Can you give this greyhound a home?
All of our greyhounds are neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated and come with 4 weeks’ free insurance with Petplan.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
When Aster first came to us she was a very frightened girl and our volunteers worked really hard with her to gain her trust and build her confidence.
We know that she is absolutely stunning but please don’t be dazzled by Aster’s looks, she needs a special person in a special home – definitely not a beginner’s dog.
She finally got to the stage of being able to be fostered with two of our volunteers who have two other greyhounds who we thought would build her confidence.
On the face of it you could think that her lively, true character started to emerge when she was zooming around the house and wanting to be the centre of attention, pushing the other dogs out of the way as if to say, “me first, me, me, me!”
This proved to be too much for one of the resident greys and Aster is now back in kennels.
What we think went on here is that under stress her anxiety shows itself as excitement and she needs a home where she can let off her nervous energy.
Aster also freezes on her walks and she did do better when walking when the other greys in the family.
Her foster carers said that , “she is such a lovely and friendly dog, she is definitely a “people dog” and I think she ideally needs to live in a home where someone is there pretty much all the time, as she seems to struggle with separation anxiety.
She likes licking people and coming up to them for fuss and seems to just generally be happier if she’s in the same room as people.
We don’t think she could live with children due to her nervous energy.
She did great on her walks as long as she was next to our two, However without them she had more of a tendency to freeze.
She has been absolutely fine around other breeds of dogs but isn’t cat friendly.”
With regards to living with other dogs, the jury is out – perhaps she could with the right dog – one who is very laid back and won’t compete for attention but will help her build her confidence out walking. But with the right owner who understands how to help very anxious dogs (our volunteers who have been working with Aster will help) she may be better suited to being an only dog.
If you think you are the right person to help Aster learn how to be calm and enjoy the world, then then please call us on 0121 426 4810 or contact us to come and meet this lovely hound at our Broadmarsh Kennels in Hagley.
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