Dash

"An excellent listener" - Dash would have made a good psychologist - he is an excellent listener and always knows how to cheer you up after a bad day. If you need a shoulder to cry on, Dash will curl up next to you, resting his chin on your legs, your head, your lap, to let you know you are loved. Suddenly things don’t seem so bad after all.

Dash has excellent ears for listening. He will flop his soft ears backwards and forwards, one at a time, to achieve maximum listening power - it’s super cute. One look into his puppy-dog eyes, and all your problems will be gone.

Despite his sensitive, gentle nature, Dash is a pretty goofy boy. He can forget how big he is and lives ‘if it fits, I sits’. This means he often squeezes himself into the tightest spaces on the couch or on the floor. To an outsider, he might look pretty uncomfortable, but Dash is happiest when he is folded into a cute little pretzel shape. It makes him feel safe and cosy.

Dash loves being around noise and excitement, so walks are the highlight of his day. He likes having lots of things to smell and see, so he prefers walking routes in the busiest areas. Sometimes he gets a bit anxious and freezes on his walks, but this can be alleviated with some gentle coxing. We suspect he will really enjoy the beach during the summer.

No cat or small dog applications please.
No children under six.
2 walks a day.
No full-time workers unless working from home post COVID19.

Profile

  • Gender Male
  • Colour Black with white
  • Age 5 years 2 months
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000004354090
  • Source/DAB Number FC100739
  • Available for interstate adoption? No

Medical notes

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

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 November 16, 2020

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