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

  • Am Vor 10 Monate

    Laura DouglassLaura Douglass

    Dauer: 13:47

    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!

Max McCart
Max McCart

You will need a muzzle for dog parks because racing greyhound normally have a strong prey drive and will chase smaller dogs thinking it’s a hare

Vor 4 Stunden
TheRudespo
TheRudespo

Poor dog he s gona be so bored in that house l'ol

Vor 4 Tage
skippy Oz
skippy Oz

The second this video came on I could tell that colour was way too tight

Vor 18 Tage
Book and Music
Book and Music

Congratulations on getting a Greyhound. King is a beautiful grey. Im excited I am getting a girl from the track, I have to wait month because she has Injured her tarsus. I cant wait to have a greyhound in the family.

Vor 26 Tage
Book and Music
Book and Music

@Greyhound Homecare Thank you. Shes in a foster home with a vet because her leg is broken and she needs to get surgery. The women said we can meet her a few weeks just so her can get introduced to her. I'm so excited

Vor 11 Tage
Greyhound Homecare
Greyhound Homecare

Good luck with your new greyhound. They are the best! :)

Vor 11 Tage
Audrey Elizabeth
Audrey Elizabeth

I just want to say thanks for sharing and I commend you for responding so gracefully even to people who were not so nice to you. That takes strength.

Vor Monat
Google User
Google User

Greyhounds luv to sleep in cozy crates.

Vor Monat
Greyhound Homecare
Greyhound Homecare

That's true! My Lily's crate is so plush, my neighbor calls it her "condo!"

Vor 11 Tage
333whippet
333whippet

I love Grey hounds too.

Vor Monat
Greyhound Homecare
Greyhound Homecare

Nobody could tell from our screen names that we love sighthounds ;)

Vor 11 Tage
VP
VP

I have just adopted a greyhound as well, how did you help him overcome the anxiety problem?

Vor 3 Monate
Greyhound Homecare
Greyhound Homecare

@Elvis Cobb It's true! Greyhounds LOVE pillows :)

Vor 11 Tage
Greyhound Homecare
Greyhound Homecare

They get better over time. If you sit and pet the dog for 10 minutes every day, it helps. :)

Vor 11 Tage
Elvis Cobb
Elvis Cobb

VP I have adopted three greyhounds. They need some time to settle in but will adjust. They very much like to have a safe area in the house to go to when they are anxious. Greyhounds enjoy a soft blanket or a pillow in their sleeping area. My greyhounds generally will calm down if I speak to them in a soft reassuring tone.

Vor 3 Monate
Kathleen Bifulco
Kathleen Bifulco

Need to do better research and know what food, treats are good for a greyhound, so surprised u keep admitting u don’t know anything!

Vor 3 Monate
Amanda
Amanda

they don’t wear muzzles to prevent fighting bc greyhounds are very dog social since they grow up around other greyhounds :) they wear them because their skin is so thin and even PLAYING they can get cut pretty badly!!

Vor 3 Monate
sc00b3rt
sc00b3rt

Time and keep the crate. Our Grey is a totally different dog after a year with us. She is a goofball, sweetheart and the best behaved dog EVER!!!

Vor 3 Monate
Tess Luman
Tess Luman

what a sweet boy! My boy is also missing a toe! I've had him for 3 years and still don't know why haha what a coincidence!

Vor 3 Monate
Dr. Silvia Kratzer
Dr. Silvia Kratzer

Congratulations on your new wonderful companion! I adopted two Galgos hunting Greyhounds rescued from Spain- they are so horrifically abused there and in Argentina! I so very much love Greyhounds!

Vor 4 Monate
C-DIZZLE 009
C-DIZZLE 009

How much did you get him for

Vor 4 Monate
Lorraine Thomson
Lorraine Thomson

He's lovely But yes, his collar too tight My first greyhound was passed down to me from a family member who was emigrating Her collar had been too tight and had chafed skin behind her ears and there was also some swelling of her glands in her neck My relation hadn't realised this was why she cried when opening her mouth My vet soon rectified the painful symptoms and my grey recovered quickly I've had several greys ( and other dogs) since, and I'm totally ' addicted' to them! I always take my dogs collars off when home from walking, playing etc and This seems to be signal that its nap time and when they hear familiar sound of buckle on collar ' clinking', they are out of their beds, ' pronto' This is just a personal choice, and in no way any advantage or dis- advantage to them! My wee Irish girl is now 10 She had been abandoned by her previous owner/s at the end of her racing years She has several old racing injuries, but is still the beautiful, playful gentle giirl she always was Becoming the ' heartbeat' at my side, five years ago Love to all those greys out there Love and thanks to their owners X

Vor 4 Monate
Megan Love
Megan Love

What size is your crate ? Xx

Vor 4 Monate
Spentastic
Spentastic

Nice video, wish you would do some more to update us on his progress

Vor 4 Monate
Lance Salter
Lance Salter

We adopted an ex racer 6 years ago and we have NEVER had him muzzled, and there gave never been any issues with him. I know a lot of places and people say to muzzle them, but I disagree with it. I understand it may he necessary when they're in kennels and such, but NOT when they are retired and home.

