"Opportunistic cuddles" - Cilla is lazy, even for a greyhound. In foster care, she has definitely shown her preference for the horizontal life, preferring to walk particularly slowly. She does occasionally have a playful burst of energy, playing with toys and running about.
Cilla definitely enjoys human company and is just like a little shadow, looking for any opportunity to pop her head on your lap for some ear scratches! This can become a bit like a comedy show, as she hasn’t quite learnt her size yet and is a bit clumsy.
Cilla is perfect on the lead - she waits patiently for her coat to be put on, and walks next to her human (and sometimes behind!) with no pulling. If something catches her interest, Cilla responds to a polite command to settle.
Cilla has not been properly tested with other dogs, only experiencing these on walks. At these times, she has not paid much interest at all.
No cat or small dog applications please.
All our dogs are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped.
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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