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Posted: 11/18/13 08:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have been thinking about adopting a retired racer. My son and his wife have one and he is just the most amazing dog. You would think he would be very active but he is pretty chill.

My worry is that some parks have a limit on the size/weight of an animal, usually 35 lbs. My son's dog is twice that. We snowbird in the winter and I worry about finding places to stay.

Who else travels with one? Any problems finding campgrounds that accept larger animals?
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Posted: 11/18/13 08:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of our neighbors travels with 2 Greyhounds.
Never heard of any problems from them.


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The park we are in mow has a 75 pound weight limit. Our rescue Lab is right at 70. Go for it. You will not regret the decision.


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ohhh...I thought you meant a converted intercity bus.


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rk911 wrote:

ohhh...I thought you meant a converted intercity bus.


The dog would get into most snowbird parks easier than an over 10 year old bus conversion!!!! However it is says Prevost on it, that is a different story.

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Most CG restrictions on dogs, are by breed, right or wrongly, commonly referred to as vicious breeds, Pit bulls, Rottweiler's, Dobermans, are a few.


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Posted: 11/18/13 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In seven plus years of RV'ing we've only encountered one campground that had a weight restriction that I remember. Breed restrictions are much more common.


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We traveled with two for the first four years of retirement. We never had an issue. In fact, they often were the hit of the campground and office where there is no Greyhound racing, and thus not a lot of Greyhounds seen there.

Retired racing Greyhounds are awesome companion animals as you have already seen. Mostly they are seen in groups of two or more because like potatoes chips: "You can't have just one."

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to PM us.


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You mean like this?



Meet Princess Poops A Lot (aka Millie). She is the sweetest, most low maintenance animal we have ever encountered. We can and do take her any/everywhere. Millie gets along with all other animals, large or small though some Grey's do not do well with small dogs or cats.

She probably understands more about retirement than anyone in Arizona. She doesn't play, bark or chew things but is very fond of the belly rub (as in never stop). A couple of short walks a day and it's time for one of her endless stream of naps.

We have never encountered any restrictions, she weighs 70#.

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