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Ive been looking at re-homing a Greyhound as a family pet.

Anyone else done this? Seems a popular route for getting dog.

Any recommendation for things to consider. 

Insurance policies worth looking at?

Thanks

 

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We have had retired greyhounds for the last twenty years, and have four retired greyhounds at the moment.  Lovely dogs.  As with lots of things, there's lots of rubbish talked about them by people who

Got the new boy at the weekend - Rummy Major Its a big change from living all your life in kennels to moving into a home with a family (no not me!). Still a bit nervous but we are working to make

Our first dog was a whippet  so sort of a bit greyhoundy😀.    Its walk consisted of one sprint across the park ( faster than the speed of light ) then us  being pulled home  so he could have a rest.  

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The couple across the road from us have two such animals. One is soppy as hell, the other is frightened of men. I’m guessing this goes back to their original treatment by owners. They’re nice dogs, though. Insurance is a must.

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The exercise regime for one will be noticeably more than the average dog, not arduous but there's not really the option of just along the road for its toilet and back home. Not had one myself but couple of neighbours have done what you are considering. 

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30 minutes ago, andydclements said:

The exercise regime for one will be noticeably more than the average dog

I had originally thought that but they are (so I understand) call the worlds fastest couch potato. I think they need one good sprint out but I could be wrong?

They seem pretty chilled and dont really bark. My mate has a whippet which is a nice little thing. Boy that can bring a ball back to you just as soon as you've thrown it!

 

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Easy to look after and definitely lazy. In the winter need a coat as they feel the cold.

Forgot, they chase cats

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11 minutes ago, pete said:

Easy to look after and definitely lazy. In the winter need a coat as they feel the cold.

Forgot, they chase cats

Nice one thanks for the confirmation! 

 

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My cat has learned that, so now just sits there to annoy the dog.

By exercise regime, I mean they really need a run but don't need a walk of many miles. I guess you've got somewhere nearby that it could have a run.

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1 hour ago, andydclements said:

The exercise regime for one will be noticeably more than the average dog. 

Just buy a rabbit at the same time 👍

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Not worth starting anything now...🍺

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I know a chap who sometimes had to buy rabbits from the local pet store for his python...had to go through all the gumph about how to look after and care fr it! :hrhr:

 

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Just be careful they're not mixy rabbits - you know, the ones with the other man-made virus..........

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Someone I once knew that adopted greyhounds claimed that while they are quite athletic outdoors. Inside they are calm couch potatoes. I personally have no experience.

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On 30/01/2021 at 18:34, Buddsy said:

Ive been looking at re-homing a Greyhound as a family pet.

Anyone else done this? Seems a popular route for getting dog.

Any recommendation for things to consider. 

Insurance policies worth looking at?

Thanks

 

buddsy

 

 

Nothing to add other than well done for doing this. 

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A friend of mine got 2 rescue greyhounds a couple of months back. They are wonderful dogs but they'd never lived in a house before and needed house training. They've just about got the hang of it now. 🙂

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Definately a good way to go. If you are getting a rescue or 2 make sure they are ok with young children. Many have trauma issues and lack of socialising. My Aunties is not good with kids. However if they are ok with kids they are wonderful gentle dogs to own and all they want is an easy life!

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10 hours ago, Kimbers said:

Definately a good way to go. 

 

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11 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

I do hope you’ve got him a covid mask 😂

A gas mask might be better he can out fart me and thats no small task!

 

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I found some great footage of the chap running during his racing career.

Ive run beside him in the field and hes quicker than me!

Here he is running hes running as No.2 

 

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1 hour ago, Buddsy said:

I've run beside him in the field and he's quicker than me!

Really, that surprises me :)

 

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