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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Taxi: 12/23 - Tower of Towels

Foster Mom says "What happened to the stack of towels?"
I don't know, I was just flopping around on this comfy dog bed....

"Hey, thanks for picking those up for me, Foster mom!"

Shaelee: 12/16 - so much cuteness

Hi, everyone! FM has been busy this week which meant I was busy too. Following her around and making sure she doesn't need help is a full-time job when she's on a roll. 

She was in the kitchen making venison meatballs the other night. Olive and I really wanted to help taste test them, but she wouldn't let us. We even showed her our wagging tails and cutest faces. #NotNiceFM #SharingIsCaring

The next day, FM had company and had to move our beds upstairs for the afternoon. When she let us come down, there was nowhere for me to lay. Everyone laughed at me, but I'm not sure why. I was using my sad puppy dog eyes on her. #ItDidntWork 

Until next time!

xX Shaelee Xx

Shaelee: 12/13 - please FM

Please FM!  Why can't we have some of that yummy food you're preparing?

How are you able to resist the sweet faces?

Oh well.  Maybe we can convince her the next time she's in the kitchen.

xX Shaelee Xx

Shaelee: 12/11 - busy weekend

Hi everyone!  I had a busy weekend, and FM said we needed to make sure we told you all about it.  Here goes!

Saturday - There was an adoptathon at GHC, and I went along with 3 other pups.  My furever family wasn't there so I'm back home with FM.  I heard she makes homemade dog biscuits as treats for the pups at Christmas so I'm okay with spending the holidays here.  Afterward, FM took me to Lowe's where I got to see all these new things I'd never seen before.  I loved exploring and checking everything out.

Sunday - I went to St. Mary's College with Olive and Charger, and had puppy playtime with all of the students there.  There were 4 rescues there to help the students destress before finals and learn about pet ownership and the benefits of pet rescue.  

Selfies with the students.  

Tux and I were checking out the Golden Retriever Rescue.

Hanging out getting some more love.

There's nothing better than good belly scratches.

Olive and I were tired after so much attention.

I think she's the best napping companion.

Olive, OJ, and me getting some attention from our parents.

How many greyhounds can you spot?  Let's see (from front to back) there's Lola, Griff, Charger, me, AJ, and Tux.

It's been a busy weekend, but I had a lot of fun.  I spent all afternoon and this evening napping.  Being a social butterfly is tiring work.  Until next time!

xX Shaelee Xx

Shaelee: 11/30 - closeups

While FM was away, my pup-sitter took some pictures of me.  Check out my cuteness!  You'll be glad to know that I'm as soft as I look.  :)  

xX Shaelee Xx

Shaelee: 11/28 - back home with FM

Hey everyone! We're all back home from vacation, and FM handed out treats once we were settled.  I was so excited to see her that I showed off my chatters which turned into gator chomps.  She was a little slow though, and I was done chomping by the time she turned on the camera.

In case anyone needs another reason to fall in love with me, I hope this helps.  FM said I'm just absolutely adorable.

xX Shaelee Xx

Shaelee: 11/26 - vacation

Vacations mean that I get extra special treats from my pup-sitter. 

I think I'm going to want to come back here and visit again.

xX Shaelee Xx

Shaelee: 11/24 - Thanksgiving

Hi everyone!  FM is out of town, and I get to spend a few days with my friends Tux and Candy.  Since today is Thanksgiving, their mom shared some turkey with all of us.  It was yummy!  I hope that maybe I'll get to have some leftovers tomorrow.


Happy Thanksgiving!

xX Shaelee Xx

Kiss: 11/17 - Kiss me once, Kiss me twice

Well I'm here tonight to show you just how lovable I am.  I'm irresistible really.  
I've been learning a lot these past weeks.  How to play with toys, leash walking, where to potty outside, table manners and alone training.   I've pretty much mastered all of these.
I'm getting on great here at my Foster home but what I really want is a forever home.   A family to love me and give me a place to call home.  My Foster mom is sure I will find that soon.
I'm yours! Love,

Shaelee: 11/17 - sharing

Check me out.  FM caught Olive and me sharing a dog bed.  Well kind of.  Maybe one day she'll let me up there beside her.  Know what's even better than that?  I'll have my own bed at my furever family's home one day.

xX Shaelee Xx

Shaelee: 11/16 - Maryland Irish Festival Meet and Greet

Hey everyone!  I had a busy weekend, and then FM was busy with work, and oh no it's Wednesday and she didn't tell you what we did on Sunday!  I know my furever family has been waiting on a blog post so I asked her to get to it!  Please.  With my cutest face.  She can't resist it.  :)

Sunday I went with Olive to the Maryland Irish Festival!  GEGR was there all weekend and lots of greyhounds from our group came to show everyone what good family members we are.

