Renewed Life for Greyhounds
Finding forever homes for retired racing greyhounds
Dear Friends of Renewed Life for Greyhounds,
In 1995, we were asked to foster an 8 year old greyhound named Barbs’ Goal. Barb had been a Grade A racer, and then used for breeding, actually by several owners. She was placed in a home after coming off the dog truck from the Waterloo , Iowa track rescue; however neither the new adopters nor their vet could cure her constant diarrhea.
So Barb came to our home, and of course she stayed!!! With a little medical help and a lot of patience, she was finally free of worms, on a new diet that agreed with her, and loving the attention of our family, which included a lab, a beagle, plus three cats. She became the leader of the pack, the alpha with wisdom, charm, self assurance, and with a quiet grace, kept everyone in line and happy. Barb was the most loving dog, relating to all people and all other animals!
Barb died with osteosarcoma, and we really miss her. Her presence in our home for almost three years was a lifetime of love given in a short space of time. We sometimes forget that she is gone, and still call her name when we are letting the pack out!
There are now 5 greyhounds here, 4 of them because our promise to Barb was that there would always be a Special greyhound in our home!
So, while no two dogs are alike, and no two lifestyles are the same, -
we can tell you that we will adopt another older greyhound, a brood matron, or a great grey with a physical challenge, - and we hope that if you chose one of these Special greyhounds, you have the same kind of rewarding relationship that we experienced with Barbs’ Goal!!!
Loving those hounds,
Lynda and Steve Hegg
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