Jackson (Jacky) is the most loving dog you could ever wish to meet- he has been through so much because of humans yet he still loves everyone and everything he meets.  He is perfect in his foster home and lives with other males dogs – although he can be an only dog.  He really is a beautiful dog with the most perfect personality.

Jackson has been through so much. He has now received medical care to put him right. He’s had his tail amputated, been castrated, had his teeth done and treatment for his ears. He has had injuries to his legs and feet. Despite all of this he is totally amazing.  He does not need a lot of walking so will make the perfect companion dog – he cannot walk far because of his feet, so although he can be a string dog – you actually don’t need to walk him because he cannot walk very far – he loves to potter in  the garden on grass

As with all lurchers Jackson will need a house with 6ft fences.

He sleeps all day and can only go for short walks due to his previous injuries. He does enjoy just a short potter so he can have a good sniff of the surroundings. He would like to have a nice garden that he can just wonder around and take his time relaxing.

Jackson is totally amazing however who is loving and affectionate. He just needs that special home that he deserves.

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.

Please also note you do need to be in a position to adopt before applying.  Once your home check is done, you need to collect your dog within 3 to 4 days.

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.  When people return a dog – they feel very guilty, so they create a lot of issues and extra work for our rescue.

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 provide full backup 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. You cannot expect the dog to just move into your home and for you to put no effort into making the relationship work.

Please remember the 3-3-3- rule

It is 3 days before your new dog can even start to relax (so overnight disruption, using the rug as a toilet etc)  3 weeks before he even realises he is staying so starts to learn your routine and 3 months before 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.

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