my hubby Eric and we live in Fredericton, New Brunswick!

john anderson
john anderson

GOOD ON YA!!!

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Railfan 439
Railfan 439

I'm on my 5th Greyhound, who is now going on 13.  Numbers 2 and 3 were adopted together, numbers 4 and 5 were littermates - sisters and adopted together. Let him explore the whole house. That way he knows where you are, what you are doing, and where to stay out. But he knows what's behind door #1, #2 and #3. That lessens the want to go there. I have never used a crate for any of my Greys, giving them a couch of their own, covered with a heavy mover's blanket (Harbor Freight). Raise the food and water bowls off the floor. I used plant stands from the garden section of Lowe's. Decorative and functional. I also used a plastic planter "saucer" under the food and water bowls because they can slobber a bit. Raising the bowls prevent torqued stomachs, which can happen in Greyhounds. For a water bowl, I use a 5-quart plastic ice cream pail. Asics, Sunny, Sky, Taffy, Rita and me too - Jon

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LEANNE WALKER
LEANNE WALKER

Don't forget boots feet get cold take a little bit of time to get used to

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Idk
Idk

Greyhounds should not have collars like that!!! They should have the thick ones around 2 inches, its because they have long necks

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Idk that’s just his house collar, we have a proper martingale for his leash that we got from our adoption agency 😊

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LEANNE WALKER
LEANNE WALKER

We had 2 greyhounds until they past at the same time always kept 1 or 2 for people in school or work when couldn't take care of them fostered and adopted 16 out of our house before we retired and started traveling still get excited when we see them

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Elizabeth Czepiel
Elizabeth Czepiel

Hi Laura & gorgeous family, I think Magnus has tried these but please share: PUPPER RECIPES by Aunt Heather and her pupper taste tester “Bernie” Reprinted with ecstatic permission to all canine owners from Heather in Canada. Please SHARE! BERNIE’S BEEFIE STEW Ingredients: 1 cup hamburger meat 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped ½ cup cooked brown rice 2 jars baby food vegies (peas, green beans, carrots, spinach) 2tbsp fat free cottage cheese 1 tbsp olive oil Method In a pan, cook meat in olive oil. Once meat is brown, drain excess grease from meat. Then add eggs, rice, cottage cheese and vegetables. Mix well. Cool to room temperature. Serving size: Approx 2-3 cups. BERNIE’S BONEY COOLERS Ingredients: 2 fresh beef (or other) marrow bones, each at least 1 inch (2.5cm) long Water Method: ?In about a 2 qt pa, put the bones and add enough water to cover. Bring to boil. Continue to boil for at least 10 minutes (more time needed for a richer broth). Remove bones and return any marrow along with any meat you can remove to the liquid. Cool broth to room temperature. Chop marrow/meat/gristle into little bits and put small amounts into each section of the tray. Pour liquid over into 2-4 ice cube trays. Freeze solid. Serve 2-3 cubes on a very hot day (Not too many if you made the broth very rich with extra bones or lots of marrow). BERNIE’S BIANCA BISCUITS Ingredients: ½ cup water ½ cup oil 2 eggs 3 tbspns peanut butter (natural if possible) 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour ½ cup oats Method: Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until dough holds together. Roll out about ½ inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 375oF (190C). Cool on a wire rack. BERNIE’S BREAKFAST BARS Ingredients: 12 cups Oatmeal 4 cups whole wheat flour 8 eggs ¾ cup oil 2/3 cups honey ½ cup molasses 2 cups milk 1 large can solid pack pumpkin (optional, not pie filling) 3-4 mashed bananas (optional) Method: Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 2 cookie sheets. Dump everything into a VERY large bowl. Mix mess together, pat onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 325F (165C) for 1 hour. After 1 hour, turn off oven and open door to cool in oven. Break into whatever size you want. They also freeze very well. BERNIE’S POOCHIE CAKES Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups brown rice 3 cups water 2 large potatoes, grated 4 large carrots, grated 2 large celery stalks, chopped 6lbs ground beef 8 eggs Dash salt ¼ cup olive oil 1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats Method: 1. Preheat oven to 400F (205C). Grease 36 cups of large muffin tins. 2. In a medium saucepan, combine rice with water. Bring to boil over high heat, uncovered, and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool for several minutes, fluff with fork and set aside. 3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, ground beef and eggs. Mix ingredients using your hands or a sturdy spoon. Add salt, olive oil, rolled oats and rice. Mix well. 4. Fill each muffin cup with some of the meat mixture and pat down to make it firm. Bake 45 minutes or until surface feels set. Cool on rack 10 minutes or longer. 5. Remove meat cakes by turning the muffin tin upside down over a sheet of aluminium foil. Tap each muffin cup to release the cake. Refrigerate or freeze in sealed plastic bags. DO NOT FEED TO DOGS WHEN STILL HOT.

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NGA LEE
NGA LEE

That's very poor starve poverty my God mercy so qute friendly I'm happy they both adopte same family thank god mercy ❤👍 2:17

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Charlotte Shanagher
Charlotte Shanagher

Please don't give raw hide.

