Because most greyhounds are calm and gentle, they often do exceptionally well as therapy dogs. Join us for a conversation with Patty Tustin of Alliance of Therapy Dogs, an international therapy dog organization. You’ll discover what being a therapy dog team entails, how to be assessed, why a therapy dog organization’s liability insurance coverage is important, and the profound impact you and your greyhound can make on folks in need.
The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an international organization with a presence in many countries. To learn more about their program and how you and your greyhound may be able to qualify as a therapy dog team, visit their website, TherapyDogs.com.
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If you’re like most greyhound folks, you’re a big fan of this episode’s guest, renowned cartoonist and humorist, Rich Skipworth. His recently published, first book, “Rich Skipworth’s Greyhound Glossary,” is now available, packaging hilarious cartoons paired with clever, and often newly coined, words that only greyhound enthusiasts immediately understand. Rich is also a generous supporter of, and advocate for, the adoption of former racing greyhounds.
Note: Since first dropping this episode, the sale of Rich Skipworth’s books through GFNJ to residents of the USA has ended, as has the wine label photo contest.
For residents of all countries, including the USA, purchase “Rich Skipworth’s Greyhound Glossary” while supplies last via eBay.
Attention, charitable greyhound adoption organizations:
If you’d like to order bulk copies of “Rich Skipworth’s Greyhound Glossary” to use in your fundraising efforts, please contact Mike Carter. For jpgs and animated gifs to use in promoting book sales from your charity, please contact Rich Skipworth for the dropbox folder.
It’s here! The About Greyhounds podcast’s annual Greyhound Gift Giving Guide for 2018! As much as we joke through this episode, we carefully researched unique gifts you can give your greyhound this holiday season––or any time of year. Links to all the items we talk about are listed below.
BarkBox – Not in our list, but always a favorite. And when you order through our special link, BarkBox will donate $25 to help Greyhound Friends of New Jersey find loving homes for more former racing greyhounds. The donation is made if you buy one BarkBox or order a 6 or 12 month subscription.
Most greyhounds can be universal blood donors. That means their blood can be used to help save the lives of any dogs with any blood type. Their blood has also been known to be successfully used to save the lives of cats, too. Discover more about greyhound blood donation and how your dog may be eligible to save precious lives.
Ask your veterinarian to direct you to your local dog blood bank. If you’re in New Jersey, here are two popular locations. Click on each for details about their programs.