Vor 4 Monate
Lorraine Thomson
Lorraine Thomson

I agree I've been proud owner of many retired greys and from the first' get go' began training them. Re- call and without muzzle It takes time, patience and understanding ( on both sides) for success My greys can walk beside me, without lead They ' know' now, they are not allowed to chase ' furries' etc I've never had a problem with this As my friends and acquaintances would tell you I'm not saying this would work for every grey Some have extremely high prey drive and for their safety, ( and the public) it's better to have them on a lead Check out the grey before you adopt Its such a shame for both grey and owner if their grey cannot be trusted to have times of free running. On the parks, etc, watching dogs running, chasing etc my heart goes out to any dog that has to remain tethered Try it gradually Supervised, without distractions, short training sessions with plenty of treat reward training, ( please don't ' listen' to Cesar) After all, your grey wants nothing more than to please you Just give them the time they deserve. There can't be anything, much more entertaining, than watching your grey do ' zoomies and roaching' But keep them safe, have patience.

Vor 4 Monate
Dan Pierce
Dan Pierce

That bed isnt big enough and youll need like 4 of them

Vor 4 Monate
Alicia Howell
Alicia Howell

Congrats on adopting King! He looks so much like our Atticus Fetch! Do you know his race name or tattoo? If he retired in the last couple years, you may be able to look up his races on line. It completely blew our minds seeing our UBBER Submissive Augie race. Augie was so meek and gentleman like but when those gates opened, he turned into 87lbs of muscled tank knocking other hounds out of the way. He was an A level racer! He passed away 2 years ago before his 11th bday. I don’t know if they told you but their bday is part of the seat tattoo and is 9n their NGA certificate. I could help you look up his genealogy/breeding chart if you need help. We have adopted retired racers for 19 years from the track in Birmingham, AL. Did King race? Our Ava and AUGIE both raced but Atticus broke his leg as a pup and was hand raised by the breeder separately. We have a soft spot for XXL boys with broken hocks/legs. Since we live 3 miles from the track we developed a close friendship with our group. The lady who runs the group actually adopted Atticus’ sire (dad) when he retired from breeding. When we reached out to his breeder, she sent us baby pics of Atticus with his Mum, sire and 5 sisters! You mentioned King has 3 toes on a paw. Greys are extremely prone to having corns in their toes. In severe cases in which hulling the corn doesn’t improve it the hound can can actually become lame. So vets will amputate the toe to improve the hounds quality of life. They adjust remarkably fast. We even know a few tripod hounds who are proud Osteopath (bone cancer) survivors. It’s great to welcome another happy fellow “Greyhound Cult Member”!

Vor 4 Monate
Patty Schofield
Patty Schofield

He is beautiful!

Vor 4 Monate
TOP 7 KIDS
TOP 7 KIDS

do you just wake up in the morning and say holy shit am gonna get a tumor: this is just a joke am not making fun if the dog 5:15

Vor 5 Monate
Jayashri Venketasubramanian
Jayashri Venketasubramanian

Hi Laura, this is Jayashri (from ISSYP!) Stumbled on your video when searching for dog adoption stories :3 Congratulations and glad to see you're doing well!

Vor 5 Monate
Jeannet Faber
Jeannet Faber

I have a good greyhound his name is Leroy

Vor 5 Monate
Gomaberry
Gomaberry

Congrats on the new addition!

Vor 6 Monate
Cliff Forrest
Cliff Forrest

Like James below: ditch the crate, but also the muzzle and the rules. I currently am enjoying my second greyhound. They're are the most amazing when they have freedom to be part of the family and house. They don't need human guidance to be amazing. The food in the hand business is very strange. Don't micro-manage that beautiful dog. It seems like you're defending yourself against him already before you know what he's like. Take the crate back, put the bed on the floor and relax.

Vor 6 Monate
nancy miller
nancy miller

We adopted our greyhound yesterday! Her racing name was XJT Rain On Me. We are calling her Rainy and she is such a love bug. Your big boy is beautiful!

