This indicates that a hound is currently living in a foster home. A foster home helps to transition the hound from the kennel to a home environment. This does not mean you won’t have to work with your hound. Changes to their surroundings can affect each dog differently so patience is always needed for the first few weeks as your new hound adjusts to your home.
While we do not require a fenced in yard in order adopt a greyhound, there are certain hounds who need a fence. The reasons are varied. It could be that it’s a hound that is shy when it comes to going potty on leash, or could be somebody that has a little extra energy and needs a fenced in area to burn it off.
A hound with this icon in their profile is one that has taken part in The Greyhound Inmate Experience, or what we refer to as “prison dogs.” Read more about about TGIE.
A dog with special needs requires a special person or family to adopt them. Examples of why we might label a dog as special needs would include the dog having a chronic illness that requires daily medication, or not being able to be at home alone for extended periods. There are other reasons for a dog to be labeled as special needs. More information can typically be found in the dog’s profile.
We attempt to cat test all of our hounds. What exactly is cat testing? In a controlled environment that is safe for both the hound and the cat we introduce the two and observe their behavior. Based on our observation we place them into one of three categories: Tolerant, Correctable, and Not Safe. Tolerant means they took little to no interest in the cat. Correctable means they were very curious about the cat, but if the hound begins to make the cat feel threatened he or she can be redirected. Not Safe is just that – the hound views the cat as prey and will go after the it whenever possible. A hound that tested Not Safe will not be considered for placement into a home that has cats.
While greyhounds generally get along with most other breeds and sizes of dogs, there are those that will not do well with very small dogs or toy breeds. Example of small dogs would include Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, and Yorkies among others.
This icon means that the hound will do best in a home that does not have very young children (age 5 yrs and younger). This is not an indication that a hound is aggressive. Younger children may not fully understand that a hound’s personal space needs to be respected. This is done out of concern for the well being of both the hound and the child.