Thelma is a cuddle monster - she adores her cuddles and scritches, and being up close with her humans. She has learnt to leap into her foster dad’s arms so he can catch and cuddle her like a koala. She is occasionally allowed to sneak onto the human bed for a short cuddle in the morning (don’t tell anyone as it’s not normally allowed in foster care).
Thelma is a clown who will give you good reason to smile and giggle throughout your day.
She is a young pup who is still rather active for a greyhound. She needs her two decent walks each day. Thelma will remind you if you are not keeping up with her schedule. She will also need a yard to do her zoomies. Thelma will also benefit from some enrichment activities such as Kongs and puzzle toys. Thelma is toilet trained but needs easy access to a yard to do the business.
Thelma would be happy as the only dog in the home, providing there was lots of human company. She is still a work in progress with meeting other dogs on her walks as she can be over-excited and anxious, so will need an owner with some experience and patience.
Thelma is a joyful girl who will provide lots of love and entertainment, but does require a confident human with some experience to help her become the perfect adopted greyhound.
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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