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

Raven 10/4: Toy Time!

Now that I am getting more comfortable in my foster home I understand that I am allowed to play with the toys I have seen the other hounds play with. Hey this is fun!!

I did say sorry to my foster twin for sitting on his leg. I was having so much fun with the toy I didn't even realize I was doing that! He's really nice about things like that and letting me play with his toys but I sure hope I can find my own home and start my own toy collection soon. Maybe my very own family is reading this post right now! Is it you? Would you like to help me start my toy collection? Fill out that application on the GEGR website so you can meet me and find out if we are the perfect match! I'll be waiting to meet you! Love, Raven

Pin: 10/4 - yummy

Know what I like?  Yogurt!  FM was meal prepping the other day, and let me have the empty yogurt container to clean out for her.  I told her that I'm her guy should she ever need help in this area again.


Pinjara
#LookingForMyForeverHome
#DontShopAdopt


Raven: 10/4 - The Voice

Hey everyone, have you heard of a TV show called 'The Voice'?  Me neither hahaha!! Anyway, I am such a quiet girl that my foster family was beginning to wonder what my voice sounded like or if I even had one at all. Do you know what they did? It was the funniest thing really, you should have seen them! Those silly two leggers tried to roo like greyhounds, can you believe it? Anyway my four legger foster siblings said sometimes humans do that to tell us that they are either lonely and feeling like the house is too quiet or sad that they can't really sing very well so they want us to sing for them. What was I to do? As soon as the other hounds started I knew I had to join in. So just in case you are lonely too and need to hear some beautiful music let me sing for you the song of my people! You're welcome! Love, Raven


Raven: 10/3 - Multiple Choice

Raven here with a pop quiz!!! Hanging out with my twin foster brother again, can you guess which one is me??
Aren't we cute with our matching tiny white toes? 

So can you tell which one is me?
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Have you been studying my other pictures enough?
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Okay, last chance, make your guess!
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Are you sure?
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And the answer is.... LEFT! (It was my turn on the big cozy bed!)
Thanks for playing and I hope you got it right, I'm way prettier than any silly boy! Until next time, RAVEN

Raven: 10/1 - The Yogurt Tub

Hey Everyone, Raven here. Today I learned something fun and yummy! When the big yogurt tub is almost empty foster mom lets us clean it out. That sounds like a chore but really it means we get to lick the bowl! Havok showed me the trick is to stick your snoot all the way in to get every last yummy bit. Here are some pictures of our fun

Okay Havok, I get it, now let me try!

Oh yeah, this really works!

What do you mean wipe my face?!

Do you have yogurt tubs you need cleaned? Tell those folks at GEGR you could use my help and I'll be at your service! Raven

Date: 9/29 - The bowl collector

Hi it's me - Date!
My foster mom had to post one last picture tonight. It's of me collecting bowls.  For some reason, I love to be surrounded by shiny metal bowls.  I pick them up one by one and bring them on my bed. I now have three bowls! See how silly I am?
See you tomorrow!
-Date

Coach: 9/29 - I'm ready!

Is it time yet ... is it time yet?


C'mon!  How much longer do I have to wait?



I reallllyyyyy can't wait for a new adventure!

Date: 9/29 - Call Me Maybe

Happy Friday Ya'll!
I just had another check up at the vet to remove my stiches.  The vet says I healed well.  It took longer than expected because I kept fiddling with it.  My foster parents finally convinced me to leave it alone 珞.
I keep thinking about tomorrow and I can't wait to meet my future family! 

Pinjara: 9/29 - waiting patiently

This is my "Hey FM are you done in there so you can come pay me some attention" look.


Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
I'm hoping it works with my furevery family!

Pinjara
#LookingForMyFureverHome
#DontShopAdopt

Zeke- 9/28- Toys and Twins

So word on the street is that I get to meet some new people this weekend who may love me enough to take me home... so I wanted to show my best sides today.

First, if you like playing with toys, then I already like you! I like all toys, preferably ones that squeak and that are fun to chew.


Also, I am super good at blending in. See, you have no idea which one is me and which one is my foster sister!


In addition I am kissy, silly, bouncy and a wannabe shadow. I also love food and love playing in the yard. My favorite time is for sure meal time and secondly every second someone is paying attention to me.