Vor 6 Monate
Sami Cullen
Sami Cullen

Beautiful boy I’m adopting a gray hound to

Vor 6 Monate
Lindsay M
Lindsay M

I love greyhounds - so underrated!

Vor 6 Monate
Bob Casterline
Bob Casterline

When we got our greyhound, he stood on our new cage when we got him home. He never went into the cage. He loved his beds, which he had in every room.

Vor 6 Monate
chop 362
chop 362

Just don’t say “They’re Off!!!”

Vor 6 Monate
Seth Ewan
Seth Ewan

So it turns out adopting retired Greyhounds in Southern California is near impossible. The organizations here have waiting lists over a year long. Near all Greyhounds from the Florida racing tracks closing are being moved to east coast adoption organizations. I am glad you were able to adopt a Greyhound since it seems to be getting near impossible.

Vor 7 Monate
Natalie Powell
Natalie Powell

What a sweet boy!

Vor 7 Monate
Skeletons Closet
Skeletons Closet

I’ve got plans to get a Greyhound. As much as I want to adopt, I have a cat at home, so getting one as a Puppy may be a bit better. So that we can get the puppy a bit more used to small animals (cats, and small dogs).

Vor 7 Monate
Shayna Jackson
Shayna Jackson

It is pretty difficult to get a Greyhound puppy, and when you do they’re normally bred to be show dogs instead of racers. Racer-bred greyhounds tends to be healthier because there tends to be a lot of inbreeding when you’re for looks, whereas they want racers to be healthy and strong. It’s not impossible and not all breeder Greyhounds have issues, it it’s something to be aware of. Most Greyhound rescues will match you with a cat-safe dog.

Vor 4 Monate
Danielle Brothers
Danielle Brothers

Better to get a cat-tested full grown greyhound rescue. You know whether the hunting drive is strong w them. And ps ex-racers can be less than 2 years old--they're practically puppies! Good luck & enjoy the Joy of Discovery

Vor 7 Monate
RatGirl44
RatGirl44

Skeletons Closet ours was cat tested. She gets along great with our cats

Vor 7 Monate
#Greyhoundsquad KatelynBillyShadowWally
#Greyhoundsquad KatelynBillyShadowWally

I have alot of greyhounds

Vor 7 Monate
drwho534
drwho534

Awwwh! You've made a wise choice in making a great home for a retired grey! Our now 13-yr. old grey loves her 'Kirkland' beds...she has four, one in a different room LOL. She wanders from one to the other throughout the day. Greys are the best, so gentle, quiet, loving, big couch potatoes! ❤️

Vor 7 Monate
seth taylor
seth taylor

Does your grey hound enjoy laying with you guys on the couch , or more by themselves?

Vor 5 Monate
Linda Walker
Linda Walker

Try leaving a radio on while you're gone for the day! Most racing kennels play music 24/7 he won't feel so alone!

Vor 7 Monate
James Henry Archbold
James Henry Archbold

Consider not ditching the crate. Retired racers have had a crate since leaving the farm. It is their familiar safe place.

Vor 7 Monate
Frankie Gee
Frankie Gee

They all need crates because it’s their instinct to appreciate and expect a bit of their own space when they feel like it.

Vor 10 Tage
Mel Hyde
Mel Hyde

For sighthounds especially, if you know you dog was raised in a crate...keep the crate but don't lock them inside. Make it compfy for them to go in and out, this will become their "room" per say...their safe space

Vor Monat
Lennart Dundys
Lennart Dundys

I would recommend that you do whatever works... if he is comfortable in the kennel leave well enough alone...we quit putting our Greyhounds in their kennels after a couple of weeks and they did just fine. They sleep on the couches or the pet cushions we got them and they are very content.

Vor 5 Monate
Laura Jose
Laura Jose

Ruth Gallagher our 2 year old foster hated her crate. She would whine loudly cry tremble badly. I got in there with her hoping that would help. It didn't. So she wore her muzzle at night and when I had to go out.

Vor 6 Monate
Laura Jose
Laura Jose

Ours loved the creation. We took the door off. It was her safe place.

Vor 6 Monate
Seth Ewan
Seth Ewan

Why did you keep him out of the bedrooms at the beginning?

Vor 7 Monate
Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Seth Ewan it has been so incredibly worth it for us!! He is a member of our family and we can’t imagine our life without him! As we were preparing to adopt I was watching videos too so I wanted to make sure I made one!

Vor 7 Monate
Seth Ewan
Seth Ewan

Laura Douglass cool cool. My wife and I are looking at adopting a retired grey hound so I have been watching videos. Yours is the first I have seen that shows the time right after adoption. Thanks for posting it.

