Spencer loves his walks - he enjoys the sniffing and will always stop to smell the flowers. He takes his time to inspect every bush, fence and grassy patch on his way. He finds dog parks a bit overwhelming though - too much energy and activity. Spencer still needs a little confident guidance on his walks. He doesn't pull, but he may freeze if he sees a small dog, cat, or an alleyway he finds too interesting. He may have a decided preference to walks on a certain route. Spencer loves people and wags his tail at every stranger on the walk. He is very curious about other dogs, and is friendly with large and medium sized dogs, and eager to meet every one of them. The little excitable and yappy things are not his cup of tea.
Spencer has zoomies once a day and loves a good playtime with his squeaky toys. He needs some space for his zoomies, even if it's just a carpeted living room. Spencer is very bright, learning the house rules and has mastered stairs. He is fully toilet trained, usually allowed out to pee four times a day as well as on his walks.
He sleeps well through the night but may visit your bedside in the morning to suggest its time to get up. Expect a gentle snout nudging under the side of your doona. At home, Spencer is chilled and generally happy for you to do your thing when he has settled. He has been left home alone for a couple of hours with no dramatics. Spencer loves roaching (sleeping on his back with his legs in the air) with his tongue out, and sometimes he will have a running dream. But no matter how sleepy he is, he is always happy to get up and come over for some pats when they are on offer.
Spencer is a sweet handsome boy who would love to be part of your family.
No children under ten.
No cat or small dog applications.
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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