Florida Greyhounds

 

Q and A's on Adopting a Greyhound

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Why do rescued racing greyhounds make such wonderful companions?

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Greyhounds are intelligent, loyal, and goodnatured.They are sweet, gentle, and most are easily house-trained.

Q.

How big are greyhounds?

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Greyhounds stand 24 to 28 inches at the shoulder and weigh 55 to 75 pounds.

Q.

Don't greyhounds need lots of exercise?

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The most surprising thing about rescued greyhounds is that they require little exercise; they spend most of their time lounging and napping around the house. They make excellent companions, even for apartment dwellers.

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How do I choose the right greyhound?

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Greyhounds come in many sizes and colors and have different personalities. The most important factor to consider is the suitability of an individual dog to your lifestyle. For example, do you have the energy for a younger, more active dog or would an older, calmer dog be better? Can you adopt a shy dog that needs a little extra time and attention? Will your new companion be around children and other animals or will he or she be an only-dog?

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Why must I spay or neuter my greyhound companion?

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Because thousands of greyhounds are killed each year and thousands more are looking for loving homes, it would be irresponsible not to spay or neuter your greyhound companion.

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How can I adopt a retired greyhound?

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To find an adoption organization outside of Florida, consult our list of websites here.