Friday, October 31, 2008

Wee little Wilma

Wee little Wilma, as we like to call her, has been with us for almost a week now, and we are loving her more each and every day. She is a spunky little girl with an attitude, and we like that. She has learned a lot since she has been here and is getting ready for prime time. We don't think she is fully housebroken yet, but she is getting close. She has already figured out that couches are more comfy then doggy beds, and she likes to sneak behind us and lay on the couch when we aren't looking. Wilma is such a friendly little girl and she makes us laugh all the time with her antics. She needs a family with a sense of humor and a family that can appreciate her personality. If you adopt her, she will try to take over your couch. You may end up sitting on the floor! But in exchange, she will give you lots of love and let you know that she really loves you and your couch. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wee Wilma

Wilma has been with us for three days now and is starting to learn the ropes. She is a young one so she will take a little longer then our typical foster dog to learn the routine. She still has plenty of puppy in her and it shows. If you have a counter, she will surf it. If you have a fridge, she will try to raid it. Her curiosity knows few bounds at this point, and she is hilarious. While she does sleep a lot like any greyhound, she is not ready to be a complete couch potato. If you are looking for a sedentary greyhound, then this is not your dog. If you would like a more active dog with some puppy in her, then Wilma may be for you. She is a small greyhound, but don't let her size fool you. Dennis the Menace was small too. Wilma is showing some separation anxiety and she may be better off with another greyhound to keep her company while her family is out of the house. She also does not tolerate the crate so baby gates are a better option. Wilma is a very friendly greyhound who rarely leaves my side when I am home and she loves lots of pets. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lonesome Joanie-Adopted!!

It didn't take long for Joanie to find a new home. Her new dad came today and adopted her on the spot. Joanie will have a new greyhound brother at home and should live out her life in luxury. We couldn't be happier, although we had hoped Joanie could stay a little longer. Happy trails Joanie, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Wilma is still here and is still looking for her forever home. If you would like to meet her, please contact Denise Davis.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lonesome Joanie

Lonesome Joanie has been returned to us today. Joanie didn't do anything wrong, it is just that her family didn't have enough time for her. Joanie is a sweetheart of a greyhound that is friendly with everyone and is so pleasant to have around. She is great with kids of all ages and should be no problem with small animals and cats. Joanie won't be lonely here as we have a house full of hounds for her to play with and plenty of soft beds for her to sleep on. If you would like to meet either Joanie or Wilma, please contact Denise Davis to schedule an appointment!

Rooftop Wilma

Rooftop Wilma has arrived at the Hound Hotel. Wilma has been returned to us after being in a home for only a week. It seems that it wasn't quite the right fit for her. Wilma is almost two years old and she is a very happy and playful greyhound. She still has a little puppy in her at this point. She is a small girl with the cutest face you will ever see, and she has foster dad wrapped around her little finger already. She has a little bit of an attitude to go with her looks too, so she must know she is really cute. She is already wagging her tail and making herself at home here. Foster dad loves this dog and wishes he could keep her. Wilma is going to be a really fun dog to have around the house, and this will be a fun fostering job. We will post more info about her as we get to know her better. For now, enjoy the photos and video of Wilma. If you would like to meet Wilma, please contact Denise Davis.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Galgo virtual adoption

The Scooby rescue group mentioned in the previous post has a program where people can virtually adopt a galgo. This is a pretty nice idea. For a reasonable fee, you can "adopt" a galgo at their rescue sanctuary and your fee pays for the care of the galgo. In exchange you will receive photos and news about "your" galgo. We can't bring all the galgos to the U.S. and we aren't all in a position to actually adopt one, so a virtual adoption as they call it, is the next best thing. It is similiar to the programs many zoos have where you can sponsor an animal. They also suggest "giving" a galgo in the form of a virtual adoption as a birthday present to someone else who cares about animals. Not a bad idea at all. In thinking about what we can do to help, we thought that one of the best things we can do for now is to let as many people know about the plight of the galgos as possible, and we will use this blog to do so. The more people that know, the sooner we can bring an end to this. The picture is of a galgo they have up for virtual adoption named Socrates. More dogs are on their website. On a lighter note, Greyhound Rescue has a new load of greyhounds in and they are up on the website. That means another foster dog should be in our near future. We are looking forward to that. We will also be at our meet and greet tomorrow at PetSmart from 11-2. Come out and see us!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dewey Beach

Once again the Dewey Beach weekend has come and gone. This was our ninth year going to Dewey. We never get tired of making the trip and we always have a fantastic time when we are there. As always, we met many great new people and saw old friends there. A bunch of us from Greyhound Rescue met for dinner and it was nice to see everybody. And of course, we picked up the necessary greyhound gear at the vendors to get us through the next year. Who needs department stores when you can buy all your clothes(ok, not actually all of them) at Dewey? My family still can't figure out why every shirt I own has a greyhound on it. All in all it was a great weekend and the weather couldn't have been better. We can't wait to go back next year. On a more serious note, while we were in one of the stores, we met a woman who works with Scooby, which is a leading organization working for the rescue of Galgos(Spanish Greyhounds). Galgos are nearly identical to English Greyhounds and are in a terrible plight in Spain. It seems that the attitudes of the Spanish are entirely different than ours when it comes to animal welfare. Galgos are used in the competitive sport of coursing in Spain. At the end of each coursing season, most of the Galgos are killed, and they suffer a most painful and gruesome death. The preferred method of death is by hanging the Galgos by wire from trees. Truely unbelievable, and absolutely true. We first learned about this some years ago and were reminded about this by meeting this woman. I am not sure how much we can do on this side of the Atlantic, but I am going to put my thinking cap on to see if there anyway we can help these people who are working so hard to stop this senseless slaughter. Here is the link to the Scooby website so you can read for yourself what is going on.