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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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.


Viesta - 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.

Viesta - 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 - 12/10/17 - 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.

Allie: 11/17 - Looking Forward to Saturday

Hi, everyone.  i just wanted to take the time to tell you all how great a pup I am.

I really love going for walks. I especially look forward to heading to the bus stop every morning and afternoon. I'm not even afraid of that big yellow bus anymore!

Its hard not to like me. I'm very pretty, Im cute, Im playful and Ill go wherever you go. I hope I get to meet my forever family tomorrow. Foster mom has made sure I look my very best...of course I always look fantastic but tomorrow is special. Tomorrow I want to look good for YOU!

Joe: 11/15 - It's almost time!

Hi there everyone!
I'm getting real excited about this weekend and meeting new people.  The thought of going home with one of them makes me very happy. 
Since I've retired, I've learned a lot.  I've learned that stairs aren't scary and nether are plastic bags 襤.  I haven't counter surfed in my foster home or stolen food from the kitchen table. 
I'm good on walks and doing my business outside.  I'm opening up more and more to my foster family. I live with two greyhounds and one old bischon. 
I think I could live with brothers and sisters (canine, feline or human).  I'm pretty easy going and laid back.  I hope to meet my forever family this weekend.
Love, Joe

Rose:11/14 - Puppy all the way!

OK, so I may not technically be a puppy, but I sure act like one! Rose is the name and silly adorable puppy is the game. I love long snuggles, playing with toys and being the center of attention! My favorite color is pink as you can tell by my collar, my favorite pillow and of course, my name!

Joe: 11/7/17 - Settling in

Hi everyone,
I wanted to let you all know how I've been doing.  I can now go upstairs on my own.  I figured this out this past weekend.  It was kind of funny when I did this because my foster dad didn't know where I was.  He finally checked upstairs to find me contently laying on my bed.
Ever since then I find I love to go upstairs and have some time to myself.  I like to be around everyone too.  Here's a picture of me getting some love.  I can't wait to meet my forever family and get to know them.
Love, Joe

Joe: 11/1/17 - Getting acquainted

Hi it's Joe,
It's been a few days and I'm slowly getting used to retirement.  I stayed in my kennel during the festivities last night and I was just fine with that. 
I get real happy when the leash comes out.  I know it means I get to explore outside.  I love the outdoors and all the smells and sounds.
I got a yummy treat tonight.  The foster parents call it "chicken".  I call it delicious!!  I was very pleased indeed.  I had to share and I took the treat so nicely from my foster mom's hands.  She gave me praise for being polite. 
I am still working on those inside stairs. My word there is at least 15 of them!  I can go down just great though.  
More to come on my adventures!
Love, Joe

Mac's Riley: 11/1

Time to stretch before doing ZOOMIES around the yard!

But not before hamming up for the camera with a big smile!

Ready... Set... GO!


Okay, that was fun...

Back to the doggy bed for me!

I have adjusted the home life quite well over the last few weeks. I am fine with hardwood floors and tile surfaces and can do a small amount of stairs.

I am very happy living the retired life and my tail hardly stops wagging.

Getting all rested up for the adoption day this Saturday!

Hendrix: 10/31 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Hello ghouls and goblins!  
No tricks here, I've made it to retirement!  

I've already meet some other hounds who are already in retirement; 
yup - three black dogs all in a row.

So, the best part of this retirement so far?
 I've been reunited with my litter-mate brother, Grande!  
(She "failed" Grande back in March ... which means, she just couldn't give him up!)
The foster-lady couldn't resist taking me so I could see my brother and hang out for a while together.  It's been so cool!  Look at us, we're practically twins, look how silly we both are:

Can you tell which one I am?
(Hint: My collar has more orange on it)

Hope your day is filled with nothing but treats!

Joe: 10/29 - Day 1 of retirement

Hi everyone, 
I'm Joe and I'm newly retired. I'm from West Virginia and I'm a handsome boy.  So much has changed for me in the last few days.  I'm in a totally new environment.  Everytime I go outside I discover something else I have never seen.  I'm curious, my foster mom says. I like to look out the front window a lot. 
I like my new surroundings.  They have two other greyhounds and a little white dog that I completely ignore living here.  There's plenty of comfy places to lay down and so much to explore.
I've already been on a walk and I was so good.  I didn't pull or weave around.  I really liked it.  I'm good at their stairs in the deck but in the house they are a bit intimidating.  I'm still working on mastering them. My foster parents told me I will be an expert in no time. 
Well off to bed.  Here I am upstairs, just laying on the floor next to my bed.  I like to try new things 

Sunshine: 10/29 - newly retired!

Hi Everyone!  I'm Sunshine...

Yesterday was a long day.  Early in the morning we all got in a big van and traveled for hours and hours to a place called Greyhound Central.  When we got there, we got to eat!!! I love to eat!!! Then we got a bath and got stuck with a needle, and now I am micro-chipped.  We got our toenails cut and our ears cleaned and had our pictures taken.  All of the other dogs were taken away but then I went upstairs with Karen and Lisa and hung around in the living room with seven other dogs! One of them doesn’t even look like a greyhound.  He is grey and small and barks a lot but I liked him ok.  It was fun.  Then when it was time to go to bed I got to sleep in a thing called a walk-in closet.  It was like a giant crate with things hanging in it.  I got two of these cool treats called Canna biscuits and slept all night long.  This morning I had to go out in the pouring rain and do my business, but I was a good girl.  Then I had breakfast…I love breakfast!!!  Then I hung out for a while on a really soft bed….then I got to go for a walk and I got to smell all kinds of new things.  Now I know what deer smell like, and corn and night creatures.  I was pretty good on lead but I do like to weave a bit.  I know that I will get better at that.  Oh, and I don’t like slippery floors but I promise to work on that too.  So today these really nice people named Michelle and Darren are picking me up to take me to meet my foster mom.  I don’t know what that means but things have been pretty good so far.

Whitman: 10/14 - Petoberfest

I went to a fun Meet & Greet with a bunch of other dogs last weekend. We all had a great, or should I say, Greyt time with all of my new friends!

I was a little nervous at first.

But people started to pet me, and I decided I was having fun! I like Zeke, he was looking this way, while I looked that way for people to pet us. Did you know he's trying to get adopted, too?
 Here I am looking for more people:
I found lots more people with my Foster Brother, Trent.

I had lots of fun at the Meet & Greet, and I slept all the way home.