Duncan is your best friend. This glorious handsome black boy with white socks will attract lots of admiring attention on your walks. He has two left ears which gives him a quirky charm. Duncan is a very social lad, enjoys his twice daily walks and taking in all the sights, meeting as many people as possible. Walks are everything to him, spinning with excitement when he hears you get the house keys in preparation.
Duncan walks well on lead and doesn’t pull, though he does like to sniff everything, and will sometimes weave around you to achieve this.
Duncan enjoys accompanying you to the cafe or pub - he loves to be part of the action. Duncan, often called 'Donut' by his foster parents, is happy to meet most dogs on his walks but doesn’t appreciate rude jumpy dogs, especially if they are off lead.
Duncan has good house manners. He doesn’t counter-surf or beg, and listens well when told to ‘go lie down’. He takes himself to bed at night, and has stayed off the furniture and bed when it was made clear what his boundaries were.
In his foster home, Duncan appreciates his own space. He will need a quiet corner for his bed where he won’t be disturbed. He needs his beauty sleep which may include some animated dreaming, including sleep-running and excited tail-wagging. Duncan isn’t suited to a small apartment.
Duncan understands the house rules. He has his own lovely bed, so the couch and human bed are out of bounds. He would do best in a home where confident and experienced adopters keep these rules.
With his happy spinning and little quirks, Duncan will bring joy to your home.
No cat or small dog applications please.
No small apartments without a large balcony or yard.
No children under twelve.
No full time workers unless working from home or there is another dog.
All our dogs are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped.
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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