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Racing Name: Vogo Eden
Offspring of: Cry Kubota x Kay V Arrington
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 04/22/2012
Weight: 60 lbs
Color: Brindle
Location: GO Kennel
Cat Tolerant: No
Status: Available - www.greyhoundsonly.com

Eden is a beautiful red brindle girl.  She is tolerant, easy going and calm.  She should be a good choice for a first time adopter.  Eden is the littermate of Vogo Cadet….and they are the puppies of the recently adopted Cry Kubota. 

Say hi to Indie

We are adopting Indie, formerly Cherished Prize, from Greyhounds Only (a wonderful adoption organization based in the upper Chicago suburbs. She comes tomorrow and in preparation we have bought her two beds, a giant crate (that we will phase out when she is ready), two leashes, two martingale collars from a wonderful seller on Etsy (GramaryeCottage), raised dog bowls, and a dog food container. 

She’s a super sweet gal who loves to lean. She’s crazy about squeaky toys, and we’ve been told she will likely be a fetcher. 

This blog is a way to give greyhounds, a wonderful breed, more exposure. These dogs are beautiful and deserve a warm and loving home that will love them in all their laziness. 

We will post videos and pictures as we go :)

Irish Bar, Greyhound: I met this shy girl outside a pub near the Chicago Ave. station. She’s newly fostered, soon to find her forever home. A new world awaits, sweetie!

(Odd what information is out there to find; this dog, if I have her IDed right from the GO site, shares a couple of ancestors with our hound. And yes, greyhound owners are strange)

Greyhounds 101

For people who do not know much about greyhounds, here’s a quick overview of the basics: 

Greyhounds are very mild mannered. They are well-suited for small living spaces because they are “45 mph couch potatoes.” Most greyhounds aren’t very vocal. As a volunteer from Greyhounds Only told us, every year GPA Wisconsin hold a greyhound gala where over 100 greyhounds can be found in one place, and only human voices can be heard.

There are some exceptions. Get a squeaky toy near Indie and she becomes very vocal, or at the sight of a small critter. Of course, if you reward them for being vocal they are apt to speak up more often.

Greyhounds love walks, but do not require rigorous exercise like a lab would. They are sprinters and can be trained for jogging, but jogging is very foreign to them. They’re very smart and learn things pretty quickly. This video is pretty cute! 

Greyhounds are great around people and some of them can live harmoniously with kitties or small dogs. 

They often know little about non-racing life, and you must teach them little by little how to adapt to their new life as a pet. 

Their skin is thin and rough and tumble play with other big dogs is not recommended. Their coats are low maintenance due to their short hair, but because of this they are capable of getting sunburns. 

Like any dog, greyhounds can have medical problems. Most commonly, they have bad teeth and require dental bones and/or brushing. They are also known to have bone problems and can acquire bloat. 

You can never take a greyhound off-leash, unless it’s in a fenced-in dog park, because they can get up to 45 mphs in just a few strides. Because of this, greyhounds can’t be tether to a stake in the yard. 

One very endearing quality: they’re leaners, they lean into your legs while you pet them. It makes you feel so warm and fuzzy inside.

All and all, a greyhound is an one-of-a-kind dog that will make your heart melt.

Attn: Readers is anyone at Mobile Greyhound Park at 3pm today? Wanna be in a movie and see a free concert at the same time?

Attn: Readers is anyone at Mobile Greyhound Park at 3pm today? Wanna be in a movie and see a free concert at the same time?

Don’t forget about the free concert at the Mobile Greyhound Park today. Not only do you get a free concert from some great musicians you will get to be in a movie too.

Goleman Casting

FOR PRESS RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC:

Wanna be in a movie and see a free concert at the same time?

The film production, “Here Comes Rusty”, will be filming at the Mobile Greyhound Park this Sunday…

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Roy - Manchester

Roy – Manchester

Roy is a lovely affectionate ‘gem’ of a greyhound boy.  He is only four years old and is currently in foster locally.

Roy is now looking for his forever home, he has been in foster since June so that he could get to experience life in a home and generally learn about the world away from the kennels.

Roy is a very quick learner and it took him no time at all to learn about home comforts – sofas…

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Racing Name: Bally’s Lil Babe
Offspring of: Ballymac Flight x All About Alyia
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 06/07/2012
Weight: 68 lbs
Color: White and Black
Location: GO Kennel
Cat Tolerant: No
Status: Available - See more at: www.greyhoundsonly.com


Babe is an affectionate, calm and easy-going girl.  She gives face-washing kisses.  Although she is a plus-size girl, she is easy to handle and should be a good choice for a first-time adopter.

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Racing Name: Whiskey Booker
Offspring of: BD’s Grayson x Flying Havana
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 08/23/2012
Weight: 90 lbs
Color: Brindle
Location: GO Kennel
Cat Tolerant: To Be Tested
Status: Available - See more at: www.greyhoundsonly.com

Booker is a strikingly handsome boy.  He is mellow and easy-going, but was a bit sensitive to loud noises.  Although he is a big boy, he is very gentle and should be able to adapt to just about any family situation.

Personal commentary:  This boy is 90 pounds, he’s freaking huge.  As you can see he’s lean and muscular, not a bit of his weight is fat.  I would guess he’s probably at or close to a Great Dane’s height.  If I could adopt right now I would so try to snatch him up.  He’s a beauty.