Welcome to the Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue (GEGR) blog page! Here you will find information about our current foster dogs, events, and other information. We are located in Southern Maryland region and help racing Greyhounds into retirement throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the Washington, D.C areas! Whether you are looking for a 4-legged family member, a volunteer opportunity, or for new friends, we are excited you are here!

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Raven 10/15 Dress-Up!

So last night when fo-ma was trying to fix the blanket just right on my bed I ran under it. She said Silly Raven, are you trying to be a turtle for Halloween? She laughed and took my picture and scratched my ear.

Fo-ma, what's Halloween? It's when you get dressed up in a costume and get lots of goodies. I love goodies, but what's a costume? It's something you wear to pretend to be something else besides a greyhound. Why would I want to be anything besides a greyhound? You don't have to be something else, you just pretend and then you get goodies because you're so cute. Do you want to try some? Sure! Okay, we will play dress-up tomorrow and you can try on all the costumes we have.
So today.....

I'm a devil-dog but I'm a super-dorable devil!!
I'm a witch and I'll put a spell on you! 

Who is Wile E. Coyote? And what's a road-runner?


I like dress-up so much I'm trying out the next couple holidays already! 
I tried the alligator costume but it was a little too big for me and it looked scary so I tried to bite it before it could bite me!


But I showed that alligator who's boss!

I think this one was my favorite because when I put on the football jersey I got to tackle the football!


What do YOU want to be for Halloween?  Do you need a super cute side-kick to help you score all the goodies? I'll go trick or treat with you! Here's a neat trick- fill out that application and tell the GEGR people that meeting Raven would be a real treat! 

Liberty 10-12-17

Liberty getting a little post PT snuggle from Libby.


Tubby 10/12/2017

Hi Everyone,

Mr. Tubbs here.

I had an exciting day this week.  My FM took me to a Vet appointment with my foster brother (FB).  He is older and needed some special care.  We went to this place with sliding doors which were scary at first, but then I got the hang of them.  Then we met these ladies who had lots of cookies for us.  My FB took the cookies, but I wasn't sure so I passed on them.  Everyone thought I was very handsome and wanted to pet me.  That was OK as long as my FM was close by.  It just takes me a while to get used to new people.  My FB was OK with this process, so I was too.  I laid down on a mat right by my FM and provided support for my FB.  It was a good thing I was there because they came in and stuck small needles in my FB.  WOW, I was glad it wasn't me, but FB seemed to like the needles so I was OK too.  If they wanted to hurt my FB, I would have barked at them and maybe even growled.  I have to protect him when I can.  Then they removed the needles and we got some treats.  Then we went home.  It was nice being back in my foster home where I had toys and soft beds and my FM and FB with me.

Later that day, some ladies came to see us.  They were really nice and they loved on me.  I could tell they all like dogs because they all smelled of other dogs, which in my book is good.  I don't quite understand people who don't have dogs in their lives.  What are they thinking??  One of the ladies even rubbed my tummy which is my favorite thing other than playing with my toys.

I have a good life here in my foster home, but I would like a forever home of my own.  If you are looking for a handsome guy who loves to play and run and really enjoys life, check me out.  My FM says I am the best and will make some family a great companion.

Thanks for reading about me.
Tubby

Mac 10-10-17


So who wants the dog who has it all?  The dog that is the complete package?  The dog ready for anything?  The dog who wakes up everyday happy and ready to face the world with his joy?

If you do, then you've come to the right blog.  Mac is available!!

Mac is doing terrific in foster care.  He is all happy and ready for anything the day throws at him.  Loves to go for walks, loves attention, loves to play with toys, loves to meet people and loves love!  Mac is housebroken, sleeps thru the night (although he's ready for breakfast every day) and has found and loves the joy of tossing toys around the living room.  He hasn't met a person he doesn't like.

I took him into the prison with me last week where I do service dog training and let the ladies handle him.  He was a trooper.  A bit overwhelmed at first but totally wanted to do the obstacle course the other dogs were doing, so we let him.  We let him do everything except climb under the chairs. He's too big for that. I will post some of those photos this week.

If you want the dog who has everything, the enthusiasm, the energy, the heart of a viking, and gives kisses then Mac is the dog for you.  The only thing Mac asks is that he not be an only dog and you have no cats.  While we are working him with exposure to cats we do not think he will safely live with cats so a house with no cats is what he needs.  That's it - otherwise he is the complete package, the whole enchilada, hook line and sinker, the whole ball of wax and the whole nine yards!!!!







Liberty 10-10-17

Hi All,

I wanted to update you on Liberty and his progress.

He is doing so well!  He had 2 check ups last week.  One with his primary vet and another with the vet who is monitoring his physical therapy.  They did some measuring of his muscles and movement.  I'm happy to report that the flexibility in both back legs has increased over 25% and the muscles mass in his left rear leg has increased by 2 inches and his right rear leg by 3 inches!!!

We were really delighted to hear these results.  The improvement is slow so we don't see it as clearly as someone who hasn't seen him in awhile.  But there is no denying we are moving in the right direction.


Our ultimate goal is for Liberty to be able to stand up from a sitting or lying down position all by himself.  He's doing it more frequently but not all the time, but definitely more than when he first arrived.  To aid this we are revamping some of his PT exercised and adding a few new ones to help built core strength, coordination and balance.  I'm going to try to post some short videos of one of the new exercises.  We always keep our sessions very short and upbeat with lots of praise and treats.

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Whitman - 09/30/17 - A Grand Adventure

Hi all, I had the best adventure that I couldn't wait to share with you! I went with my Foster Mom and Trent to a house with a bunch of other Greyhounds. They were nice girls, and we had a lot of fun playing in their backyard; they even shared their toys with me! Then, we ate dinner and went to bed in the new house. I thought it was kind of weird, because I've only slept in my own crate, but Foster Mom said I was a good boy for sleeping all night. I even met a 
cat - don't tell anyone, but I was scared! It was right there on the stairs and everything! Foster Mom said I was a good boy about the cat, too.

In the morning we went to a field and got into an X-pen. Lots of people came around and petted us all day. 
It was cold, so we all wore our jackets. Lots of people said I was sooooo handsome!
Even the little kids liked me - this little kid wasn't too sure at first...
 But he decided that I was OK.
I had a Greyt day.

O Ya Tubbs 10/6/2017

Hello Everyone,

I have learned to use a PC so now I can blog and let you know all about me.

I am a pretty happy fellow.  I have an older foster brother who is fun sometime, but he doesn't like to play as long as I like to play.  That is OK because I can play by myself and still have fun.  I like to run in the yard and I like to play with toys.

My Foster Mom (FM) is really good to me.  She loves on me and give me tummy rubs.  I like to sleep in the bed with her, but she won't let me do that; something about rules for foster dogs.   She will let me get in the bed with her in the early morning.  We cuddle and get lots of loves and kisses.  We have a good time.

When I first came here, there was a noise outside that I did not like.  FM said it was just a wind chime, but I still didn't like it.  Why would anyone want to call the wind with a chime?  FM took it down and I am more comfortable in the yard now. 

I do not like small animals.  They run around a lot and are sometimes real sneaky.  I prefer to be with larger dogs so we can play and have a good time.  I like a quiet home with large people.  I think they call themselves adults.  I am really a good boy and I am very handsome even if I say so myself.

If you think I would be a good fit in your home, give the people at GEGR a call and they can tell you all about me.

Thanks for reading about me,
Tubby