Greyhounds are beautiful, domestic pets. People buy them so they can race them and win money. When the dogs are too old to race, they are put to death just because they cannot run anymore. Probably a bit like being left out of a party because you forgot your present.
People spend thousands of dollars so they can put ads about how good greyhounds are in the papers.
This is why you should have a rescued greyhound for a pet:
1. They are not territorial (which means you can live the quiet life if you want to and won’t be woken up at 12:30 pm because somebody walked to work early).
2. Greyhounds only eat if they want to (like us), so you don’t need to worry about them getting overfed.
3. They love a cuddle and are comforting to talk to.
4. They will only get sensitive if you do such things as experimenting with their eyes and pulling their tails.
5. They are docile.
We all know that there are the downsides of everything, and, although it doesn’t exactly highlight them, here are some disadvantges of having a couple of these beautiful characters:
1. They do tend to rip up your lawn practicing for another greyhound race of their own instinct.
2. As they are hunting dogs, don’t be surprised if you hear a racket in the yard around 1 in the morning, just assume that they’ve found some prey to prey on, i.e. possums.
3. Because greyhounds don’t need bathrooms, you will find yourself having to clean up their nature every so often.
4. They need to be exercised an average of 30 minutes per day.
Yet they are loveable all the same, and we all have our downsides.
How do I know all this? My family and I house two greyhounds, by the names of Bear and Penny. They are the loveablest pets and family I can imagine.