Greyhound name: Montana
Why did you choose to adopt a greyhound? We saw advertising for the Greyhound Adoption Program of SA’s 6 Week Foster program and looked into it as I had been wanting to get a dog for quite some time. I went to information sessions held by GAP, did a bit of online research, and fell in love with the breed, and we knew one would fit with our lifestyle.
How did you adopt your greyhound? Once I finished uni and knew I would have the time to spend with a new pet, we sent an application to GAP for their foster to adopt program. After only two weeks of waiting, we were introduced to our new grey, 2 year old Montana, and we fell in love! After a month of fostering, Montana passed her green collar assessment with flying colours and we officially adopted her!
What makes you love your greyhound? Montana settled into our home instantly, and is just the cutest, loving, clever, playful little girl. She can be cheeky, stubborn, and doesn’t always listen, and loves to run off with things she shouldn’t, but we wouldn’t trade her for anything. She’s our baby.
Funny quirks that your greyhound has? She has many! Rubbing her face all over cushions, getting so excited when it’s walk time you can barely keep her still to put the lead on, never squeaking a squeaky toy unless she steps on it, licking cushions, beds and blankets, and carrying food away from her bowl to the carpet to test it is safe before she eats it. She also likes to play with and chase plastic bags as that’s what her trainer used as a lure when she was training for racing.
Anything else you’d like to share? Montana never actually raced due to suffering a severe allergic reaction to a fungus found in the sawdust used for bedding at the puppy auctions. She lost a lot of condition, and after regaining her health thanks to vet care and the care of her breeder, she was no longer fit for racing. She was fostered by her breeder until she could be put into GAP, and I am so lucky and so thankful that she is still here today, and to have her become a part of my family.
Thank you for reading about our greyhound of the week, Montana!