I didnít really want you, I wasnít really sure and
Iíll admit I had my doubts, when you came through that door
Not small or cute or fluffy with big soft puppy eyes,
But tall and thin and bony with bald pink bulging thighs.
You werenít the kind I had in mind, not in any way,
Perhaps it would be better if I took you back today,
Before we know each other, it really wonít be kind
To keep you here for 1 more day & then to change my mind.
But against my better judgment I decided you could stay,
and quickly I discovered you were kind in every way.
Your gentleness and patience really stole the show.
Why these dogs are wonderful, I must let others know!"
Youíre my gentle giant, who just needed the chance,
To show us all what you could be, to wipe away that history,
dispel our preconceptions, that put us all to shame,
And so we come to know & love what lies beneath that frame.
And now Iíve come to understand,
What I missed at the start,
That Greyhounds need that great deep chest,
To house their great big hearts.
(Originally printed in newsletter of "Greyhounds in Need", UK)
Senior greyhounds are friendly, intelligent, affectionate
dogs that thrive on attention. When their racing careers are over, they make
Adopt a greyhound and change your life, and theirs.
Foster Homes are URGENTLY Needed!
Please help a hound. For more information and
application, click here.
is in rehab right now but is coming
along and will need a forever home soon. She is 12 years old and
was in a home that came on hard times. Tunes is a lover and very
happy all things considered. She is being fostered in Leesburg
Florida but as always we would transport to the right home.
name: BTW's Catchy Tune
Tattoos: LE 85380, RE 129D
Color: Red Fawn
GPA/SS # 0465
Tunes has a very sweet disposition and is active for her age.
She loves to ride in the car and go for walks. A very
intelligent little lady.
Task Basic Cable [US/US 1999]
29 kg ~54lbs
10 AUG 1999
Brenda was returned due to owner
passing. She is 13 and a tiny little sweet girl.
She is in a loving
foster home but we could use some help with her medical needs.
Racing name: Sgt Jim Chee
Ear Tag #:Right, 32D Left, 11300
He is good with other dogsÖnot sure about cats (he does chase
rabbits and gets very excited when he's sees a cat out the
He uses a doggy door to potty. Had a plate in right left leg but
that was removed several years ago. He likes to run a few laps
in the yard every day then is quite content to do absolutely
nothing:). He loves to have his ears rubbed
Destiny aka Gypsy Rose
color: Black and White
weight: 31 kg ~ 68 lbs
date of birth: 6 AUG 2000
land of birth: US USA
ear mark: 80E-90537
Gypsy is a beautiful, healthy, well mannerd little girl. Loves
being with the other gals at senior sanctuary and is always
polite to everyone. Cat safe. Kids ok but at her age we would
only adopt to quiet older respectful children.
Cross post for Friends of Greyhounds...
Basic Information: Racing Name:
Primco Gator Eye, Kennel Name:
Penny, DOB: 1/1/03, Female, 10 Years Old:
Color: White and Red, Racing Weight: 56 lbs. Call name Penn
Primco Gator Eye is a senior at ten years
young, she had 23 children of her own.
An owner wishing to adopt will get much
pleasure out of providing love and dignity to an animal that
hasnít been able to experience years of love and affection
through no fault of their own. If you are one of those special
hearted people that look for these special kinds of pets, I
suggest that you come down to our kennel and check this lady
We hold an adoption open house every weekend from 10am until
3pm. Come check out Penny and all the others. For directions and
more information, please visit our website:
Name: Kiowa Rock Sally
Calling Name: Sally
Birthday: June 9, 2006
Tattoos: R.E.: 66__ L.E.: 38206
Color: Red Brindle. Very pretty girl, not cat safe. More info as
Name: Deerfield Cutie
Calling Name: Cutie
Birthday: December 3, 2004
Tattoos: R.E.: 124C L.E.: 30566
Color: White with Red Brindle
Datz is 12
and pretty shy although he likes to play with the other greys
there...needs some TLC and patience but otherwise a very nice
name, Fly Bye Kobe B, now
Born 2002. He is not cat safe but is a handsome friendly
weight: 36.5 kg ~ 80 lbs
date of birth: 29 NOV 2004
land of birth: US USA
land of standing: US USA
Hammie is his call name and he is a wonderful healthy boy.
Friendly to kids,cats and small dogs.
Corey's racing name is Kay V Cannonball
Tattoos: RE 24E - LE 25582
is wonderful and healthy. He is kid and adult safe,
but don't know about cats. He will be a greyt dog for some lucky
(pictured in back) is a sweet little girl who wants to be your
companion. She snuggles, sleeps through the night, just wants to
be loved. She will make a wonderful pet!
needs a home without cats.
is a quiet, sweet, and very affectionate 9 year old girl that
has a clown/playful streak in her. She could stand to put
on a couple of pounds but with her healthy appetite this should
not be a problem. She lost part of her tail due to an
encounter with a door. She has a history of seizures but
this appears to be well controlled with Phenobarbital and has
had none while she has been in our home. Lola walks well
on a leash and is willing to do her business on a leash.
She gets along very well with the other hounds here and although
she has not been tested, I suspect she is cat and small dog
safe. Lola will get on a couch or a bed if allowed, but
understands and complies when told no. She would do well
as an only child and would like nothing better than to curl up
next to you on the couch with her head in your lap. This
is a great dog.
They Sailed the Ocean
Greyhounds came to the New World in 1493 on Columbus' second
A Quiet Place
Baby or dog gates are an inexpensive and very useful way
to keep your newly adopted Greyhound confined to a "dog
proofed" safe area or room of your home during the house breaking
period or while you are temporarily away from the home.
We can use your donation to help offset our costs of taking
care of the dogs.