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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Helen: 12/30 - update

Hello Everyone,

I have been so busy being cute and having fun I haven't had time to post here.  It is not that I don't want to tell you about me. It is just that there are so many other fun things to do.

It is cold here today, but it is warm in my foster home.  I went out to "do my business" and broke into a major run.  I went around the yard five times at top speed.  One of my foster brothers just stood and watched.  The other brother ran with me for the first two times, but then he just stood and watched too.  I am so FAST and AGILE, not to mention how cute I am.  After that run, I had to come in a take a major nap.

Speaking of naps, I love taking naps on my foster mom's bed.  She keeps telling me that foster pups are not supposed to get on the furniture.  I keep telling her that her bed is not furniture; it is a sleeping place and that is what I do when I am on there.  Plus I make myself real small so she hardly notices I am there.

I was a little worried about Christmas, but Santa found me here without any problems.  We all got some neat toys that squeak and crackle.  I am working on removing the squeakers and crackle in all of them.

I hope everyone has a happy New Year and that 2018 brings you a new pup.  Maybe it will be me.  I am hoping for a new furever home in 2018.

Thanks for reading about me.

Abby: 12/29 - I'm back!

Well I'm back with auntie Carroll. I was having a hard time getting the hang of potty training at my foster home so auntie Carroll said I could stay with her for the holidays. I've been working really hard for 2 weeks and I think I'm getting it! I'm on this thing called a schedule and I'm learning to go potty as soon as I get outside. No messing around or playing with the other dogs. Auntie Carroll throws a potty party and I get a treat. I really think we can skip the party and just go right to the treat. I like those.
I've been learning to be super quiet in my crate and  how to hang out in there when it's time for meals.  I've been so good in the crate at night that I've graduated to sleeping in Auntie Carroll's room at night with all the other pups.
I get lots of free time to check out the house and all the different rooms. I tend to touch things too hard and sometimes I knock them over. I'm just really curious and I'm not afraid to explore new things. I'm learning a new phrase called Leave It which means I shouldn't touch or pick up items or stick my long nose into certain places. I still like to touch it and then leave it but Auntie Carroll says that's not how it works.
The best part about visiting all the rooms is there's always a comfy bed. Here's a few pics of me napping. It's not my favorite thing but it's what all the other dogs do so I follow their lead.

Sandy: 12/29 - Preparing you for the New Year!

Hi there, to help everyone get through the new year, I put together a Sandy calendar.  Now, Sandy is actually a Greyhound male model, did you know that?  Professionally, he goes by the name Derek ZooSander.  I asked him why he became a male Greyhound model and he said "Well I guess it all started the first time I learned about second breakfasts. I caught my reflection in a spoon while I was eating your cereal, and I remember thinking 'wow, you're ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career.'"

Here he is, each month with one of his completely different, unique, signature looks:

January - Der Brindle

February - Hound Lights

March - Grey Skies

April - 50 Shades of Grey

May - Deer Chaser

June - Roo Paul
July - Mugatu

August - Matilda

September - Hansel
(He's so hot right now!)

October - Le Tigre

November -Blue Steel

December - Magnum

So, there you go, an entire year of Sandy.  He's pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking and he plans on finding out what that is.
I'll keep you all posted on his progress as he learns to turn left.  You can keep up with Sandy by eugoogle-izing "Sandy isn't an ambi-turner."  Coming soon, pics of his modeling tour in Malaysia, where he reunites with his buddy the Prime Minister!

You know, if you want to help Sandy find out there is more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking or you just want this handsome feller with all this depth and range, he IS looking for a home, not for just one measly year, but forever!  I'm sure he can help your home look good and do other stuff good, too!

Buster: Dec. 28 - Happy Holidays!

Well, it's been a while since I've checked in. You know how it gets with the holidays and all. Christmas as a pet is way different than at the racing kennels. And I really like it. It was full of a lot of people who were all happy to pet me endlessly! Not too much to report, but my foster mom took a lot of pictures of me recently. Mostly in my dog bed, but she wants to share them anyways.

