**UPDATED: 24th NOVEMBER 2013**
Dexter at a glance:
What is he? - - - - - - - - - - - - -2 year old black greyhound.
Where is he? - - - - - - - - - - - -Foster home in Norfolk.
Size? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Medium-large
Good with children? - - - - - - - - Yes with kids older than 8 years.
Good with dogs? - - - - - - - - - - Yes
Good with cats? - - - - - - - - - - -No
Great dog because: - - - - - - - - Cuddly, friendly, sweet, gentle, loves people and dogs alike, very easy.
Needs work on: - - - - - - - - - - -Recall & not pinching food.
Interested in finding out more about this dear boy? Please read on…
The delightful Dexter is a 2 year old greyhound boy who is looking for a loving home after being chucked out of the racing world for not being fast enough. He is a very handsome black boy with a white heart on his chest. Dexter is very slender and elegant at 27” to the shoulder. He really is an elegant, handsome boy and this is becoming more and more apparent as he loses his kennel coat.
~ Personality ~
Generally: Adorable, loving, playful, shy initially but soon gets over it, very affectionate and cuddly.
Dexter is a real sweetheart and is loved by everyone. He is a bit shy at first, but give him just a few minutes to assess things and he quickly becomes the friendly cuddly boy we know. He loooooves people and adores every bit of interaction he gets. He is beautifully engaging and interactive, loves hugs and ear rubs, and very much wants to be a good boy. Dexter is also a great big foodie so training is a fun time for everyone involved.
~ In the Home ~
Generally: Housetrained, home savvy, learning house rules, good with foster dogs, not destructive, ok to be left, likes socks!
Dexter has just moved into a foster home, and so is in the settling period. He is so far going really well, and is now learning the basic house rules as all new dogs do. He has been housetrained from the very start, ok to be left with canine company, not destructive, and just needs to learn not to counter surf to be 100% perfect in the home. He doesn’t like laminate flooring, but it is not a massive issue and he will get used to them in due course.
Dexter is very mannerly with people and is trying hard to learn the do’s and dont’s. He gets really excited when new visitors come to the house, but this burst is short lived and after initial hello greetings, he takes himself away and settles down to snooze. He is really friendly and happy to say hi to anyone. Dexter is also now starting to play and its great to see him pick up a toy and experiment with it. He likes to toss them in the air, and also takes notions to drag his bed around like a comfort blanket! He’s also taken a strange liking to socks!
Dexter is sharing his foster home with 2 other houndies and loves them to pieces. He is relying on them in these early days to show him what to do in the new home environment, and he is learning very quickly. Dexter has shown that he likes to have a quiet bed in a corner somewhere, out of the middle of the home bustle. He will give a small grumble if another dog tries to share his space, though we suspect this is due to the initial ‘I can't believe how lucky I am’ phase that many greyhounds go through, and that he will get better at sharing as he settles and realises hes not going back to kennels.
~ Other Animals ~
Generally: Great with dogs, social and playful.
Dexter is super with other dogs of all sizes and loves making new canine buds. He is social, savvy and well balanced. He likes to play and gallump around, and would be a fabulous, undemanding companion for another dog. He is not cat friendly.
~ Out and About ~
Generally: Walks well & never pulls, dog savvy, friendly and social, bit shy of loud traffic, great to take anywhere.
Dexter is a low maintenance boy and doesn’t need as much exercise as you might expect. He is currently getting 1 walk a day during the week with field romping at the weekends and is content with this. He doesn’t pull on the lead and is a joy to take anywhere, being so social, balanced and mannerly. Dexter needs a bit of work on recall before he can be safely be let offlead, but this will come with a bit of training and repetition. He can never be let offlead in areas near public roads or livestock, but should be fine offlead in places like the beach with proper recall training beforehand. He travels beautifully in the car, and though is a little bit nervous of large vehicles when out walking, we think he will get better himself with repeated walks.
~ Greyhounds as Pets ~
In general greyhounds are very calm, mannerly dogs that are used to being handled. They can fit into a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family with children, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the elderly.
~ Where Am I? ~
Dexter is currently in a foster home in Norfolk. He can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a homechecker available, but please note that you may be required to travel to meet and collect him.
~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Dexter is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure.
If you are interested in adopting Dexter, you can contact me (Tam) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak directly to Bronwen by phoning: 075 000 62648. Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs.
There is an application form for adopting a Kerry Greyhound, and we will ask you to fill it in as the first step in the adoption process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the form, as well as further information on our homing procedures, on the Adoption Page: http://s300889640.we.../adoption.html.
KGUK Profile Editor & Irish Coordinator
~~ [color=#3333FF]KERRY GREYHOUNDS UK ~~
Kerry Greyhounds UK is a voluntary organisation based in Norfolk, England. It focuses on rehoming unwanted Irish greyhounds and lurchers, as huge numbers are bred in Ireland each year and homes are few and far between. KGUK operates through a network of volunteers spread over Ireland and the UK. We can look after approximately 30 dogs at any one time in both kennels and foster homes.
Each dog is neutered, vaccinated, & microchipped before being adopted (unless stated otherwise).
We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we have homed greyhounds in all corners of the UK. If interested in one of our hounds, please feel free to contact us via the following:
Email: email@example.com. Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs.
Phone: Bronwen 075 000 626 48.
Our Website: http://www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk
Our facebook page: https://www.facebook...rryGreyhoundsUK
Edited by Tamakin, 30 December 2013 - 10:49 AM.