Sunday, August 14, 2011

Natty Boh-Adopted!

Our little friend, Natalie, better known as Natty Boh, has been adopted. She was spoken for a few weeks ago and her new family has picked her up and she is in her forever home. We couldn't be happier for her. Natty Boh has quite the personality and will make a great addition to their family. We wish her all the best. Happy trails Natty, we hope to see you at the annual picnic this summer!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Natty Boh is a Klepto!

Natty Boh, or Natalie, has graduated to that point that she is beginning to steal things around the house. That means that she is getting more comfortable as a retired hound and is becoming more curious. That is a good sign and is perfectly normal. She will grow out of that after a few weeks and realize that her dog toys are better than other things. She has learned a lot about being a retired hound, and seems to like it a lot. She has learned the daily routine and is no trouble to have around the house. She still isn't fully housetrained yet, but we are working on that. It usually takes a little time with a dog so young. The very young ones can be a little stubborn at first, but they eventually get the idea. It is all part of the learning process. Natalie is a good one and some family is going to be very lucky to get her. We also learned yesterday that she smiles. She got a little excited and flashed a smile at us. We broke out laughing when she did that. She has quite a fun personality on her and is a lot of fun to play with. If you would like to meet Natty Boh, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Natalie is learning the ropes

Natalie has been at the Hound Hotel for 4 days now and has learned a great deal. She has mastered the stairs and knows the daily routine already. She goes straight to her food bowl and eats all her food at mealtime. She likes to play in the yard and hang out on a soft doggie bed with the family in the evenings. Natalie is surprisingly calm for a dog as young as she is. We expect that they will be a little wild at first at that age straight off the track, but she has been very well behaved. That is not to say that she doesn't have any spunk to her, because she does. As she matures and gets more comfortable in her foster home, her personality will continue to come out. She is going to turn out to be a good one. She'll be great for walks and runs at the dog park, and she will be a terrific companion. We can't say for sure if she is cat safe. It is a little tough to determine that with her being so young and new to her situation. She does seem calm enough that with the proper training, she would probably be ok with a cat, but you never really know until the dog is around a real cat. She doesn't bother our parrot, which is a good sign though. If you would like to meet Natalie, please contact Denise Davis.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Welcome Natalie!

Natalie, or as we have already nicknamed her, Natty Boh, has arrived at the Hound Hotel. Natalie is a young one, having been born on July 1st, just two years ago. She is also a little one. She could almost fit in your pocket. She is a really friendly little girl that is already wagging her tail all the time. She is a very dark brindle, one of the most beautiful we have seen for a long time. We think she is going to be a really good dog. She has all the makings of a superstar dog. Being so young, she will need a little guidance, but other than that, she is good to go. We can't say too much about her now, as we just picked her up today, however we will provide updates on her in the coming days. For now, just enjoy her pictures. The pictures were taken when she laid down in a home for the very first time.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Patty Ann-Adopted!

Patty Ann found her forever home this weekend. A very nice family was looking for a mellow, well behaved and friendly greyhound. They came to look at Patty Ann and took her right away. That was easy. Patty Ann is a good place now and she will be able to live out her life as a happy girl. We couldn't be happier for her. We will miss her though. Happy trails Patty Ann! We'll see you again soon we hope.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Stop thinking

Stop it. Just stop thinking about it. We are amazed that nobody has called about Patty Ann yet. We know that lots of people are peeking at this blog reading about Patty Ann. We know that you like her. So just stop thinking about it, and just adopt her already. Patty Ann is one of the best dogs we have had for a very long time. Truth be told, if we were in the market for a dog, we would keep her. It is a no brainer with her. She is as friendly as they get and superbly behaved. Patty Ann is one of the nicest dogs you will ever meet. So stop over thinking it and adopt her already! Pick up the phone and call Denise and just get it done. If you don't then we will just have to keep having fun with her for a while until somebody does call about her. That somebody should be you. Call Denise now.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Patty Cake

