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Greyhound Gap is an independant non profit making Organisation, who specialise in the rescue and rehabilitation of death row greyhounds and lurchers.
All of the dogs that are taken into our care receive a thorough assessment in a foster home environment, although occasionally we do have cause for dogs to spend sometime in kennel situations.

Greyhound Gap strive in every instance to neuter the animals in our care and people adopting puppies under the age of neutering are obliged to carry this out within a stated period of time.
Our dogs are also fully vaccinated, microchipped, de flead, wormed and receive a dental before homing.

We do ask for a set adoption fee to cover the cost of routine vet care.

Greyhound Gap home throughout the UK, but we will require a succesful homecheck, and need to have a volunteer within an hour of your home.

NB. We will in no circumstances home adult death row pound dogs with children under four even after a thorough assessment


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Connie has now been with us a while after landing in our care via a stray pound.

When she landed she looked like this such a thin little waif.....

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However, we are very proud of the beautiful, strong girl she has materialised into....

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On first arriving with us Connie was a sweetheart then gained weight and turned into a typical big, boisterous, pig headed little Madam tongue.gif She needed alot of work to bring her round to acceptable behaviour, both on lead and with other dogs.

Now Connie is turning into a dream. She is loving, much more gentle and her manners have improved six fold. She is still not a mixer with the other dogs but tolerates them happily unless they rudely bounce in her face then she will tell them off. We have been off leading her at times with one of our very large bull cross problem dogs Leo and she has most definatly got the upper hand and keeps him in line. Typically as a heavy built girl she does like to play typical rough lurcher games so has to be watched at times and we always run her in a muzzle.

Connie we feel would be best suited as an only dog with someone around most of the time to settle her into a new environment to begin with. She needs firmness and consistancy as her breeding of whippet, saluki and staffi means that she constantly needs gentle reminders of how things are done. It does need noting that Connie has been well worked before landing in our care so caution needs to be taken around cats and small furries, she is also not stock broken so must be on lead around livestock (as is only common sense with most rescue hounds).

We feel Connie would flourish in a quieter environment so would not want to rehome her with younger children. Any new owner would have to have experience with rescue lurchers and time and patience to commit to her continued socialisation and recall.
All that said once again with small amounts of work put in Connie is going to be someones dream dog, she is a firm favourite at the kennels and one of those dogs that has us all saying ..... I wish.

Connie travels well and although in kennels is relatively clean so we see no reason why there should be a problem with house training.

Connie is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and spayed.

For more information or to offer Connie a home call Lisa on 01782 544728 or Liz on 01473 623343.


UPDATE 6th March 2013. Connie is still with us and in kennels and never really gets any interest which is heartbreaking as she is such a wonderful hound. Connies ideal home would be as an only dog as she can still be very bossy with other dogs in an environment with someone around alot of the time who would like to get out and about to give her long onlead walks. She is fabulous with children but can be overly loving at times and that silly great head gets in the way so a home with older dog savy children ten plus would be great! Connie would equally love to be the soul companion of a male and happy living in a flat environment as long as she was given decent sized walks. She is a very quiet clean dog


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JR beautiful big 3 year old greyhound boy

This is the beautiful JR a large blue male greyhound who recently came into our care.

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JR is currently in foster in Yorkshire with an array of other sighthounds ranging from a whippet up to another large greyhound male. In the main he gets on well with them all but sadly the other large male greyhound in the foster home is riding his back slightly and trying to push him around. JR has ignored it and they are now excercising them seperately. He has been fine with the others the only signs of being a bit peeved was when his foster Dad was drinking hot chocolate and they were all gathered around but he did not react. As its early days he has only been there since Saturday he is still learning to share.

JR is already almost housetrained and this now wont take long. He has only had one accident since the first day there and is learning to go out regularly. He walks well on lead but does have a prey drive so would need watching with small furries and small dogs and careful socialisation as with any ex racer would be necessary.

