Leo is around 18mnths old and is bull x greyhound he recently landed in our care after being rescued from a stray pound environment.
Leo is an adorable boy who came from a stray pound and has all his basic commands ie sit, leave, paw etc and walks well on leash if told and put into a heel.
Leo was a bit growly and defensive with entire males when he first landed but was fine with castrated males now he has been castrated he has been fine with all dogs.
Leo again being a young dog will require someone around all or most of the time. He may need help with housetraining however I do get the impression that he has lived in a house before.
Before landing in our care its safe to say that Leo has known a cruel hand. If we have ever had to be firm with Leo he is very submissive and will drop to the floor, however, he is starting to learn quickly that life is getting better and is offering up lovely cuddles and kisses.
Leo needs someone with patience and time to devout to teaching him life is good and who has the capabilities to be firm but fair. We do believe from the amount of training that Leo probably has been in a home before ending up in the pound.
i love leo and wish we could help him out. but i think Leo and cyril together would completely finish me off. he is such a special lad hope that he finds his home one day with owners that understand his needs
Well 2 1/2 years in and we have finally turned a MASSIVE corner with this boy.
Today we deemed him safe enough around strangers to move him away from the safety of the kennels walk and get him out into a big busy country park. The place was teeming with walkers and dogs and Leo was PERFECT.
He greeted other dogs nicely if a little over enthusiastically but no malice and wanted to play. He was lovely with two puppies we met. Had Trish holding on a couple of times when dogs were playing in the water as he so desperately wanted to join them to play with them.
Strangers came over to say hello to us and although he didnt give them eye contact not one bark, growl or lunge he stood beautifully. At one point when he greeted one of the pups the owners were sitting on a bench. He was so desperate to say hello to the puppy he showed no apprehension with the owners being there and went straight over We were so proud.
You can amazingly see that worried look he has carried for 2 years starting to disappear now in his eyes and a much more happy relaxed and confident sweetheart creeping in.
Another few months and I am pleased to say I think he is ready to move into foster and will probably go to Trish when that happens. Our never rehomable, volitile little loon bag is finally moving onto that final stage and I am now positive he will be rehomable in time which is fabulous!
Some photos from his day...
Rolling around in the grass
Face washing a very important job
Unmuzzled and happily standing with Prudence
Showing off just how well he is looking
Those eyes so much more mellow, soft and alive
Sharing a ball in the kennels kitchen happily again notice no muzzles
and behaving like the big soft tit he is turning into
How long is to long in kennels? If a dog is happy and thriving NEVER. So much easier to wait 2 1/2 years in kennels with love and affection being allowed to work up to the big world at your own pace than forced out and make a mistake.
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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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