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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Howell Book House; Third Edition edition (August 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764540866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764540868
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 country’s leading authorities. Respected greyhound authority Cynthia Branigan–who has helped place more than 4,000 ex-racers through her organization–provides 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 them–a critical issue in successful adoptions–and covers everything from feeding and grooming to training to extending the dog’s 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 group’s special missions are Greyhound rescue and placement. Branigan is recognized as the country’s 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.

Customer Reviews

READABILITY: This book is a very quick and easy read.
"gottliebschaller"
Every greyhound owner, or anyone thinking about owning a greyhound, should read this book.
Sheryl Katz
This book confirmed to me that I'm prepared to adopt a racing greyhound.
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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Ivy on August 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you're thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound,there are many great resources for you on the web and in hardcopy. This book is probably the best of them. It is inclusive and informative on virtually all topics of general interest to Greyhound owners, and is a good starting place for more specialized Greyhound-related topics. (In addition, any adoption group will be more inclined to regard you favorably if you've already read this book!)
Adopting the Racing Greyhound covers everything from track life to pet health. With this book in your hand and your mind, you can avoid some of the pitfalls of Greyhound ownership, and locate and develop the best relationship possible with your very own needlenose. There's simply no other resource available in any format that can provide such a good overview of Greyhounds in pet life.
This will not be the only book you'll need once you have your hound. (You may want to purchase, for example, Care of the Racing Greyhound by Blythe for medical topics, and Playtraining Your Dog by Burnham for training topics.) But it will teach you enough about hounds to decide if one is truly right for you, and it will help you get through the first days, weeks, and months of ownership, too.
In short, this book is a necessity for every Greyhound owner or owner wannabe... END
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is, by far, the best book on greyhound adoption that I have read. Cynthia Branigan does an excellent job of translating her 10+ years of greyhound adoption experience into a manual that is clear, concise and very easy to read. She takes you through the adoption and adjustment process practically step-by-step, from choosing the right dog to helping both you and your new pet adjust to life away from the track. I especially appreciated the information concerning insecticides and anesthesia - I don't believe my veterinarian expected me to have as many questions on the subject as I did! I don't believe that Cynthia glosses over the racing industry or the abuses these wonderful dogs often face, as the purpose of this book is not an expose on the horrors of greyhound racing. (As anyone who is involved in greyhound adoption will tell you, you will learn about all of that soon enough the minute you take an interest in these dogs.) What this book WILL provide is the best information you will find on how to welcome these "greyt" dogs into your life. As a volunteer with Make Peace With Animals and the owner of three greyhounds, I highly recommend this book to anyone who currently owns or has considered adopting an ex-racer.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Katz VINE VOICE on June 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
Several years ago my partner and I were looking for a large sized dog to keep in an apartment. After quite a bit of research we learned about racing greyhounds. We ended up acquiring two of them. Then we got a house and had three. The original two got old and passed away and we now own our fourth and fifth. Greyhounds can be kind of addicting.

I've read pretty much every book ever written on Greyhounds and one time or another, and have searched the web extensively. When greyhound adoption first became popular Branigan's book was the only published reliable source. Since then other good books have been written, but I still think anyone interested in greyhounds should start here.

The book provides good advice on dealing with the greyhound when you first get it home and get it accustomed to living in a house. However, I'm not a big fan of crating my dogs. In our home we have actually made the dogs their own area where we sometimes confine them, although it is more of an in-house kennel complete with couch dog beds and doggy door (and windows for squirrel watching). They do actually like having some degree of confinement, and Branigan is correct in suggesting that the dog needs time to adjust and a degree of confinement. After all, they lived in a crate until they came to the house.

She also provides, as others have noted, quite a bit of good medical information. Not only is the thyroid information important, but I have spoken with every vet about the greyhound's sensitivity to anesthesia.

Every greyhound owner, or anyone thinking about owning a greyhound, should read this book.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
I had adopted a very shy Greyhound and the adoption group I got him from recommended putting him on thyroid medication. They told me it wasn't necessary to even test him for an underactive thyroid--his shyness alone was proof of the disorder. Well, they gave me the thyroid supplements and I assumed they knew best. What a mistake! Within a week he was pacing and panting. Within two weeks he was agitated and becoming very aggressive.
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.
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