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  1. The Solvang Gathering will be held January 9~12, 2020 in Solvang, California. Registration is now open! It's a weekend filled with sighthounds and their people who come together for an event filled with friendship & fellowship and welcome the hounds of the world. 2020 event information: https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-solvang-gathering/-2020-registration-information-/2194727403895490/ Mail in registration: https://tinyurl.com/yy6jzqgf PayPal instructions: https://tinyurl.com/y6hdjw4a After event expenses, proceeds will be donated to greyhound and sighthound 501(c)3 adoption groups to assist them in finding forever homes for their adoptables. Please visit The Solvang Gathering Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/The-Solvang-Gathering-155551541146430/
  2. On August 9, 2019 Greyhounds Make Great Pets welcome Jennifer Janiak-Ross of Galgo Podenco Support to discuss galgos…and podencos, too. Jen will explain what a galgo is and their plight as well as setting straight some "galgo myths". Jen will also share her experiences of traveling and rescuing galgos in Spain and the work that is done by Galgo Podenco Support (GPS). If you are a galgo lover or looking to learn more about them, this is one show you don't want to miss! Greyhounds Make Great Pets every Friday at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern only on VoiceAmerica.com All shows are available on-demand on iTunes, Spotify or download. https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3893/greyhounds-make-great-pets#gmgp3 #houndsoftheworld Jennifer's bio: Jen Janiak-Ross adopted her 1st greyhound in 1991. With husband Scott and a team of volunteers, they ran a greyhound rescue group in suburban Chicago, from 1992-97. In 1999 they relocated to California with their 4 greyhounds. While dogless for a short period, the silence at home was deafening and Jen & Scott adopted Pyp, a tripod greyhound, in 2013. Via greyhound social media circles they learned of the plight of the galgo and in 2014 adopted a galgo named Alfiler from GPS. Since 2015, Jen has been traveling to Spain with Telma Shaw, founder of GPS, to visit the rescues, meet the dogs and pick out candidates for adoption. In 2016, Jen brought back Lleo, a tripod Podenco. The Ross family actively work the fundraising end for adoption groups in the US and Spain, donating sighthound jewelry, art and products they design and make, as well as providing art services to the groups. Jen is a GPS team member doing home visits, presentations, websites as just a few of her duties.
  3. Our galgo is here! He came home yesterday morning and spent the entire day sleeping on his new bed. Today he's a bit more alert, some restlessness and whining occasionally as he gets his bearings. He's incredibly gentle and unobtrusive, likes the kids and hasn't bothered to do much with our current dog (they're being kept apart, just outside together for potty breaks-- he's kept on a leash). He seems very interested in squirrels-- definitely going to invest in that six foot fence next spring!-- and is learning to keep his paws off the counter tops, lol. Overall, a delightful guy! The rescue he's from does a 2 week evaluation period before making adoption final, but so far, so good on our end. I'm super impressed by his social skills, especially considering he's lived in rescue for nearly his whole life. We're still working on a name... Fred, Nigel, and Asa are our favorites so far. I hope I successfully figured out how to share photos! He's a cute little goofball! https://ibb.co/tB4CTwS https://ibb.co/C7kw20D https://ibb.co/41DYHqn
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  8. I'm sure they do! But what toys or play things would you recommend having available for a newly adopted greyhound/galgo? Chewy things, stuffed things, food games, balls, ropes? How do they generally like to play? Anything to avoid?
  9. Hello! I'm new here. I'm so grateful for this community! I have learned a lot already and referred to several threads as I've been learning about greyhounds, galgos, and lurchers and whether we might be a good fit for one of these beautiful dogs. A quick introduction and few questions. My husband and I live in northern MN, USA, with our three kids and currently two adopted female (spayed) senior dogs. They are very mellow and happy go lucky and enjoy the company of other dogs. We are hoping to work with Minnesota Greyhound Rescue to adopt our next companion. They work with several other organizations to pull racers and lurchers from the US, greyhound/lurcher types from meat markets in Asia, and galgos in Spain (they work with FBM, which I saw referenced here quite a bit!). We are really very open to all possibilities, in terms of breed, we'll mostly consider the individual dog and whether it can thrive with other dogs, kids, our activity level and lifestyle, etc. But I do think that a mellow male would generally be our best bet. I was wondering if anyone can tell me a little more about what to expect from a a galgo that has been through FBM. What they experience, what they are accustomed to. There is one 5 year old male in particular that I've been inquiring about through MNGR, who was found abandoned in Sevilla. According to the rescue, he is calm in new situations, compatible with kids, dogs, walks well on a leash, and is not nervous, and not dominant. If we do adopt him, I'm wondering what we should be aware of or careful about. We plan to do the "two week shut down" routine to help him ease in, will keep him leashed at all times outside, make sure the kids give him space, and let him slowly acclimate to home life. Will things like the dishwasher or doorways or stairs be challenging for him? How does potty training usually go? Or is all this very subjective to the individual? I've read recommended resources and books about adopting an ex-racing greyhound, but I doubt much of that, if anything, will translate to a galgo. Any tips? Advice? Warnings? Thank you in advance for your wealth of knowledge and love for these dogs!
