A greyhound's guide to keeping warm in winter.

Animals Australia

Animals Australia team

Last updated 18 May 2015

‘Mr Fry’ proves that there’s nothing quite like a greyhound to warm your heart on a cold winter’s day.

And if that wasn’t enough to make you smile, according to Arizona Greyhound Rescue, Mr Fry also has a tendency to move his bed to wherever his human carers are! No wonder greyhounds are increasingly being recognised for their very best attributes — loyalty, affection and companionship.

"“… while I am at home he remains within, by my side, accompanies me on going abroad, follows me to the gymnasium and while I am taking exercise, sits down by my side. On my return he runs before me, often looking back to see whether I had turned anywhere off the road; and as soon as he catches sight of me, showing symptoms of joy, and again trotting on before me."
- The Greek historian Arrian, about his beloved greyhound ‘Horme’ — from as early as 430 B.C.

The truth about greyhounds

Greyhounds are sensitive dogs, renowned for their gentle and affectionate natures. Sadly, thousands of ‘retired’ racing dogs and pups considered to be ‘unsuitable’ for racing are killed every year in Australia — disposed of by a gambling industry that regards them as little more than money-making machines. And while the greyhounds may be built for speed and agility — within their centuries-old bloodlines is a predisposition for gentleness, affection and loyalty.

Just like all dogs, greyhounds belong in loving homes. By choosing to adopt or foster a greyhound, you can bring a little sunshine to the life of a dog who really needs it (and as any greyhound rescuer will attest — they’ll bring a lot of sunshine into your life in return!)

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