Thinking of adopting a greyhound? Find out about the process and the breed. No greyhounds will be available for adoption at this event. A six-hour get-together with a break for a casual lunch. The format is interactive discussion and hands-on work with our greyhounds. Participants will walk our greyhounds, groom them, brush their teeth, practice prepping for a new greyhound, learn about training, and more. We’ll include a Q&A session with a representative from Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati (GAGC). Later, when you’re ready to adopt, contact the greyhound adoption agency of your choice. Greyhound Adoption Topics We’ll Cover 1. Meet Our Greyhounds 2. Qualify to Adopt 3. Prep for the Dog’s Arrival 4. Welcome the New Greyhound 5. Encourage Fun 6. Train with Consistent Voice and Hand Commands —Housebreaking —Exercising, Walk Our Hounds —Stairs —Manners —Limited Access to Minimize Mischief —Bedtime 7. Discipline 8. Take Care of Health & Grooming—Teeth, Feet & Coat 9. Choose Food & Treats 10. Choose a Vet & Handle Emergencies 11. Read before Adopting 12. Questions & Answers with a GAGC Representative We'll donate part of each guest's fee to GAGC.
Rebecca & Virgil
As more and more greyhounds are released from racing, we want to share our love of this breed with potential adopters who haven’t previously had greyhounds. Greyhounds are a noble, ancient breed—and they differ from other dogs. They behave differently and have unique needs. We have adopted and fostered 8 greyhounds over 20 years. We also babysit greyhounds. By working with a respected greyhound adoption group, we are well qualified to adopt retired racing greyhounds. We know how to make our home safe and welcoming to dogs that have never seen tile floors, glass doors, mirrors, stairs, and more aspects of home life. Successful adoption come from knowing what to expect of racers and training them to be happy and well-behaved pets. We’ll share secrets about retired racers to help people prepare to qualify as future greyhound adopters.
We’ll provide a casual lunch with choices for various diets. Maybe some of our homemade vegetable soup and sandwich fixings…
Throughout the day, we’ll provide water, soft drinks, and coffee at our home.
This get-together will take place inside our one-story greyhound-friendly home and in our landscaped yard, as well as on the quiet streets of our suburban neighborhood.
If you're thinking about adopting a greyhound, you’ll learn about the adoption process and what it’s like to “parent” a greyhound. Be prepared to fall in love with the breed. No guest animals, please.
Greyhound Adoption: Getting Ready