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  • NATIONAL CRAFT FOR YOUR LOCAL SHELTER DAY

    Today, July 21, is National Craft for Your Local Shelter Day.  We could expand that to include our local Greyhound adoption groups.  Foster parents are always appreciative of  items for their charges, such as toys and blankets.  Here are a few ideas to get you started…
  • THE CONTROVERSY OVER ELEVATED PET FEEDERS

    Is it better to feed your Greyhound from bowls on the floor or elevated? There’s been a long-standing controversy over the benefits or drawbacks of raised food bowls for dogs and how these now popular raised dog food bowls affect our pets. Talk to two different experts and get two different answers for two reasons. First, there haven’t been many significant studies on the topic of elevated dog feeders. Second, the few studies which have been done contradict each other. Here are a few pros and cons regarding raised vs. floor feeding so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for your pup.
  • TAKING YOUR GREYHOUND TO THE BEACH

    Whether your Greyhound is still a puppy or a seasoned traveler, taking your dog to a dog friendly beach can be an ideal way to spend a summer day. For the right dog, the beach can provide new sights, sounds, and smells to experience as well as opportunities for exciting games. However, there are doggie dangers too. Maximize your fun by trying these activities and watching for these hazards.
  • GREYHOUNDS & FIREWORKS FEAR

    July 4th is this weekend, but if your neighborhood is like mine, there have been fireworks going off for many nights already. If your Greyhound is nervous about thunder, it’s a safe bet that fireworks will bother him even more.  Keep your pup safe and happy this 4th of July with these quick and helpful tips:
  • 10 WAYS GREYHOUNDS IMPROVE OUR LIVES

    In addition to the love and joy they add to our days, Greyhounds actually have a profound effect on our lifestyle and health. Owning or just spending time with a hound can enhance our health, our mood, and even our social life. Here are ten ways our Greyhounds can improve our quality of life:
  • 10 TIPS FOR GREYT PHOTOS

    Our Greyhounds play a big part in our lives so it’s no surprise that we want greyt photographs of them. But we all know how hard it can be to capture the adorableness of our hounds, especially black ones. Keeping a few of the following tips in mind will help YOU help your pup to shine, using just your phone’s camera.
  • HOW TO DEAL WITH GREYHOUND ANXIETY PROBLEMS

    Normally greyhounds are relaxed couch potatoes. However, some anxiety among retired racing Greyhounds is a common phenomenon that can be managed through time and patience. Greyhound anxiety is the constant anticipation that something causing fear may happen. If you have a nervous dog, here’s some insight you can use to identify the signs and triggers, and steps you can take to help calm your dog’s anxiety and improve their quality of life.

  • GREYHOUND JARGON

    Like many breeds, Greyhounds come with their own community and culture (some would say cult) – and vocabulary. I wrote about some of these terms in my earlier posts. Let’s take a closer look at some of those “Greyhound-isms”.

  • GREYHOUNDS AND THUNDER PHOBIA

    If you have ever had a Greyhound that fears thunder, you know it can be miserable, for them and for you. About 15%-30% of dogs have some sort of storm anxiety, and some breeds are more susceptible, like herding dogs and hounds.    Here are some ideas on the causes and also some practical tips to help you and your dog cope with thunderstorm season.
  • HOW TO SPEAK GREYHOUND

    Your Greyhound is always communicating with you.  Human communication is mostly verbal, and while some Greyhound communication is vocalizing, much of it is body language.  In any case, you will want to pay attention to the whole dog: body language gives the vocalization context. Here is some inside information that may help you understand your hound better.

  • TIME FOR ROAD TRIP WITH YOUR GREYHOUND?

    Finally, it looks like things are opening up, and summer is around the corner. Time for a get-away! Taking your Greyhound along can be loads of fun if you plan carefully.  Here are some trip tips to make traveling with your dog more enjoyable.
  • TOP 10 REASONS TO ADOPT A SENIOR GREYHOUND

    Senior Greyhounds are the nicest dogs but often the hardest to get adopted. Many people feel that seniors only have a little time left and may have medical problems that will be too expensive or take too much time. The truth is that most Greyhounds live 10-14 years, and Greyhounds as a breed are one of the healthiest pure-bred dogs. Greyhounds are considered “senior” at 6-7 years of age.  Most of them still have good years to give a loving family. There are so many reasons to adopt a senior Greyhound, but today we’re going to look at the top 10.