You’ll find here a list of helpful books that all retired Greyhound adopters should read, as well as a list of useful reference websites that help educate the new Greyhound owner and even seasoned veterans. We strive to ensure that all information is current and accurate. Recommendations come from our experienced volunteers and adopter community. If you have any suggestions or updates, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our online Contact Us form.
We have compiled some useful general information about greyhounds.
Books on Dogs
- Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan
- Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
- Decoding Your Dog edited by D. Horowitz and J. Ciribassi
- The Other End of the Leashby Patricia McConnell
- Living with Kids and Dogs… Without Losing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar
On-line Information about Greyhounds
- Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption– up-to-date events and information
- The Greyhound Project– greyhound info, Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine, national rescue directory
- Grey Talk– online chat room of all things greyhound
- National Greyhound Association (NGA) – racing records, family trees, stats. May look up info on your particular grey using his ear tattoos.
- GreytHealth – Archive of Dr. Stack’s most requested articles about Greyhound Health.
- Pima Animal Care Center– 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745
You need proof of rabies vaccination and spay/neuter certificate in order to license dog. Current price $19/year. Check their web site for a listing of vet offices where licensing can be obtained.
Off Leash Dog Parks
- Christopher Columbus Park – 4600 N. Silverbell Rd., Tucson, AZ
- Gene C. Reid Park – 22nd St. and Country Club, Tucson, AZ
- Palo Verde Park – 400 S. Mann (south of Broadway off Jessica), Tucson, AZ
- Sixth Avenue at Northwest Center 2075 N 6th St., Tucson, AZ
- Udall Park – Tanque Verde Rd. at Sabino Canyon Rd., Tucson, AZ
- McDonald Park – 4100 N. Harrison Rd., Tucson, AZ
Dog Boarding and In-House Pet Sitting Services
General Greyhound Tips
- Keep house collars (clip or buckle type) with ID tags on your dogs at all times.
- If your hound becomes lost, call SA Greys IMMEDIATELY at 520-955-7421 or submit our Lost Dog Report. We can begin a search. The SA Greys tag that comes with each of our adopted hounds has our phone number and a unique ID number. A rescuer can call us with that ID and we can retrieve your contact information.
- Please DO NOT use a retractable leash when walking your dog. We recommend a Martingale style collar for walking. Watch our friend Michelle Caillet (owner of Greyt Escape) demonstrate a Martingale collar.
- How To Introduce Greyhounds To Cats and Small Dogs
- Cat Training In Foster Care And After Adoption
Health and Environment Issues
- Colorado River Toads
- Africanized Bees
- Animal Poison Control Center
- Valley Fever
- Heat Stroke
- Hot Pavement (and other surfaces)
- Hook Worms
- Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center (SA Greys’ Primary Vet) 7313 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ 85715
- Pantano Animal Clinic 8333 E. 22nd St., Tucson, AZ 85710
- Sunrise Pet Clinic 5635 N Swan Rd Tucson AZ, 85718
- University Pet Clinic 1506 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ
- Miller Pet Hospital 4131 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ
- Twin Peaks Veterinary Center 7555 W. Twin Peaks Rd. Ste 101, Tucson, AZ 85743
- Dove Mountain Veterninary 12110 N Dove Mountain Blvd, Marana, AZ 85658
- Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson – 24 hour, 4909 N. La Canada Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704