This lovely chap desperately needs a foster home asap, as he is not doing well in kennels at all.
Lovely, laid back, very friendly and gentle greyhound Sparky was recently found as a stray in Dorset. He is in very good condition and for that reason we believe that he was well cared for in a home until recently. It is possible that he was stolen and when the thief realised how old he is, they dumped him. Sadly, despite extensive efforts, we have been unable to trace Sparky's owner. We have found from Sparky's ear tattoos that he is originally from Ireland and has never raced.
He is so friendly and placid, and not very big for a male greyhound. He had his first meeting with the kennels cat while I while I was there an only seemed mildly interested, although we could't get the cat to run to see what his reaction would be. I think Sparky likes travelling in a car as he tried to get in mine!
Has this chap found a foster home yet? I live in Kent with a few acres of secured land with 1 deerhound X greyhound, 1 ex- racer, 2 galgos (one from houndsavers) 1 old GSD, but all very good with other dogs. No kids. Large house with room for foster dog. Willing to travel to collect if homecheck ok.
Post by Houndlover on Jun 30, 2006 13:11:09 GMT -5
Further update on this boy! He had to go into vets to have a tooth sorted out and whilst he was under they have de-nadded him!
He is absolutely fine with other dogs both large and small.
Obviously now he won't be going anywhere until stitches etc., are out but they do still want to foster him (obviously they desperately want him to find his forever sofa asap) but in the meantime a home environment would be much better for him.
They have said thanks v v much to Gap for offering to homecheck and if they don't get any "joy" locally soon they will consider sending him further afield, with Gap to homecheck if necessary etc.
jdodds: I'm new here and trying to learn all I can about adoption/fostering a greyhound
Oct 17, 2016 10:08:19 GMT -5
meggymoo: hi can anyone give advice as my grey is really really scared of the fire works.she doesnt like loud things anyway so turning the tv up doesnt help.she is literally shaking in her shoes ...please help
Nov 3, 2016 15:24:08 GMT -5
mellyb123: hello im a brand new greyhound owner. i am more anxious then my dog.. any tips plz xxx
Feb 11, 2017 8:48:28 GMT -5
missfleur2003: Hello. I am new to this site and noticed that the posts for available dogs seem to be quite old. Some seem to be years old. Are the dogs shown still available.
Feb 27, 2017 13:43:46 GMT -5
littledinkk: Brand new Greyhound owner here too. Ditto what mellyb123 said! xx
Mar 6, 2017 8:09:31 GMT -5
peggy: Also a brand new greyhound owner, I love her already. It's hard to believe she is 4 years old, I have to keep reminding myself she was in a kennel and not a home. She is a beaut, but goes skits around food, I suppose it was the excieting time of day x
Apr 20, 2017 14:26:04 GMT -5
dasherman: Hi, can anyone offer any suggestions as to why when it is sunny, my adopted ex racer is terrified to leave the house to eat or drink or anything for that matter? Seems to be obsessed by the sky?
May 7, 2017 9:03:45 GMT -5
rusty1968: Hi has Magnum finally gone to a great home the details are old but he is lovely
Mar 10, 2018 6:03:17 GMT -5
curlyk: Yes he has been rehomed. I saw a while back. Not been updated on the site I think...
May 16, 2018 13:29:01 GMT -5
kiri07: I have been concerned with my 7 year old greyhound losing hair on her thighs, but it looks like it is a normal thing. She's losing a little in a few other places too. I saw someone say something about vetzyme condition tablets? I also heard organic oat
Aug 14, 2018 14:31:19 GMT -5
kiri07: can help grow their hair back as well. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Aug 14, 2018 14:31:49 GMT -5
steeveet: Hi there, just had our home inspection by a lovely lady with her Greyhound Arthur, who I could have happily snaffled as he was sweet and at home with our girl Belle. Does anyone here know how we now get to meet any of the dogs who need a home?
Oct 26, 2018 9:46:28 GMT -5
rachelb003: Hi Steeveet. LIsa has your homecheck and will be in touch ASAP to arrange for you to come to the kennels and meet the dogs. Thanks
Oct 27, 2018 8:16:27 GMT -5
steeveet: Thanks Rachel003, soo excited to meet a lovely new hound
Oct 29, 2018 5:32:16 GMT -5
greylover68: Can I shout out advice re fireworks! Rock Rose which is a Bach’s Flower Remedy works fantastically! My great big big is petrified but a few drops of Rock Rose and he’s calm within minutes. It is for fear so would help with other things too.
Dec 5, 2018 14:05:42 GMT -5
angelahill: Hi I am interested in one of your dogs. Please call 07906330697 if there is anyone available to talk to. We have been home check by another charity.
Mar 18, 2019 14:02:01 GMT -5
cccbottle: Hi, am interested in Miss Lyra....how do we go about coming to visit her with our 9 yr old male Denis. please contact us on this board. left this on 8/4/19
Apr 8, 2019 9:01:19 GMT -5
edwardmatthews: Hello, my wife and I are keen to adopt our first dog. We're looking for a medium sized young dog. We live within big communal gardens and will be with him/her every day. Please call us on 07860 343 387 at your convenience. Edward and Alexandra Matthews.
Apr 1, 2020 17:35:44 GMT -5