You’ll fall in love with your retired racing greyhound because generally they are:
CHARMING: They're discerning and inclined to appreciate the finer things in life like the warmest fleeces and the softest beds. They tend to be gentle in how they interact with people and have a reputation of being unobtrusive indoor companions.
COUCH POTATOES: Despite their athleticism greyhounds have a reputation for being couch potatoes. You can satisfy your greyhounds need for stimulation with a lot less time and energy than with many other breeds and they’re often happy to sleep the day away while you’re away at work.
REWARDING: You’ll be guiding your greyhound through all of these ‘firsts’ and have the satisfaction of seeing their growth as they settle into life as a pet
You might find your retired racing greyhound hard to live with because generally they are:
A FLIGHT RISK: they are genetically predisposed to enjoy and be good at independently hunting and chasing animals. Don’t take their design for granted, it still applies once their racing days are over and they begin the next chapter of their lives as pets.
INDEPENDENT: unlike some other breeds, they’re unlikely to constantly dote on you, hang on your every word, or beg for another game of fetch. You might be faced with the fact that your need for attention and affection is higher than your hound’s need for it.
SENSITIVE: They need a gradual introduction to life as a pet and are not cut out for harsh conditions, invasiveness, or rough housing play. They can easily be overwhelmed in busy households without their own safe space to decompress.
Please take a moment to read through our most frequently asked questions and breed information to make sure that adopting a greyhound is the right choice for you.