Adopt or Foster a Retired Racing Greyhound Dog

Greyhounds are one of the best natured of all breeds. They are sweet, calm, gentle, quiet, and loving with children and adults.  They are also perfect dogs for older people who want a sweet dog but don’t want a puppy to train.

Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable corporation founded for the purpose of finding adoptive homes for greyhounds who fail to qualify or who no longer qualify for racing.

How big are they?  Greyhound males stand 26-30″ at the shoulder and weigh between 65 and 95 lbs. Females stand 23-26″ and weigh 55-75 lbs.

Have other Questions about Greyhounds?  Check out the Bay Area Q & A page.

The Adopted Dog Bible

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This is the perfect book for anyone wanting to get a Rescue dog or a dog from a shelter.

What will you find in The Adopted Dog Bible?

  • Where to find your perfect canine companion
  • All about breeds and mixed breeds and how you can adopt any type of dog
  • Smart guidelines for adoption success
  • Realistic expenses of dog care
  • What to expect when you bring your new pup home (and long after)
  • Clicker, target stick, and other re-training methods
  • How to introduce new diets and take the guesswork out of feeding
  • Holistic and conventional medical treatments
  • The impact of travel and changes at home
  • What to do when it’s time to say good-bye

Plus recipes, doggy workouts, heartwarming true stories of adopted dogs and their happy parents, information on saving dogs on a larger scale and more!  The book was reviewed by veterinary professionals and is available from

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7 Days with 7 Dogs – a Dog-umentary

Mik got a movie recently from an Australian production company, Laughing Owl Productions.  The name of the movie/DVD is titled “7 Days with 7 Dogs“.   We just finished watching it and I must say . . . I was impressed.

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At first, I was just lying on the floor by Mik’s feet … I mean, what did I care about 7 other dogs running around in Australia?  But then my ears perked up a bit when I heard that these were all Rescue Dogs.  And many of them were pretty old but they seemed to be having a really great time.  We were all shocked when the family took off with all 7 dogs to go on Holiday.   We call it vacation here, but Holiday sounds like a lot more fun!

It was an entertaining dog-umentary and we would certainly recommend it, especially if you are interested in seeing the wonderful life these people provided for a crew of Rescue dogs.  And the scenery and music was well worth the watch.   For more information about this movie and others filmed by Laughing Owl Productions, go to http://www.laughingowl.com.au

We are giving away 1 DVD copy of “7 Days for 7 Dogs”.  Please leave a comment here and one random winner will be chosen from the comments.  Giveaway will end February 12, 2009.

Rescue Dogs at Hearts United Animal Sanctuary

While I was looking around on the internet while Mik was outside this morning, I came across this place that all Dogs and people should know about.  It’s called Hearts United for Animals and they take in animals … lots of dogs … that were abandoned or mistreated.   What a wonderful place this is.  There are NO cages, just big fields of grass to run around and play.  Hey, that sounds pretty good to me.

Rescue Dogs you can Adopt

Rescue Dogs you can Adopt

They rescue Dogs from all over the country and specialize in long distance adoptions.

To check out all the dogs go to http://www.hua.org