JR's ideal home would be with a greyhound bitch as a companion and someone around to begin with to settle him in. As he is so big children 8 plus would be best as when he gets a bit silly he is such a large dog he is quite the playful lad.

Sadly JR has had to have his tail docked as he wagged and whipped it so very much he damaged it beyond repair.

I adore this boy! He has so much potential and is just a big daft goofy lad who you can tell once settled will mature into your a typical laid back greyhound boy.

JR is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and castrated. For more information or to offer JR a home please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire below...

http://www.greyhoundgap.com/homing-a-adopt...n-questionnaire

He makes me giggle the moment you point a camera at him he twitches his nose! He does not have a facial disfigurement lol.

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post 29th May 2013, 3:26 pm
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Ringo 5 year old greyhound

I adore this boy. He is so sweet, goofy and loving and a little bit of a sensitive lad to boot......

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Ringo has been with us a little while now and has been in foster in the West Midlands learning all about home life with a female older greyhound named Spice....

At first Ringo had a bit of trouble settling into home life... He is such a sensitive boy that he was upset and confused easily by to much going on around him and having to adapt to so many changes after a kennel life. Something we dont see often with greyhounds but just every now and again. Thankfully with time and patience from his wonderful foster Mum this boy is now thriving and settling in to being a home bod and loving life...

Out and about Ringo walks well on lead and is good with most other dogs. Being an ex racer caution does need to be aired with smaller dogs running off lead and he is NOT cat friendly. Ringo travels well, is house trained and after settling in is good to be left for a few hours at a time.

Ringos perfect home would be quieter with a older calmer female greyhound. He loves to spend time with other dogs but a busy home with alot going on would probably upset him and make him get anxious. Although he will settle and settle quickly Ringo would prefer someone around more often than not.

Ringo is vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, kennel cough vaccinated, neutered and microchipped and has received a full health check and dental... Someone is going to get a lovely fun loving cheeky lad with this boy.

For more information or to offer Ringo a home please in the first instance complete a pre adoption questionnaire below...

He really is a devilishy handsome hound

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post 29th May 2013, 3:28 pm
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Rocky 8 year old lurcher boy

This is the beautiful Rocky who I have the most amazing soft spot for. This boy has had a hell of a life before landing in Greyhound Gaps care alongside Charlie and 3 of his pups.

Rocky has been passed around from pillar to post and swopped for debts/bills etc and has never known a settled life.

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Rocky is such a sweet boy around 24inches to the shoulder and really needs a home willing to show him some love and time and patience. He has lived inside and outside so may be a little confused with his housetraining to begin with and teemed with his slightly worried edge he may need retraining but will pick it up quickly.

Rocky has been brilliant with the dogs at the kennels although having encountered him with my dogs in the past wondering my estate off lead he may woof and try to run away so a little work with socialisation and confidence training will be needed or he might attempt to head home.

Rocky has lived with cats and is good with them BUT will occassionally have a cheeky oppurtune chase if he is in a slightly giddy mood so dog savy cats are a must aswell as careful introductions and some reminders of how to behave.

Rocky needs a home alongside a CONFIDENT female hound as he has lived with Charlie before who very much took the lead and you can see he is much happier and more relaxed when he has a female to steady him and settles down beautifully then.

Rocky walks well on lead and travels relatively well. He does get a little worried and agitated to begin with so again a confident female travelling companion and lots of small journeys to begin with would be best.

Rocky has always been around children from toddlers upwards and is good with them. However, as he is such a quiet boy and really needs a quite home we feel dog savy children 8 upwards who wont startle him or be to boisterous would be much better for him now he is reaching middle age.

Rocky is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and has been castrated. He also had a full dental and 4 teeth removed. At time of neutering a grade 3 heart murmer was picked up but our vets felt that this should not give him problems in the future and he came through the anasthesia just fine. Any future problems relating to the murmer would be covered by Greyhound Gap as with all our dogs with any pre diagnosed conditions for life.

