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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SNL Kimmie

Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi!!! I'm Kimmie!!
I love life and I love people and I love my foster sister, Selene, who looks JUST like me!
(I'm on the left in case you got confused)
In my retirement, I've already learned how to go up/down stairs, sleep in, lounge around, and also jump in a pool (that, I won't be doing again). And I'm all smiles while doing it!


I am so excited to find my forever family to give me pets and smooches!

Dutch Jubilee (aka Jem) 8/19/19 (pm) - All smiles :)

Hi again!!!  I know, twice in one day!  I just had to let everyone know how greyt I'm doing in this foster place.  I'm loving all the fun here.  This is a very active place and I'm just amazed at all that goes on.  I like to kinda just hang back and take it all in. 

 

But, I do have my fun too!  Here's me working on some mad yoga skills, aka downward dog:

(Also practicing some camouflage techniques too - lol!)

I'm just so happy and easy going.  I love being right there watching everything.  
I'm just so happy being retired and I'm all smiles :)


Happy Day!
~Jem


Burning Desire: 8/19/19 - Hi! I'm new here.

Bernie
Hello Friends! My name is Burning Desire, but I prefer to go by "Bernie". I am a sweet, three year old, red boy with a greyt 5 o'clock shadow. I'm recently retired and have been getting settled into my foster home. The past few days have been a whirlwind! It may have only been a few days since I left the kennel, but I've already been very busy. I always thought retired life would be more...relaxed.
I'm new to this whole riding in
a car thing...

...But I'm a fast learner!
Anyway, I made it from West Virginia, to Maryland, and then finally to my foster home in Virginia. I've had a few long car rides, met some fellow retirees at a birthday party, learned about these scary things called "stairs", and figured out retired greyhounds don't have to sleep on the floor because we get our own beds. I've figured out quite a lot in just a few short days, but am quickly realizing I still have a lot to learn. 

Getting ready for a taste
of "ice cream"

I love the water.
Look at this giant dog bowl I found!

Ready to party

Taking in the smells of the backyard
Hanging with my foster brother, Darwin

As you can see, I'm making the most of my retirement. I'll be spending the rest of my week practicing all the things necessary for a happy life with my Forever Family. My foster mom will take lots of photos so you can keep up with all that I'm learning. 


Until next time, 
Bernie 😘

Dutch Jubilee (aka Jem) 8/19/19 - Starbursts or Skittles?

Hello fans!
I'd like to introduce myself as I just came to my foster home on Saturday.  I got to ride there with one of my other friends (Kimmie) and quite enjoyed the ride and the company (once we figured out where to settle in the car).  When we got to my foster's, there were others just like us!  One looked like my friend and 2 others that are all black!  We were a very colorful group.  This picture made them wonder if maybe we were Starburts or Skittles - lol!  (That's Kimmie, Selene, Hendrix, Grande and ME :)  We're a 100% GEGR pack!!


So, a few things I've gotten use to already:
 Stairs
I only hesitated for a second but then just went right up. 
(they're saying I gotta slow down just a little bit at the end 
but I'm just so proud of myself for not being afraid of them)
Those traction-free floors!  
Thankfully there are some carpets but I don't really need them, I just take my time.
My one foster friend said it's actually hot lava and he can't believe I step on it!
Breakfast and Dinner Time
I am very polite about waiting my turn to get my food and I eat it nice and slow. 
There's no rushing me to eat :)
Cats
Fluffy little furballs, not much else to say about them.
(I'm retired and have no desire to chase fluffballs anymore)
Kids
OMGosh - there is a little boy, he's 11, that is already my BFF!  
He keeps saying I need to stay and be his dog because 
I love following him around and hanging out with him. 
He's definitely my favorite part so far.
(PS - Mom says "nope, the inn is full here and there's someone else out there who needs me too")

Well, I think that's all for now.  Who out there needs me?  I certainly need you!!
Love,
Jem


MJ Cream - Back for More


Hey everyone!  MJ for the win!  I know it’s been a long time since anyone has heard from me and I’m sorry to have kept my fan base waiting for so long.  It has been a very busy few weeks!  I’ve been working hard at learning leash manners and I’ve about got it licked!  I listen to “heel” pretty good now and really love to take walks!  I still get really excited to see other people, but I’m learning to wait nicely to meet them.  Fo-pa says I’m doing greyt!  This past week I got to spend a lot of time with one of my Fo-sis and Fo-niece.  They absolutely adored me and I was on my very best behavior. I got a lot of love, hugs, and cuddles!  My absolute favorite!  The said they wished they could have taken me back to Georgia with them, but Fo-pa said I had duties to attend to here (you know - like becoming one of your furever pals)!  A new adoption day is coming soon and believe me!  I’m so ready to meet you all and find a nice spot deep in your hearts to cuddle up into and furever change your life!  Until next time!

Windy Trixie

Hello everyone, I am a 2 year old female greyhound named Trixie and I am looking for a forever home!


Today I arrived at Greyt Expectations and after some grooming I met my foster dad. I am very excited and constantly checking everything out and always wagging my tail! I do get excited an try to hop up to greet people but that’s because everything is new to me. I am able to jump into the back of an SUV and the ride to  my foster home was 45 minutes.



I did fine in the car but did not like to sit down at all. My foster dad put me in a chest harness and secured it to an anchor point so I had just enough slack to stick my head out of the window and enjoy what any normal dog would do!


When I got to my foster home I met  another greyhound plus some pretty strange looking dogs; two large Great Pyrenees, a Golden Retriever, and a little Beagle mix. After a was walked around the yard I was muzzled let loose with the other greyhound and then the little beagle was introduced. Even though he was running with us, I greeted him and we played around but I minded my manners and was not aggressive with him at all.



Inside the house I have learned to walk on hardwood and tile floors and have no problem navigating stairs. Me being the “new gal” with five male dogs checking me out, I didn’t show any signs of aggression. 

Well, today has been a long with lots of new and interesting things and I am about tuckered out. Its kinds of weird not sleeping in a crate every night but my foster dad is going to see how I do tonight sleeping free-range in the house.


Girly 8/5/19

Girly LOVES her toys but this squeaky snake is her favorite.  She carries  it around a lot.  As you can see she is fine entertaining herself.  She also crates really well.