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Retired Racing Greyhounds

Roger and Lori - Retired Racing Greyhounds Greyhounds are amazing. They are sprinters and some can go over 40 mph. They have a calm manner, are fairly smart, and are loyal to their caregivers. Greyhounds come in all colors - white, black, fawn, brindle, gray, etc. They go WAY back too.

Greyhounds weigh in at around 70lbs, have short hair, and are usually good with kids. They often don't do well with cats though, and can sometimes even catch a fleeing squirrel. Greyhounds are especially thankful for a yard to run in even though they only do it once a day for about 30 seconds. The rest of their time is spent sleeping and eating.

Over the years, we've adopted 3 retired racing greyhounds and given them the home, warm bed and freedom they deserve. Consider adopting or fostering a retired greyhound. See the links section below for more information.

Dogs

Retired Racing Greyhounds

GG -- Dec 2001-Jan 2013


GG's original name was Solas Maryanne, but since she was so silly, I named her GG for Goofy Girl when we got her in 2005. She is very smart and affectionate. She rubs up against people like a cat and will roll onto her back for a belly rub on command. Pictures:  1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12,  13,  14,  15,
Watch this movie of GG jumping up and down 4 stairs.
When GG wants in, she comes to my window to tell me.
Retired Racing Greyhounds

Sez -- Mar 1996


Sez was a foster we tried but wern't able to keep. We became attached to her in spite of the challenges. She is calm, very curious, loves humans, and gets along with other greyhounds nicely. We will miss her.
Pictures:  1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  10.
Retired Racing Greyhounds

Midi -- Jan 1996-Jul 2005


Our second greyhound was Deb Sol Bullseye but I renamed him Midi. He was white with pale spots, and would jump straight up when excited. Midi made the move with us to Tyler and lived among the pine trees with plenty of space to run.
Pictures:  1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8
Retired Racing Greyhounds

Stonewillow Lori -- May 1988-Jul 2000


Our first greyhound Lori was found wandering in Venus Texas in 1996, starving. Surprise, she was pregnant and soon gave birth to 7 pups. Lori got along great with our dalmation and enjoyed her new home, large back yard, cozy bed, and plenty to eat.
Pictures:  1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12,  13,  14,  15

Projects

Retired Racing Greyhounds

Doggy Cabinets


Our side entry has cabinets lining the wall, but they're no ordinary cabinets. Actually, they're comfy doggy beds. During the day they close up and look nice, during the night they transform into sleeping quarters for our furry friends. Click on the icon to see more.
Retired Racing Greyhounds

Doggy Mansions


Greyhounds aren't much for dog houses, they stay inside mostly, but excess building materials drive me crazy and the result was a pair of massive dog houses built from scraps. Margo applied her painting magic and presto! They're big enough for a large greyhound or a mischievous husband.

Other

Retired Racing Greyhounds

CSI: Happy Tail


Greyhounds have long tails that can swing so hard they'll put a big bruise on your leg. They also have very thin skin and this can lead to happy tail. Happy tail is the term used to describe a wound on a greyhound's tail typically caused by them flinging it back and forth while excited. The result can look like crime scene.

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