Are you looking for a nuzzler, cuddler, lover, and a life-long companion?
If so, you might want to consider a retired racing greyhound. Yes, these ex-athletes who are bred for speed, health, intelligence, and sociability make excellent house pets. Because they have been in bustling kennels and a racing environment that requires extensive handling, they crave human company. As pet owners, we don't care about speed, but the breed's gentle, loving personality makes them a compatible family member.
The greyhounds we place are usually between 2 and 5 years of age. They weigh between 50 and 80 pounds and stand from 26 to 30 inches. They come in black, white, fawn (tan), blue (gray), brindle (striped), ticked (spotted), and combinations of these colors. Please keep in mind the color of the dog is not important when choosing a greyhound. It is the personality and temperament that matches your family's needs that is most important. Greyhounds are very clean; they have no doggy odor and have minimal shedding.
With thousands of years of breeding and their race training behind them, greyhounds must NEVER be allowed to run loose. They must always be leashed and handled by an adult when outdoors unless they are in a securely fenced area, now matter how many acres of property you own. Years of obedience training and bonding will NOT change this. They simply cannot be trusted to return when you call them, especially if they are in pursuit of prey. Besides, most cities have leash laws. Far too many greyhounds have died because their owners thought they could be trusted off leash.
Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption requires adopters to have a fenced yard. A suitable fenced area can be constructed for minimal cost.