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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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Tom has recently come back into kennels as he just couldn’t get used to the new little person in the house. He was OK when she was an infant but as she’s become more mobile, he’s become increasingly anxious and unhappy and it was becoming too much of a risk for him to remain. A big box of tissues was on hand when they brought him back for the volunteers as well as the owners. His owner said,
“I am beyond heartbroken at losing my Tom but sadly its safer for everyone if he is re-homed.
Tom is an anxious hound. Together we have worked hard to improve his general anxiety of day to day life yet he remains very stressed by loud noises such as fire works, storms etc. He can get separation anxiety but this comes and goes I suspect with too much change.
He is a hound of habit and requires stability and routine. He has learnt basic commands of sit, stay (when he chooses), wait and leave it. This makes walks with him a pleasure though he will occasionally freeze if he feels anxious or isn’t with his favourite human (usually Mum). He prefers women to men and may be defensive with strangers especially males. He needs time and patience and a lot of reassurance to build up trust.
He isn’t good with cats and will not tolerate other dogs bounding up to him but does love the greyhound walks we frequented with him, always desperate to get to the front!
His old hock injury makes him hop along like a kangaroo but causes him little trouble on walks. It perhaps makes him lazy (even for a greyhound!) and is happy with two short walks or a longer walk daily.
Tom, despite his issues, is a loving and loyal hound… he bonds strongly with females and you can tell this from the look in his eyes. He can be playful and is hilarious when he gets going. He loves cuddly toys which he stashes all round the house and walking through open fields or canals.
You will mostly find him snoozing away and dreaming of his racing days as long as he has somewhere quiet and undisturbed.
He is the most wonderful hound and the loss we feel at having to re-home him will be felt forever.
We feel so sad for his owners but knowing the circumstances it was the right thing to do for Tom. We made a promise to his owners to find him a new loving family who understand his quirks and love him all the more for them.
If you’d like to find out more about Tom, then give us a ring on 0121 426 4810 or contact us to make an appointment to see him.
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