Meg is a sweet girl, at first she may come across as a little nervous but once she gets to know you, you see her friendly and giddy come out.
During her time here she has been socialised with other dogs and she will happily walk along with other Greyhounds as she enjoys there company. Due to this we feel she can be rehomed with another dog, one that would be a similar size/breed to her – subject to a successful dog meet.
However we wouldnt recommend a small dog or cat as she is an ex racer is does have a high prey drive and she is trained to wear a muzzle on walks and we strongly advise that this is continued in her new home. She would love a secure garden where she can run about and play safely. However generally, greyhounds are a very lazy breed, being nicknamed the 40mph couch potato!
Although she has never lived in a home, they generally adapt well and love nothing better than a comfy place to stretch out and snooze the day away, greyhounds do well with 2 or 3 shorter walks a day, greyhounds are built for speed, not stamina, and use up their energy in short bursts, this leaves lots of time for napping, cuddling and playing.
Because of their early training, retired Greyhounds have never been without the company of other Greyhounds and have never had the opportunity to really be a puppy. They may need to act out some puppy behaviour, like chewing, which they typically quickly outgrow. They are eager to please and can be trained with patience, consistency and positive reinforcement. They are used to walking on the lead and will learn to heel quickly. Most Greyhounds do not know how to sit, climb stairs, or play games only because they have not yet learned. With time they can learn all of these things. Likewise, they have not been exposed to general household items, hoovers, tv’s and suchlike, they generally adapt quickly but will need time to adjust to these new experiences.
Greyhounds make great family pets and for those who are first time dog owners. Due to Megs temperament we feel that she could be rehomed to a family with children 8+- subject to a successful meet.