I have a ton of wonderful traits (I mean SO many), but the best one by far is that I have so much love to give and I am just waiting patiently for my forever family. Could it be you?

Coach - 9/28/17 - Shhhhh ....

.... I'm dreaming of my new family.


My dream is telling me I'll be finding it soon.

"Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten."
~Lilo and Stitch

'9/28 WW's Overload 'Raven'

Hey Everyone, you may remember  me as Overload but that's kind of a mouthful so you can just call me Raven. I picked a family a few weeks ago but it turns out I might be happier in a home without cats. No worries though, I came back to hang out in a foster home until I can find a better fit. In my new foster home there are two other greyhounds and I enjoy hanging out with them. Check me out with my foster brother, we're like twins! (that's me on the left)

My foster home has this greyt bed that I just love so much. It makes me so comfy I roll upside down and go right to sleep.

The resident hounds here like that bed too but I know how to wait patiently for my turn.



If you are looking for a sweet quiet girl in a cute little package I'm your hound and I'll be waiting patiently for you! Raven 

Lacey

Hello - my name is Lacey and I'm just retired from racing. I'm using the word retired lightly because I did not like racing at all so the kennel where I was living thought it best to give me an early retirement.

 I'm just a baby girl and just recently turned one.
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 I know the treats are up there somewhere.
 I am not afraid of stairs.  I am not afraid of stairs. (maybe just a little)
I like to stop and smell the flowers. My foster mom says I'm such a pretty, sweet girl. I'm a little shy when you first meet me, but I give great kisses once we know each other. I get along great with other dogs and have no interest in cats. I'm very well mannered and have so many things I'm looking forward to as I learn the ways of retirement. Keep me in mind for your family!!

Pinjara: 9/28 - Playtime is the best time!

Everyday when FM comes home, we get to play.  This time has taught me that toys are to be played with, not ignored.  I've learned some mad catching skills, and I chase the tennis balls down the hallway too!  FM was so excited to see this.  She said she's never had a greyhound play fetch before.  In all fairness, I run to get the ball but always bring it back to my bed.  I'm halfway there to acting like a retriever.  :)

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I love running after the toys when FM tosses them everywhere for us.

 What do you mean I have to learn to clean up my toys?  Not happening.  You're the one who made the mess.

Pinjara
#LookingForMyFureverHome
#DontShopAdopt

Date : 9/26 - Attention

Hi it's Date,
I'm looking forward to meeting new families this weekend.  Here's a couple of pics of me this week.
I'm doing great getting used to the retired life.  I like to play with toys and take my food bowl to my foster brother's bed.  I'm still waiting on the food refill!
I hope to see you this weekend!
Miss Date

Zeke: 9/27 - Roaching Lessons

Hey All! My foster siblings have taught me to roach! At first I thought it was just a dead insect, but now I know how fun it is!!

Here’s proof of my accomplishment:



Pinjara: 9/27 - helping out FM

On Sunday, FM went outside to do some yard work.  
I went with her to see what I could do to help.


She said that this was more along the lines of not helping.
I'm not sure what she means...last time I heard, she loves my kisses.

Pinjara
#LookingForMyFureverHome
#DontShopAdopt

Coach: 9/26 - A quick hello

Just wanted everyone to remember I'm available for adoption :) 
I'm looking forward to still meeting lots of people!  
(and hopefully going home with my new family soon)

By the way - did I tell you I get along with everyone?
I really don't mind sharing "my" bed at all.  
Matter of fact, I was here first and had no problem at all having Ms. Roo join me!

Like I said - just a quick hello - see you soon!

Allie: 9/26 - On A Tuesday


Could someone please tell me what this thing is? They say it's a dog but it definitely does not look like me. I've made friends with this little thing and we like the same things--eating, sleeping, playing-- so we hang out together in the yard.



But I have picked another friend to take naps with and this one is so fuzzy and even squeaks sometimes. Don't I have beautiful eyes? Foster mom says I have doe eyes. I'll take the compliment.


I also love all those little people at the bus stop. They come up to me and pet me and scratch my ears and tell me how sweet I am. I could listen to that all day.

But theres work to be done in the yard so I help out--Im learning a lot from my foster sister.