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.
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SOMETIMES LIFE DOESN’T TURN OUT AS PLANNED.
None of us know what life is going to throw at us and sadly for Murphy his humans thought they could offer him a forever home but life has thrown a spanner in the works. After a relationship breakdown, Murphy’s owner, has tried really hard to make it work.
Although Murphy is coping with being left 10 hours a day (his owner watches him via his webcam when he can to check), but just feels that Murphy deserves a better life than he can offer him now. He said that our dogs’ lives a so short that they deserve the best and he only wants the best for 4 year-old Murphy.
He’s owned him for 18 months but this year Murphy he has had two minor seizure-like turns which have been investigated but the vet says it’s nothing serious and may not have any more. It hasn’t affected him and he is not on any medication. Even so, he feels it would be better for Murphy if he could live with someone who is at home more. (We have Murphy’s full medical history from the vet which supports what he is saying.)
His owner is prepared to hold onto Murphy until we can find him an alternative home or foster home through the Trust rather than him coming back to kennels which he feels would be too distressing for him.
Below is is a bit more about Murphy that his owner has sent us.
“Murphy is a very relaxed dog, like most greyhounds spends most of his time sleeping. Loves to cuddle on the sofa and is exceptionally friendly towards everyone. He loves to chatter his teeth when getting excited over a walk or when he’s getting a particularly good ear rub, and is quite the ‘leaner’ when he’s getting stroked. His favorite treats are peanut butter on toast and apples.
He eats dry food and waits to be told he can eat after putting the food on the floor. He does need to be kept on a harness and muzzled but walks well on a the harness and does not pull. He is much better with other dogs since we homed him last year but would need to be the only pet in the home, and doesn’t get on too well with smaller breeds.
In many ways he’s really the perfect dog. I’m extremely saddened to have to consider letting him go, but I want to do what’s best for him and as my working arrangements have recently changed he’s on his own for 10 hours a day. He’d do well with someone who could be with him more, but will happily be left on his own for periods of up to 6 hours routinely.
He’s well house trained and eats dry food which usually costs in the region of £20 per month. A bag of his usual food will be supplied to the new owner along with his feeding and water bowl, bed, walking harness and lead, muzzle, and cold weather walking coat. All vaccinations are up to date, he’s been neutered and microchipped. ”
If you’d like to meet him we will arrange to bring Murphy to meet you. Give us a ring on 0121 426 4810 or contact us to come and meet this lovely boy.
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