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MACK THE LOVE SPONGE
Mack is one of the five dogs Hall Green offered to take in and help from the Lancashire Branch of the Greyhound Trust as they weren’t able to home dogs during the Covid pandemic over the past 12 months. He has been waiting for the past year for a forever home.
Mack is another hound who had a rough start to his retirement. We were told that he didn’t receive the right care and treatment that he needed when he broke his hock.
When he came to the Lancashire branch they took him to see the Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick, for an assessment. When they x-rayed and examined the hock, it had fused solid though it looks strange when you see him. They confirmed he’s not in any pain and he doesn’t require any medication. It doesn’t bother him, doesn’t stop him jumping up at you or happily skipping around in the paddocks, otherwise seems like a typical greyhound He has perfected the greyhound lean and loves to be close to you and keep your legs warm!
One thing is for certain, Mack is one big love sponge and loves, loves, loves people. He is an leaner extraordinaire! Great for keeping your legs warm in the cold weather!
One thing he’s less certain about is the big wide world out in the park as he gets quite nervous but he is getting better. He does seem to take comfort from being next to another greyhound so he might do better in a home where there is another grey.
Mack wrote a little piece for us about his latest trip out where his handler said he was little 🌟
“I’ve been in kennels a little while now and the world was a bit worrying to start with but I’m doing so much better now.
I tried to get in the car but could only get my front half in, but was soon helped out. I lay down all the way there and didn’t make a peep.
We got to the park and another friend from kennels was there, Timmy. I really liked walking close to Timmy and he made me feel more confident. I was interested in everything going on but I didn’t pull on the lead.
I saw other dogs that weren’t Greyhounds, I walked past them with no problem, if they got too close I just backed away, I’m not 100% sure about them yet but I’m getting there. We had such a nice time and I really enjoyed leaning on the humans so much so, they said I was nearly falling over.
I got back to kennels and had a lovely groom before going to bed.”
Mack wouldn’t be a greyhound who you’d want to go hiking across the moors with but in an ordinary household with an ordinary garden (preferably with another greyhound) and a little patience getting used other dogs in the park, he will live a happy life. He deserves the chance after everything he’s been through, can you be the one who gives it to him?
If you’d like to meet Mack, then give us a ring on 0121 426 4810 or contact us to make an appointment.
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