If you could offer Rocky the comfortable, consistant and loving retirement home he so needs please do in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire below. Rocky is currently in the kennels in Stoke on Trent and although managing you can see he is not particularly happy there so applications for foster would also be greatfully received.

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post 6th Jun 2013, 11:02 am
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Buck 11mnth old lurcher boy

Buck landed with us yesterday from the stray pound however we have found out details of his past so have quite a bit of information on this lad.....

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Buck is 11 months old and is half greyhound quarter saluki and quarter bull. He has already been through quite a few sets of hands and was being bought on for working meaning he is NOT cat friendly. We have already introduced Buck to numerous dogs and he seems fine with all big and small. Obviously caution and careful introductions would be needed around smaller dogs.

We literally bought Buck to the kennels straight from the pound and had him off lead asap, he enlighted us to the real use of five bar gates by going over it whilst I attempted the style. Once off lead he was fantastic. His recall is brilliant and he is so eager and willing to please and came back on every call. Out and about he does need a little work on lead manners but we are going to start working on this on Saturday with the use of a harness and if necessary to begin with a head collar. Buck travels beautifully just settling down to sleep and does not show any forms of stress on a journey. Although Buck has always lived outside he is already keeping his immediate area clean and will toilet straight away out on walks.

Having been passed through several hands Buck can be a little worried about being left. We feel he would be much more settled in an environment with other dogs and this would mean he settled well and was fine to be left for short periods of time.

Buck would love a busy family home with other dogs for a company and is great with children. However due to his size we feel slightly older children 6 plus would be best.

Buck is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed and will shortly be microchipped and neutered and then will be ready for rehoming.

For more information or to offer Buck a home in the first instance please complete the pre adoption questionnaire below...

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Dougie has been with us for a while now whilst we get more of a hang on his behaviour......

What can we say about our Douglas? Well he is an engima for sure and the other thing we can say about our Douglas is he is definately NOT bright and this is why he sometimes portrays himself in a bad light because his one engaged braincell goes into overdrive!

That said we ADORE him and the teenagers at the kennels walk him each week and are very firm with him and he is very responsive to them so read on and do not be put off him straight away............

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Dougie makes us laugh, Dougie definately makes us smile and Dougie himself NEVER ever stops smiling! This boy is fantastic with people and so loving and sweet. At the kennels he is great with some of the dogs! Usually the bossy bitches who wont take his sillyness but with some he can be a bit snappy and shouty. We feel Dougie would love a home as an only dog with someone around all or most of the time especially to begin with, experienced and willing to put some time and work in with what is as said a not very bright but wonderful character. With time and patience Dougie is going to make a fabulous dog for someone.

On walks he walks beautifully but will have a bounce lunge and shout if dogs run at gates and we feel typically with the breed he will do the same on walks if he sees running cats or offlead dogs. Dougie would definately benefit from training classes.

Dougie is NOT cat friendly

Dougie travels well in the car settling to sleep and although in kennels works hard to keep his immediate area very clean!

This lad is defiantely one of the kennel walkers firm favourites!

I really hope that someone reads Dougies thread and takes it in the honest vein it is written... ie a bit of a goofball and would be better as an only dog or with a VERY bossy bitch and see's beyond his not so brightness and gives this wonderful lad the chance he deserves!

Dougie is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and castrated

For more information or to offer Dougie a home please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire below..

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Boris 7 year old whippet x boy

Boris is a funny little character. When he arrived in our care he was completely bald and although we carried out extensive tests with our vet we could find no reason for it and we feel it may have been down to stress. Even in kennels his fur started to re appear and now in foster it is growing back quickly but seems almost like a strange fluffy dander.

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It sounds awful again to say Boris is a little *odd* but he is, he is a very quirky boy and it somehow makes him all the more endearing. We do feel that Boris would be best homed into a *pack* type environment with a few other playful dogs as he does like to play alot. Some of the four dogs in the foster home find him a little full on and others at times find his games a little specialist and he can confuse them. He is not in anyway rough or aggresive though just silly and likes to plonk himself full weight onto the others when playing. He also likes to play alone chucking toys around and being extremely silly!

