Bobby

"Greyhound in disguise" - The first thing you may notice about Bobby is his snout - which is shorter than most greyhounds. People are often very surprised when they find out he is a greyhound because of his uncommon looks.

However, one only needs to spend a short amount of time with Bobby before all his greyhound tendencies come out loud and proud. For starters, he sleeps in the ‘roach’ position 90% of the time – legs erect in the air like little, black flagpoles. And if you’re lucky, you might catch a tongue dangling ungracefully out of his mouth too! Bobby also experiences ‘freezing’ on walks – a typical greyhound trait. However, he is getting better at walking without stopping, and now enjoys two short walks a day. He will need a back yard in his new home, as he also loves to do the famous greyhound ‘zoomies’ to help burn off any leftover energy.

In new environments, Bobby can feel a little anxious, but with patience and care, his incredible personality quickly shines. He really likes the company of other dogs and would benefit from having a confident doggy companion by his side. Another dog would also help keep him entertained super early in the morning when he wants to play! Bobby would like to be spoilt with lots of toys to keep his smart mind busy, and to keep growing his confidence.

Bobby is prone to seizures, but this is easily managed with medication. He also saw the vet recently for a potential heart murmur. He received the all-clear, but they would like to check him again in six months’ time. If diagnosed, this is a condition that would require monitoring but would likely have no impacts on his quality life.

No cat or small dog applications please. No children under six.
No full time workers unless working from home post COVID 19.

Profile

  • Gender Male
  • Colour Black with white
  • Age 3 years 11 months
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000004513402
  • Source/DAB Number FC100739
  • Available for interstate adoption? No

Medical notes

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

Bobby is prone to seizures, but this is easily managed with medication. He also saw the vet recently for a potential heart murmur. He received the all-clear, but they would like to check him again in six months’ time. If diagnosed, this is a condition that would require monitoring but would likely have no impacts on his quality life.

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 October 12, 2020

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