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    Smile Fostering a Greyhound....hopefully!

    Jeff and I decided we wanted to become foster parents to a senior greyhound. We have talked about this before and then on Thursday I saw an add in the paper saying that the Greyhound rescue near our house was desperate for foster homes...so I gave them a call. A lady called me back on Friday and told me that the owner of the rescue was out of town and that she would call me on Monday. Well she called me a couple of hours ago and it went great. We've had Greyhounds before and now we have a Whippet cross, so we definetly know the breed well. Jeff had Greyhounds for many years before I even knew him. They are coming to do a home check on Tuesday. I'm nervous, lol. The rescue pays for everthing, from food to medical, so all we have to do is provide the love :-) We hope our dog Taylee and the new guy will get along well. They want three references though (not family members) and I don't know what to do about that. Jeff and I don't have any friends here, not one. We're nice people but we stick to ourselves. I've only been here 2 years and Jeff has been here for 5, but he's not exactly social. We can ask one guy from Jeff's work, but that's it! I hope that doesn't "disqualify" us. We will be getting a male, because that's all they have right now. Wish us luck!
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    Greyhounds are adorable!!
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    Is he a former race dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    Is he a former race dog?

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    Yes, they all are. There are three males in Tampa that are going to be coming to the Orlando area next week and they're in need of foster homes, until they can be adopted.

    Another thing I'm worried about is that we have a guinea pig. Taylee is great with him and they're best buddies, but I don't know how a retired racing Greyhound would react to him...seeing as they used to chase a fake rabbit at the tracks!
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    Awesome! My wife and I are planning to adopt a greyhound once we're all settled in at our new place.
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    I've adopted four greyhounds and currently have two. They're the best dogs in the world! I have one 11.5 year old and a 6 year old right now, both males. They get along with everything, which most do. If they have a real strong prey drive, small animals can be in danger, but usually there's no problem at all - they are sooooo easy going and mellow! Good luck, and get us pics!!

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    I'll definetly get pics, as long as we're approved I really hope we pass this home check!
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    I hope your ready to take these dogs for fast walks. I hear they need to get out and stretch and have room to run.

    Just out of curiosity how much do they eat?
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