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> Grace - Older Greyhound (pontyclun), Hope Rescue
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post 2nd Nov 2011, 12:10 am
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Grace is a 7 year old greyhound and is currently on foster in Pontyclun, South Wales.

The Grace Fact File
Dog status: Very good
Cat status: Cannot be rehomed with cats or small animals
Child status: very good could be rehomed with children over the age of 6 years
House training: Nearly perfect
Home alone: Can be left for as few hours. Not suitable for full time worker.
Basic training: Knows sit, is learning lie down and responds to her name.

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Hi everyone my name is Grace and I am a greyhound. I forget how old I am (plus I have been told a lady never reveals her age) but i am believed to be around 7 or 8 years old. I am keeping tight lipped about my past, I am leaving it a complete mystery but I wound up at the pound as a stray. I have been living with a lovely foster home for a month or so now and they have been very welcoming. I have 4 canine foster brothers and sisters and one human sister who is 8 years old. I love my human sister, she is my favourite person and I could be rehomed with other children. I am a bit too old to be running around after little ones but children over the age of 6 who are used to dogs would be fine by me.

As I said I have been living with other dogs and I am good with them and happy to share my toys and bed. I can be a bit bossy when people are giving out cuddles and affection. I always like to get in there first and I will jump the queue if another dog is in my way. I think to save arguments I would be best rehomed with fewer canine companions than i have in my foster home. Maybe just one other dog or with me as the only dog (and therefore centre of attention anyway

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I would like an active and fun loving new family. I do not need huge walks for miles and miles but I like to go out for a sniff and a mooch. I do not pull on the lead, I am content to walk by your side. I would like a garden with secure fences that I can potter around in and chase after a toy.

I am definitely looking for a tactile and affectionate new family to match my character. I have a lot of love to give and am a real cuddle bunny. I am not looking to be a dog on the side lines of family life. I want to be right there in the thick of it.

All Hope Rescue dogs are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped prior to rehoming. A homecheck will be required, and you will need to come and meet the dog with your own dogs and family. Hope Rescue rehomes throughout the UK. A Pre-Home Interest Form can be downloaded from www.hoperescue.org.uk and should be returned to dogs@hoperescue.org.uk


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post 18th Nov 2011, 12:08 am
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Well bonfire night passed Grace by without so much as the flick of an eyebrow. Very laid back girl indeed.


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post 23rd Nov 2011, 9:42 pm
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Grace wub.gif looks very very beautiful and seems to fit her name perfectly.
Hope she finds her forever home very soon x
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post 24th Nov 2011, 9:14 am
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post 30th Dec 2011, 3:09 pm
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This patient gorgeous girly is still waiting for her own sofa

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post 8th Jan 2012, 7:01 pm
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Grace modelling knitwear smile.gif

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post 5th Feb 2012, 9:41 am
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post 11th Feb 2012, 7:34 pm
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Here she is stretching out after her blowy trip in the garden.
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Our daft Gracie was completely asleep when this photo was taken and her nose was on the carpet !!
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post 14th Feb 2012, 5:43 am
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post 20th Feb 2012, 10:29 pm
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You canít beat an oldie (dignified?) pointy dog!


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post 29th Feb 2012, 9:53 pm
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Hi folks, here I am again. I have had a good romp around the garden, with my greyhound friend Millie and here I am resting on two beds. Good job mum has not photographed my dirty feet!!

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post 28th Mar 2012, 10:27 am
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Great to see our four dogs running and playing in the garden today, although I do wish they would stop digging holes. Maisie, our couch potato, left the youngsters to romp with each other and Grace had a great time with Amber and Millie. Really hard to put an age on her, she acts so much like a "teenager" Tonight Millie and I shared the bed in the kitchen, after tea and Millie even let Mum take a photo,of her, with me. She is such a scaredy cat, when it comes to photos.....

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post 7th Apr 2012, 11:52 pm
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post 20th May 2012, 12:29 am
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Well what can I say, we had the pleasure of Grace's (and Sally's!) company at the Spring Fayre. She is absolutely fabulous!!!!

She is much younger than she looks and has such a calm and placid nature. She took the whole event in her stride and greeted other dogs and children beautifully. Don't be fooled though as she is not a boring hound by any means and she has a very cheeky side when faced with a table of cake!

I cannot believe Grace has been waiting so long. She is the perfect companion for any family and I cannot fault her.

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post 10th Jun 2012, 10:44 pm
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Let me dispel a few myths about Lurchers, sight hounds, long dogs, or pointy dogs, whatever you want to call them

They call Grace a Lurcher, but to my eye she is 90% if not 100% greyhound. Some people think they need miles of exercise to keep them fit .. not true, they are built for speed, not stamina! 20 minutes or so at a time, if they are off lead in a secure area, is enough. They will spend the rest of the time dozing, at least until teatime!

They need an expensive diet .. not true, you hear of greyhound trainers feeding their dogs all sorts of exotic stuff, and admittedly they do thrive better on fresh meat (or frozen that has been carefully stored and thawed) rather than tinned or dry food, but it doesn't have to be the expensive stuff. 2 - 3% of their bodyweight of fresh meat and bit of mixer per day is ample to keep them going. Try raw tripe, my two whippets love it, and it doesn't smell until you cook it, so don't!

They are highly strung, and not good with kids .. not true. In my experience adult long dogs are very laid back, and love a cuddle, with kids or anyone. Younger dogs love to play, and have enough energy to delight the most active of children.

They are untrainable for anything except running .. not true. Admittedly some are not the most biddable of dogs, but simple stuff like recall, sit, stay etc they can learn very quickly, unless of course they get the scent of anything small and furry that runs away! Some are even trainable enough to do agility and obedience, they are certainly not stupid dogs! It is however, not advised to home a long dog with small furries, or timid cats! Especially if the furries are allowed to run around free. Confident cats that will stand their ground are usually OK. But be safe and test first!

All this of course is generalisation, but if you've not had one before, it's a guide.

So if you want a loving, faithful, easy to maintain dog either as a companion, or a family pet, you could do a lot worse than a long dog!


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