Things You Should Know,
(Before You Bring Your New Friend Home)
This section is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to Greyhound care. It just touches on some of the basics you should be aware of before you adopt your first Greyhound. You should make an effort to educate yourself as much as possible on the subject by reading a variety of web pages, articles and books. One of our most recommended books is Lee Livingood's Retired Racing Greyhound's For Dummies.
The more you know the healthier and happier your dog should be.Greyhounds, wonderful creatures that they are, are fairly simple to care for. But they're NOT just like any other dog! They are sort of oddballs in the dog community, but once you're aware of their idiosyncrasies you shouldn't find it any harder to care for a Greyhound than any other dog. However, it is vitally important that you and your vet are aware of these differences because ignorance of them can be deadly for your dog.
Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood. This is my favorite book for ALL adopters especially new ones. It's well written and enjoyable to read. This book is IT! Also available as an ebook for Kindle
Greyhounds - Everything about Adoption, Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Training by D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. Published in 1996 by Barrons. It doesn't go into great depth, but give an excellent overview of most aspects of living with Greyhounds.
Care of the Racing Greyhound by Linda L. Blythe, DVM, PhD; James R. Gannon, BVSc, FACVs; and A. Morrie Craig, PhD. This book is considered a bible by many Greyhound people, both professional and pet owners alike. The hardback version is about $60.00, but the NGA has reduced their price on the paperback version from $40.00 to $25.00. It's worth every penny.
Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan. For the most part an excellent resource. Also available as an ebook for Kindle
The Complete Book of Greyhounds by Julia Barnes. Another very good resource and a fascinating read.