Blue

Blue is a chilled guy. He has a beautiful shiny grey coat with adorable white-fringed ears, together with a cute white patch on his chest and a couple of white toes. With his dreamy hazel eyes that follow your every move, he gets a lot of attention when he’s out and about!

Blue is happy in his home to snooze the day away providing he gets his two 20 to 30 minutes walks.

He is OK to be left a few hours alone if you prepare him. He needs to have had a good walk, some yummy tucker and a puzzle for him to solve when you go. Maybe a Kong toy with peanut butter or another hidden treat that he needs to sniff out.

Blue loves to hoard, so he will collect various items such as shoes and umbrellas to bring back to his bed. Nothing will be chewed, but he is very proud of his treasured collection. He is polite with food and very happy to supervise his dinner being prepared. You are able to take food away from him.

Blue is still learning to understand other dogs that don’t look or behave like him. This is a common journey for rescued greyhounds. He will need a family that can help him on this journey with continued socialisation.

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

Profile

  • Gender Male
  • Colour Blue
  • Age 2 years 8 months
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956 000 009 481 685
  • 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.

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