Part 1: Being a greysitter––one who watches someone’s greyhounds, usually while they are away overnight––is an interesting way to perhaps earn some money while enjoying an extra greyhound or two in your home. It’s also a big responsibility. Listen to this episode to help you decide if this is a role for you or if you simply want to know how many greysitters prepare and what they do for your greyhound while you’re away.
Donate to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help more greyhounds find their ways to loving homes.
If you’re a greysitter in NJ, PA, NY, DE, or CT and wish to be listed on the Greyhound Friends of New Jersey Greysitter List, eMail Patty Comerford. This list is shared upon request with Greyhound Friends of New Jersey adopters in need of a greysitter. Patty will need your name, phone number, city, state, rates (or if you sit for a donation or swap), how many dogs are in your home and what breed, if you have cats or other animals in your home, and if you have a fenced yard.
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An important note: Jacqueline Howard and Nancy Bowden are not medical professionals and have not and are not providing medical advice specific to your dog. The content provided in this episode of About Greyhounds is intended as informational only. Seek the guidance of a trained and experienced veterinarian if your dog becomes ill or injured and before administering any drugs/medications, including over the counter drugs/medications.
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Before you and your greyhound hit the road … or the rails or skies … you want to ensure that your dog will be safe and comfy. In this episode, we explore the different ways you can (and can’t) travel with your greyhound, along with tips about lodging when you get to your destination.
When you go away on vacation or holiday, knowing your greyhound is well cared for is critical to your peace of mind. In this episode, discover your options for boarding or having someone sit for your dog. You’ll hear both the pros and cons of each so you can make an informed decision for your dog.
If you’re in NJ or neighbor states and have a greyhound or greyhounds, Greyhound Friends of NJ keeps a “greysitter” list of people who, if available, will sit for your greyhound(s) in their “greysitter” homes. To request the list, contact Patty Comerford.
Visit the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) to locate a professional pet sitter in the USA. (Membership required, along with annual fee. At the time of this podcast’s production, the annual fee is $25. The About Greyhounds podcast is providing this link for your information only; we are not associated with NAPPS.)
Watch how the Linda Lyman Loop is done (slip knot for your greyhound’s leash on your wrist).
Provide the person or people watching your dog with the greyhound lab results card (printable file). It tells a vet about how test results and anesthesia are very different for greyhounds than all other dog breeds.
Donate to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help us bring more dogs home.