Although many see them as a racing machine, greyhounds make the ideal couch potato when their racing days are over.
Laid back and docile, greyhounds like nothing better than to stretch out on a comfy bed. Requiring less exercise than the average dog, they quickly adapt to become part of family life.
Although the males are generally bigger and slightly taller than the females, both have similar temperaments and come in a variety of colours. Because of their nature the greyhound is especially useful in helping therapeutic organisations and dog blood donating programmes.
Northumberland Greyhound Rescue rehomes these speed merchants from their kennels at Steel near Hexham under the guidance of kennel owner Diane Gibbinson and a small band of dedicated volunteers.
With thousands of dogs retiring each year the non-profit charity organization provides long term care until a new home can be found for the dogs.
All new owners receive plenty of advice and support and on how to make their new dog welcome in their home through an adoption programme aimed at helping adopters choose the correct dog according to their individual needs.
If you would like to adopt a greyhound visit www.northumberlandgreyhoundrescue.org.uk
Northumberland Greyhound Rescue is pleased to be associated with BOW WOW PETS.
Each month a retired greyhound will feature on our Dog of the Month page