Alife is a plodder dog – he is a big dopey male who hasn’t raced. He is 2 years old in May and he is cat workable if you follow the guidance. He is a very nice, laid back boy who is very pretty!
The young greyhounds are different to the older ex racing dogs – please read our blog about this.
Can you please think very carefully before adopting. Dogs – even quiet greyhounds – are a huge responsibility and a lifestyle change. If you have any health issues – please think very carefully and ensure you can look after the dog before applying.
It takes months before a dog will settle into your home and lifestyle – and you, as the human, must ensure it works. We have become a very throw away society where it is easier to return a dog than to train a dog. Most rescues are experiencing some people who just give up all too easily – as though they are just returning something to Amazon.
We are, of course, not talking about the genuine cases – where you may have an illness, lost your job or have to move to somewhere you cannot take the dog – we are talking about just giving up in the 1st 6 months.
You may just think you are just returning the dog, and all is OK – but the disruption caused to that dog can be immense and can be very damaging for him. The dog will have to go back into kennels (after being in a home) and a “returned” dog is a lot harder to rehome than other dogs.
Please also remember – we are all volunteers at KGR and we can only process so many applications in the time we have – if you give up and return your dog – someone else has missed out on having a dog because we spent our time on you.
We appreciate this sounds harsh – but for the sake of the dogs please think carefully. We can and provide full back up to help settle your dog into your life – but you have to be up for the challenge and be 100% onboard to help your dog settle into your home and life.
Please remember the 3-3-3- rule
It is 3 days before it can even start to relax (so overnight disruption, using the rug as a toilet etc) 3 weeks before the dogs even realises it is staying so starts to learn your routine and 3 months before your dog starts to settle.
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Please make sure you are in a position to adopt a dog, before completing the online adoption form. We are unable to hold onto dogs for more than a few days, once you have passed your homecheck.
We do rehome throughout the UK, so long as you are prepared to travel to meet the dog within a few days of applying for him and then again to adopt him, once you have passed your homecheck.