Essential Reading
These books all have fundamental information that new greyhound owners need. If you are considering adopting a greyhound, please be sure to read one of these titles.
 
Branigan  
Adopting the Racing Greyhound 2nd Edition

Written by Cynthia Branigan, published by Howell Book House, Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; [ISBN 0-87605-193-X], May 1998

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amazon.com's description: This revised and updated edition of the only book on homing the ex-racer tells prospective adopters everything they need to know to make adoption a success. In addition to practical information, such as care and feeding, readers learn the latest about the activities and competitions that are just for ex-racers and their owners. The Appendix lists all the agencies nationwide that adopt out Greyhounds, so an agency is sure to be nearby. For thousands of years Greyhounds have been bred to hunt and run at speed. Because they are used to being with other dogs and people, they make perfect pets. Adopters can be assured their ex-racer will get along with adults and children and other household pets. Cynthia Branigan is director of Make Peace with Animals, which has among its special missions Greyhound rescue and placement. Her second book with Howell, The Reign of the Greyhound was published in 1997. She lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Adoption Groups: This book is available for bulk purchases directly from the publisher: More Information.
Stern  
The Greyhound - An Owner's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet

Daniel Braun Stern, published by Howell Book House, [ISBN: 0876054319], December 1, 1997

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amazon.com's description: This is our seventh set of Happy, Healthy Pet titles. These latest books will bring our series up to fifty-five titles and, like the others, they are books pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a healthy, happy pet. All books contain information on: feeding, grooming, housing, health care, what to expect from the pet, basic training. As our series expands and focuses on different kinds of pets, the emphasis remains on making the pet a companion. Owners of more unusual pets will particularly appreciate the expert advice in these books because professional care for exotic animals can be hard to come by. As always, the instruction on the books is from expertspeople who know their pets intimately but always remember what it was like to have one the first time. Happy, Healthy Pet guides are rich with professional quality color photos and are designed to be enjoyable and easy to learn from. Most new Greyhound owners will be acquiring an ex-racer as a pet, so weve chosen Daniel Stern, an activist for the cause of Greyhound adoptions to write this straightforward guide covering all aspects of their care.
Coile  
Greyhounds - A Complete Pet Owner's Manual

By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D, published by Barrons Educational Series, [ISBN: 0812093143], 1996

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Book Review

     
Everything About Adoption, Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Training. This is a very well written book with great color photographs at a very affordable price.
Raeke  
Guide to Adopting an Ex-Racing Greyhound

By Carolyn Raeke, Paperback, Published by Tfh Publications [ISBN: 0793818877], December 1997

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Kilcommons  
Childproofing Your Dog - A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Dog for the Children in Your Life

By Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson, published by Warner Books; [ISBN: 0446670162], April 1, 1994

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Master dog trainer and author of Good Owners, Great Dogs, Brian Kilcommons shows readers how to encourage children and dogs to be perfect companions, in a comprehensive manual that demonstrates how to train an older dog to acept an infant, choose the right breed, and more
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