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Thread: Foster Carers Needed-Qld, Loving Retired Greyhounds

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    I am seeking anyone who would like to increase the love and satisfaction in their lives to make contact about fostering greyhounds (or providing a permanent home if you are seeking a loving obedient pet). These loving creatures all deserve a second chance, are in perfect health, well trained, get along well with other dogs (some get along well with little dogs and cats too) and are injury free. They have not been in a racing/training environment for over 12 months and have had some experience with being "a normal dog". These dogs all get desexed, microchipped and booster vaccinations and are rehomed through a reputable honest responsible caring experienced pet rescue member who is available all the time to give you guidance advice and support. Read about others experiences at the "greyhound adopt" page at Animal Chiropractor. For more information or if you can join our network please phone 0420949030 ASAP, lots of love needed right now!

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    Wish I could help but couldn't have another dog because I am renting and because one of my dogs is no good with other dogs. Best of luck finding fosters and forever homes

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    When you say "some get along with little dogs" does that mean that some don't and are not really suitable for rehoming? Have they all been professionally temperament tested?

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    doesnt mean if they are not good with little dogs that they are not suitable for rehoming, you just dont rehome it with a little dog!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    doesnt mean if they are not good with little dogs that they are not suitable for rehoming, you just dont rehome it with a little dog!...
    disaster waiting to happen - poor greyhounds trying to be accepted into society as pets

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    Have to say I agree 100% with grey_hounder.

    What happens if a little dog gets into your yard, or if you have a family member who brings their dog around to you... What if your greyhound gets loose at a park?

    It's not just about whether the dog gets along with other dogs, it's about how safe the dog is for the general public and other animals.

    Not all dogs are suitable to be rehomed, not all dogs are suitable for pet homes, and not all dogs should be rehomed either.

    There is far more to it than just "we want to save all the dogs" and if that's as far as the thought process has gone then you need to do some more research and find some more education before you do more harm than good. To the breeds and to dog rescue in general.

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    I have now met 5 greyhounds in their home or foster settings. All ex racers but not left in the bush to die with their ears cut off (ID)
    By law they must wear a muzzle when out. They do not require lots of exercise...they love running bursts and then they are couch potato's. Lovely lovely dogs.

    I was so uneducated about them till I saw first hand how they fit into a home setting. I saw people reccomending them as a good breed to have and thought WTF????

    This is not to say that all are rehomable. Lots of dogs despite their breed also fail temperement tests.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I have now met 5 greyhounds in their home or foster settings. All ex racers but not left in the bush to die with their ears cut off (ID)
    By law they must wear a muzzle when out. They do not require lots of exercise...they love running bursts and then they are couch potato's. Lovely lovely dogs.

    I was so uneducated about them till I saw first hand how they fit into a home setting. I saw people reccomending them as a good breed to have and thought WTF????

    This is not to say that all are rehomable. Lots of dogs despite their breed also fail temperement tests.
    So is your view that they are a good breed to have or a bad one? Im a little confused abotu your post haha Which is not hard with me!
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    I have also met quite a few greyhounds that have been re-homed. A lady I know does greyhound Rescue. I agree they make lovely pets, especially if they have been re-trained/socialised by experienced people. And they are real couch potatoes.
    But boy do they hate doing the "sit'' in Obedience on a cold day...........
    It is a shame about the muzzle, but I have noticed locally here there are quite a few around not wearing them. we have had no issues at all with the ones at our Kennel Club and they do not even seem interested in the small dogs. Unlike some of the other large dogs, who will go into prey drive when they see some of the small dogs running.
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    So is your view that they are a good breed to have or a bad one? Im a little confused abotu your post haha Which is not hard with me!
    Good one, lol. I would have no hesitation in recomending a greyhound to someone I knew, knew their set up.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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