You can purchase a "Life Size Greyhound crochet pattern" at Aerie Designs Etsy Shop. For the bargain price of $5.00, you can have all the perks of tripping over a big lump of dog, without having to feed him twice a day.
I seem to have caused some confusion. I should clarify: the above pictures are from the Aerie Designs Etsy website, not my house. As if I were cool enough to crochet a 3-foot-long dog. Also, the $5.00 price tag is for the crochet design, not the actual dog.