Vor 7 Monate
Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Seth Ewan it was recommended by our adoption agency as he settled into living in a home for the first time after being at the track for the first portion of his life. He’s now allowed in all rooms and loves to sleep in our bed with us! 💕

Vor 7 Monate
Mina Nes65
Mina Nes65

Congratulations on your beautiful dog! It looks like you're being terrific doggy parents xx

Vor 7 Monate
Vicki Boedges
Vicki Boedges

So glad you adopted, but PLEASE check into a different collar, ingredients in his food, jerky is BAD for him, raise his bowls, keep his feet warm or cool, and MOST of all, let him LIVE in the house. Don't have a dog if he isn't a family member, and family members get the run of the house. He should NOT be shut out of rooms.

Vor 7 Monate
Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Vicki Boedges Hi Vicki! Thanks for your concern. We’re still learning all the time. The collar he wears in most of this video is not his collar that’s used when he actually goes on walks. We chose not to use raised bowls as they increase the risk of bloat in greyhounds which can be fatal (this was at the recommendation of the adoption agency we used). He now has the run of the house, however as we were bringing him into a house (a completely new environment for him) our agency recommended giving him more boundaries in the beginning. 💕

Vor 7 Monate
Bella Passanisi
Bella Passanisi

Why is he’s collar so freaking tight... poor dog 😳🤷🏻‍♀️

Vor 7 Monate
john anderson
john anderson

GOOD ON YA!!!

Vor 7 Monate
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

Vor 7 Monate
LEANNE WALKER
LEANNE WALKER

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

Vor 7 Monate
Ola
Ola

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

Vor 7 Monate
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 😊

Vor 7 Monate
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

Vor 7 Monate
Lorraine Thomson
Lorraine Thomson

Had bit of difficulty understanding your text. Can you punctuate please? Thanks Well done for care of all those greys! X

Vor 4 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
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

Vor 7 Monate
Lorraine Thomson
Lorraine Thomson

What?

Vor 4 Monate
Charlotte Shanagher
Charlotte Shanagher

Please don't give raw hide.

Vor 7 Monate
Charlotte Shanagher
Charlotte Shanagher

@Laura Douglass Good luck with your wonderful adventure! They are truly wonderful dogs!

Vor 7 Monate
Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

Charlotte Shanagher we returned the raw hide!

Vor 7 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
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”

Vor 7 Monate
Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

The heart shaped spot on his bum❤

Vor 7 Monate
Donna Symons
Donna Symons

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

Vor 7 Monate
keeferdog
keeferdog

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

Vor 7 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
SJ SMITH
SJ SMITH

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

Vor 7 Monate
Lorraine Thomson
Lorraine Thomson

Laura I'm sure you mean well But you seem more anxious than your grey Advice can so vary, depending on temperament, background history etc So relax, do things gradually Give you and your grey time to relax in to one thing, before starting another Just as children are different and reach milestones at various ages So do dogs General advice great, but allow for your own greys personality As a life long dog owner, ( I'm in my 70's) many of which were and still are greys, its a wonderful, life changing experience Enjoy!! I'm happy to give you any advice, if you e- mail

Vor 4 Monate
et troth
et troth

My greys were not allowed to "just be dogs" from the day they were born. It is the life of a racing dog. They ran during training and racing on the track. Hours are spent in a one dog sized area. They learn .... but smaller area, at first, is comforting.

Vor 6 Monate
Theresa Bradley
Theresa Bradley

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

Vor 7 Monate
AutoMan Dan
AutoMan Dan

What was his racing name?

Vor 7 Monate
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 7 Monate
Shayna Jackson
Shayna Jackson

It is very common for Greyhounds to nip when they get excited or have been running. That’s why Greyhounds are always muzzled at the track. It has nothing to do with aggression, but it’s still safer to protect them.

Vor 4 Monate
cedelany21
cedelany21

Sandra Cox that’s good to hear! Some needed progress

Vor 5 Monate
Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

@cedelany21 , they have repealed that law in Australia at least in some areas.

Vor 5 Monate
cedelany21
cedelany21

In some countries greyhounds are required to be muzzled in public. All of Australia for example! I am adopting a greyhound and was also advised to use it for the first few weeks. They are trained to wear them at the track and while turned out with other greyhounds.

