Episode 38: 10 New Year Resolutions to Keep for Your Greyhound

Do something new for your greyhound.

As you enter the new year, resolve to do something new for your greyhound. In this episode, we share 10 resolutions. Pick one, some, or all to show your greyhound just how much he or she is loved.



  • Donate to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help more greyhounds find homes.
  • Check out GPS tracking devices for your greyhound, including products from Tractive and Whistle.
  • If you live in Greyhound Friends of New Jersey’s area, check out our events calendar to discover opportunities to mingle with greyhounds and their people.
  • Consider fostering a greyhound. Find out what it’s all about when you listen to our fostering episode.
  • Explore pet health insurance in this episode; what it is, how it works, and why you may want to consider it for your greyhound.
  • There are many companies that offer pet health insurance. Be sure to carefully compare all options available to you.  You may wish to consider:Healthy Paws Pet Insurance: When you insure your greyhound or other dog or cat through Healthy Paws, they’ll donate $35 to help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey get more greyhounds home. Purchase via our dedicated link so the the donation may be credited.ASPCA Pet Insurance: This company has made generous donations to help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. Explore their pet health insurance.
  • Get a box of treats and toys for your greyhound when you subscribe to BarkBox. When you shop through this link and are a new customer, they’ll donate $25 to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey.
  • Keep your greyhound’s teeth healthy. Find out how in our Chompers episode.
  • Get walking with the FREE Walk for a Dog app from Wooftrax while also supporting greyhounds when you select Greyhound Friends of New Jersey as your chosen charity.

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Episode 7: Inside GFNJ’s Greyhound Prison Foster Program

Go inside the prison where inmates and greyhounds help each other to transform their lives.

On May 14, 2017 Greyhound Friends of New Jersey (GFNJ) celebrates the 15th anniversary of our Prison Foster Program. In this episode, hear a conversation with Sue Smith, a former corrections officer with the New Jersey prison system,  GFNJ Executive Board Member, and leader of GFNJ’s Prison Foster Program. Sue paints a vivid picture of how the Program works, what a day-in-the-life is like for the dogs and inmates,  and why it has achieved such enduring tenure.



  • Read more about the Prison Foster Program in GFNJ’s Spring/Summer 2017 newsletter.
  • View a revealing slide show of the inmates and their foster dogs at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale, NJ.
  • Watch the 3.5 minute video about GFNJ’s Prison Foster Program.
  • Donate to GFNJ’s Prison Foster Program with items on the Program’s Amazon Wishlist. Amazon will ship your order directly to the Program.
  • Make your tax deductible donation to help GFNJ bring more greyhounds home via the “Donate” button on GFNJ’s Home Page.
  • Subscribe to BarkBox, as featured on this episode, by going to GFNJ’s special link. When you’re a new subscriber, they’ll donate $25 to GFNJ, whether you get a 1, 6, or 12 month subscription.

Episode 4: A Behind the Scenes Tour of the Greyhound Fostering Experience

Explore what it’s like to foster a retired racing greyhound and what it was like for your greyhound when s/he was a foster dog.

If you’re like many people with a retired racing greyhound or are considering adopting a greyhound, your hound came from, or will come from, a foster home. You may be curious about what it’s like for a greyhound to be in a foster home.  Or, perhaps you’re thinking about opening your home to a foster greyhound and want to know what to expect––and what may be expected of you.

In this episode, we sit down with Patty Comerford. Patty is on the Greyhound Friends of New Jersey (GFNJ) Board of Trustees in the executive officer position of Secretary. She also heads GFNJ’s foster program and has fostered about 250 greyhounds.

During this conversation, Patty gives us a behind-the-scenes look at fostering a greyhound and what both the dogs and people giving them temporary “room and board” experience. She’ll also share some specifics about GFNJ’s foster program. However, the overall messages are applicable, regardless of which greyhound adoption organization you adopt from and/or volunteer for.

“Fostering one greyhound will not change the world. But it will forever change the world for that dog.”