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  • FAMOUS GREYHOUND FANS

    Throughout history, some very famous people have been captivated by Greyhounds: Cleopatra, Christopher Columbus, General George Custer, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Brad Pitt, Betty White, Frank Sinatra, Queen Victoria and King Henry VIII, to name a few.

    There have been 4 past U.S. Presidents who have owned a Greyhound.
  • THE GREYHOUND ORIGIN STORY

    Greyhounds are thought to be the oldest purebred dog, but those origins are shrouded in mystery.  Cave etchings, as early as 8,000 B.C., depict dogs that look very much like greyhounds. From ancient Egypt, artifacts show that greyhound-type dogs were revered as gods and only royalty were allowed to own them. Read on for more fascinating anecdotes about this charismatic breed.

  • 10 WAYS GREYHOUNDS DIFFER FROM OTHER BREEDS MEDICALLY

    Greyhounds do have some medical differences compared to most other breeds.  It is good to be informed about these differences so that you and your vet will know if something that crops up is cause for concern or not. In addition, if you are prepared, maybe you can take some preventive measures to nip problems in the bud. Read on to learn more --->

  • 20 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT GREYHOUNDS

    It’s not too soon to start celebrating Greyhound Adoption Month, which starts tomorrow on April 1. With that in mind, let’s look at some fun facts about the breed.  See if you knew that:

    1.  The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the Greyhound as an official dog breed in 1885.  They are classified in the Hound dog breed category.

  • GREYHOUND QUIRKS

    What is it about Greyhounds that makes us love them so much? Once we are privileged to live with a Greyhound, we are completely smitten, and have joined the “Cult of the Greyhound”.  Here are ten Greyt Quirks that make the breed unique and so adorable. See if you agree…

  • PET POISON PREVENTION WEEK

    This whole month is Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and March 21 – 28 in particular is National Poison Prevention Week.  It seems appropriate then to revisit some information we’ve shared before about things that are toxic to your Greyhound or any dog. Learn more here:
  • HELP! MY GREYHOUND IS AFRAID OF GOING TO THE VET!

    HELP! MY GREYHOUND IS AFRAID OF GOING TO THE VET!

    Vet visits can be stressful for the beings on both ends of the leash! If we are upset or concerned about having to pass our Greyhound off to vet staff at the curb, our dogs may feed on that anxiety. Our dogs are incredibly responsive to us, often feeding off our emotions. According to Companion Animal Psychology, 30% of dogs are highly stressed while sitting in the waiting room at the vet's office. And why wouldn't they be? Everything is new and they are unsure of what is going on. So, whether your vet’s office is fully open or on COVID restrictions, try to remain calm and confident. Not only will this help your dog to have a better vet experience, but it will also help the visits to be less stressful for both of you. The following tips will help prepare you and your dog for your next trip to the vet’s office.

  • 5 THINGS WE DO THAT ANNOY OUR GREYHOUNDS

    We often think that communicating with our dogs means we talk to them, but in fact we can recognize what our dog is saying - even what he's thinking - just by learning our Greyhound’s body language.  We need “listen” with our eyes to understand what they are telling us, and in the same way, we need to be conscious of our body language to be sure we are not inadvertently communicating something that we don’t mean!
  • CAN DOGS DETECT CANCER?

    The nose knows! We all know dogs possess incredible powers of smell. They sniff out drugs, firearms, and explosives. Some have even been trained to sniff out diseases like diabetes and COVID, as well as cancers. But exactly how is this superpower being put into use by cancer research centers and healthcare providers around the country?
  • KEEP YOUR GREYHOUND SAFE THIS WINTER

    With the polar vortex crushing much of North America, it seems like a good time to review winter’s hazards. Snow, sleet, ice, and wind… there’s a lot to prepare for when it comes to winter weather. Just like we’re affected by the cold, our dogs are, too. But there certain dangers that dog owners need to be aware of to keep their dogs safe. Here are a few simple measures you can take to make sure your Greyhound stays happy and healthy throughout the winter.

  • MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL FOR YOUR GREYHOUND

    Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be limited to just a romantic candlelight dinner – it’s also the perfect time to show your Greyhound how much you adore him. This Valentine's Day, engage in their favorite activities with them. No one knows what your pup loves to do better than you, but if you need some ideas, here are 10 fun ways to celebrate your heart dog, along with some little treats for you too.

  • COPING WITH THE LOSS OF YOUR GREYHOUND

    Following the loss of a cherished companion, we need to allow ourselves to experience feelings of pain and sorrow. Because of the unique emotional relationships we have with our pets, their deaths produce a level of pain that is difficult to describe. All death is traumatic, and people cope with the residual grief in different ways. While this is normal, there are a few things you can do to ease the pain and deal with grief.