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Charlotte Shanagher we returned the raw hide!

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Christine Baker
Christine Baker

Oh please check the ingredients of jerky and country of origin; it often says 100% meat on the bag and it may well be, but certain countries don’t oblige manufacturers to state whether there are “other” ingredients. Dogs have becoming extremely ill on some brands and there are safer and more nutritious treats out there. Also wrong size collar - long necked dogs like greyhounds and whippets need at least 2” martingale.

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Christine Baker these are made in North America 😊 we have a martingale that we use for walks that we got from our adoption agency; this is just his “house collar”

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Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

The heart shaped spot on his bum❤

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Donna Symons
Donna Symons

Good luck with King. He's gorgeous. Would like to see more of him rather than yourself next time.

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keeferdog
keeferdog

Now that you have a REAL dog, you can buy a REAL guitar....goodbye Epi hello, Gibson...

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Nathan Sampson
Nathan Sampson

He’s so beautiful. I recently lost a whippet named Moe who looked a lot like King. I miss my best friend 😢. Give that good boy a pet, he deserves it.

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SJ SMITH
SJ SMITH

Man, you got lots to learn. Let the dog be a dog!

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theresa Bradley
theresa Bradley

Welcome King! Your life will never be the same - in a very good way. Greyhounds are just wonderful.

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AutoMan Dan
AutoMan Dan

What was his racing name?

Vor 7 Tage
Caroline Stanczuk
Caroline Stanczuk

I think you took dog from People that knew nothing about greyhounds. Greyhounds are not aggressive they don't tend to need a muzzle even if there's 10 of them and greyhounds in general dont bite or bark. ex racing greyhounds are very common in Ireland and I own one too

Vor 8 Tage
Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

Oh an my Current two greyhounds bark quite a bit. They bark to wake me up, they bark when they want to go out, they bark when they want to play, they bark when they want to eat, then my girl barks when she wants us to go to bed. Now my other Greyhounds I've had didn't bark much. One howled when all the other dogs in the neighborhood were barking.

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Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

Some rescues recommend you muzzle them at first when you're walking them to see how they react to small dogs, and other small animals like cats you might experience until you know how they are going to behave. My two greyhounds get along fine all the time, but when I take them to a large enclosure to run free, they do nip at each other, so to avoid any injuries I muzzle them when they run.

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Heather Hayes
Heather Hayes

You need to get a good book on Rescuing a Greyhound. They are a totally different breed than other dogs, their breathing is faster, they hold anaesthetic in their deep chest cavity so use a vet that knows about greyhounds. All the best and have fun with your boy.

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Hannah
Hannah

They are sensitive to anesthetics because they have low body fat, not because of their deep chests. Where on earth did you get that information. I'm 6 months away from becoming a vet btw.

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Heather Hayes thank you! We have a great vet who already works with a few greyhounds and we got the “retired racing greyhounds for dummies” book!

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Cassie Schick
Cassie Schick

What's the brand of that coat? I've never been able to find anything store-bought that fits our greyhound!

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Cassie Schick it’s Beaver Canoe - we got it at Pet Smart! I think it only works because it’s just a topper with a belly strap, otherwise I think it would be too big around the chest/waist for my skinny boy!

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greenshp
greenshp

He's just lovely. What a beautiful coloring. Beautiful martingale collar too! I wanted to mention to you (I'm a certified vet nurse and worked with greyhound rescue - fostered and owned - for over a dozen years) - his martingale collar is way tight. It should never be behind the ears like that; rather, it should be hanging low on the neck, and when he strains the leash it will of course cinch like it should, and hold him. Behind his ears like that will eventually rub sores, and is very uncomfortable for him. I'm glad the coat worked - it isn't too short. I always couldn't use "normal" store-bought coats, because they were too short. There are many great vendors online that cater specifically to greyhound needs. Where I am, I put jammies on them on cold nights as well. (Remember they have little body fat or insulation; this means they can't handle cold OR HEAT well - sunstroke is common.) If you sew, coats and jammies are easy with fleece. I bought a few, then used those as templates and made tons. We had "cowboy jammies", "penguin jammies" . . .LOL We had heavy winter parkas with matching snoods, light winter coats with snoods, rain slickers, etc. They were always better dressed than I was. I must have 20 martingales lying around - I even use them on my border collie and coonhound. Thought you might love this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5UnI4ANAKQ

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Joyce Analbers
Joyce Analbers

@massatube My greyhound (Galga) comes from a rescue in Spain and she loves the heat and can't take the cold. She shivers all the time when its colder than 15 Celsius, so she wears a sweater when we go outside, and if it gets really cold, like under 10 Celsius or freezing she wears a sweater and a jacket. Where does your information come from that you say they can handle cold really well because in everything I have read about greyhounds is that they do well in 20-25 celcius and cold is not good for them.

