April Pet Calendar

April Is National Adopt A Greyhound Month

greyhound adoption month

Greyhounds are bred for racing and typically live a different lifestyle than your typical house pet. These dogs are kept in kennels when they’re not on the racetrack, are fed high-performance diets greyhound adoption monthand will race until they are anywhere between two to five-years-old before they are considered no longer viable. Consider that these regal dogs live for up to fourteen years and you can see the need for a national adoption month. Greyhound fostering and adoption groups have stepped up and are taking care of re-homing these retired race dogs.

Greyhound facts

  • They don’t need large yards, but fenced in yards are recommended
  • They don’t require any more exercise than any other breed — they are happy with a long daily walk
  • They are very mellow and are considered couch potatoes by their owners
  • They require a special collar because their necks are wider than their heads
  • They must be kept leashed because it only takes them three strides to reach top speed
  • They can see up to a half a mile away
  • They were originally bred as hunting dogs
  • Be patient with them as it may take time for them to get accustomed to living in a home, walking on grass and navigating around furniture
  • They quickly adapt to their new lives

There are many greyhound rescue and adoption organizations with whom you can work if you’d like to welcome a greyhound into your heart and your life.

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