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Hi everyone!

I was wondering if anyone has ever owned or currently owns a Greyhound in Singapore? I have been considering adopting a Greyhound (also known as retired racers) since 2014. I understand these breeds are really rare over here and can be adopted from overseas (preferably Australia).

If anyone could give me some information about adopting a Greyhound as an overseas adopter that'll be great! Thanks :)
 

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Hey there,

I'm a current owner of a retired greyhound. He's from Australia. I got him from Greyhound Rescue | We help you save greyhounds

The great thing about getting a dog from Australia is no quarantine.
My experience so far. Great apartment dogs. Gentle, low energy, despite the size, they do not require large space. (not HDB approve)

The cost of adopting is cheap. But the cost of flying them in could come up to 3500 SGD. They are generally healthy dogs. Most greyhound lives up to 12-13 years old. I do not agree with previous post stating that they have a short life span.

However, they are sensitive and gentle dogs. They take sometime to warm up to you. So please do your research properly before you adopt one. They are big, so not easy to find transport for them. Taxi and Uber won't take them. They do need daily exercise. 40 mins walk a day( by you, not your maid!) Greyhound is not for everyone. But I love my boy. He's perfect for my living condition.

Hope you find your match.
Best of luck.
 

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"The great thing about getting a dog from Australia is no quarantine."

I don't understand this sentence- there's no quarantine no matter which country you live if you transport a dog from Australia? Why is that good? Do dogs from Australia not carry disease? Or do you mean that you're from Australia so it was convenient for you to adopt a dog from within your own country?

I'm just confused because I live in the northern US and I adopted a dog from the Southern US and even adopting a dog from my own country, she was quarantined for a couple of weeks before being transported across state lines.
 
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