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Hello. I recently rescued a retired racer down here in Florida named Polly. She has been a little skittish but nothing that I felt was unusual for a retired racer. That is, until this last weekend when we had a large storm pass through. Although she seemed fine with the thunder, the sound of the wind rustling the palms seriously alarmed her. Unfortunately, when I took her out for a walk that evening, a palm frond fell out of a tree and landed near us, putting her into full panic mode and she yanked and nearly choked herself trying to get home. Now she's extremely reticent to go out the front door and continually pulls on the lead to get back in. I've been feeding her on my back patio so that she can hear the wind and palms and she seems fairly calm back there (even laying down on her dog bed), but no noticeable improvement on getting her out the door. Since I live in a condo, I have to take her out to do her business, but I'm afraid that forcing her to go out is only making matters worse. Any suggestions?
Hi Everyone! I adopted a retired racing greyhound just over a year ago. She settled well with little needing done when it comes to toilet training. I have tried training to sit or lie down but she just kind of stares through me when I give any kind of command almost as if she doesn’t understand English. She’s very timid and loves nothing more than to be petted and cuddled but sometimes even saying her name it’s like she doesn’t understand us. Has anyone else experienced this? If so how did you overcome it I’ve tried all I can think of with no improvement. thanks in advance! Courtney
Hello all, When I began this journey, it was shortly after I lost a dog (Chocolate Lab) of 15 years. Even prior to his death I knew that I was going to find a dog within the world of rescues to become my next four-legged friend. My search Ultimately led me to the Team Greyhound Of Ohio website. I attended a meet and greet the very same day (July 12, 2014) and was pretty much hooked on greyhounds. After little more consideration, I submitted an application to the Team Greyhound website for consideration to adopt a Retired Racing Greyhound. A week or so later I was contacted, discussed what I was looking for and why I was interested in adopting a Greyhound and subsequently scheduled a home visit. During the home visit the coordinator from Team Greyhound received an e-mail notification that one of the dogs which was currently in a foster (with intent to adopt) was being returned due to an incident within the household. Interestingly, I had met this dog at the first meet and greet I attended. However, even though the Greyhound seemed to be very tuned into me on that first day, he was not available for adoption. I was asked, “how ready are you for this?” To which I replied, “I am ready.” The coordinator explained that when a family has the intention of returning a dog they do not hesitate and will get the dog back as quickly as possible. She said she could go get the dog immediately and would return to my home in about 40 minutes. When she returned we did some simple paperwork with the understanding that Andy would be temporary and considered a foster with intent. However, I fell in love immediately and knew he was here to stay. The adoption of The Andy Dog was finalized on September 13, 2014. He wasn’t immediately right at home and would howl wheneverI left him alone. Because I live in an apartment I was initially worried about my neighbors complaining about his noise. However, those I spoke to were very understanding. I assured them that this would only be temporary and that I was working to make him feel comfortable when I am away. That part of the process took about two months. It did not take long before Andy felt right at home and was consuming as much space as possible on my couch. I try to attend as many meet and greet functions as possible especially those that are close to home. It’s a nice way to get out and socialize as well as be around other Greyhounds. I would like to contribute more to the organization and Greyhounds in general and have high hopes that the future will present plenty of opportunities to do so. Andy is young at just two years when he first came to my home. He had a short 7 race career at the Mobile Greyhound Park..