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D.O.B.: March 25, 2012


Adopted: April 14, 2016


Likes: Sleeping, staring one into submission, treats, walks, other humans while on walks(links back to treats), slumber ball, car rides(leads to walks, meet & greets, other humans and of course treats)


Dislikes: Small dogs jumping up in his grill


Name: Flash

Racing Name: PJ Bright Flash 

Date of Birth: January 16, 2013

Date of Adoption: April 16, 2016

Nicknames: Dyson, Buddy, Baby boy.

Likes: Rubs, walks, food, people,  other dogs, squeeky toys.  Car rides.  Going to the pet store.  MEET & GREETS.

Dislikes:  Waking him up.  When people don’t want to pet him.  HE LIKES EVERYTHING LOL.!


Name: Merlin

Racing Name: Megamonster (trainers called him Otto)

Date of Birth: April 22, 2013

Date of Adoption: May 30, 2016

Nicknames: Merlin the Magnificent, Mermer, Fleabag, Licorice Dash (his My Little Pony name, since he is about the size of a MLP)

Likes: Zooming around the back yard trying to catch the birds and squirrels that taunt him, liver treats, walks, meeting new people, Romp & Roos, napping on the edge of his giant pillow, squeaky stuffed animals, peanut butter, cheese

Dislikes:  being woken suddenly, thunderstorms

Spice McIntyre

Name: Spice

Racing Name: RWC Saltnpepper

Date of Birth: October 1 2009

Date of Adoption: June 21 2013

Nicknames: Goose

Likes: Anything remotely connected to food, sleeping, car rides especially if they are to the barn, and her therapy dog visits.

Dislikes:  Squirrels in her yard, interupted naps, and people not realizing she is the princess.

Jack Oakes/Lake

Name: Jack  Oakes/Lake

Racing Name: Jack never raced. He is a Spanish Greyhound

Date of Birth: Oct 19 2008

Date of Adoption: Feb 2013

Likes:  Walks in the Park, Loves personal attention from his master constant petting on his head. Get off the couch walks with GLOHW friends.

Maizee Hepburn

Name: Maizee Joy Hepburn

Racing Name: Amazing Joy

Date of Birth: March 23, 2010

Date of Adoption: September 26, 2014

Nicknames: Big Bear, Big Button (her sister being Little Bear and Little Button)

Likes: Everything and anything. Maizee is the happiest girl in the world.

Dislikes: Being woken up in the middle of a deep sleep!

Greyhound Medical Information

Greyhounds have a unique physiology that can largely be attributed to their breed
history as sighthounds and as a racing breed. They have developed enlarged muscle
mass, hemoconcentrated blood, lengthened carpal/tarsal and metacarpal/metatarsal bones, and a heightened sense of sight to help accommodate these evolutionary challenges.

Please Click Here to download the full Greyhound Health Packet (made available through Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Inc. by William E. Feeman III, DVM.)

Myth and Fact

Debunking some common Greyhound myths…


Myth: Greyhounds are speed demons! They need lots of exercise and opportunities to run.
Fact: Believe it or not, Greyhounds can be quite lazy! 65mph couch potatoes is what we like to call them. While Greyhounds do love the occasional run, this is not necessary at all. Walks are just fine.


Myth: Greyhounds are hyper dogs and that can come out as aggression.
Fact: The moment you meet a Greyhound you’ll know how untrue this statement is. They are incredibly gentle and sensitive. In fact, they rarely even bark!


Myth: Greyhounds are such big dogs, they need lots of space.
Fact: Being such docile (read: lazy) dogs, Greyhounds are actually ideal for condo / apartment living. Think of them as big cats. They are large, so provide some large beds / places to sleep and you are set.


Myth: Greyhounds eat a lot! I won’t be able to keep up with the food and treats and bones and…
Fact: Greyhounds actually eat less than most dogs their size. Coming from such controlled environments, they are accustom to eating on a schedule and have never had ‘treats’ or ‘scraps.’ Feed them at their scheduled times and that is that.


Myth: Greyhounds hate the cold. Have you been in Ontario in the winter? It’s freezing!
Fact: Although Greyhounds have thin skin and not too much fur (bonus – little to no shedding!) they are perfectly fine in the winter with a proper coat.


Myth: Greyhounds are big and dumb.
Fact: Well that’s just rude! Greyhounds are very intelligent and eager to please. They have never been part of a family before so they will have to learn how to be a pet – simple things like learning how to do the stairs or what sliding doors are. That is simply a reflection of their past. Once they get settled in and receive the warmth and love of being included in a family, they will be attentive and eager to make you happy – you’ll quickly see their intelligence shine.