Ultimate Guide to the Best Greyhound Reads for 2021


One of the hidden pleasures of greyhound ownership is building up a little library of books about them.   From old favorites to photo studies, and even a coloring book, this ultimate list has something for every greyhound lover in your life…or treat yourself to a little something!

Greyhound Coloring Book

Silhouettes with greyhound-shaped, mandala-themed coloring areas.

Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies

by Lee Livingood

Often recommended by greyhound adoption groups as required reading for new adopters.

Adopting the Racing Greyhound

by Cynthia Branigan

My first and favorite greyhound book!  I prefer Branigan’s approach; I find it more personal than the “Dummies” book.  I’ve always found the whole “Dummies book” concept to be condescending, cookie-cutter-ish, and overly formatted.

Just Greyhounds 2022 Wall Calendar

I’ve gotten this calendar several times, and am always impressed with the quality of the paper, as well as the photography.  Having a big, bright photo of a different greyhound beauty every month is enough to give anyone a daily smile.

Greyhounds Big and Small: Iggies and Greyts

by Amanda Jones

My husband gave me this as a birthday gift years ago.  I like to pull this one out on rainy days.  A lovely black-and-white photo study of greys and their tiny, Italian counterparts.

Not Greyhound-Specific, But You’ll Love Them, Anyway

Lad: A Dog

By Albert Payson Terhune

This is a great dog story to get lost in, written right from the heart of a man who really knew his dogs.  It makes a wonderful gift for the young dog-lover in your life, or to read to a child or grandchild.  It’s rated 5 stars all the way, with nearly 5,000 reviews – Don’t wait any longer to treat yourself to this delightful animal-filled reading escape!

All Creatures Great and Small

by James Herriot

Like the Lad books, I read this entire series twice: once to my son, and once just for my own enjoyment.  This first offering brings the main character, an English country vet, fresh out of school, to his first assignment; where his real education begins.  It’s satisfying on many levels – Not only is it a great story, but the realistic account of his job is fascinating.  Plus, there is a lot of good-natured humor; something which really needs to make a comeback in today’s world!

 

Gail McGaffigan

The owner of the Greyhound Homecare website and YouTube channel, Gail has had retired racing greyhounds as pets since 1997. Please visit our channel, too! https://www.youtube.com/c/GreyhoundHomecare

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