Vor 5 Monate
Gomaberry
Gomaberry

It happens when they’re in groups sometimes. The play dates with my grey that I attend require muzzles. There’s usually 10-20 greys... While overall they’re not known to bark or bite, they can be playfully mouth one another and with thin skin that can be rather problematic. I’ve seen what goes on when they play too. My experience is more than 7 years of greyhound ownership. This is not to say I disagree that they’re gentle giants but I get it when they’re in big groups or introductions to other dogs and cats when they’re new. Especially if they’re fresh off the track and you don’t know if they’re friendly towards other dog breeds or cats. Anyway my baby is the sweetest and I’ve certainly attended play dates when it’s a chill group of 8 greys and they’re all sunbathing on dog beds.😂

Vor 6 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
Patty Schofield
Patty Schofield

@Hannah When you say yard trained, what do you mean? I have a 4 foot fence... and am thinking of getting a large or medium dog.

Vor 4 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
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!

Vor 7 Monate
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!

Vor 7 Monate
Lorraine Thomson
Lorraine Thomson

Try 3 Peaks, from good Pet Stores Always worked for my greys!

Vor 4 Monate
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!

Vor 7 Monate
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

Vor 7 Monate
lestwins b mad
lestwins b mad

@massatube That's very narrow-minded of you to think cold weather only exists in Russia.. You DO realize that well below freezing point temperatures exist in Canada and the U.S., right? With cold fronts and snow storms that cause structural damage and frostbite danger to human? I don't know what your definition if cold is, but if you mean 20°C well yeah greys can handle that. But we're talking about cold. Not semi-warm. I live in Canada and if I take my greyhound outside for only 2 min to pee during the coldest winter days without a winter coat and some sort of protection for her paws, she will painfully limp within seconds, and her entire body will be violently shaking. That can happen even WITH the added layer. So even at milder temperatures, it's recommended that if you need gloves because your hands are freezing, then your greyhound needs some extra layer of protection unless you don't care about their obvious discomfort. And saying greyhounds' body mass has a low fat percentage because of nutrition is simply scientifically incorrect. It's in their natural physiology, just like the higher red blood cells count and bigger heart. Compensating by trying to "fatten up" greyhounds is actually making them physiologically overweight with all the health risks that entails. As for their fur, it'sa single layer very short and thin furcoat over a thin fragile skin, not made to protect against cold, and you're completely ignoring post-track bald thighs syndrom which is very common in greyhound. The inside of my greyhound's thighs and almost her entire belly is bald and has been for years. I've no idea what kinda people you got your information from, but I've read everything from specialized books to scientific research papers and every greyhound rescue resource and geyhound-specific forum in between that I could find before getting a greyhound and what you're saying is completely made up bullshit. Respectfully.

Vor 4 Tage
Shoegal7
Shoegal7

@massatube, I'm not sure where you get your information from, but greyhounds do not handle the cold (nor the hot) weather well due to the fact that they carry very little body fat, thus, very little insulation. It's common sense really.

Vor 7 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
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!

Vor 7 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
No Thanks
No Thanks

He looks a lot like Magnus! ❤️

Vor 7 Monate
Laura Douglass
Laura Douglass

I think so too!!

Vor 7 Monate
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.....

Vor 8 Monate
cedelany21
cedelany21

The dogs are crate/kennel trained at the tracks all over the world.

Vor 5 Monate
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

Vor 8 Monate
Audrey Elizabeth
Audrey Elizabeth

Laura Douglass this is the correct info. I have a St. Bernard and don’t use raised bowls either! There’s a lot of advice in the comments but from your responses I think you really did you own research and have it down.

Vor Monat
Lorraine Thomson
Lorraine Thomson

Opinions vary so much on this issue Is there a ' real' potential problem regarding height level of feeding bowls? I would welcome accurate advice

Vor 4 Monate
Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

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

Vor 7 Monate
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 💕

Vor 7 Monate
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".

Vor 7 Monate
Ruddy Santoso
Ruddy Santoso

Congratulations and thanks for the video!

Vor 8 Monate
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.

Vor 8 Monate
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.

Vor 8 Monate
Natalie Powell
Natalie Powell

You won’t need to bathe King very often. I’ve had my greyhound for two and a half years and she’s only had half a dozen baths in that time. They don’t get smelly like other dogs.

Vor 7 Monate
Bel Mum
Bel Mum

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

Vor 7 Monate
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.

Vor 7 Monate
Bel Mum
Bel Mum

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

Vor 8 Monate
Bel Mum
Bel Mum

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

Vor 8 Monate
charlie
charlie

Congratulations X can't wait for an update x

Vor 9 Monate
Chris Parent
Chris Parent

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

Vor 9 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!

Vor 10 Monate
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

Vor 7 Monate
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.

Vor 10 Monate
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.

Vor 10 Monate
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!

Vor 10 Monate

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