Patty Ann, or Patty Cake, as we sometimes call her now, has been at the Hound Hotel for almost a week now. She gets an A for her behavior so far. Patty is a superb greyhound. She is friendly, respectful, beautifully behaved, and such a pleasure to have around the house. We haven't had a track dog this easy for a while. She has been a little reserved for the first week, but is now integrating herself into the family. She loves people and loves pets, but has been a little nervous up until today. That is normal. She is now getting used to the idea of being in a home and is learning to enjoy all the benefits of that. She has spent plenty of time this evening sniffing the grass and just being with the family on the deck. She seems to like it a lot.
If you are a potential first time greyhound owner reading this blog, then you should consider looking at Patty Ann. Your first greyhound is always the toughest, as they have no hound role model. The secret to the Hound Hotel is that we have the resident greyhounds, and they most of the work for us. They teach the newbie what to do and when to do it. Patty has it all down already, and she didn't need much training anyway. She is a good one.
I'll let you in on another little greyhound secret too. Greyhounds are pretty big dogs and most people don't know much about them. They are very athletic and muscular, and look like they could tear people apart. You may walk down the street, as we have, and people cross to the other side of the street. People don't know that they are the friendliest dogs around. That isn't always a bad thing. You can take a nice walk with your dog and nobody will bother you.
Patty is an A+ dog, and she will make a great addition to any home. If you would like to meet Patty, please contact Denise Davis.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Patty Ann learns the stairs

Patty Ann has been at the Hound Hotel for three days now and she is doing a great job as a foster dog. It took her all of 15 minutes of stair training to learn the stairs. Two trips up and two trips down is all that it took. Then she was off on her own up and down the stairs. Patty has had no accidents in the house and we have been giving her full run of the house while we have been gone. No problems at all. She a superbly behaved greyhound. She would be a terrific first greyhound for someone or a terrific addition to any family's greyhound pack. We aren't sure if she is small animal safe yet. She has a little bit of an alpha streak that will probably come out a little more with time, but we don't anticipate any issues with her. She is a good one. If you would like to meet Patty Ann, please contact Denise Davis.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dutch Patty Ann

Dutch Patty Ann, or just Patty Ann, has come to stay at the Hound Hotel. Patty hails from the Sunshine State where she did her racing, and has now made the trip up the coast to the Free State of Maryland. There are some dogs that you know you are really going to like as soon as you meet them. Patty Ann is one of those dogs. She is a really friendly, confident, and outgoing greyhound. She is three years old so she is done with her puppy days, and has matured to the point that she is friendly and energetic but not hyperactive at all. She is very well behaved and is getting along very well with the resident hounds. She is eating very well and already knows which food bowl is hers. She should be a very pleasant greyhound to have around the house. We didn't bother crating her last night as we didn't think she would need that. She slept in our room next to the resident hounds and didn't make a sound all night. We will be doing a little stair training today but other than that, she is ready for her future family any time. If you would like to meet Patty Ann, please contact Denise Davis.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Nessa has found her forever home. A very nice family came to see Nessa this weekend and they loved her. She is just what they were looking for. Nessa now has a family with a couple of boys to play with and keep her busy. I think she will love that. We wish Nessa and her new family all the best. Nessa has been a pleasure to have around the house and she is welcome at the Hound Hotel anytime. Happy trails Nessa!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Nessa-Spring is Springing!

Today has been a beautiful day and Nessa took full advantage of it. She spent plenty of time out in the yard having a good time running and playing. It is nice to see her do that. It is hard to understand why she hasn't been snapped up yet. Nessa is a perfect greyhound. She is perfectly behaved, has a wonderful temperment, and is friendly as all get out. Maybe things just take a little time. She has plenty of spunk to her as she likes to get into races with our boy Abe. She would love a family to take her on walks, and to feed her plenty of treats. Did I tell you that she roos when it is treat time? Don't be late with the treat, or she will let you know..haha. If you would like to have a perfect greyhound, please contact Denise Davis.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Still Waiting

