Adopting a sighthound is a lifelong commitment and serious consideration should be given to your decision to adopt a sighthound. Being a responsible owner requires a commitment on your part both financially and emotionally for many years to come. Before deciding to proceed with our application process, FLIGHTS suggests that you invest some time to research and learn about sighthounds to be sure you are making the right decision and they are the perfect match for your family.
Greyt Health – An archive of Dr. Suzanne Stack’s most requested articles about greyhound health
Greyhound-Data – Searchable database of racing greyhounds including lineage, littermates and additional information
Greyhound Racing Ireland – Searchable database of racing greyhounds including lineage, littermates and additional information
Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan
Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood
Childproofing Your Dog by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
Emergency and First Aid Links;
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435)
Pet Poison Helpline (800-213-6680)
Undoubtedly you will get a lot of advice – good and bad – from other sighthound adopters. Read and research as much as you and your family can to prepare yourselves. Understand that sometimes you may need to try more than one approach to a problem because every animal is an individual.
Please don’t be afraid to ask questions. Our goal is to make sure these dogs never have to be uprooted again. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is contact us if you have questions, no matter how small.
We want to help you troubleshoot any problems sooner rather than later.