  10. Hi all, I have yet again another vet visit for Zorro my little galgo. When he was in Spain in July, he developped an infection near the tip of his ear. It is a dermal lesion, not bleeding, but kind of oozing plasma. They treated with antibiotics, and tested twice for leishmania (both negative). Then he came to live with me late August and it was almost healed. Fast forward to September and within a week it degenerated and the infection became the size of a quarter. We went to the vet, had a culture and biopsie done. It is not cancerous, but it is a staph infection resistant to 4 antibiotics. We left with dermalgel and a 20 day course of antibiotics. After 20 days, there was about the size of half a dime left to heal, so we went back to the vet, chose another antibiotic and did another 20 days course with a topical antibiotic and chlorhexidine wash. After that second 20 days, there was a little tiny lesion left, so back to the vet we went and we did another 10 days course of the same second antibiotic. It closed off and was healed. That was early December. Fast forward to now and it is opening up again. I have a vet visit on Friday, what do I do? This has been going on and off for 5 months now. Are we trying another antibiotics? Redoing a culture? Chopping off the ear? We do not want it to become a larger problem than the ear itself. Anyone have any input? Anything I should look for? Ask for at the vet?
  11. We adopted our galgo boy Rhythm on July 30. He is our very first male dog after 4 female greyhounds and 2 galgas. He is a senior boy that likely never lived in a home until recently. We were warned that he lifted his leg in his foster home, despite having people around during the daytime. He really doesn't give cues and that leg lift happens fast! DH and I both work full time. I walk the dogs twice before work - once when they get up and then after they eat breakfast. Rhythm pees A LOT on our walks, whereas our galgo Encarna pees once maybe twice. I've been putting a belly band on him during the day. When I come home to do a midday walk, the Poise pad is completely soaked. Ditto for when I come home after work. During the evenings, he gets about 3-4 walks before bedtime. DH is taking him to the vet today for a general wellness check and to see if there are any physical issues. However, any tips on house training a senior male hound? We're just not used to such frequent peeing from our female hounds. ETA - Crating is not an option. Galgos aren't crate trained like retired racers. He's a very good boy around the house - not the least bit destructive. We do limit the number of rooms he has access to when we're not home using baby gates (as we've done with all our hounds). A doggie door is not an option either - due to home security and the fact that he has a high prey drive. We're committed to keeping him. It's just that male dogs are a new thing for us. Thanks!
  12. I'm a bad Mommy as I did not introduce Oasis either it seems! Oasis came to us in April, after waiting for him to come from Spain over the winter. Yes, he is one of the ones we sponsored and hubby adopted behind my back (well he DID tell me about it a couple of minutes after he has reserved him for us.) Oasis has a gift according to Miss Charlotte in Spain, he knows and will comfort any one or any dog who is not feeling well. We've seen this once or twice since he's been with us. Once he broke up a lite squabble between two other dogs and received stitches on his snout as a Thank You from the other Galgos. You can see it in the pictures, the black mark on the white side of his snout. I'm hoping he'll become a Pet therapy dog once he settles in a bit. Oasis turned 3 in August. Chilling outside. Oasis loves his Daddiman too!
  13. My 10-ish year old galgo has had recurring anal gland problems (one side gets infected, one side gets impacted). Due to a combination of her very high stress levels at the vet, and her tiny anal gland ducts, she needs to be fully sedated (asleep) to have them properly expressed. It super sucks. So, I thought, might as well just operate, have them removed, and never worry about it again. I was committed to surgery, until I was talking with the vet who was going to do the operation, and he says that it might be allergies, and a diet change might resolve her issues. Key word being "might". Now I'm on the fence again... It would be great to avoid surgery, but if the diet change doesn't work, then I'm looking at surgery anyway, and she isn't getting any younger. So, has anyone had luck treating anal gland issues with diet changes? How long until you notice an improvement? She's been doing very well on her raw for years (chicken and beef) with a turkey/salmon/duck mix kibble when I'm in a rush. She also gets a variety of supplements including salmon oil, which I read in some other posts caused problems for other dogs.
