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Guest BiniShew

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Hello Everyone!

 

My husband and I just took the leap into adopting a retired racing greyhound! His racing name was B.S. Coaltrain, but we like to call him Coal. He is two years old and 75 pounds of cuddle bug. We adopted him from Friends of Retired Greyhounds here in Colorado, and picked him up from Crowley Correctional Facility (where they have a program where the dogs are taught basic commands and manners). Like a lot of retired racing greyhounds, he had no experience with stairs -- which was a challenge because stairs are unavoidable when going to the backyard. But even on his first night home, he was able to muster up the courage to go up and down and now he is a natural. He was shy at first, but everyday he's been opening up in very noticeable ways, from becoming more playful with our existing dog Oliver, to following us around the house wherever we go...even if it means waking up from a dead sleep to do so :D

 

Here are some pictures of our boys at the reservoir!

 

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Guest BiniShew

Thank you!

 

I noticed you make collars, and our pup could definitely use an upgrade from "county orange". Is there anything that we should be considering when looking at collars (material, sizes, etc)?

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Guest oldgreymom

How sweet he is... and I love your description that it feels as if you found the missing puzzle piece. A very apt description of a grey... they just fit right in!

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What a handsome boy! And settling in so well. :)

 

Congratulations!

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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Welcome to GT! :confetti Congrats on your very handsome boy! And Oliver's a cutie too!

Cynthia, & Cristiano, galgo
Always in my heart: Frostman
Newdawn Frost, Keno Jet Action & Chloe (NGA racing name unknown), Irys (galgo), Hannah (weim), Cruz (galgo), & Carly CW Your Charming

Princess http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i=1018857

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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Guest saucyalysoon

Gotta love how well he's doing already! Welcome!

 

As for collars, we use a tag collar for around the house and in the yard. We use a martingale for walking on leash. They are addicting!

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Thank you!

 

I noticed you make collars, and our pup could definitely use an upgrade from "county orange". Is there anything that we should be considering when looking at collars (material, sizes, etc)?

Check out the Pet Merchandise section. Maggie and the other GT collar makers have their own threads there and you can see all their wares and ask questions about anything you see that you like. :) Black dogs look good in any color.

Cynthia, & Cristiano, galgo
Always in my heart: Frostman
Newdawn Frost, Keno Jet Action & Chloe (NGA racing name unknown), Irys (galgo), Hannah (weim), Cruz (galgo), & Carly CW Your Charming

Princess http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i=1018857

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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Great looking family!
Congratulations, handsome Coaltrain, on your adoption!! :confetti:clap

Rita, mom to Dakota (Dakotas Dream) & Wish (Kiowa Wish Wish) and my angels

Toby (Sol Marcus) and Robin (Greys Robin Hood)

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France

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