Elsie is an independent soul, loves her humans, and is always keen for a cuddle - but happy to amuse herself much of the time.
Her foster carer describes her as happy, gentle, loving, affectionate, keen to learn, adaptable, loyal and curious.
Elsie is a glorious brindle with soft, floppy ears and big brown eyes. She loves her toys and will toss them about. In between spurts of activity, she will snooze the day away.
Elsie usually enjoys her two twenty-minute walks, and is happy to pop out with you for a third, or maybe a car ride to the shops. She leaps on all fours at any suggestion of a car ride.
If Elsie is too snoozy for a walk, she will give you a side-eye to just suggest we skip this one.
Elsie is a smart cookie, can do stairs, is great walking on lead and is toilet trained. She can still be a bit frightened of loud unfamiliar noises like trucks or skateboards, but she is improving every day. Elsie won’t appreciate a home with noisy children.
She really loves play dates with other doggy companions, especially her local greyhound mates, so a regular social meet with other greys would be welcome.
No cat or small dog applications please.
No children under ten.
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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