Nessa is still waiting for her forever family. It is a little hard to believe that she hasn't been snapped up yet. Nessa is as good as a greyhound gets. She is a beautiful dog, perfectly behaved, and friendly as all get out. She has plenty of pep to her but she also knows how to relax. She is an all purpose hound that will make her future family wonder how they ever lived without her. No, she isn't two years old. So what? Nessa deserves a family just as much as any other hound, and she will earn her place in her future home. Need someone to sleep next to your bed with one eye open? Nessa fits the bill. Need someone to keep watch over your house while you are away? Nessa fits that bill too. Need someone to hang out with you while you watch TV? Nessa is perfect for that. Need someone to get you motivated to get off the couch and go for a walk? Nessa is your ticket. If you would like to meet Nessa, please contact Denise Davis.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Food Coma

Nessa is still hanging out at the Hound Hotel and she is doing a terrific job as a foster dog. She is pretty much like one of the resident hounds at this point. She is a superbly behaved dog, and is all kinds of fun to play with. She knows exactly when treat time is in the evenings and speaks up to let me know if I am so much as a minute late. She is an A+ hound. The weather is getting warmer so we plan on having some fun with her in the yard this week. We'll get out the stopwatch and get some lap times on her as she runs the backyard racetrack. Above is a photo of her after dinner. She is completely sacked out in a food coma with our boy Abe. If you would like to meet Nessa, please contact Denise Davis.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nessa can roo!

We learned a funny thing about Nessa today. If you get her very excited, she will roo. I learned this when I had all the hounds around me and I was petting them all, getting them a little excited. She suddenly put her head back and began to roo. It was hilarious. Our dogs don't do that, so it was really funny to see her do that. Nessa has been here for a week now and she is doing great. She is an A+ dog. She is perfectly behaved, and we are having no issues at all with her. She just turned seven, but she has plenty of spunk left in her. She would like nothing better than to go on brisk walks and play in yard with her future family. She has learned our family routine quickly and seem just like one of the resident hounds already. She would do the same at your house. Would you like a perfect dog to join your family? Please call Denise Davis and schedule a meeting with Nessa. Above is a photo of Nessa just hanging out with the family.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Nessa settles in

Nessa has been hanging out at the Hound Hotel for a couple of days now and pretty much has the daily routine down. It took her all of one day to master the stairs, and now she goes up and down them like an old pro. She is a superbly behaved hound and she has the full run of the house already. She doesn't need a crate and she always wants to be near the family. She is a very loyal companion who will be a welcome addition to any family, providing you don't have small animals. When she came here, we were told that she had been a great racer at the track. I looked up her record, and she sure was. She was quite the pro athlete in her day. Nessa and I spent the evening last night spinning stories of our former athletic greatness. She told me about the time she came up on the inside rail, kicking dirt in the boy's faces, laughing her way to victory. I told her about the time I sank the three-pointer at the final buzzer to win the state championship. Okay, okay, I never sank a three-pointer at the buzzer, but I guy can dream can't he? Shaq or Peyton Manning probably won't be hanging out at your house, but Nessa is one pro athlete who would be happy to hang out with you every day. If you would like to meet Nessa and relive your glory days, please contact Denise Davis.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Our previous foster dog, McBride, was adopted and she is doing great in her new home. That freed up a spot at the Hound Hotel and our newest foster dog, Nessa, has arrived. Nessa is a seven year old female that has been returned to us due to no fault of her own. Her previous home had two cats and a small dog, and Nessa isn't small animal safe. They tried to make it work for a very long time because Nessa is such a good hound, but finally had to bring her back. She is completely housetrained and used to living in a home. She didn't know how to do the stairs when she came here yesterday, but has already learned how to go up the stairs by herself, and down the stairs with just a little help. I suspect that by later today the stairs will no longer be a problem at all for her. She is a very affectionate girl who wags her tail all the time. She slept quietly through the night last night in our room with us and the resident hounds. I don't think we will have any trouble with her at all. If you would like to meet Nessa, please contact Denise Davis at Greyhound Rescue Inc.