Greyhounds are often associated with racing, but unfortunately, when their racing career has finished, some are sadly not needed. That's where Greyhound Adoptions WA steps forward to support their next chapter of life. Temporarily, they live with their foster carers, before being re-homed with their adopted family. Further information can be found here.
In search of a new addition to our family, a radio advert promoting a greyhound gathering in Perth caught my attention. Within a few days, thanks to the informative report, we soon became a greyhound owner to a beautiful puppy, now 20 months young.
We paid an adoption fee of $375 which covered his sterilisation, teeth cleaning, micro-chipping, basic training, flea treatment, vaccination, worm treatment, lead, collar and muzzle.
Speaking on behalf of my adopted greyhound, he is adorable, loyal, and brings great pleasure to the household. An instant bond came between ourselves and my older children. He quickly adapted to his new environment and has many pros, my preferences being: - His unique long nose Sheds very little hair No noticeable dog odour Very affectionate
Friendly with other dogs Quick learner to new house rules No car sickness travels very well
Because he is still in his puppy years, Tanny is very energetic for a greyhound. They do have a reputation for being couch potatoes, but not Tanny. He also prefers the shallow water as he hasn't quite worked out how to swim, only sink.
Of course, I have to mention a mischievous con, this being: - Stealing. He loves to grab my soft beaded owl doorstop, shoes, toilet rolls and anything soft he can get his mouth around. Apart from this innocent behaviour, I would highly recommend adopting a greyhound as a pet. If you would like to read more information or view greyhounds up for adoption please click here.
Thanks to the Greyhound Adoptions WA, and the foster carers, they have given the opportunity for many adorable greyhounds to be re-homed, and extend their remaining years in an environment they may not have possibly seen.