  14. Galgo Rhythm was on the lookout this morning...
  15. Virginia is having a bit of a heat wave. This is what Galgo Encanra thinks about midday walks in the heat.
  16. Since losing greyhound Faye Oops in 2011, we haven't really had dogs that cuddle. We'd seen pictures of "galgo piles" and hoped that our first galgo, Beatrix, would be a cuddler. Nope. She was a older broodmama that liked her space. Then came along Encarna who *loved* to snuggle, but Beatrix and greyhound Celeste wanted nothing to do with her. Last month, we adopted galgo Rhythm. His personality is very similar to Encanra. Last night, we had our first official Galgo Pile! Neither one of them have space issues and both wanted daddy time.
  17. Thanks to everyone who responded. Margot won't be able to fly over next weekend. Hopefully she'll have a ride from Barcelona in the near future and I'll be able to arrange for time off to settle her into her new home. Malta, however, is coming home Saturday!
  18. Rhythm and Encana were practicing with their daddy last night for America's Got Talent.
  19. We've had our new galgo, Rhythm, for a week now. He has fit in seamlessly and is trying hard to win over the affections of galgo sister Encarna.
  20. I'm so glad that Encarna and Rhythm don't have space issues and love attention.
  21. As many of you know, we unexpectedly lost our first galgo Beatrix on May 29 to a bone tumor. That was followed by the passing of our 14 y/o greyhound Celeste on July 12. We adopted galgo Encarna last July 30 with the thought that she would be a companion for Beatrix when Celeste passed. We certainly weren't expecting to lose both of them so close together! With Encarna now as an only, we knew that we needed to find her a friend. Enter Petra (SAGE) who called us about Rhythm, an older boy that she had been fostering since May. Yesterday, on Encarna's first Gotcha Day anniversary, we met with Petra and officially adopted Rhythm. https://www.sagehounds.com/rythym As you can see, he settled right in. He's a very sweet boy - no fears, always wagging his tail, and loves his lamb chop (which Petra provided).
  22. We first fell in love with Senorita Beatrix when scrolling through Facebook in September 2013. Petra posted her picture on the SAGE page. We had three greyhounds and really weren't looking to add to our pack. There was just something about Beatrix though. She was older (7), she was black and she had a broad chest. I felt as though Faye Oops, my heart hound who we lost in December 2011, had sent Beatrix to us. We applied and were approved to adopt Beatrix before she even came to the US. Our GT friends, Robin and Nancy, went to Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert to volunteer. We received a couple of Skype calls from them to meet our Beatrix. Nancy took this photo of Beatrix at the shelter. Beatrix was not a little galgo and had a fresh scar on her head from a scuffle. We thought she was perfect. On October 17, 3013, we drove 12+ hours r/t from VA to NYC to pick-up Beatrix from JFK. After her long journey, Beatrix walked into our home and immediately discovered the couch. Beatrix's body had many scars. She'd freeze when anything would touch her back, which made using a harness impossible in the early days. It took her many months to let her guard down, but the wait was worth it. I often wished others got to see the goofy, affectionate side of Beatrix. She tended to be aloof in public. At home, she loved her butt rubs, ear striches and kisses. The little black spot on her head was affectionately known as her "kissy spot." Beatrix was always very polite, even when it came to begging for treats. It was about two months ago when we started noticing Beatrix yelping when she'd lay a certain way or jump on/off furniture. Our vet's office took x-rays, said they were clear and assumed it was a soft tissue injury. Beatrix loved her family trips. She has been to many Greyhounds in Gettysburg and Grapehounds. Our last trip this year's Greyhounds in Gettysburg. She did well - better than expected - so we were optimistic that she was on the mend. When we returned, Beatrix started dragging her leg and slowed down on walks. We called the vet who referred us to a specialist. We assumed she might need surgery for torn ACL or MCL. Instead the vet noticed changes from the initial x-rays to her pelvic bone. He assumed osteosarcoma, but our primary vet, Dr. Couto and many others were not convinced. The only thing we knew for certain was that she was getting worse. She stopped using her left hind leg and was in pain despite a cocktail of medications. We had an oncology consult last week and were scheduled to take her to get a CT scan today. Beatrix would barely get out of bed this past weekend, expcept for short potty breaks. When she was no longer comfortable, even after increasing her medications, we know it was time to let her go. Her comfort was more important than having a definitive diagnosis. We let her go yesterday. Up until the end, Beatrix still loved to sing. She was the best roo-er we've ever had the honor of knowing. This was taken the night before she crossed the bridge. I so miss my goofy galga. It doesn't feel fair that her life was cut short, but we're glad we were able to show her kindness and love. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a rescue dog blossom. We took in Faye Oops as a foster on Memorial Day 2010. Beatrix left us on Memorial Day 2017. Both girls were about 10.5 y/o when they crossed. The Universe works in funny ways. The Beatles "Blackbird" came on the radio yesterday. The lyrics reminded me so much of Beatrix.
