Special Needs - Seizures! Roar came in from the Orange Park Race Track Adoption Kennel in Jacksonville Florida. He raced 53 races there. Roar wasn't a great racer, racing mainly in the C and D levels but he did win his last race on Dec 3rd of 2016. He was retired then because he had a seizure in the kennel. We were hopeful that the seizure was a one time thing but it was not. On March 13th, Roar began having seizures again, one after another minutes apart for nearly 24 hours. It took 3 seizure medications to get them to stop. He has had a few seizures since and our vets are working on getting his medication correct. The goal is to find the lowest dose that will keep him seizure free so he doesn't act too drugged. He will always have to be on seizure medications though. Roar will be exceptionally calm and laid back due to his medications. Roar is a friendly, little guy that raced at 66lbs. He travels well and is super sweet. Roar kennels well and loves his crate and would be an excellent only dog because he has no problem with being left alone in his kennel according to his foster mom's video monitor. His sire is the very famous Flying Penske and his dam is Lee Judy. He will turn 3 on June 26th. Roar is a very good foster, 'perfect" according to his foster mom. At first he wouldn't lay on the dog beds in his foster home and liked to go back in his crate to sleep. They moved the crate and put a dog bed in its place and he went and laid on it right way. Location is everything. The rare times Roar does anything he shouldn't, he responds well to gentle corrections. He responds well to his name and seems like a very sweet, easy, guy that would be a great first or 4th greyhound. He gets along great with all the dogs he has met so far. He also passed his cat and small dog tests so should be fine to live with either.
Added: February 11, 2017