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You probably remember Smokey our amazing foster carer Jennie Alcorn's 100th hound… well here is is a little update on what he is up to these days now he has been adopted by the Jones Family.

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Summer is here and it is only going to get hotter whether we like it or not. Due to their slender bodies, greyhounds can be very susceptible to heat stress and heatstroke.  So, with temperatures in the high 30s.....

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Christmas is a time when lots of people decide to get a new pet to give as a gift. While it may seem like a great idea, the reality of the time and financial commitment is often not something that is thought about.

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Fostering or adopting a greyhound is one of the most rewarding things any animal-lover can do. While they’re known for their speed and athleticism, greyhounds are naturally quite docile, which makes them a wonderful, easy-going indoor companion. What’s more, their gentle and affectionate nature is bound to melt your heart.

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There are a few myths out there about this gorgeous breed, so we thought we would clear up the main ones for you. So listen up, and prepare to learn some surprising things about these athletic yet ultra-cuddly canines!

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Tips for fostering or adopting a greyhound!

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If you’re also suffering frostbite and seafood cravings, our topic today is guaranteed to warm you from the inside out. (Secondary effects include spontaneous greyhound adoption.)

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For six weeks you’ve taken mine and Dave’s word for it. Greyhounds are the best! we bark. Adopt a tall, skinny pup! we plea. Your life will be changed forever and ever amen! we shriek while roaching on the couch. But there’s a limit to how persuasive one gal and her silky black hound can be. Thus, we decided to collect stories from around the globe to back us up.

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It took me three goes to type ‘greyhound’ and ‘objections’ in the same sentence. My hands seized at the keyboard, clouds swept over the sun and somewhere in the distance, a lonely hound howled. Those two words don’t go together.

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This week, Dave donned a monocle and spoke (in secret dog lingo) to Professor Anna Chur-Hansen from the University of Adelaide about pets and their impact on human health.

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Tapping my plastic and grabbing the snacks, I glanced once more in Dave’s direction. He now stood, tail wagging and snout extending towards a woman as light as a leaf.

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It’s 8 in the morning. The sun has lost its summer oomph and is now a pale presence in the living room, providing little warmth. Dave and I are rugged up accordingly - me sporting an itchy woollen beanie, Dave, a pinstripe felt kimono with a big bow tied around his waist.

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Do you dream of owning a castle, complete with rolling paddocks, puddles and a smattering of delectable doggie treats for your hounds to roll in?

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Love at first sight. I was never a believer. It was something that happened to Meg Ryan, and occasionally when faced with a fresh almond croissant.

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