Lenny has a beautiful black coat, gentle brown eyes, wise grey snoot and a white tuxedo chest. He is one lazy hound. Lenny loves to set out on his walks, but they can be short - he’s happy to head back home to his comfy bed after 15 minutes. He does however love zoomies in his yard, but is also happy to snooze most of the day. His favourite time for zoomies is after a big fabulous dinner or a most satisfying poo. He will zoom around with a favourite soft toy to entertain you.
Lenny loves his humans, and needs to be close to you in the house. He will need a home with humans are home a lot or there is another dog present. He is good with his routine: 6am wakeup for the toilet, then back to bed for a couple of hours before breakfast. Then his morning walk.
On his walks, Lenny is more interested in meeting humans more than other dogs. He is happy enough to briefly engage with dogs on his walks, but doesn’t appreciate hyperactive or bouncy dogs. Lenny does struggle with a little freezing on walks - he gets very overwhelmed by lots of people walking in his direction. He doesn’t appreciate noisy playgrounds. After his walk, will Lenny happily chill with you at home while you work or study.
He has learned how to walk up and down stairs, and how to walk on a loose lead. He is an absolute darling on car trips too - he’ll hop in and out easily and sleep the whole journey.
Lenny’s foster carers describe him as a gentle sook. He loves getting attention, and will be a very affectionate and entertaining addition to the right family.
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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