Dog information for Jack
Date Added: 08/11/2017
Rescue Details for Jack
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Telephone: 075 000 626 48
Jack is a lovely, shy black boy 2 years of age and 26" to the shoulder who takes life quite seriously but will be an incredibly loyal and devoted companion. He was yet another unwanted black greyhound in Ireland no longer required and on the list to be destroyed.
Location: Jack is currently in boarding kennels in Suffolk. Jack would love a foster home while he waits for his forever family. We are very stuck for foster homes right now with a lot of dogs in kennels, sucking up our finances, any help that you can give at all would be hugely appreciated.
Key Points: Shy, very loyal and loving, can be wary of strangers, gentle, house trained, brilliant on the lead and in car, good with other greyhounds, kind and good with children and loves Layla.
~ Personality ~
Jack is a really sweet boy who will 'freeze' if he thinks he's done something wrong and is afraid of men carrying sticks :( but he LOVES being told he's a good boy! He likes to find the warmest spot in the house and likes nothing better than curling up in a little ball next to a radiator. He took a long time to feel he could 'accept' love from his foster family so his new family must be kind and gentle with him for him to gain their trust and he in return will love you tenfold.
~ In the Home ~
Although Jack is currently in kennels he was in a foster home for several weeks where he was clean in the home and asked to go out. He is a bright boy and responds very well to basic training. He sleeps well through the night with Layla and can be left up to 4 hours during the day again with Layla.
~ Other Animals ~
Jack loves Layla and is good with other big dogs. Care must be taken around small dogs as Jack is not small dog safe.
~ Out and About ~
Jack is great on the lead and in the car and enjoys his walks. He is currently having 4 walks a day which amount to approximately 1.5 hours and seems happy with this. Jack would also benefit from plenty of supervised garden playtime and once bonded with her forever family a chance to stretch her legs off lead a couple of times a week. This would need to be in an enclosed area away from livestock and public roads. He must be muzzled whilst on walks and ideally small dogs avoided if possible but he is really very good on the lead and never pulls.
~ Greyhounds as Pets ~
In general greyhounds are calm, mannerly dogs that are well used to being handled. They can fit very well in to a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family environment, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the retired. Greyhounds also don’t shed as much as other more popular dog breeds and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers.
~ Where Can I Live? ~
Jack could easily fit into most family environments but will need a fairly quiet household who can help him build his confidence so older children may be better suited to giving him this much needed support. We would love to find him a home together with his beloved Layla but we will separate if the ideal home comes along. Please note that you will be required to travel to Suffolk to meet and collect him. Please be aware we do not rehome to families with children under 8 years of age.
~ Where Am I? ~
Jack is currently in boarding kennels in Suffolk. If anyone feels they could foster Blue to help him on his journey to a forever home, please give us a call for an informal chat. It is an extremely rewarding experience and costs are covered by us.
~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Jack is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, deflead and wormed. A home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.
If you would like to offer a new home for Jack, please contact the rescue on 075 000 626 48 and ask for Bronwen or send them an email if available.
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