Blue

Blue takes cuddling very seriously – he moonlights as a cuddle inspector, and he’s always ready to inspect anyone or everyone’s cuddles for quality assurance. He’s a big sweetheart and a total love-bug, and will most definitely boost your serotonin. One of the sweetest ways that Blue shows affection is when he buries his face into your chest in what’s called “the forehead of fuss”.

Blue will make you smile when he sinks into his bed and lets out a very guttural grandpa groan of comfort. Blue is very people-orientated and enjoys his own company, more so than other dogs, so would enjoy being the only household hound. Whilst Blue is happy-go-lucky and has been enjoying his time in foster care, he’s still learning to navigate socialisation with other dog breeds (other than greyhounds). He will need continued socialisation and training, but has positively interacted with a calm, gentle whippet on one occasion.

One disadvantage of being a cuddle inspector is that when his foster carers go to work, Blue doesn’t quite know what to do with himself. You will need to continue to work on his separation training with him, but he would prefer humans who could work from home, or take him to work, so that he could then conduct mandatory scritch and pat tests with your co-workers.

Blue enjoys a twice daily walk to check his wee-mails, and has excellent leash manners. He’ll make you smile when you jangle the lead – he performs an extremely sweet, happy jig. This tap-dance is often performed around dinner time too.

Blue is house-trained, and his repertoire already includes 'sit', 'stay' and 'on your bed', although sometimes he’s prone to selective hearing. He’s still learning that the sandwich you left on the coffee table doesn’t have his name on it, nor sadly does the snack you left on the bench. You’ll need to make sure that food is put away or out of reach for this silly snoot.

Blue is handsome, gentle, clever, and cheeky – the perfect package with floppy, radar-like ears, and a gorgeous dance-routine.

No cat or small dog applications please.
No children under six.
No full-time workers unless working from home post COVID19 unless there is another dog.

Profile

  • Gender Male
  • Colour Blue
  • Age 5 years 1 months
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000005574469
  • 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.https://www.gumtreegreys.com.au/adoption_enquiry/

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 11, 2021

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