Betty is a lovely sweet greyhound who finished racing and was then used for breeding. She is really overdue her home life where she can be a pampered pet dog and enjoy pottering around on walks and snoozing her days away. She is 7 years old but certainly doesn’t act or look her age. She is happily living in her foster home with other dogs, she is housetrained and sleeps all night. She likes going for walks. She is also learning to play with toys.
Betty is currently living in a foster home and is the perfect little greyhound.
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 your ew dog can even start to relax (so overnight disruption, using the rug as a toilet etc) 3 weeks before the he even realises he is staying so starts to learn your routine and 3 months before your he 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.