Boris is in foster with cats BUT we feel he would be better suited to a home without them around. He has shown no signs of hurting them but cant seem to relax around them and always seems on edge when they are about and we feel it is un nerving him. Normally it calms down but after 3 weeks he continues to remain just as wound up and on edge with their prescence.

Boris is housetrained and has been left for periods of around 2 1/2 hours with the other dogs whilst in foster, the neighbours have not registered any complaints of noise and everything is in order on his foster families return. That said though we do feel that if over indulged and allowed to receive to much fuss Boris could easily become dependant and develop seperation anxiety. This is why we feel a multiple dog home where he will have to fit in with the day to day goings on and not receive a large amount of attention would be best. Boris travels well and walks beautifully out and about on the lead and really DOES love his walks so somewhere he would get lots of outside trips is necessary also.

We do have some history on Boris and he has had a lot of changes in his life and definately needs a home now that understands change is possibly a big stress trigger for him and this is what we believe caused him to lose his hair. He needs a home committed to giving him the time and patience he needs to settle and willing to live with his playful quirky edge. I still feel a little of this is caused by nervous energy and once Boris has had a few months in one place to settle think he will be completely different little man.

Boris is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and castrated and has also received a dental.

Boris is currently on foster in Coventry and can be rehomed throughout the UK subject to a succesful homevisit and the family and any current dogs being willing to travel to meet him.

For more information or to be considered to offer a home to Boris please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire below....

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Fancy a challenge? Magnum 12mnth old Spanish dog

Mad Magnum or Manuelle as we like to call him landed into our care after being rehomed locally to me by a Spanish Rescue. When Magnum turned out to be everything the family were told he was'nt they could no longer cope with him and the Spanish Rescue admitted they had no back up and could not help! Obviously as I was a very bad person in my last life it was us the family contacted ???

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Magnum is a handful and quite wilful and there is no way to hide it, nor would we want to! Any home commiting to Magnum needs to understand there is work to be done! LOT'S! We highly suspect he is a cross between a Podenco Andulaz and a Spanish Mastin! He is a large, happy, clown who at the moment is having so much fun its hard to calm him down and to get him to concentrate on anything other than messing around!

Magnum is very keen and has a high prey drive. Out on walks he is constantly spotting and refuses to listen to commands although he knows them, this constant spotting is not helped by the fact he is the most naturally nosey and curious dog I have EVER MET in my life! He pulls like a train on walks so is walked on a harness and a head collar would also be beneficial, if you can stop him dancing around long enough to get the headcollar on! He most definately needs someone willing to put him through training classes and work with his obedience and also his general socialisation.

That said Magnum will dance on the spot for food and does know sit and give paw! He has been fabulous with ALL the dogs at the kennels and the children but is definately NOT cat friendly! Magnum needs a home with someone dog exprienced, up for a project and preferably with an older female who will play with him BUT also keep him in line when she has had enough. Someone with a little land to allow him to run off his excess stupidity energy would be ideal and preferably somewhere with someone home all or most of the day! We do know that Magnums housetraining is quite good, however, toys and long lasting treats need to be kept out of the equation to begin with aswell as the home we took him from reported some issues of resource guarding although to be fair with his toys and pigs ears in the kennels we have not witnessed this.

All in all with time and effort Magnum will be a highly rewarding boy once a few months of hard work has been placed into him. Any home needs to understand though they are taking on a BIG stubborn, puppy who if allowed to take an inch will take the proverbial mile! Don't all rush at once biggrin.gif winks.gif

Magnum will not be rehomed into a home with children under 16 and with young children visiting! Especially not ones who wear teddy bear onesies as apparently he also nearly got himself into trouble with a child in his last home dressed as a fluffy bear! Not malice but again over excitement and the fact that although he is incredibly bright he does a good impression of being as thick as mud. I also think I am WAY to honest for my own good biggrin.gif I do feel the need to point out though when he was walked by someone 5ft 10 at the kennels dressed as a dinasour he was fine (please do not ask) All that said we do love him and so it seems do the other dogs and there is never a dull moment with this boy around.

