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MAN'S BEST FRIENDS: Greyhounds need homes more than ever

Greyhounds are often found needing a new home after being retired from racing, and with the impact that Covid-19 has had throughout all organisations and events, more are in need of help.

Sadly, Greyhounds are repeatedly overlooked by many people when looking for a dog for ‘being too skinny’ or ‘too big’ or often afraid that they need a lot of exercise.

There are a lot of misconceptions around this fantastic family dog.

The greyhound is the only dog with a Bible shout out.
The greyhound is the only dog with a Bible shout out.

Greyhound fun facts!

  • They are sprinters, not marathon runners! Greyhounds are actually known to be pretty lazy and have a well-known sleeping position called ‘roaching’ where they sleep on their back with legs in the air!
  • When running, greyhounds spend 75% of their time in the air.
  • Greyhounds are the second fastest animals on earth, behind the cheetah.
  • Greyhounds have thin heads with widely spread eyes. This unusual eye placement gives the dog 270 degree vision, meaning they can see some of the back of their head. In comparison, humans can only see 180 degrees, with very little peripheral vision.
  • Greyhounds do not belong in the toy class, but they certainly act like it. These medium-sized dogs have no problem climbing into your lap for a cuddle
  • Dogs are mentioned in the Bible 14 times, but the greyhound is the only breed with its own shout out.

I can 'Make you feel my love'

Hiya! Adele here and I am waiting so very patiently for my new home. I have never lived in a home before but I think I would really enjoy relaxing on the sofa. I have settled in very well at South Lincs and love my comfy duvet.

Adele needs a loving home.
Adele needs a loving home.

I love a cuddle and am very partial to a rub under my chin. I walk rather nicely on my lead and harness and my friends at South Lincs are helping me get used to wearing a muzzle as due to my previous job I have a very high prey drive. I will need to wear this when out on my walks to help protect the local wildlife.

I have been making some doggy walking friends, and feel I may be able live with another well-matched dog of similar size. I wouldn’t be able to live with any cats or any other animals.

I would like someone at home most of the day initially, being left up to two hours, but I feel this could be extended once I’ve had chance to settle in.

If you would like any more information about me, please give my friends at South Lincolnshire a call on 01205260546 or email them on slincs@jerrygreendogs.org.uk

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