Synopses & Reviews
"Greyhound adopters have made Adopting the Racing Greyhound their Bible and for good reason. Written from experience and also from the heart. A gem."
Carol Lea Benjamin, award-winning author of Mother Knows Best
"The book that has had the single biggest impact on Greyhound adoption."
Joan Belle Isle, The Greyhound Project
Since the first edition of this groundbreaking book was published, tens of thousands of people have been inspired to adopt ex-racing Greyhounds. These gentle, lovable dogs have special physical and emotional needs, and no other guide is more authoritative or complete in preparing potential Greyhound owners for the responsibilities involved than Adopting the Racing Greyhound.
This fully updated edition features veterinary information not available elsewhere, backed up by painstaking research by some of the countrys leading authorities. Respected greyhound authority Cynthia Braniganwho has helped place more than 4,000 ex-racers through her organizationprovides updated statistics on the costs of adoption as well as new health information, such as safe new flea, tick and heartworm preventives, anesthesia protocols for Greyhounds and suggestions on purchasing veterinary insurance.
Branigan carefully explains how potential adopters can decide whether a Greyhound is the right dog for thema critical issue in successful adoptionsand covers everything from feeding and grooming to training to extending the dogs life span. She helps readers prepare a Greyhound for the arrival of a new baby; decide whether or not to add a Greyhound to an existing pack of dogs; determine when to return an adopted dog; and locate adoption agencies throughout the world. Branigan also offers a wealth of updated information on medical conditions in Greyhounds and the latest in tests and treatments.
A HOWELL DOG BOOK OF DISTINCTION
This revised and updated edition of the only book on "homing" the ex-racer tells prospective adopters everything they need to know to make adoption a success. In addition to practical information, such as care and feeding, readers learn the latest about the activities and competitions that are just for ex-racers and their owners. The Appendix lists all the agencies nationwide that adopt out Greyhounds, so an agency is sure to be nearby. For thousands of years Greyhounds have been bred to hunt and run at top speed. Because they are used to being with other dogs and people, they make perfect pets. Adopters can be assured their ex-racer will get along with adults and children and other household pets.
The first edition of this book was responsible for inspiring tens of thousands of people to adopt ex-racers. Now, this fully updated edition features groundbreaking veterinary information not available anywhere else. Greyhound authority Cynthia Branigan–who has placed over 4,000 Greyhounds through her organization–offers updated statistics on the costs involved with adopting as well as new health information, such as warnings about tick-borne diseases and suggestions on buying veterinary insurance. Branigan carefully explains how to care for a Greyhound–everything from feeding and grooming to training–and how to extend the dog’s life span. Readers will also find a wealth of updated information on medical conditions in Greyhounds and the latest in tests and treatment.
"The book that has had the single biggest impact on Greyhound adoption, Cynthia Branigan's Adopting the Racing Greyhound
, has become required reading for many new Greyhound adopters around the world." ? Joan Belle Isle, The Greyhound Project
If you are thinking about adopting a racing Greyhound or want to better understand the ex-racer you already have, then this is the perfect book for you. Everything you need to know about successfully "homing" an ex-racer can be found here?the only book of its kind on the subject. In no time, you will learn that although these remarkable dogs have been bred to hunt and run at top speed, they are used to being with other dogs and people. It's in their nature to get along with adults and children and, of course, other household pets. In addition to detailing the fascinating history of the Greyhound breed from ancient times to the present, Cynthia A. Branigan addresses such topics as preparing the home; feeding, grooming and training; equipment, medicines and health-care products; and activities & competitions just for ex-racers and their owners.
In 1992, when Adopting the Racing Greyhound was first published, 40 agencies in the United States adopted out ex-racers. Now, thanks in no small part to this book, the number of agencies is nearing the 300 mark. The Appendix contains the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the adoption groups in existence today, so you're sure to find one in your area.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
About the Author
Cynthia A. Branigan is a freelance writer and president of Make Peace With Animals, an animal protection group. Among the group's special missions are Greyhound rescue and placement. From her home in Pennsylvania, she travels to give lectures and radio and television interviews on adopting racing Greyhounds and the humane treatment of all animals. She is the author of The Reign of the Greyhound: A Popular History of the Oldest Family of Dogs, her DWAA Maxwell award-winning book, also published by Howell Book House.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition.
1. A Brief History of the Breed.
2. Choosing the Right Dog for You.
3. The Racing Life.
4. In a Home.
5. Care and Feeding.
6. Insecticides and Anesthesia.
8. Having Fun.
I. Other Sighthounds.
II. The Greyhound's Anatomy.
III. Adoption Groups, Organizations and.