"Looking for love" - Are you in need of a lockdown buddy - someone to spend those weekends with - to keep you company while you binge watch TV, bake banana bread and clean out your cupboards for the 100th time? Then we’ve got the perfect pup for you.

Reuben is happiest just chilling at home with his loved ones. He is the definition of a homebody (some may call him lazy, but he prefers the term ‘zen’) who seeks out comfort wherever he can. He’s not particularly adventurous. With company, he likes to explore the backyard, but he’ll come back inside immediately if everyone else does too. Reuben’s perfect day is lazing about on the couch, rising briefly for toilet breaks, dinner time, and gathering the confidence to go for his daily walk.

While he is very comfortable around the home, Reuben gets a bit anxious outdoors. He is noise sensitive and will react to the slightest sudden sounds - birds, cars, trucks or even wind. He is getting more confident over time, but will need a patient owner who has the time to take things slow. Reuben is much more confident walking with another dog, and may benefit from living with a canine companion to keep him company.

Rueben will take a little while to shine in his new home, but once he opens up, he shows an affectionate, calm and playful nature that would make anyone fall in love.

No cat or small dog applications please, but another medium or larger breed would be great.

No children under six.
No full time workers unless working from home.


  • Gender Male
  • Colour Black with white
  • Age 3 years 5 months
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000009436660
  • 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.

Listed by

Gumtree Greys - Melbourne on October 12, 2020

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