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    So I just got the news that my greyhound is on his way! He's gorgeous and his name is Dexter. He ran 13 races and won 3 of them!

    Anyway now I need to start kitting out my house with doggy items before he arrives in March.

    Any other greyhound owners have advice on best beds/bowls/accessories etc ??

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    Sounds very exiting indeed! I love hounds though my current dog is nothing like one.

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    Congratulations. I have Whippets, very similar. Best advice I can give you is lots of soft bedding. Sighthounds due to their low body fat crave soft bedding and if you don't supply it your furniture is fair game.

    I cover my lounge with pces of vet bed, it's rubber backed so doesn't slip off and is nice and soft and inviting. You can buy it in lengths and then you just cut it to the appropriate size for your dog.

    A good quality hound collar is probably the next thing you will want. You can get some very nice ones on line or Blackdog also make them.

    I'm not sure what rescue you are getting him thru but some supply a collar and muzzle as part of the adoption.

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    Oh yes, my sighthound mix hated lying on the floor and found even some dog beds too hard. The best bed I ever bought for her was an inflatable one! But they are very hard to find in Australia. Ours was massive and had a shaggy cover (plastic underneath). She absolutely loved that bed in her old age.

    If you intend to take her with you when visiting people or going out for a coffee etc. a travel bed is a good accessory too.

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    Have a good/nice soft couch for your couch potato..........I love greyhounds and good for you for taking a Rescue
    Pets are forever

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    I'm getting him through GAP so he won't need a muzzle. He'll come with a coat but there was no mention of collar or lead. I'm assuming I'll have to wait until I get him before I can buy him a collar so I know how big his neck is, or is an educated guess okay? Anyone else here with a male greyhound who can tell me how big the collar they wear is?

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    This is the pic I got of my new boy! Can't wait to meet him. Has anyone else adopted through GAP before? He goes into foster care this week and then to me start of March.

    Do you get to talk to their foster carer and ask them questions about eating habits/temperament etc? Ideally I would love to send him one of the toys I have lying around that has my scent that he can have it with him in foster care so when he meets me I will be somewhat familiar but I doubt that's possible.

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    I am sure Foster carers would love to chat with you and maybe you can just ask to have contact with them, even over e-mail.

    They will most likely also have all of that info for you and be happy to share it with you.
    Pets are forever

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    Oh yes, my old dog loved, loved, loved her coat.

    He looks gorgeous! What is the reason why he goes into foster care first?

    I met a young girl walking a muzzled greyhound the other day. Had a chat to her and she said that she could take him to an RSPCA course to get a certificate to be allowed to walk him unmuzzled but didn't see why she would spend the $150. The dog didn't seem to mind the muzzle, but I am sure lots of people assume a muzzled dog is aggressive.

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    From my understanding they go to foster care to be assessed that they will manage in their new home. For example in my application I indicated we have no dogs but one cat. He will go to a family with that living arrangement to make sure he can handle it, or if he needs extra training etc. I guess its just a safety net to ensure each dog is placed in a home where they will actually be happy. They do great work!

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