As an owner, or group of owners, responsibility for the welfare of your greyhound throughout its entire life rests with you. From the moment you purchase your greyhound until the time it finishes racing and beyond its racing career, it is imperative that you play an active role in ensuring your greyhound is, at all times, properly cared for. During their racing career it is advisable for owners to keep some money aside for vet bills and training fees if your greyhound spends an extended period on the sidelines with an injury.
One of the most important decisions you need to consider as the owner of a greyhound will relate to what you plan to do with your greyhound once they are no longer considered a racing prospect and their career as a race dog is coming to an end. This is something that needs to be discussed well before your greyhound begins their journey to the race track.
Most greyhounds make wonderful pets, especially where their owners have a hands-on involvement in preparing them for the transition from racing athlete to household pet.
The Greyhound Adoption Program, run by QRIC, is dedicated to finding loving homes for hundreds of retired greyhounds each year, and your greyhound’s chances of going through this program successfully will be improved significantly if you have a hands-on involvement in the preparation.
Find out more about GAP HERE