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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Pad lock 2/22

Pad lock here. I'm a very sweet boy. I stay out of trouble and I don't get into things. I like too see what's going on and then I do my own thing. I ride great in the van and my foster sister hasn't grumbled at me so I know I'm doing ok. I like to hang out with Stripes my foster brother  sometimes. My foster Mom tells me how handsome I'm all the time. Well that's all for today.

Kenya 2/20 - Snuggle Bug


 
Foster mom has taken to calling me something called a snuggle bug.  Not sure exactly why. 

Carina 2/20 - Time's Flying!

Hello New Friends!

Wow - it's Tuesday already?  I can't believe it was just 3 days ago that my whole life changed - and I'm loving it!  Hasn't taken me long to fit right in.  I have the schedule down to the minute now!  Here's how it goes:

Wake up and head straight to the back door for first outs (me and Hendrix race to see who can get there first ... he's not as good as me on the hard floors so he usually slips and I pull ahead 😏 but sometimes he's quick to catch up!)
Come in, run right back to the kennel for breakfast!  I love my meals and lick the bowl clean!
Few minutes later we're back out and saying our good mornings to everyone.  The other CLBDs bounce but I just wiggle my way to the front and put my head right into whoever's hand is there so they have no choice but to pet me!  

Then it's a bit of playtime; this morning, I discovered a toy!  And I got big smiles for it because it was a smiley face.  Picture attempts kinda failed because I was having so much fun I could barely stand still.




Next, the foster lady leaves for work and we all stand at the window to say bye. Then back to playing for a while again.
Then it's time for last outs before foster guy goes to work and the little boy goes to school.  I love being outside so I'm always the last one back in but come right away when they say it's time.  Plus, by now, I'm ready for some down time - there's lots of excitement in the mornings!  We hear "kennel" and if you're the first in, you're the first to get a treat! Yup - me and Hendrix are always trying to be the first ones in (but then there's this 3-legged dog that squeezes ahead of us and I still haven't beat her yet! It's crazy how fast and stealthy she is!)
So we all chill for a while and it's really quiet and quite relaxing.  I'm just fine hanging out - I haven't even barked or whined about it.
Then the boy gets home after he gets done at school and we all get to go outside and it's time to explore and play again. Next, foster lady comes home and we all stand at the window and bark at her to let her know we're home too!  I just love being a part of all this - it's so much fun!
We get more outs and then dinner time!  After dinner, I go straight to my favorite bed and we all take naps again.  The foster family settles and has their own dinner then we just all hang out - sometimes they play cards - sometimes they watch tv - all the time I get to keep playing and getting those awesome scratches!
Finally, it gets dark outside again - last outs and off to kennels for bed time.  I happily go in, get my treat and cuddle up for awesome dreams of the day and what the rest of my retirement will be!  Not a peep from me - it was just that first night that I sang everyone to sleep.

So, that's the routine and I'm so happy to be part of it!  
Can't wait to see someone else's day and spend it with my forever family!

Love, Carina


Kenya -2/19


Hi folks,  I had to set my foster mom straight, she kept calling me 'O Girl' but I let her know that I really like to be called Kenya.  So she said "Kendya it is!"   More Later. 

Earsies !!

Dan 19 Feb, 2018 - Oh, Danny Boy

Oh, this Danny Boy is a hoot!
 Gotta flop this way...
 Gotta flop that way...
Ahhhhh, finally comfortable! This retired life is Greyt. I could get used to this!!

Carina 2/18

Hello New Friends!

Had a reallyyyyy long and exciting journey yesterday and finally made it to my temporary destination until my forever one is found! Pretty sure that’s going to happen pretty darn soon too!!! I’m being told I’m such a good girl and it’s so easy for this family to be telling me that all the time!
So, I was a perfect passenger on the way to go to their house and slept the whole way; I even had to be woken up when we got there.
We did make one stop on the way; it was a place that had a ton of shiny new things that drive on 2 wheels! I wasn’t afraid of them at all and weaved in and out while we walked all around (I’m already a pro at walking on hard wood floor - they were pretty impressed that I didn’t even hesitate! I’m just such an easy walker on the leash .... don’t care to pull or zigzag, I like being next to someone while I’m walking.
Finally got to the house and got to meet 2 other black greyhounds just like me! (They say we’re CLBD - crazy little black dogs 🤣) and then I got to meet this little kid and I loved him and gave him a big huge snuggle-lean! I don’t even jump up - just love to drop my head on your lap and lean in for those scratches!
Needless to say, I settled right in! I tested every comfy bed they have all over the place on the floors here and finally found my favorite! And I slept right through the night (I did sing a little bed time song but just for a few minutes and then I was fast asleep until almost 8am!)
I can’t wait to share the pics but my foster-lady said she’s having some difficulties,  so keep checking back to check them out!
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you soon!
Love,
Carina

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O Girl - 2/18


Hi my name is 'O Girl' but you can call me 'Girl' for short.

Hi I am 'O Giril'
I had the most amazing 24 hours, so very different from the last 3.5 years of my life.  First I took a long ride from Alabama to Maryland with a couple of my gal and guy buddies.  After that ride I met a bunch of folks called volunteers who took us for walks and let us stretch our legs.  Then we hopped into a couple of vehicles and took another ride to a place called Greyhound Central.  That was a fun car ride as I got to look at all the sights from the window.   Then oh my gosh, I got some water and yummy food, a short rest, and then on to the best part,  a SPA treatment just for greyhounds.  They gave me a warm bath complete with a massage. That was just the best, I could have stayed in there forever !!!  That massage gal had some magic fingers, I tell ya.   I had a nice rub down, got my ears cleaned,   my nails done, and something called a microchip.   After all that I was introduced to my foster mom and one of her teen boys.  They put a snuggly coat on me,  took me for a walk and then I jumped into the car and off we went.   I was a trooper and stayed a wake a bit to watch the sights but then I was so sleepy from the day's excitement I took a quick snooze.   They stopped for  the teen to get a Chicken sandwhich from something called a drive-through.  Wow did that sandwhich smell yummy, but alas apparently no sharing that sandwhich with me as I am on a speical diet that is good for my tummy the first couple days of my retirement.  These volunteer folks sure are good at taking care of greyhounds though I would have really liked some of that sandwhich. Then I arrived at my foster home and met my foster brothers Reese and Kipper.  They sort of look like me since they have spots like I do but there's are brown and mine are black.  I think its going to be super fun here.  Will update you later lots to smell and see.

Getting my Massage
Checking out the sights. 

Taking a Snooze

Wish I could have some of that Chicken Sandwhich!
Meeting my Foster Brothers  - thats me on the left.