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“The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound ownerliving with you.”
—Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project

“Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance willhave a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dogowner.”
—Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest

The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend forthousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almostexclusively for racing. In the bad old days, prior to the 1980s,dogs that didn’t make the grade at the track, and those pasttheir primes, were destroyed. According to official estimates,60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were destroyed each year!Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist devoted torescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes.

Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybeyou’re already sharing your life with one of these charminganimals. Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything youneed to know to:

  • Understand the Greyhound personality
  • Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt
  • Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family
  • Educate yourself and your retired racer
  • Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs
  • Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come

With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingooddrawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogsto cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhoundowner, and she fills you in on:

  • The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound
  • Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and yourfamily
  • Physical and behavioral characteristics
  • How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be acompanion
  • Dealing with common behavioral and health problems
  • Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound
  • Fun things to do with your hound

Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with anex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is mustreading for anyone considering adoption or who’s alreadytaken the leap.

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