Greyhound Adoption Disappointment

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper

Good god. Can l please hire you to socialise my chewing disobedient wretch of a Havanese puppy? I’ll fly you out to Australia lol 

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MsPlucky :  

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Adopting a greyhound is wonderful! But LOTS of homeless dogs are wonderful. I’m on the board of an animal shelter and I’m positive the right type of rescue organization or shelter can help you find the right dog for a household with multiple cats. We do it all the time. If you can’t find a good place locally wall me and I’ll ask our staff to answer any and all questions you might have. There’s a dog out there who would be so thrilled and grateful to be adopted into your family!! Don’t give up! 

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Shesaidyes :  

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

I think you still haveanh options. I would reach out to a rescue they will know the personality of the dogs better then a shelter and will be able to find a good fit for you and your home, especially if you don’t fixate on certain breeds, just let them match you. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee

You don’t need to start with a puppy. Plenty of older dogs, of any breed, are great with cats. We adopted a 2-year-old Chow/German shepherd mix and brought her into a home with 3 cats. She did great; never chased the cats (even when they ran from her) and never showed any aggressive behavior towards them. Sometimes the cats would even approach her and try to groom her; she would just get up and walk away, lol.

Since the shelter picked her up as a stray, they didn’t know her history, but I’m guessing she lived with cats before we got her. So if you want to adopt an older dog and you’re worried about the cats, you might want to look for a dog that’s lived with cats before. But I wouldn’t rule out any dogs just because of their breed or their age.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

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Shesaidyes :  I’m sorry you are disappointed. I’m a huge dog lover so I completely understand the drive to help. 

I think it would be great if you could find a loving senior dog that is known to do well with cats. I also think it’s a good idea to make sure your cats are okay with a dog. It goes both ways.

I also wanted to add that breeds aren’t always what contributes to being good or bad with cats. I grew up with a beagle who lost it any time she saw a cat. I have a pit bull now and she lets the cat beat her up everyday lol. 

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