Assistance Harness for Greyhounds
As adopters of senior greyhounds exclusively (almost!), Jerry and I have often wished for a harness that would allow us to help our old kids get up from a lying position, or up a few steps, or to go outside without the physical invasion of trying to cram a towel beneath their frail and uncomfortable old bodies.
When Diana was seen at a specialty hospital in the SF Bay Area, the physical therapist put a "4 Paws Car Harness" on her which was very helpful- the soft padding of lambs wool beneath her chest allowed her to wear it all the time- those harnesses are available at Petco Stores should you have an emergency need.
Though helpful, it wasn't made for a greyhound's long body and we wished for something more- something along the same lines, but better!
Our wish was fulfilled by Carol Becker who created this custom fitted harness for our Alice, just when we needed it most. Alice was one of those flighty little girls who vehemently resisted any sort of treatment or help, so her last week with us would have been even more traumatic had it not been for this comfortable harness that allowed us to lift/steer/assist her by using the top strap and without seeming to invade her personal space. If only we'd had one for all our osteo-dogs....
We were so impressed that we suggested adding her harness to our website so senior-lovers everywhere would know where to find one when it was needed. Not only is Carol a wizard at sewing, but she also contributes all her earnings to greyhounds in need.
To order, just email Carol and she'll describe the measurements she needs to create a custom harness for your greyhound.
Cow Hide Tag Collars
Not just for seniors, but particularly comfy for senior necks, all our kids wear these collars and it makes us feel comfortable knowing they're safely tagged at all times. What's prettier, after all, than a pratically naked greyhound??
These collars are another invention by Carol Becker, who can provide a color (with or without the fur) to match your greyhound's natural coat.
Four lines of print are allowed, so our kids' are all similar:
Since people are more inclined to call an 800#, the GPA # comes first (Northern CA calls come to our home!) Cell phone comes right after our home number in case we'd be out looking for a dog when someone tried to call. We figure those four lines pretty much cover everything.
Fancy martingales, with leashes attached, hang on the hooks by the front door to slip over heads when going out to meet the public, but for here at home, our kids are safe & comfy in just these soft strips of cow hide.
For information on pricing, sizing, and color, email Carol. We're happy to share a valued resource, especially because al of Carol's earnings help support greyhounds in need.
VP Beds for VIP Hounds
No, Cara's not a senior. She just makes it obvious that all greyhounds love these beds! Seniors, especially, however, deserve the most comfort we can provide so the Brockhoff hounds have eight of them!
We're happy to refer to Victoria Peak not only because of the enduring quality and fluffy comfort, but because Jack provides the best in customer service!
Check out Victoria Peak's luxurious variety on Jack's website or in his eBay store - your hounds will love you for it!