Locations where Olivio can be rehomed – Kent.  Quiet locations only.

Olivo is a very handsome 4 year old podenco looking for a special home.  He is really enjoying his journey towards being a pampered pet.  He still does not really want a cuddle but he is always padding around after his foster mum and always chooses the bed closer to her.  He is really easy to look after and is no bother at all in the house.  He likes to hang around close by, always peeping round corners, or curled up in a corner like a little Chelsea bun.  He just needs patience and time.

Olivo comes into his own out on walks.  He really enjoys being out and about and is really good fun.  He makes lots of excited squeaks when he is happy.  He loves the woods, the parks any even the streets.  He would find an environment with busy footpaths difficult but traffic is not too scary to him.

Olivo is fabulous with other dogs and would be best with a canine friend.

He had a very difficult past and lived for an unknown period of time as a stray.  As a result his new owners will need to be confident about door/window security to make sure he doesn’t slip away.  We will give you advice on an appropriate harness.  He needs new owners who can help make him feel loved and wanted.

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