Lily is a very lucky girl – she is only 6 months old and she is out of the racing industry and looking for a new home.  She travelled to us with her mum Camilla.   She is super affectionate, very funny and just gorgeous.

Lily sadly has found herself back with us THROUGH NO FAULT OF HER OWN.

Previously she was in a foster home but now she’s back in kennels but this was what her foster mum had to say: “Lily has 2 settings, asleep or hyper, no in-between. She needs a playmate that is happy to be jumped on, squashed, and nibbled. She will chew, everything! She needs a home that doesn’t like any of their furniture or belongings.  Puppies love to chew so please don’t expect anything else from her.

She is getting better with toilet training and now is only having the odd wee in the house. She will only go to the toilet on grass or astro turf.

She currently will only walk with another dog, she lacks confidence if out on her own so will stop at any scary tree, blade of grass, puddle or piece of mud. This is because she has only ever experienced life in a kennel environment with her mum. She walks well on the lead.

Like all puppies she likes mouthing and is learning that teeth on skin is a no-no. She likes to bash everything with her feet. She likes licking the cats, even if they don’t like it.

She is a big lump that doesn’t know what personal space is. She will make you laugh until your sides hurt. She is goofy and so loving.”

Please note greyhounds puppies are not like typical greyhounds – just younger.  This may be stating the obvious but she is a puppy – she will chew and want to play 24/7.

We will only rehome Lily in Kent or surrounding area as she is not yet spayed due to her age.

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.

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