"Spider will be there" - Spider lives in the moment, and finds joy in every second of the day. He will make you feel grateful for the simple things in life with his puppy-like enthusiasm for the world around him.
Spider will never miss an opportunity to be involved in what his humans are doing. Whether you’re gardening in the back yard, cooking in the kitchen or watching TV on the couch, Spider will be there, sticking his nose into everyone’s business. However his confidence falters slightly if he must go in the car – he copes far better with another dog for company on car journeys. But Spider doesn’t let this fear get in the way of his determination to be included, and will happily tackle this fear in exchange for some quality time with his humans.
When he has to keep himself entertained, Spider can be found snoozing on his bed or collecting items from around the house to gather on his bed. He will never destroy them, simply preferring to create a nest of precious items like a magpie. (He can get a little protective of his collection.) Spider also gets startled if woken from a slumber, showing sleep-startle tendencies, which is easily managed.
He is very loyal, affectionate and loves nothing more than his daily walks – two at least will help keep him happy. Spider might like to live with another large dog to keep him company.
No cat or small dog applications please.
No children under six.
No full-time workers unless working from home post COVID19 unless 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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