Books & Resources

There are many wonderful books and resources on the market today that teach and educate on Greyhound Adoption and Care. Prior to GEM Adoption of a greyhound, you will be required to read either “Adopting the Racing Greyhound”, by Cynthia Branigan OR “Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies”, by Lee Livingood.  If you are contemplating adoption, and you have small children, you will be required to read “Child-Proofing Your Dog”, by Brian Kilcommons. Visit the GEM Store to purchase these and other books we have found to be exellent resources on Greyhounds.  The GEM Store also has some wonderful children books that you enjoy sharing with your children.

Some of the books you will find at the GEM Store include:

Adopting the Racing Greyhound, by Cynthia Brannigan
Acomprehensive overview of what to expect when adopting a retired racer.

Information on feeding, crating, medical care and behavior.
this book or the one below are required reading for
GEM Adoption

Retired Racing
Greyhounds for Dummies
, by Lee Livingood.
down the best book for new adopters.  Step by step
instructions and an easy to follow format make this
book one you will read and reference whenever you have
a question about your greyhound.
this book or the one above are required reading for
GEM Adoption

Child-Proofing Your Dog,
by Brian Kilcommons
Do you already have a dog and
now plan to bring a baby into the house?  Do you
already have children and want a great family dog?  This
book is a complete guide to preparing your dog for the
children in your life.
reading for GEM Adoption IF you have young children
Care of the Racing Greyhound, by Linda L. Blythe, DVM, PhD; JamesR. Gannon, BVSc, FACVs; and A. Morrie Craig, PhD.
This book is considered

a bible by many Greyhound people, both professional and pet owners


The Reign of the Greyhound, by Cynthia
A popular history of the oldest family of
Greyhounds, by Barbara
100 full-color photographs