September Posted August 10, 2008 Share Posted August 10, 2008 Hello!! I'm a new member from Pennsylvania, Bradford County area to be a little more exact. I am looking to adopt a greyhound from Keystone Greyhounds (I am getting ready to send the application in). I have been researching all summer about greyhounds and doing some soul searching along the way. I have a little dachshund named Mac. I will cut and paste my story from another forum where i first posted and got referred to over here...its just much simpler that way: I met a greyhound on my nightly walk on the river, and immediately fell in love. I have a little dachie, and he took to this big greyhound as well. He seemed very sweet and gentle, and was actually the nicest dog to walk that i saw that day. I understand every dog is different though. I considered greyhound adoption before i adopted my Mac. I contacted keystone greyhounds, a local rescue, and got some info from them, and have been googling information on them over the summer. The local girl who owned the greyhound i met, also said she would help me out, and even told where she runs her greyhound with no worries. This group does a lot of community outreach programs to promote greyhound adoption, and also seems to be willing to help all the members of their group. Now i have had differing opinions from different ppl...about greyhounds. A previously close acquaintance(my dad's ex gf to be exact), whom i no longer speak to, said greyhounds had "too many issues" and that i would regret adopting one b/c she had worked closely with a greyhound rescue. I have to consider the fact that she had issues too, and I think someone like her could probably barely get her life straight, much less try to help a homeless hound. She was an animal lover i guess, or considered herself one. I have talked to other ppl though, who actually live with a greyhound, and they love them. I think every dog has issues, Mac has issues, and im sure he'll have many more the older he gets, as being a living, breathing thing...im sure ill have more issues as my body ages also. I try to be a good mommy. I also understand greyhounds are mostly aloof and quiet dogs who simply need a home. I have done my fair share of reading and researching, so I have to say I think I am pretty prepared to handle them. If not, I know Keystone will help me, and I know have you guys and gals also. So for all you greyhound "experts" or lovers or ppl in general, what do you think of greyhound adoption. I am all for it, and i couldn't see myself adopting another breed..i have been debating this issue all summer... i would just like some different viewpoints. Now, you don't all have to give me your viewpoints (as i have read SO many from this forum already) if you don't want... And no dog is perfect, but i truly believe that the organization i am adopting from will make sure that they place the right dog in my home. Anyhow, just wanted to introduce myself and that I'm new and I hope to become a greyhound owner shortly!! Quote http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc124/TgrrValily/CookieMac2009pt2/siggyyayayayayay.jpg Waiting at the bridge: Buddy James, Cookie Dough, Shelby, and Mac. My angels New dog mom to dachshunds Ginger and Ruger Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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