Are we there yet?  Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
It was a long card ride, and I was more interested in watching where we were going.

That's me, Jack, and Olive in the xpen with Jack's dad.

What's all that music?  I've never heard it before.

My furver family might be here.  I just have to keep looking for them!

Ike's mom and sister took me out to walk through the halls.  I showed everyone how adorable I am and even collected donations for our group. 

Meeting so many new people is tiring so toward the end of our afternoon, I finally laid down.

I had a great afternoon and got to see so many new things.  I love exploring, and can't wait to go out again!

xX Shaelee Xx

Taxi - 11/16 - Irish Festival

Taxi here, reporting on my trip to the Irish Festival. I had a Greyt time meeting new friends!
I met new people friends:

And I met new animal friends! This one was a funny Newfoundland - he really wanted to play with me.

My foster brother, Trent, has been teaching me how to charm the crowds.

There was so much going on. I was amazed!

That's all for now, but I'll be back soon!



Kiss - 11/15/16- my favorite things

So, I'm getting pretty used to retirement life.  I'm learning what my favorite things are to me.

1) I love beds.  Beds are something new since I spent a lot of time in a crate when I was racing. I love to spread out and just relax. 

2) Of course that brings me to my next favorite things- chewies.  Chewies are the best thing ever.  Where have they been all my life? 

3)  Last but not least - snuggles.  I love to bury my head in my Foster parents arms and get some loving.  Scratches, rubs and pets is where it's at!  Of course it fits me,   my name is Kiss after all.

I hope I meet my forever family this weekend.

Love, Kiss

Howie - 11/15 Giraffe or Greyhound

You decide...

Kiss 11/13/16 - Chewies are awesome

Hi everyone,

Today I got a special treat called a compressed rawhide bone.  I absolutely love it!  My Foster mom ordered for me once she saw how much I loved my Foster sister's bone.

I have been busy mastering the stairs at my Foster home. I used to need help going up and going down. Now I do it all by myself!  I'm getting used to the retired life. I hope to show off my new skills to my forever family.

Talk to you all soon!  Love, Kiss

Kelley: 11/12 - model material

Good evening all my faithful followers!!  Just dropped in to say HI!!!  FoMa says I should be a model.  What do you think??

Secret: 11/12 - Pictures!

I think if I curl up into the smallest, little ball ever, foster mom will not see that I'm on the couch and suggest I get down.

I love playing in the yard with the fall leaves.

I know there's a neighbor's dog on the other side of this fence.  Where did he go?

I love playing peek-a-boo with the covers.

Secret: 11/11 Loving the fall weather

Hello Everyone,

My name is Secret or as my foster family calls me, See See.  But I respond to either name because I like the attention.  I have really learned to like retired life.  My favorite things are:  eating, exploring, going for walks and snuggle time.  My foster mom says I walk so nicely on my leash, stopping to stare at squirrels, other dogs and blowing leaves.  I wish I could chase them all.  Pictures of my adorable self and more updates very soon.

Howie 11/11 - Out on the town

Today we took a ride to the Post Office and I decided to take Howie along for a quick stop at Petsmart.  He is a good traveler.  Once he sniffed every single piece of grass in front of the store and left his mark, we ventured inside. I was a bit concerned he might not like the shiny, no-grip floors but he didn't give them a second thought and marched into the store like he owned the place.

He met all kinds of people and tried to pursued each one that they were his forever family.  He would love a couch of his own by Christmas! 

"I know you're in the cat isle lady, but us Greyhounds are very much like cats.  We clean ourselves, like to lie in the sun and can curl up really small."

"Hi there!"

"How about I go home with you?"

He investigated ALL the treats and meaty knuckle bones. 

"Yum, Yum"

"Oh the good stuff"

"Okay, I'll have this one please."

On our way out he spotted a little dog and was pretty interested so we didn't do introductions but he walked away without any issues. 

"WHAT is that???"

Howie is a terrific dog who is looking for his forever home thru Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue.  He's ready and will be a terrific addition to your family.