I recently came across an excellent webpage about adopting retired racing greyhounds.
We are not contemplating another dog till our aged LarryDog crosses the Rainbow Bridge and he is still going for half-hour walks almost every morning, eating his food with zest, and giving me many a loving soulful look. In other words, he is liking it here.
But it’s the nature of the human mind to look ahead, and I certainly do that. I’d been thinking that I really favor large to medium dogs over the small ones. And since Kelly and I both work on our computers at home a lot, a good breed or breed combo for us would be one that was pretty mellow and wouldn’t mind entertaining itself (umm, without much mischief!) or kicking back quite a lot.
Our Rottweiler Lola is like that. It helps that she is about six and a half now. I’d been wondering about getting another Rottie when the time comes. But we have a long history of getting different types of dogs, and I often say, “So many dogs, so little time!”
Let’s see, since our first dog back in the 80s we’ve had one each of:
- German Shepherd / Malamute
- Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Australian Shepherd
- Chow / Blue Heeler: LarryDog
- Rottweiler: Lola
So back to that webpage that enticed me. Here it is: About retired racing greyhounds
If you have any interest in possibly adopting a greyhound, take a look! The videos had me close to tears — of love. And I’ve ordered a copy of one of the books. I wouldn’t have to have a retired racer, if we go with the breed, any greyhound or would do. We tend to alternate genders, and Lola is female, so would favor a male.
Also, readers, if you have any experience with greyhounds or greyhound rescue, do post a comment!