Foster mom thought I looked cute with antlers. I don't think so, but I was willing to try.

Nothing like a comfy bed.

The resident hounds have been very good about sharing with me. I'm the one in the front.

It got really windy one night. I couldn't believe that the resident hounds could just sleep through all of it.

Sharing with the other resident hound. I'm in the back.

I'm learning how to get comfortable.

My thoughtful look: what will my forever family be like?

Rictor: 12/19 - visiting...and napping

FM laughed at me for some reason when she was taking this picture.  See we were visiting some friends, and they have lots of dog beds for us 4-leggers.  Since there were so many, I didn't think there was any issue with taking up two of them for my nap. 

I mean...if they don't want us to spread out, then there shouldn't be so many of the right?
Maybe my furever family will have lots of beds for me to choose from (hint hint).


Rictor: 12/16 - hanging out

Have you noticed that I like to nap?  Here are a few pics of me doing what greyhounds do best with my foster sis nearby.

Supervising FD in the kitchen.

Holding down the slumber balls.

That's my foster sis laying up against me!
(I know it's hard to see, but I promise she's touching me.)


Buster: 12/30 - Settling in

Well, I've been retired for a few weeks now and I'm really getting in to the routine. My foster family wants you to know that I've learned how to navigate steps and I'm very good at letting them know when I need to go out (no accidents!). I'm been watching and learning from the resident pack. They've showed me how much fun it is to go outside and play and how much fun toys in the house can be, too. Although foster mom gets frustrated because every time I start to play with toys, she grabs her camera and I stop. So you won't see any pictures of me with toys, unless she gets much faster.  Here's some pictures she did get of me this past week.

We go out for a walk almost every morning. I was fascinated by the Christmas lights.

I'm not a counter surfer, but this counter's set at 30" which makes it easy to sniff.

I stood still long enough for foster mom to get a photo of me.

What are those resident dogs doing now?

I love being outside. I don't even mind the cold! But for walks, foster mom makes me wear a sweater.

Rictor: 12/13 - helping FM

Know what I like to do?  Help FM when she's in her sewing room.  I'm not sure how she ever got anything done before I showed up.


Abby: 12/11 - My Temporary Stop

I didn't go straight to my foster home. I spent a couple of days at auntie Carroll's house with her 3 pups. We all got along pretty well. They showed me around the yard and house. I was very interested in every room of the house and I checked every inch of them. Everything was so new and different.  I didn't have any trouble with the shiny floors. I found these wonderful beds and each dog got to pick one. Auntie Carroll had to point out the beds a few times before I settled into one but I like them.

I made friends with the only girl in the pack. Her name is Dolly and she hung out in the yard with me and slept in a crate at night in the dog room so I wouldn't be lonely. Auntie Carroll said I was really good for my first nights sleeping a home.

I found these wonderful stuffed toys and I got to have my own play time. It was amazing!

I was getting use to the schedule here of when to eat, when and where to go potty and where the good beds and toys are.  I was even learning how to wait for my turn to get treats.
Then Auntie Carroll packed me up and said it was time to go to my foster home.  She promised there would be dogs and food and treats and beds. I was really good riding in the car. I wanted to be on the front seat but auntie Carroll said good dogs have to be in the back. I settled for the back seat and got as close as I could to my driver. She seemed sad to send me on my way but she told me to be good and she would check on me until I find my forever home.

Abby: 12/10 - The Start of My Journey

Hi I'm Viesta.
I already know what you're going to say....that's a weird name. I agree and think Abby might be a better name. I don't really have a preference yet.
I started my journey into retirement last weekend with 3 of my friends. I had a long ride from greyhound central down to VA and I like to ride in comfort. I climbed up on the seat of the van and slept quietly. Auntie Carroll let me ride on her back seat too.  She says I ride like a pro. I think that's a good thing.

