Resources: Greyt Books on Greyhound Adoption
There are a number of excellent books on greyhound adoption. We strongly
recommend that you read one book on adoption. You may be able to find one
of the following books at your local library. If you have young children,
we strongly recommend that you read Childproofing Your Dog, by Brian
Kilcommons – A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Dog for the Children in Your Life.
Guide to Adopting an Ex-Racing Greyhound
By Carolyn Raeke, Paperback, Published by Tfh Publications [ISBN: 0793818877], December 1997
An Owner's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet
Daniel Braun Stern, published by Howell Book House
The Greyhound: An owner's guide to a happy healthy pet by Daniel Braun Stern.
Contains information on: history, feeding, grooming, housing, health care, what
to expect from the pet, and basic training. With an emphasis on making the pet a
companion. Happy, Healthy Pet guides are rich with professional quality color
photos and are designed to be enjoyable and easy to learn from. Most new
Greyhound owners will be acquiring an ex-racer as a pet, so Daniel Stern,
an activist for the cause of Greyhound adoptions is perfect to write this
straightforward guide covering all aspects of their care.
See Stormy Run
Stormy, a super-fast Greyhound, has won race after race on the track.
But now he is past his prime. So what will become of him? Can he ever
find a home? More important, can he ever find a human being to love and
be loved by?
Here Stormy tells his exciting story in his own words for readers of all
The book also opens up the tragic world of Greyhound racing. It reveals
the plight of splendid, healthy dogs condemned to death when their
running days are over. And it tells of the wonderfully generous human
beings who work so hard to rescue them.
Boyd Wright, the author, is a retired newspaper editor who has written
four books and numerous articles and fiction short stories for national
magazines. He lives in Mendham, New Jersey, with his wife, Jean, and
their rescued racing Greyhound, Jamie.
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Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies
"The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living
Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project
"Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a
happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner."
Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest
The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of
years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing. In
the bad old days, prior to the 1980s, dogs that didn't make the grade at
the track, and those past their primes, were destroyed. According to
official estimates, 60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were
destroyed each year! Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist
devoted to rescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes.
Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybe you're
already sharing your life with one of these charming animals. Either
way, this friendly guide tells you everything you need to know to:
Understand the Greyhound personality
Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt
Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family
Educate yourself and your retired racer
Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs
Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come
With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingood drawing on
her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogs to cover all
the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhound owner, and she
fills you in on:
The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound
Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and
Physical and behavioral characteristics
How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and
be a companion
Dealing with common behavioral and health problems
Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound
Fun things to do with your hound
Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with an ex-racer,
Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is must reading for anyone
considering adoption or who's already taken the leap.
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The Complete Book of Greyhounds
Edited by Julia Barnes, published by Howell Book House, Macmillan
Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; [ISBN:
Specialist veterinarians, breeders and trainers have contributed to the
first single-volume reference to cover all aspects of this ancient,
remarkable and versatile breed. Chapters focus on breed origins,
physiology, coursing, track racing, training, diseases and common
problems, breeding and rearing, the show ring and much, much more.
Booklet - Greyhound Guide
The definitive, succinct, resource for new and prospective greyhound adopters - this 40-page Greyhound Guide has it all.
Used by adoption groups throughout the world (it has even been translated!), it helps prospective and new adopters quickly understand how a hound's mind works.
Adjustment Angst, Household Horrors, Yard, Children, Lions and Tigers and Bears -Oh My! and more.
Written with humor and 25 years of knowledge, this little booklet will help you understand how loving greyhounds can change your life - and theirs.
Greyhound Tales: True Stories of Rescue, Compassion and Love
True stories of Rescue, Compassion & Love, originally edited in 1997 by Nora Star, reedited here by Claudia Presto.
Written by the people on the front lines of greyhound rescue and adoption, these stories will warm your heart, and give you an appreciation for
how far we've come in helping greyhounds find forever homes. Beauty's story is in these pages, and when she was alive she would write on her page -
"May your life be filled with Beauty..."
This is a second edition, with all the first edition stories, plus the addition of new stories. The new cover is courtesy of Sarah Snavely, artist extraordinaire.
Trade Paperback, About 125 pages.
The Reign of the Greyhound
A Popular History of the First Family of Dogs
Written by Cynthia Branigan, published by MacMillan General Reference,
866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; [ISBN 0876056966], July 1, 1997
Cynthia Branigan, author of the bestselling Adopting the Racing
Greyhound, traces the role of the greyhound from its earliest
appearances in classical culture through medieval Europe, the American
West, and into the present. Dog lovers will be impressed by this
beautiful book, illustrated with historical depictions of greyhounds
from every culture. 100 photos. color insert.
*Adoption Groups: This book is available for bulk purchases directly
from the publisher
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