- Why Adopt a GreyHound ?
- Will my GreyHound be altered before I get it?
- How long will it take before I get my GreyHound ?
- Are GreyHounds compatible with other small animals ?
- Must I buy a crate?
- Can I let my GreyHound loose on my property or in the park ?
- What supplies do I need when I get my dog?
- Are GreyHounds good with kids?
- How long do GreyHounds live?.
- How long can a GreyHound be left alone?
- Are GreyHounds house trained?
- Are GreyHounds hyperactive?
- How old are the dogs, and can I get either gender?
- Are GreyHounds suited to apartment living?
- Are there books available specifically about the racing GreyHound?
Why Adopt a GreyHound?
When adopting a GreyHound you are getting a pure-bred, beautiful dog who is eager to please, and who has a true love of people. Although these dogs are athletes and are trained to chase, they are not vicious. They are very sociable and they possess superior intelligence. These dogs are easily trained and they adapt to family life very quickly.
Will my GreyHound be altered before I adopt it?
Yes. All the GreyHounds that we place are altered (spayed or neutered), inoculated,
teeth are cleaned, and they are heartworm tested.
How long does the adoption process take?
We begin the process when we receive your application. It usually takes
two to three weeks to get you a dog that we feel will be compatible with your family.
Yes. Most of the dogs we place live with cats and other small animals.
Each dog is "cat tested" to determine whether it is safe with small animals. For the most part,
GreyHounds enjoy the company of other dogs, although they don't know other breeds.
Must I buy a crate?
We strongly recommend crate training for any new
GreyHound in your home. Or for a nominal fee,
L.I.G.H.T. will rent you a crate. Please reserve early.
Can I let my GreyHound run loose on my property or in the park?
Yes. As long as the area is fully enclosed.
GreyHounds are bred to chase using their extraordinary eyesight and speed.
They must be on a leash when they go for a walk or when they are not in a fenced
What supplies do I need when I get my dog?
You will need a special GreyHound "safety" collar
, a coat, a dog bed and raised feeding dishes for your GreyHound. All the necessary items can be obtained through L.I.G.H.T.
100% of the proceeds go to L.I.G.H.T. to help continue our rescue efforts.
Please support us.
Are GreyHounds good with kids?
Yes, as long as the kids are good with animals.
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How long do GreyHounds live?
Barring unforeseen accident or illness, 12-14 years.
How long can a GreyHound be left alone?
Five to nine hours. If longer, we advise that you get a dog walker.
Are GreyHounds house trained?
No, but they are crate trained, and they learn fast.
Are GreyHounds hyperactive?
No, they are couch potatoes. They do not require any more exercise than any other
breed of dog.
How old are the dogs, and can I get either gender?
Usually 2-5 years old. Males and females are always available.
Are GreyHounds suited to apartment living?
Yes. We have placed many in apartments, and condos. We have even placed
GreyHounds in Manhattan studio apartments.
Are there books available specifically about the racing
"Adopting the Racing GreyHound"
by Cynthia A. Branigan
Racing GreyHounds for Dummies"
by Lee Livingood. You can order either book online, or buy it at a local book store.