Guest pisces1331 Posted August 17, 2016 Share Posted August 17, 2016 I’m currently trying to adopt a greyhound from my local rescue group and received a phone call from them letting me know that they’re reviewing my application. I originally thought that it would be pretty easy to be placed with a greyhound since I have no other pets, but she let me know that it was actually the opposite. I was told that pretty much all greyhounds suffer from separation anxiety and it was rare to find one that didn’t. She explained that since I work full time it would be easier if I had another pet, then the greyhound would have a friend to hang out with to help minimize the anxiety. She also implied that the dog shouldn’t be left alone for more than 2-3 hours. I can’t help but feel like that is an unrealistic expectation unless you work from home. While I can certainly visit the dog during my lunch break it wasn’t something I was going to make a habit of. While I’ve never had a greyhound before, I’ve been around and owned dogs all my life including ones with mild to severe separation anxiety and can’t help but feel like something is a bit off here. I’m also planning on crate training since that’s what helped my previous dog with separation anxiety. Do all greyhounds really suffer from separation anxiety? Are the adoption agency’s expectations unrealistic or are mine? Obviously every dog has their own challenges and has to go through an adjustment period. But I can’t help but feel like she was trying to scare me off for some reason. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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