Groucho

  • Living At Kennels
  • Galgo X
  • Male
  • 4 Years Old
  • Fairly Active Home

Rehoming Location: Just fore these boys – the rehoming location has been expanded to include all of the Home Counties, London, South West, Gloucester and East Anglia.  This is ensure we find the perfect home for them – together.
They have been living in a foster home and they are the perfect house guests – the are just so funny and cuddly.
Groucho and Harpo are brothers, desperately searching for a home together. They’re so close, really good friends and are one of the closest pairs we’ve ever seen. We are prepared to work hard to find a home with room for both, because LOVE is important. These boys will make a lucky family complete. You can tell that everyone at KGR adores them!
Groucho arrived from Spain with his brother (Harpo) just before Christmas. They are not the usual sighthound shape, with short bodies and upright in the front….more of a boxer shape and size, but without the squashed nose. Look closely, however, and you will see the galgo brindle on their legs. They are probably a pointer / galgo crossbreed ……perhaps. One thing is for sure, these dogs are gorgeous. They are a matching pair, they get admired and everyone stops to ask who they are!
It is really hard to believe that these dogs have spent their whole life in Spanish pounds and rescues. They are friendly bundles of brindle fun and so very happy. We truly believe being together and always having each other for support has made them very resilient. They are a true bonded pair.
Despite their similar appearance they have really quite different personalities.
Groucho is alert and big on character. He is the stronger of the two on the lead and marches along not noticing the funny little shape his tail has made, all curled up on his back. He’s a medium / large dog and his ‘welcome’ hugs and kisses can be enthusiastic! New owners need to be tactile and happy for canine cuddles. Despite appearances, Groucho is the woose of the pair and really relies on his brother. He is the first to notice if Harpo has gone out of sight. The bond they have is amazing to see. Groucho will also bond strongly with his humans too and it is so easy to feel protective of him.
Harpo is very similar in looks and is the teachers pet. He walks quietly on the lead, and his tail takes longer to adopt the funny curly shape. He is just a little more self-assured but equally cuddly and friendly.
Both dogs love their treats and snacks and will be rewarding to train. It will be so much fun to see what they can learn in training classes, because they are so clever. We can imagine them with a family that enjoys adventures and will take them out on long hikes – to see the world and enjoy space and fresh air together. After a good walk and play time these boys will happily spend the evening snoozing and having cuddles.
Groucho and Harpo will need a home with a secure garden or yard. A rural location is not essential but you should have easy access to the countryside or natural parks as they will need plenty of opportunities to exercise. As with all our dogs their exercise needs will reduce as they settle into their family routine.
Their new owner would ideally have experience of larger dogs and must be physically fit. These dogs are more boxer than bichon frise and you need to be able to laugh if you slip and land on your bum in the mud.
We expect the boys to be content to be left alone because they have each other, but we will give you advice on how to practice alone time during lockdown. We will ask that everyone in the household is committed to them and prepared to be involved in their care.
You cannot help but love and admire these resilient, trusting dogs that are so well equipped to build friendships and families.

 

During the national lockdown announced Jan 3rd 2021, we have to follow very strict government guidelines.  Please read our Covid statement and please do not apply if you are not in one of the areas. Once the national rules are relaxed – ours will follow and we will be able to widen our rehoming area. You can read the full statement here  it is updated regularly as the rules change – this statement may not be.

  • We can only use our own key volunteers to do home checks and we are currently unable to ask your local volunteer or rescues for help.  We are all only currently allowed to travel for certain reasons – we are allowed to continue BUT we must do everything we can to work within safe guidelines. To reduce travel distance this means we can only homecheck in Kent, East Sussex, East London, South London and South Hertfordshire.  We may be able to process applications in Essex, Surrey, other parts of London and West Sussex close to the M25 but we cannot guarantee this.  You can read more about how we homecheck in the Covid statement.
  • We understand lockdown is frustrating, it is for all of us,  but please DO NOT take this frustration out on our volunteers.  We have all worked throughout the holiday season to process applications and we can work even harder if everyone practiced being nice.
  • To proceed please complete the online adoption application form.  This goes through to the rehoming team.  If you send us a message through the contact us rather than completing the adoption form, there may be a delay of 2 weeks replying and we will then just ask you to fill in the adoption form.  Correctly completed forms are receiving priority.
  • Nearly our dogs are currently from a dog pound or kennels – they have not met children and during lockdown they cannot meet any children.  The minimum age of your children is 10 years old.
  • We still have a fault on the email coming FROM the website – everything else works.  If you get an error message it means we have your form, the error is simply with the acknowledgement email. Please do not keep applying as it produces multiple applications.  We are working to fix this fault.
  • If you have children please read our page on children and dogs.  We are unable to rehome to families with children under 10 as our dogs are not assessed and have rarely lived in a home before they arrive with us.

 



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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.