Bud IS great! I had the pleasure of photographing him at a fundraiser for Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs, a group he supports and highly recommends. More on them next week! 🙂
April is Adopt a Greyhound month, and if you haven’t spent much time with this breed of dog, you should! Greyhounds are a very calm and gentle breed, and are perfect for apartment living and hot weather — hello Austin, Texas! There are many, many retired racing dogs waiting to be adopted. Just contact your local greyhound rescue, like Greyhound Pets of America- Central Texas, for one. http://gpa-centex.org
Bud was born on May 1, 2015, so he is just shy of 11 years old. He raced under the name FTK Orient Express for 3 years until he was retired at that age. His racing career started in Florida and ended at a track in Seabrook, New Hampshire, which thankfully no longer exists. He was adopted right off the track, so he needed to be potty trained since he had never seen the inside of a house before. Typically at the track, greyhounds spend 20+ hours a day in their kennels, so they are on very strict eating, racing and potty schedules. His adoptive parents had to essentially “re-program him.”
Bud has a very warm, calm demeanor and is very friendly. Like most greyhounds, Bud spends the majority of his time sleeping, which is ironic, considering that the first three years of his life were spent running. Bud was cat tested before he was adopted, and he is great with cats, which is not typical of greyhounds because of their high prey drive. He actually lives with three cats with whom he spends a lot of time.
For more information on greyhounds and to learn how you can help eradicate greyhound racing, please visit the following links: