Why Greyhounds?

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Greyhounds make great companion animals because:

  • They are gentle, affectionate dogs that love to be with you. Greyhounds really love their humans, and are sometimes known as “velcro dogs”
  • They are sociable and generally get on well with other dogs and animals, including small dogs and even cats at times.
  • They don’t need a lot of exercise or a big backyard. In fact they are well suited to apartment living.
  • After their walk or ‘zoomie’ across a field, they are happy to sleep on the couch for the rest of the day.
  • They rarely bark.
  • They don’t lose much hair (compared to other breeds) and require very little grooming.
  • They don’t have that doggy smell as they do not have the fatty undercoat of other breeds.
  • They are intelligent and respond well to training.
  • Being tolerant and easy going they are generally good around children of most ages.

4 Comments

  1. Miranda skoczek
    Posted July 22, 2016 at 11:56 PM | Permalink

    Where are you based? I’d love to know if you have any greyhounds available in Melbourne…. I have an 11 month old Affenpincscher and a very placid 2 year old cat. Oh and I have a six year old son. I’d love to liberate an ex racing dog, or unwanted pet. Ideally a youngish dog, not older than 2, 3 at most. Look forward to hearing from you.

  2. Kate
    Posted July 27, 2016 at 6:50 PM | Permalink

    Hi Miranda we are based in Sydney. Please get in touch with AMazing greys who are based in Melbourne.

  3. Annie Inglis
    Posted January 7, 2017 at 5:48 PM | Permalink

    Hi Miranda,
    We’ve just adopted a Greyhound…shes beautiful!
    Fancy seeing your name here,M 😉
    Love from Annie Inglis
    @annetics_

  4. Fiona
    Posted January 25, 2017 at 11:05 PM | Permalink

    I adopted a greyhound 1 and a half years ago and it was the best decision I ever made. It took a while for him to settle in and for me to get used to his ways – but our bond just grows stronger all the time. I live in an apartment – I take him for two walks per day. If the weather is bad or his ex-broken leg is playing up, he can get by with very short walks. But he loves to get out there sniffing! I would say to potential adopters though that any dog is a big commitment . For eg, I never go out after work now because that would mean my dog being alone too long.

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