Originally Posted by MtnBikerChk
she was tested for cat safety before we brought her home. she shows interest but does not lunge for them and walks away after about a minute. we will keep her muzzled and leashed in the house until we know we can trust her.
This is good to hear..
Though with this type of hound who was bred to chase small furry things, life can be unpredictable..
Any dog can suddenly change its thought process and lunge or go for something one day when it simply has not for weeks, months or years.
I am so glad you are rescuing, but if I were you, I would NEVER allow the dog and cats alone together without you there to supervise.
So, when you go out for anything, they are separated.
And as other posters have said, you can never allow this dog to be offleash
(no dog parks for example). One errant squirrel and this dog will be gone!
Its simply too dangerous.
Also, most rescued greyhounds are also not housebroken (they didn't need to be)
And depending on where you live, get the dog a coat for the winter. THey are prone to chills due to their hair being so short.
Let us know how the integration into your home goes!