"Your new best friend" - Baker has two personalities - very calm and observant OR super energetic and the centre of action. Both are equally loveable, and make Baker the best of both worlds!
Some days Baker seems like an old soul who is wise beyond his years. He loves to sit and watch the world go by, learning from those around him. He is most peaceful at night time where he can look up at the moon and the stars and wonder about life. When he first arrived in foster care, Baker liked to sleep as close to his humans as possible, but he is now more independent and likes hanging out by himself so he can marvel at the universe.
Other days, Baker is like a silly little kid. He’s got lots of energy, and walks are the highlight of his day. Baker is sure he could walk forever! But when the weather is too warm, he will put his paw down and refuse to walk in the hot, humid air. He has been known to lie down in the middle of the path in protest, lest his owner doesn’t listen to him. He is super friendly and thrives on human attention. He loves getting pats from strangers and would like living in a busy, sociable household.
Baker is a confident (sometimes cheeky) and beautiful boy who will fit perfectly into his new life as someone’s best friend.
No cat or small dog applications please.
No children under 12.
No full-time workers unless working from home post COVID19.
All our dogs are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped.
Dogs are pack animals and Greyhounds, in particular, are very familiar with being surrounded by other dogs in their racing kennel environment. For this reason, when left alone without people or other dogs for company, they can be prone to separation anxiety which can manifest in destructive and/or noisy behaviour. Yes, they may "grow out" of it after a few weeks in their new home, but why put the dog through that stress to ultimately live all day alone, while everyone is at work? As a result we do not rehome dogs into households where they are left on their own for more than 4 hours per day, without either people or another dog for company.
Your home will require an initial “dog safe” Homecheck by Gumtree Greys. Payment of $350 for the placement is required at the time of the dog going into your home for the two week trial period. If you decide during the trial not to proceed with adopting the greyhound, your adoption fee will be reimbursed.
Outside of the trial period, the adoption fee will be relinquished to Gumtree Greys.
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