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Guest GATA2

Hi all, I've been a long time reader, 1st time posting... (I had posted this in Training & Behavior but wasn't getting much of a response. I hope you all can give me some more advice).

 

Even though we did not lose our grey to death, we, unfortunately had decided to give our grey back to the adoption agency last week. After almost 2 years of dealing with her SA and being full time students, we decided to do what was best for her. She was just always so nervous when we left and no matter what we did/tried, she still remained nervous and anxious. Hopefully, someone who is home more often can provide her with what she needs.

 

Well, the thing is, we have another grey. My husband & I can help each other deal with this loss, but how do we help our lonely grey cope with his loss?

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Guest argolola

I'm so sorry. I feel so bad for you and for your lonely boy. Two years ago we made the very tough decision to have Argo re-homed, as she was very unhappy. We had tried everyting, as well as hiring an animal behavior specialist. Our remaining grey, Lola, was happy to be an only child. I don't have any advice on SA, but I am sending hugs. God bless.

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I'm so sorry. I hope you guys can get through and your other grey is alright, maybe another companion would help your current grey. Sometimes it's for the best to re-home. Best of Luck and sorry for you loss.

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Guest Snowy8

I have a little female, Pipi, who has terrible SA...she was adopted in Oklahoma & her daddy was in the military here in Memphis, so he dropped her off at MSGAO...I fostered her for 3 weeks & she was adopted by a nice couple but a month later they brought her back...she just wasn't working out, she needed to be with others. I had made a promise to her that IF she was returned I would take her home with me & that's what I did. She is doing fine now...so I'm sure that your little pup that you returned will find a home & the agency will put her in a home with another greyhound that will keep her company & a family who can spend more time with her. Good luck with your studies.

I certainly understand your loss...I feel bad for you. Perhaps you could get another greyhound that is more laid back or even a little mix breed from your local humane society.

Keep us all posted I'm sure we'll help if we can. I'm in the south...where are ya'll at?

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Guest guinness_the_greyt

I agree with Snowy8... You might want to look into getting another dog - hound or otherwise.

 

When my alpha male died... my pack was in an uproar... I was grieving and so were they... I gave it some time and then decided to start fostering again... I was able to find another hound that fit right into the pack.

 

Good luck to you and your family.... I am sure you are heartbroken.

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Guest GATA2

We went up to my parents this weekend which I think helped Norm forget about what was happening. He was very happy up there since we took him to the dog park every day so he had a chance to socialize with other dogs. But now that we're back, he's starting to act weird... looking down the stairs to the garage looking for Stella and panting a lot. I think he's doing OK by himself during the day though. It breaks our heart to see him like this.

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