Yesterday (11/12/11) was our monthly Greyhound Pets of America (Cape) “Meet & Greet” at the Carbondale, Il. Petco
A very nice time was had by all, we had lots of inquiries about what greyhound adoption is all about and the hounds were absolutely thrilled to see their greyhound friends. The dogs just love to be petted and petted they were as for the four hours the meeting lasted they received plenty of attention from people as wide ranging as toddlers who were barely able to walk to the older folks who were barely able to walk 😉
I want to thank Petco for supporting the cause of pet adoption and rescue, not just greyhounds, but other dogs and animals also.
One of our members who is always present at these events was sick and could not make it yesterday and she was missed, get well soon, Laurie 🙂 Laurie and her husband Jon are the adoption coordinators for the Southern Illinois area for our group, Greyhound Pets of America (Cape Girardeau chapter)
Below are a few photos from the event…
Two Whippets who came and visited with their larger greyhound cousins!
Halloween is upon us and that usually means the weather is getting cooler (at least in this neck of the woods…Southern Illinois) and cooler weather means it’s time to start breaking out the greyhound coats and other gear to help our greyhounds stay warm and dry.
You may be saying, “I have had lots of dogs and I never put coats and things like that on them and they did just fine”.
That may be true, but greyhounds are not “regular dogs”, they have less fat to insulate them from temperature extremes and they also have very thin, light fur compared to other dogs, even other canines with short fur. As stated above, they have virtually no fat to insulate them, no undercoat in their fur, so give them a break and get them a coat for the upcoming winter months.
The breed, however, can vary in their sensitivity to temperature changes and coats made to fit your hound will ensure your dog is able to cope.
A good warm, waterproof winter coat is an absolute must have. To deny such a sensitive dog this basic item is cruel and granted your dog may not freeze to death when outside for short periods, but it will nevertheless be very uncomfortable without the appropriate attire.
Don’t be the one that’s seen out running around dragging your poor shivering greyhound(s) around in the dead of winter with no protection from the cold.