"Espresso Coffee Boy" - Java is such a special soul and packed with personality, that will make you smile every day. Whilst he would happily snooze the day away, he is obsessed with walks, and loves playing in the garden. Java loves his people and just wants to be near them, on the off-chance you are about to settle down and he can give you a snuggle.

Some of Java’s favourite hobbies include sitting in the front garden and watching the world go by, collecting his human’s belongings (and taking very good care of them) and shredding cardboard. He always lets his humans know he is bored by moaning or lying by the door.

Java has adapted well to life in foster care, and has learnt to walk well on the lead, and wait for his food. Much to his despair, he has also learnt that he is not allowed on the bed. He is still learning ‘down’ and ‘leave it’, and that jumping all over you is not the right way to show his excitement.

Java has been friendly with other dogs during his time in foster care, but also hasn’t minded being an single dog, but with folk who aren’t away from home too long.

No cat or small dog home applications please.


  • Gender Male
  • Colour Brindle
  • Age 2 years
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000004873289
  • 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.

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