Greyhound Friends

Furry Friend Friday With Mohawk!


We’re back with a very special Furry Friend Friday interview!  Today I got to chat with Mohawk, a 3 year old greyhound mix up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc in Hopkinton!  This cute boy came all the way from Indiana, and has been in the shelter since August so he’s ready for his forever home!

So Mohawk, you’re a very cute guy and have an interesting name, how did you get it?

Well it’s funny you ask, I actually have a bit of a mohawk on the back of my neck so that’s where I got my name!  You can’t really see it too well in the picture, but if you come visit me you’ll see it and how adorable I am!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well here at the shelter there’s a huge fenced in field that I get to run around in and play with other dogs, that’s really fun for me.  I’m not quite a  puppy anymore but I still have a good amount of energy and love to go for walks and be outside.

Do you have a favorite toy?

Not at the moment, I love toys but don’t really have too many of my own here at the shelter, I would love to have a favorite once I find my forever family though!

What about a favorite treat?

I’m a pretty easy going guy and love the classic milk bones, you can’t go wrong with those!

Is there anything that scares you?

Well I’d say loud noises make me nervous, thunder is a good example.  I’m not a scaredy cat but loud noises do put me on edge a bit.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

I can fit in with almost anyone, I would like to be with a family that could bring me for walks or has a big fenced in yard where I can play.  I’m a great companion, but I don’t mind being alone sometimes so if you have to go for work that’s ok.  I get along with other dogs as well, but not sure about cats yet, I haven’t been around too many of them so I’m not sure how we would get along.

So Mohawk, why do you think pet insurance is an important thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well it sounds like it would be easier to pay a little bit of money over the long run than having to come up with a lot of money all at once if something ever happens to pets.  Accidents aren’t something you usually plan for, but pet insurance will make it easy to be prepared for the unexpected when it comes to your pet.

When it comes to our pets, you can never be too prepared, that’s why pet insurance is a great thing for all pet parents to consider investing in.  Give us a call at MassDrive and get a free quote from one of our agents!







Furry Friend Friday With Opie!


Today is an extra exciting Furry Friend Friday because we’re about to kick off a long weekend with family, friends, and of course food!  To get your weekend started off on the right foot, check out our interview with Opie, a 2 year-old redtick coon hound up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc.

So Opie, I hear you’re not originally from Massachusetts, how do you like it here so far?

Well it’s very different from Kentucky, which is where I’m originally from, but I have to say I love it here so far!  Everyone here at Greyhound Friends is so nice and they took me in even though I wasn’t a greyhound! How awesome is that?  I’ve had a good time here so far, but am really excited to find my forever family because I’ve been at the shelter for 2-3 months now and would love a home of my own!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

I love going on walks, I’m still a little bit of a puppy and I’d say I have a medium energy level, I love being outside and walking along the treeline near the shelter, there’s a meadow that I get to explore too and that’s nice.  I also love being around people whenever I can!

Do you have a favorite treat?

I’ll take whatever I can get when it comes to food, I love to eat anything and everything!

What about fears, is there anything that scares you?

Nothing I can think of off the top of my head, I like to think I’m a pretty tough guy.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

I really get along great with people of any age! I’m great with kids but since I can still be a little rambunctious sometimes I would probably be better in a home with older kids.  I even love other dogs so if you already have a pet I’m sure we would get along great!

Why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well, coming from Kentucky to Massachusetts I’ve met a lot of people and animals and seen accidents happen where pets get hurt or eat something they shouldn’t have and their owners have to come up with  a lot of money!  Pet insurance just seems like a good idea because it protects your pets like every other member of your family!

Our pets are family, so they should be protected like it.  Pet insurance provides peace of mind and allows owners to rest easy knowing that should any unexpected health issues come up, they won’t have to break the bank on vet bills.  It’s also surprisingly affordable, call one of our agents today for a free quote!





Furry Friend Friday With Penny!


Happy Furry Friend Friday everyone!  Meet Penny, this three year-old hound is up for adoption through Greyhound Friends, Inc under their “Hound Friends” section.   This cutie hasn’t had the easiest life so far, she was picked up as a stray in Kentucky and brought to a shelter there before she was transported up to Massachusetts.  She has been with Greyhound Friends for a few months now and is ready for her fur-ever home!  Greyhound Friends is also home to Bolt, who I interviewed a few weeks ago.  Bolt would be the perfect dog for an older couple or family with young children, read more about him here.

