It’s also important to establish a routine as quickly as possible. Greyhounds, like any other dog, appreciate a regular routine and takes comfort in knowing what to expect. Get on a feeding schedule (twice per day is best, once in the morning and once in the evening) and establish a regular wake/sleep schedule each morning and each evening. Whatever your lifestyle, Greyhounds will adapt to your schedule and be quite happy. They will likely make the transition within a matter of days or weeks. Every dog is different, so the adaptation time will vary.
Occasionally, we will get a puppy that can’t race for some reason or was not bred with proper documentation so it cannot race. We even get pregnant females sometimes and the puppies that come from those dogs need homes. Greyhound puppies are extremely energetic, like any puppy but more so. They are sprinters with powerful muscles so even as puppies; they are a lot to handle. When you adopt a retired racer, even a young dog, they have already been raised and trained for most things. Their personality is established and because their experiences as racing dogs are so consistent, their personalities tend to be consistent. A puppy is an unknown personality and depending how good you are at raising a dog, it may end up very different as an adult than the retired racers you know.