Greyhound Guide


Those of us who love greyhounds know how special they are. We change our homes, our cars, our beds – and they change our lives. So don’t say you weren’t warned – but learning about greyhounds is the first step in changing your life and theirs.

Please do not hesitate to call, or email, if you have any questions at all. No question is too trivial or silly.

You can read this Guide in a variety of ways:



Claudia Presto

What’s Inside

Your Greyhound and…..

I. Adjustment Angst

II. The House

  1. Household Horrors
  2. Feeding Frenzy

III. The Yard

  1. Pee and Poop
  2. Running and Playing
  3. Bugs and Baths

IV. Making Friends

  1. Cats, Cockatiels and Critters
  2. Children
  3. With You

V. A Dog with a Past

  1. History of the Breed
  2. Racing Background

VI. Afterthoughts

Note #1: The pronoun “he” is used throughout this guide to denote either sex of dog. I’m not being sexist, though I do have a thing for the male dogs. It’s just more convenient to use “he” as a generic reference.

Note #2: This Guide was originally written in 1995, and it has stood the test of time. It’s been translated for use in Europe, and is used by many U.S. adoption groups, too.

Note #3: All adoption groups are welcome to link to this Guide. Just email me to let me know, and please do put “Used with permission of Greyhound Gang” with a link to Gang’s site. I also offer Greyhound Guide, wholesale, in booklet form to adoption groups for use with prospective adopters.

Note #4: If you want to read even more, they are some greyt books out there. We have a set of eight booklets from Claudia’s talks around the country.  We also recommend Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies and Adopting an Ex-Racing Greyhound. If you like history, check out the The Reign of the Greyhound. Using Gang’s link with Amazon to buy these books  will earn Greyhound Gang a small donation.