So Penny, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well, as a hound I have a very strong nose and love to use it!  Getting outside and out and about is one of my favorite things to do, and I love playing with other dogs as well!  I’m a very active girl and have a lot of energy so I need to find a way to burn it off or I’ll go stir-crazy!

Do you have a favorite place to go for a walk?

Well here at the shelter they have an entire fenced in acre where we can all run around! That’s all I’ve known for the most part since I’ve arrived here in Massachusetts and I’m hoping that once I find my family they will take me on a lot of adventures so I can learn my way around and find all the most happening spots.

What about a favorite treat or toy?

I LOVE pieces of chicken!  That’s by far my favorite snack ever and usually I just get a few small pieces but I would eat a whole rotisserie chicken if I had the chance!  In terms of toys, I enjoy playing with frisbees a lot!  I’m very quick and some say I would even make a great agility dog!

Do you have any fears?

Not really, when I was out on my own on the mean streets of Kentucky I got pretty tough.  I had to learn to fend for myself and came across a few scary situations but got through them and now nothing can scare me!

What would be the perfect home for you?

Well since I am so young and active I would enjoy being with a young couple who likes to go on hikes or runs.  I would also love a family with older children that can play with me and goof off, or even a home with another dog to play with.  I’m a very good girl and know all of my commands, am house trained, and quite good looking if you ask me!

Penny why do you think pet insurance is so important for all pet parents?

Well anything can happen in life, which I have seen first hand so it’s better to be prepared for the unexpected!  As pets we can’t help ourselves if we become sick so we rely on our owners to take care of us, and sometimes our vet bills can be very expensive so pet insurance can make sure we are protected while saving you tons of dough!

Penny is right, pets rely on their owners to get them the help they cannot get for themselves.  When you adopt a pet, their health becomes your responsibility, protect them like you would any other family member and call us for a pet insurance quote today!







Furry Friend Friday With Bolt!


We’re back with another Furry Friend Friday interview! Today I got to chat with Bolt, a 7 year old beagle up for adoption through Greyhound Friends, Inc under their “Hound Friends” section.  Bolt is a quiet older gentleman that came to Massachusetts all the way from Kentucky!  He’s looking for a quiet forever home where he can enjoy his golden years.

So Bolt, what is your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I’m pretty quiet so I like to lounge around and watch the world go by from a comfy spot inside.  I do like to go out for walks though, but in general I am pretty laid back.  I can be a little shy around new people, but once I get to know someone I love to spend time with them and cuddle, I’m a big love bug!

 That sounds fun, do you have a favorite place to go for a walk when you do go out?

Well the kennels are near a few acres of land so I love going out near the tree line, the woods are my favorite!  As a beagle, I have a very strong sense of smell and can track for miles.  The woods have so many different sights and smells, I love it and I love going with Ruthie, she’s another hound here at the kennel and is my best friend, but I get along with everyone here.

Do you have a favorite treat that you like to snack on?

The original Milkbones are my favorite by far,  can’t go wrong with the classic!

Is there anything you’re afraid of?

Well loud noises make me very nervous.  Traffic is a good example, I can’t stand the sound of those car horns!

Bolt, why would you recommend pet insurance to all pet owners?

Well life has a lot of unexpected twists and turns.  After being in a home for years, I never thought my owner would move to Hawaii and leave me behind, but it’s just another one of life’s unexpected occurrences.  I like to believe everything happens for a reason and now I’m here in Massachusetts waiting to start my new life!  Never in a million years would I have ever dreamed of leaving the south, so who knows what else could happen down the line.  All pet parents should be prepared for anything, especially health-related!

Bolt is right!  Life does have a lot of unexpected twists and turns, and accidents or illnesses aren’t usually something you plan on.  Protect your furry friend and call us at MassDrive for a pet insurance quote today! If you are interested in adopting Bolt, contact Greyhound Friends, Inc.  They are also hosting their annual Open House this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 PM where you will get a chance to meet Bolt as well as many other great dogs up for adoption, and even a few Patriots players!

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