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massatube
massatube

Greenshp & Laura - "Remember they have little body fat or insulation; this means they can't handle cold " Really? Greyhounds handle cold very well and they don't have to have a coat when you walk them outside unless you live in Russia? It's heat they can't handle. Increase the fat content in the meat you feed him and build up his fat. The reason greyhounds have low body fat is because they're fed a low fat diet and they race 2 or 3 times a week. He's not racing anymore is he. I hope you do feed him meat and not just kibble? They do have a fur coat you know. They're not a baby. Also dogs don't like being cuddled. Yes humans like to cuddle but dogs don't. Google that if you don't believe me. I'm offering you this to help you and not pick on you two. Good luck with him Laura & partner, you're very caring.

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

greenshp thank you! We have some custom coats for him now, we just didn’t have the ability to measure him and get them ordered before we brought him home and since it was November we knew it might get cold quickly!

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rj hinde
rj hinde

Please be aware that chicken jerky has a history of causing serious illness in dogs. Other chicken is generally fine, but handle with care.

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Heather Hayes
Heather Hayes

Don't feed your dog anything Made in China. They put such rubbish in their chews/treats etc that it can be toxic to dogs and cause all sorts of trouble.

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No Thanks
No Thanks

He looks a lot like Magnus! ❤️

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

I think so too!!

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Judy Thomas
Judy Thomas

I hate that crate thing that you Americans do. Of course you knock over your water bowl because you are locked in a small prison.....

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Miss Don't want a name
Miss Don't want a name

He's so adorable 😍but please make sure all his food/drinking bowls are raised. This is important as they're such large dogs, that leaning down like that can hurt their backs over time. Same goes with teaching them sit, it hurts their backs. Here in the UK adoption agencies advise against these things. Hope you have a happy life with king, he's got 2 lucky hoomans x

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Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

@Laura Douglass, all the racing kennels I've been to feed on the ground level.

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

We were advised not to use raised feeding bowls unless there are back problems because it can increase the risk of bloat 💕

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greenshp
greenshp

I agree. I have a vet nurse certification and worked with / owned greys for over a dozen years. We recommended that you don't teach them "Sit" - it's really hard on them. Better to just teach "lie down" or "bow".

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Griffith Williams
Griffith Williams

Yes I had raised feeding and drinking bowls and never forced my grey girl to sit ,

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Franchesca Madden
Franchesca Madden

Miss Don't want a name yeah but then bringing it to far up there stomachs will bloat and turn and that usually kills dogs

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Ruddy Santoso
Ruddy Santoso

Congratulations and thanks for the video!

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Aaron Hart
Aaron Hart

Thanks for rescuing a dog as opposed to getting a puppy. I know King's life as a pet now he is retired from racing will be his happiest years ever.

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Bel Mum
Bel Mum

Grey's have very delicate skin use human baby shampoo on them, give the animal products to a friend who has a dog, too harsh for grey's skin.

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Bel Mum
Bel Mum

​@theresa Bradley I said baby shampoo which is not a harsh as those dog shampoo but thanks anyway.

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theresa Bradley
theresa Bradley

Bel Mum Definitely do NOT use any shampoo meant for people on any dog! The pH level in a person’s skin is a different level to dogs and cats, too, and will cause skin irritation. Please always use shampoo especially for your dog. He/she will be much happier, and won’t have any problems caused by the wrong shampoo. I was a veterinary nurse, and we learnt this in our first semester of our qualification certificate. This comment is meant in a nice and helpful way, not as a criticism. Hope you have a lovely day.

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Bel Mum
Bel Mum

I forgot and don't use those flee collars....etc on their skin too.

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Bel Mum
Bel Mum

I love Johnson's baby shampoo for my grey's

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charlie
charlie

Congratulations X can't wait for an update x

Vor 2 Monate
Chris Parent
Chris Parent

Congratulations on your new addition. Your video was very well done. All the best to you and King.

Vor 2 Monate
steve daniels
steve daniels

This won't matter if you get rid of the crate, but if you decide to keep it... he might be happier with a crate pad plus a blanket. I just got my first greyhound 5 weeks ago (!) and a vet friend of mine recommended the extra padding that a crate pad would provide, so I added one after the first week. That's about when EQ started piling up his crate blanket to make a bigger ball to rest his head (usually), which means that he would have just been on the bare crate without the pad in some spots. Have fun with your new family member!

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Griffith Williams
Griffith Williams

I never used a crate she settled on her sofa on day one they like to be raised up because of draughts

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

That was one of the things we needed to return to the pet store! We’re using kongs and marrow bones now.

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steve daniels
steve daniels

@Laura Douglass Based on what I read online it seems like ~50% of greyhounds don't like the crate at home. So I wasn't even planning on getting one. But my rescue group insisted, and I'm glad they did. Not only does he still like it in there, but I use it to close him in when human dinner prep or eating are too tempting for him. Not all the time, but at least a few times/week even now. I can tell from your video that you've done lots of reading and preparation. Well done also on working on SA right away. Last thing: Lots of people seem to be recommending that we stay away from rawhides as treats. Not exactly sure why. Maybe ask your vet about it.

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Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Thank you so much! We're planning on transitioning out of the crate after 2 months or so. We'll keep an eye on it but normally he doesn't ball up his blanket and he has a small pillow in there that he'll rest his head on sometimes. Maybe I'll go get him some more padding!

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