Marco loves people and isn’t fussy about who it is. He will happily accept a pat and a cuddle from anyone willing to oblige. Marco befriends everyone on his walks, and is a bit of a social butterfly. He loves nothing more than cuddling up on the couch with his humans or laying at their feet while they work.
Marco loves his two walks a day, and then spends the rest of the day lazing around on the couch. He can be a bit cheeky and loves a good snooze on your bed, so if your bed is out of bounds, you will need to keep your door closed. He becomes an immovable object once he is settled somewhere - good luck moving him! When his foster carers try to move him, he goes completely limp with his head lolling about, which is quite endearing and hilarious to watch, but no help getting him off.
Marco takes a very keen interest in other dogs. His eyes light up when he sees another dog, especially while they’re playing - which he longs to join in on. With a wagging tail and perked-up ears, Marco keenly sniffs any dog who comes near him - providing they are polite. He would suit being an only dog, but judging on the fascination he has with other dogs on his walk, he might really love a canine companion.
Due to lockdown, Marco has not been left alone for very long periods of time. New parents will need to work on building his confidence with this. Marco is easy-going, endearing, and becomes a part of the furniture from the moment he walks in the door.
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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