Young Spirit

Our Bessie girl may be an older lass on paper, but she has a young spirit and likes to keep up with her foster brother. She is loving rescue life, having been stuck in an unsheltered pen on a bald hill for years. Bess gets the most out of life, enjoying her new and deserved comforts and activities with her foster family.

Bessie initially struggled a little in her new environment as she had untreated pannus. It is a treatable eye condition, and with regular eye drops it has receded and her regained sight has given her more confidence and a joy for life.

Bessie has not been tested with cats so no cat applications please.


  • Gender Female
  • Colour Dark brindle
  • Age 9 years
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000001889475
  • Source/DAB Number FC100739
  • Available for interstate adoption? No

Medical notes

Treated pannus

Adoption process

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.

Listed by

Gumtree Greys - Melbourne on February 10, 2020

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