Podcast Episodes

Episode 20: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles–Traveling with Your Greyhound

Traveling with your greyhound is fun. Here’s how to stay safe.

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.

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  • Car safety: When you’re alone with your greyhound and need to travel by car, use the “Linda Lyman Loop” and headrest technique (slip knot) to safely get your dog in and out of the vehicle.
  • BringFido.com is a global resource where you can explore over 100,000 places to stay, play, and eat with your greyhound (and other dogs).
  • Who are Martis Jerk and Lady Greyhound and what do they have to do with traveling with my dog? Listen to this About Greyhounds episode to find out.
  • Donate to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey (GFNJ) to help more greyhounds transition from track to homes of their own.
  • Get your About Greyhounds podcast T-shirt! All GFNJ profits from the sale of this merchandise goes to our greyhounds.

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Episode 19: My Adoption Experience and First Month with My Greyhound

You’ve heard it from us. Now hear it from a new adopter’s point of view.

If you’re thinking about adopting a greyhound, you may be wondering what the experience will be like.  In this episode, adopter Dani Kramer shares her adoption story, from why she wanted a greyhound, how she worked with her adoption organization to find the dog that was right for her home and family, and what her family’s first month with Moose, her new greyhound, was like.

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  • Donate to help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, a non-profit organization,  move more greyhounds from their careers to retirement in loving homes.
  • Get your About Greyhounds podcast t-shirt while they’re hot! 100% of the profits Greyhound Friends of New Jersey gets from these t-shirts goes to help the greyhounds in the organization’s care.

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Episode 18: Now What? Bringing Your New Greyhound Home (Part 2)

Discover steps you can take when welcoming your dog home. (Part 2)

Bringing home a new greyhound is exciting. It can also beg many questions. In this episode, we have a discussion about actions you can take to help you and your greyhound have a smooth, safe, and happy transition from the race track or foster home to your forever home.

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Episode 17: Now What? Bringing Your New Greyhound Home (Part 1)

Discover steps you can take when welcoming your dog home. (Part 1)

Bringing home a new greyhound is exciting. It can also beg many questions. In this episode, we have a discussion about actions you can take to help you and your greyhound have a smooth, safe, and happy transition from the race track or foster home to your forever home.

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Episode 16: Your Greyhound’s Staycation When You Travel

Making an informed decision for your greyhound’s accommodations when you travel but s/he does not.

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.

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  • Download the Greyhound Friends of New Jersey free app from Apple Store or Google Play.
  • 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.)
  • Visit the International Boarding & Pet Services Association* (IBPSA) to view boarding services that are IBPSA members. (The About Greyhounds podcast is providing this link for your information only; we are not associated with IBPSA.)
  • 8 Questions to Ask Dog Kennels When Boarding, an article from Angie’s List.
  • 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.
  • Get your very own About Greyhounds podcast T-shirt! 100% of all profits go to help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey transition more dogs from track to retirement.

We’re not too proud to ask! Please consider giving us a 5-star review on iTunes. When you do, the podcast will get in front of more people who love greyhounds.

* This organization is referred to as the Pet Care Services Association in the episode.