Rictor: 12/10 - synchronized napping

Guess what?  One of my foster siblings is another boy, who looks like me!  FM and FD have had fun trying to tell us apart.  Its kind of hard when you look  quick!

Can you tell which one is me?


Joe: 12/10 - Let it Snow!

It's Joe.  This weekend I saw the most amazing white stuff falling from the sky.  I stuck my nose in it and it was so cold.  I ran around outside while my foster dad shoveled the deck to make it easier for us dogs to get around.
I hope it snows again real soon.  See you all around.

Sandy: 12/9 - That's Mr. Sandman to you!

Meet Sandy.

Now, with a name like Sandy, you'd probably expect... I dunno...  this...
or maybe

but since HE is neither, and decidedly NOT a girl greyhound, I like to call him Mr Sandman.  Now, to help you remember, I have written a completely original, not-inspired-by-any-other-song-trust-me jingle.  It's a catchy tune.  And completely unlike anything you might have heard before.  In 1958.  by The Chordettes.  At all.

Mr. Sandman,  he's such a dream (bung, bung, bung, bung)
He's the cutest foster that I've ever seen (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Give him a bed so he can roll over (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Then tell him that his fostered nights are over
Mr. Sandman, he needs a home (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Don't have nobody to call his own (bung, bung, bung, bung)
your eyes are like a magic beam
Mr. Sandman, you're such a dream

Mr. Sandman, he's such a dreamHe is the cutest foster that I've ever seen
Give him the word that you're lookin' him over
Then tell him that his fostered nights are over
Mr. Sandman, he needs a home
Don't have a family to call his own
your eyes are like a magic beam
Mr. Sandman, you're such a dream

Mr. Sandman (yes) you're such a dream
He's got a pair of eyes with a "cute puppy" gleam
He's got a big heart just like a greyhound
and you can take him all over town
Mr Sandman, somewhere to live  (somewhere to live)
Would be so peachy for you to give
his eyes are like a magic beam
Mr Sandman, you're such, yes, yes, yes,
Mr Sandman, you're such a dream

Helen: 12/8

Hello Everyone,

My name is Helen and I am still a puppy.  I was born in March of 2016 so that makes me 21 months old.  I have never raced, but please don't hold that against me.  I like to play, play and play and sometimes eat and take naps.  I am a pretty happy little girl.

I am living with my foster family which includes two boy greyhounds.  They are both in love with me, even if I do say so myself.  They are both "older" so I can run rings around them.

I am looking for a family that will embrace my puppydom.  I like to get and give kisses and I especially like snuggling on the bed with my foster mom.  She tells me that foster pups are not supposed to get on the furniture, but I think I am an exception to that rule.

If you think I might be a good fit for your family, give the folks at GEGR a call and they will tell you all about me and maybe set up a "meet and greet."

Until later,

Rictor: 12/8 - introduction

Hey everyone.  Rictor here!  I've come back to GEGR looking for my furever family.  While I'm waiting, I've settled in with my foster mom (FM) and foster dad (FD) and their greyhounds. 

Checking to make sure all is quiet in the neighborhood before my nap.

Hey FM.  Can we stop with the clicky noise so a guy can get a nap around here?

Watch this page for more pictures of me and my sweet face.



Buster: 12/7

I'm Buster and I'm the new kid on the block. I just arrived this past Saturday in Maryland. It was a little overwhelming at first, but then my foster mom loaded me into the car and took me home. Once I got there, I saw that things were different but in a good way. I met the resident greyhounds and terrier. Then they all kind of let me be, which was good. It gave me a chance to look around and figure things out.

I quickly figured out the most comfortable bed in the place and the perfect place to lay down in the kitchen: on the heat register. I figured out the steps pretty quickly too. Here's a few pictures from my first few days.

I'm the one in the back on the rug and on the heater.
I can't believe that any dog would choose the hard
cold floor over a nice rug and warm back end 

Here's the world from my view.

Foster mom wanted you to see my awesome profile.