  23. Hello everyone, I recently had my 10-ish year old galgo in for bloodwork and urine testing (routine yearly check-up). Looking for advice on the results: Colour: yellow Clarity: cloudy Specific gravity: 1.021 pH: 8.5 Protein: trace no sign of bacteria in urine blood work all normal Care of the Racing Greyhound suggests that low SG and high pH can mean UTI (!?). She did have a pretty bad vaginal infection (but no UTI) last fall/winter that she was on antibiotics for. Symptoms cleared up, although the post-meds culture still showed significant bacterial growth. BUT, these last results are almost identical to blood/urine tests that was done back in 2015 when she was 8 (SG: 1.019, pH: 8.5, trace protein) although they differ slightly from tests done in 2012 when she was 5 (SG:1.053, pH: 6, trace protein). Should I be concerned? Further tests needed? She eats raw, has never had any major medical issues, although we are dealing with very occasional incontinence sometimes nowadays (when she lays down). The fact the she's into double digits now, and also that our senior died in December, means "high alert" mode for anything that could be an issue.
  24. Marco (Galgo) January 1, 2004 – November 7, 2016 This past Monday we suddenly and unexpectedly lost our beloved Galgo, Marco. He came to us almost 9 years ago, husband Michael took him from Holland to us here in Canada while he was on a visit there. He was a very shy galgo because he did not trust anyone as he had been severely abused in Spain. Having a motorbike driven over a hind leg, breaking it so he could not hunt anymore, led to his distrust in people. Over time he became fine with us, but aside from a few visitors to our home whom he trusted, he was still leary of everyone. His safe spot was the corner of our L-shaped couch. He was seemingly healthy and happy until last weekend. About a year ago he was found to be in early stages of congestive heart failure, according to the vet, and we were told to look for coughing and a distended belly. We never saw any of these signs, until last Sunday- or so we thought. I was going to call the vet on Monday for a check-up for him. Sunday overnight he became progressively uncomfortable, and at one point he could not stand. Many thoughts were going through my mind- did he have a stroke? He spiked a fever, which I was able to get down to almost normal within a few hours. He started having diarrhea. We called a mobile vet early Monday morning, she said she’d be there by 10 AM. That seemed OK since Marco seemed a bit better- he could get up on his feet again to turn around and the diarrhea had stopped. But just before the vet came it was obvious that Marco had taken a turn for the worse and was starting to pass away. As soon as the vet arrived she sedated him and gave him the overdose. Then Marco passed peacefully. Although we will never know the mobile vet said that Marco could have had a perforated ulcer. Marco never showed any signs of an ulcer while he was alive, but it could be an explanation to his fever, diarrhea and very sudden decline. We will never know. What we do know is that Marco was a much loved member of our family and will be sorely missed To top it off my Mom passed away later that day. It was a blessing for her and we are happy that she is now in heaven. Marco was there to greet her, I’m sure.
  25. Hello! My name is Amy and my Fiance, our two houndies and I are from Southern New Jersey. I have been following GreyTalk for about a year, since we adopted our first Greyhound, Magic, but it took me this long to make an account. This site was IMMENSELY helpful when we first adopted, and continues to be now. After attending GiG for our first time, we also decided to adopt a little galga name Valeria, who we met in Gettysburg. I wanted to thank everyone for all their advice, stories, and knowledge they have shared on these forums. I am excited to make some new greyhound friends and hopefully connect with those we met in GiG. I wanted to share some pictures but I cannot figure out how, so I guess I will start my questions early with how do I do that?
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