Hank is an absolute sweetheart who loves going out for his two daily walks, but like most greyhounds, he spends the in-between times trying to make himself fit in the smallest spaces possible and having a snooze. Hank loves being near humans and loves to do everything close by them, even when sleeping and having quiet time. He enjoys playing with toys and loves to be pampered with pats or a gentle brush of his fur.
Hank is still learning about other dogs, and has been unsure of them when meeting them in the street. He has displayed a range of feelings, from backing up in fear, sniffing and not caring, to giving a bit of a growl. Hank would benefit from forever humans who are aware of his needs and are willing to carefully introduce him to other dogs.
Hank spends half of his day outside laying in the sun, on an outdoor couch or in his bed in the laundry with outdoor access. In his new home, he has learnt how to use the stairs and has respected the ‘no weeing inside’ rule. Hank understands ‘no’ and is learning ‘wait’, particularly at feeding times when he can become a bit impatient.
Hank has a cheeky little personality, and knows he is not allowed on the couch or the bed – but this doesn’t stop him from trying his luck! He responds well to a clap or his name when he is caught. He has mastered the art of the bed fail and is loving his life as a pet.
Hank is very well behaved in the car - happy to jump straight into the backseat or with assistance into the back. He loves sticking his head out the window or is happy napping throughout the journey.
Hank loves his humans but would prefer a quiet home where he can have you all to himself.
Is this handsome, happy gentleman the one for you?
No cat or small dog applications please.
Happy to be an only dog.
No full-time workers unless working from home post COVID19.
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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