Adopting the Racing Greyhound Paperback – Aug 1 2003
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From the Back Cover
"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
About the Author
CYNTHIA A. BRANIGAN is president of Make Peace With Animals, an animal welfare group. Among the groups special missions are Greyhound rescue and placement. Branigan is recognized as the countrys leading expert on adopting racing Greyhounds, and frequently gives seminars and interviews on the topic. Branigan is the only author of a book on Greyhound adoption who is also founder and president of an adoption agency, which has placed more than 4,000 Greyhounds since its founding in 1988.
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For first time adopters, the insightful advice given in "Adopting..." has been extremely helpful, and we've found that every Grey owner with whom we've spoken since only reinforces and concurs with Branigan's philosophy on these spectacular dogs.
Bottom line, I would heartily recommend this book to absolutely anyone who is - like my wife and me - considering Greyhound adoption. This book's simultaneously broad and detailed look at doing so will make the process extremely enjoyable! Well done, Branigan!
Thank God I happened across the book Adopting The Racing Greyhound. In it I read all about the myth that most Greyhounds have an underactive thyroid gland. I took my Greyhound to the vet right away and he, too, assured me that what the group recommended was very dangerous and could have lead to my dog having a heart attack. We did a proper thyroid test (it came back normal), and we weaned my dog off the supplements. I took him for some basic obedience training to get him socialized, and I am giving him more time, and more love, to get him over his shyness. Guess what? It is working!
Thanks to Ms. Branigan's book, my Greyhound and I are really enjoying each other's company.
1. READABILITY: This book is a very quick and easy read. You'll be able to read through it in 2 or 3 evenings. It's an easy-to-see type, and written at a level that even a grade-schooler could understand.
2. CONTENT: Of course, even though this is an easy read, that does not mean that there isn't anything to this book. Inside you will find page after page of sound advice for the greyhound adopter. The author covers almost every concievable question that you might have about your greyhound, and the index is very helpful in locating these answers to your specific questions.
3. VALUE: For [the price], you get a wealth of information about transitioning a greyhound from a racer to a pet. If you own a greyhound or are just thinking about it, this book will show you the ropes without breaking the bank.
If you have a greyhound, he or she will thank you for the knowledge that you will gain from it. Titus highly recommends it!
Branigan gives the potential Greyhound owner a very clear, very readable account of the breed. The book includes a history of the Greyhound, what took place during their racing careers, and how it will affect the dog when he reaches you. The author also addresses special needs that Greyhound owners should know. Many organizations are listed so that you can contact them for further information. Highly recommended!
In a simple format Branigan lays out the history of the breed, the training of the dogs, their care and the steps you need to consider in adopting a grehound for your household. I found the book easy to follow and it opened up the possibility of considering an ex-racer as a pet for my household.
Adopting The Racing Greyhound should be your number one primer in finding out how to acquire these remarkable dogs. The author is highly enthusiastic in sharing the information and is also one who has adopted greyhounds. Her informative style and commitment to the dogs is remarkable. Cynthia Branigan is also very clear in presenting the challenges of having an ex-racer in your home. She tells about their quirks and habits which can be overcome if you are patient with your dog and are willing to spend the time to incorporate this pet in your household.
Most recent customer reviews
Have read this many times and recommended to many as I am involved in rehoming retired racers.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Vraiment complet, bien structuré, bons exemples... a été très utile avant l'adoption de LA bête !!!Published 9 months ago by Client d'Amazon
There is no doubt that this book is very thorough and informative. However, one part of the book is out of date, i.e. the use of nsaids to relieve pain. Read morePublished 11 months ago by une minute
very good book it let me know that the greyhound was not my type of dog to adopt.........I would recommend this book to anyone thinking of adopting a greyhound as it will let you... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Pam Shobbrook
This book has been very helpful. We just got our retired grey a few days ago and I think this book helped us have a smooth transition. Read morePublished on July 13 2014 by S.R Davis
It was more than I expected and filled with stories relating to the various topics, which kept it interesting. I was disappointed it was over!Published on Dec 20 2013 by Wendy Burchell
Great book for any prospective greyhound adopter! Quick and easy to read. I had a hard time to put the book down as I was so eager to learn more about greyhounds! Read morePublished on Dec 8 2013 by Luc Cormier