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Kathy ~ Very Friendly Older Girl - 8yo Black Greyhound

Discussion in 'Dog Rescue and Adoption' started by tamakin, Apr 15, 2011.

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  1. tamakin

    tamakin PetForums VIP

    Nov 30, 2009
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    Kathy is an 8 year old ex-racing greyhound lady now looking for her forever home. This girl has worked very hard during her racing career, and now definitely deserves her retirement home. She has ran in 40 races and has also been used for breeding. Kathy has a lovely black coat with white speckles running through it, looking as if she just came in from a snow storm.


    ~ Personality ~
    Kathy has only just come to us so we are still getting to know each other. So far she has been a real star with everyone and is super friendly. Despite starting to enter the older years, she is a very happy and sprightly hound who doesn’t show any signs of slowing down yet! We will update more on Kathy a bit later in the month.

    ~ Other Animals ~
    Kathy has been well behaved with the other greyhounds in the kennels so far and is a very amiable girl. She has not been tested with small dogs or cats but these can be carried out prior to adoption if required. There is the possibility that this lady might be cat friendly, but we will test this very thoroughly before she goes to a home with kitties.

    ~ In the Home ~
    Kathy has sadly not been in a home environment before, so new owners will need to be a bit patient during the first couple of weeks and allow her time to settle in and learn the home rules. It generally takes 10-14 days for new greyhounds to start to settle down in a home, and really all they need is a bit of time and patience. Once this girl discovers what a sofa is all about she’s going to be in 7th heaven!

    ~ Out and About ~
    Like most greyhounds, Kathy will not need a huge amount of exercise. She will be content with two 30min walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch her legs offlead in a secure area once or twice a week. She walks very nicely on the lead and rarely 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 with children, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the elderly. 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 Am I? ~
    Kathy is currently being kennelled in Ireland, and will be transported via Kerry Greyhounds to the UK or Europe when a suitable foster or permanent home offer comes up. This will be organised and paid for by Kerry Greyhounds, and we ask only for a donation to help cover costs. Please note that adopters will need to travel to our nearest collection point to pick her up, and if you are in the UK and wish to meet before adopting her, she will be fostered in the Norfolk area.

    ~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
    Kathy is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure. This girl would greatly benefit from being in a foster home, and Kerry Greyhound Connection is always in desperate need of new fosterers. It is such a rewarding experience, and costs are covered by the rescue.

    If you are interested in adopting or short-term fostering Kathy, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application form and information pack. Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs. Thanks!


    Kerry Greyhound Connection is a small voluntary organisation that has bases in Co. Kerry, Ireland and Norfolk, England. It operates through a network of volunteers spaced over Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. We can look after approximately 70 greyhounds at any one time, in Ireland and the UK.

    Each dog is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and given a full veterinary check before being adopted.
    We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we have homed greyhounds in Ireland, the UK, Central Europe and the USA.

    Our Website: www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk

    If interested in one of our hounds, please EMAIL me for our adoption application form and information pack. Once you have filled in and returned the application form, we will then telephone you to discuss adopting one of our hounds in more detail.

    I can be contacted through the following email:
    Email: tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk
    Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs.

    Thank you.
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