We know – we shouldn’t call him Thick Mick but we have to give an honest appraisal of our dogs – and well, he is pretty thick.
Mick is a fabulous smaller male greyhound. He’s not the brightest tool in the box but this doesn’t matter as he’s just made for loving and being a pet! He’s fine when he goes out and about but just can’t figure anything out which doesn’t matter as he will just be guided by you and with a wag of his tail he’s back in his own little world. He is super affectionate and he loves to cuddle.
Mick lives in a foster home and he is pretty perfect. He is the very definition of sweetness. He currently lives with other dogs so he copies them – he can be an only dog but prepared for fun as you have to explain everything to him – he really is dim and cannot work it out himself. But he was made for loving and he is a very gentle boy.
He has no race history – you can see why if you meet him. He just hasn’t got what it takes – and his cannot stop his tail wagging. Mick can live with cats so long as you are happy to follow the guidance and do his training. We explain how to do it in the greyhound and cats section.
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
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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.