Basil is a confident gentleman, happy to accompany you on all your adventures and also spend chill time at home.

He is still a young fella, so enjoys his longer walks and a bit of space at home to do his zoomies. He can get a bit tetchy in the afternoon when he knows its time for his walk. Otherwise he is generally happy at home snoozing.

Basil is very happy with the hustle and bustle of inner city living. He loves the energy of the city, and the potential to greet and nuzzle with as many new admirers as he can on his walks.

Basil walks well on lead but can pull a little at first with his enthusiasm. He loves his adventures in the car and easily jumps in and out.

In his foster home, Basil is very respectful and polite. He knows that human food is not his food. He understands basic cues that his foster carer has taught him.

Basil gets very excited with off-lead dogs running about him, so dog parks are a place to avoid. He prefers polite on-lead dogs to meet on his walks.

Basil will entertain you with impressive burps after a satisfying dinner. He also loves throwing and chasing his toys up and down the stairs. At home, Basil is a very snuggly best friend. He’d love to share the couch with you, particularly in the cooler months, saving energy bills by keeping each other warm.

Basil is your handsome salt and pepper hound with the most expressive face. He is up for any adventure in his new active home.

No cat or small dog applications please.
No children under six.
No full time workers unless working from home or there is another dog.


  • Gender Male
  • Colour Black with white
  • Age 2 years 5 months
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956 005 726 507
  • Source/DAB Number FC100739
  • Available for interstate adoption? No

Medical notes

All our dogs are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped.

Adoption process

We only consider applications who compete our online application.
When this is done we can make contact to discuss adopting a greyhound and potential suitable greys currently in foster care.

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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