Magnum is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, pet passported, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and neutered.

Magnum is currently in Stoke on Trent reducing my poor long suffering kennel walkers to fits of inappropriate laughter at any given moment and can be rehomed nationally. It will be imperative for anyone wishing to offer Magnum a home to visit with other members of the family and any other resident dogs.

If you have a good sense of humour, the patience of a Saint and want to be thorougly rewarded in heaven then please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire below...

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Buster lovely, funny 8 year old EBT boy

Buster makes me laugh! Possibly the most hardcore EBT we have had to date in the most ridiculously hilarious way......

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Buster landed with us from the pound in the most sad state. He was sore, very under weight and just a total mess. When he first landed he was actually a calming influence on Carrie one of our most hard to handle current kennel residents and she settled and walked beautifully with him.

Out and about on the kennel walks Buster walks impeccably with the other dogs. That is until one of them barks then he seems to have the most endearing Rambo switch that flicks and suddenly gets a bit antsy and has to be watched. Sadly for Buster what he does not realise which we do is he has the most lame squeeky bark ever and the other dogs just look at him as if to say *YES RIGHT!*. Due to this behaviour we feel Buster will be best rehomed as an only dog and with someone who has had experience of EBT's and their behaviour in the past. Buster would love a home with someone around all or most of the time and someone who will take him out and about on plenty of fun walks. Buster does need some work still on lead manners and is very typically bully in the way that the head and shoulders go down and off he goes. He is not overly pully though and tends to settle once he reaches the end of the lead. Buster needs to be rehomed with dog sensible children 10 plus. He has never shown an ounce of malice where humans are concerned but is definately a bit over animated when giving you bully kisses and prone to nibbling your lip. He is also the most waggy bull terrier I have ever met!

Wherever Buster has been up until now we do not feel he has had the best life. He deserves someone who knows not to let his stubborn side rule them but also that this middle aged boy now truly deserves a family who will dote on him and love him to within an inch of his life. He is special.

Buster is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and neutered and currently in kennels in Stoke on Trent.

Buster can be rehomed nationally subject to a suitable homevisit being carried out and any family members willing to travel to meet him!

If you are intereted in offering Buster a home please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire below

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Ty 2 year old lurcher boy - CAT FRIENDLY

Ty came into us earlier this year with his siblings carrying parvo virus, seriously emaciated and full of demodectic mange. Sadly although we hospitilised them immediately Ty was the only pup to survive. :'(

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Since then Ty has been recovering in foster as he had a very long journey to face and is now thankfully a fighting fit wonderful strong little pup.

Ty is currently on foster in Stafford and is living with other dogs and cats and in the main gets on with them well. He is a typical pup though and can be a little pig headed and stubborn at times and loves to play whether the other dogs do or not!

Out and about Ty is fabulous off lead, has wonderful recall and is good with other dogs. He is also good with children but is spooked by young noisy ones and does get frightened being a big strong pup would be better in a home with older children teenage upwards. He is also a little wary of other noises and loud bangs.

Ideally Ty needs someone who is home all or most of the time to continue with his basic training and would benefit from training classes. Another strong willed female lurcher would be a fabulous companion for Ty and who will keep him in his play but enjoy running and playing with him.

Ty travels well and is fine to be left with the other dogs for periods of time without being destructive. He does however if bored and not watched like to help landscape the garden when out there un supervised but what young lurcher doesnt.

Ty would LOVE an active home with people who like to get out and do plenty of walking and who will take him with him whilst they get out and about. He loves to be doing and busy and spending time with his people.

Ty is vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and castrated.

If you are interested in offering Ty a home in the first instance please complete the pre adoption questionnaire below...

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