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post 2nd Jan 2005, 3:35 pm
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Registered Charity Number 1113207

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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post 5th Mar 2013, 12:09 pm
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Lily 5 - 7 year old lurcher girl

Lily has been undergoing treatment with the back up of Gap since September last year. She was taken to one of our volunteers doors after being found in a horrendous state. Thankfully Raiye took her in and contacted ourselves. She was thin and had a broken toe which is all healed now and should not cause her problems....

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Lily has interacted with a number of dogs in her foster home and been good with them including puppies and fine with all dogs she has met on lead. Off lead she is a little dominant and likes to chase other dogs down when they run so her recall and socialisation needs some work. She is now just about starting to play with other dogs. Likewise out on walks when excited she will pull to begin with but then settles down. Training classes would be beneficial.

In the house Lily is perfect. Quiet, non chewer, happy to be left, happy to be crated if needs be. Totally clean in the house.
She will be fine to be rehomed alongside other dogs with careful introductions, preferably an older calmer male or as an only dog with someone around most of the time to spend time with her.

Lily has been introduced in the foster home to the foster carers Grandson who is only 1 years old. She is fine with him but caution needs to be taken as she can be a little snatchy and snappy taking treats if other dogs are around and about. She would be better to be rehomed with dog savy children 6 upwards who understand that when she is resting she needs her space.

Lily is NOT cat friendly!

Lily is a medium sized lurcher girl and stands at around 26 inches to the shoulder weighing 30kgs. She has a beautiful nature with people and loves sitting on your lap for a cuddle. Its obvious though that Lily has known a cruel hand and if you raise a hand to quickly she will still hit the floor and cower. She is also scared and hides at the sound of raised voices. She however travels brilliantly and is not scared of traffic noise.

Lily is currently in foster in the Wigan area. She can be rehomed throughout the UK subject to a successful homevisit and any new family willing to travel to meet her with any current dogs.

Lily is vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and neutered.

In the first instance if you are interested in offering Lily a home please complete the pre adoption questionnaire below....

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

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post 5th Mar 2013, 12:20 pm
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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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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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Charlie 3 year old lurcher girl

This is Princess Charlie! Well she is not really a Princess but don't tell her that!

Charlie landed with us recently alongside Rocky and 3 of her puppies.

Sadly again Charlie has had quite a rough life up until this point and has been passed around and never allowed to settle.

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Charlie is a poppet and has the makings of a wonderful dog. Sadly though her past history has left her a little nervous around other dogs especially if they get in her face and are bouncy with her and she can be a little vocal when on the lead. She has lived alongside Rocky and will definately need a resident male dog to join alongside and would not do well as an only dog. With a little time and patience though and socialisation we feel Charlie will soon settle and is certainly not aggresive with other dogs just wary and worried.

Charlie has lived with cats and is classed as cat workable. She will lie with them and can be trusted with them BUT does have to be watched and will have a bit of a cheeky chase every now and again. Therefore if Charlie is to be rehomed with cats they will need to be dog savy and not afraid to put her into their place.

Before coming to Gap Charlie was living alongside a 2 year old child and has been around him from birth. She is good with children and very gentle but due to her slightly timid nature we feel children 6 upwards would be best.

Charlie walks well on lead and really will make a fabulous addition to any home willing to help build her confidence.

Charlie is around 24 inches to the shoulder.

Charlie is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and has been spayed. She is currently in our kennels in Stoke on Trent.

If I had room Charlie really WOULD be my first choice alongside Rocky who she joined us with!

For more information or to offer Charlie a home please complete the pre adoption questionnaire below.

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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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Wiggy is another who has been with us for a while whose homing thread seems to have disappeared into a puff of smoke so here is a new one....

2 year old bull lurcher girl

Originally landing with us from the pound this girl again has not been a minutes myther since landing in our care and we can not understand why she keeps getting overlooked. Is it once again just simply the curse of the staffi gene????

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Wiggy is adorable! Everyone at the kennels loves her and she loves nothing more than her people! Typically staffi in nature, cuddle, sweet and adoring, desperate to please and such a sweet natured girl. With the other dogs at the kennels we have never seen an ounce of malice and she seems to get along with them all fine. However, she is typcially lurcher and does prefer her own type and caution would need to be taken around smaller dogs and more socialisation work done with her. That said she is intelligent and just wants to show you what a good girl she it.

Out and about Wiggy can be a little excitable to begin with and start off pulling BUT once settled into the walk and corrected she then walks beautifully by your side. Wiggy travels well and although in a kennel environment does work really hard to keep it clean.

This little girl would adore a home as an only dog with someone around to help settle her and would flourish on being someones constant companion *their girl* she is desperate to find that family to bond with. If Wiggy was to be rehomed with another dog we feel a calmer male companion would be best.

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

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

For more information or to offer the wonderful Wiggy a home please in the first instance 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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May 2 year old collie x whippet needs patient busy home

Beautiful May is currently residing here with me on foster and happily co existing as one of nine dogs. Even my difficult dogs who do not readily accept other dogs have taken to her easily and in fact Enzo and Thimble are her best friends in the world! However, occassionally she will shout at them in a typical collie whippet way and can be a bit of a fire fly!

Although May is small and cute please take the time to read the whole write up! She needs a very definate patient home with lots of time on their hands for excercising and training, preferably on a one to one basis with someone around all or nearly all of the time or with a male dog who will play with her but is in the main relatively calm

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May came into our care after the police locally were asked to attend to reports of a dog being kicked and beaten in the back garden by neighbours. She was living in her own faeces and only had a paving slab leaned against a wall for shelter.

On arrival May was a timid handshy little thing for erm let me think... Oh yes all of about 15 seconds. ;D She wondered in with my lot, made it clear she was not for bullying and settled down to play with toys like she has always been here.

May is a darling of a dog and very easy in some ways and if I had the room I would be sorely tempted to keep her. She is housetrained and great with other dogs and adores people and is the most loving, giving and trusting little hound given her past you could wish to meet. She is highly loyal and eager to please.

May does have somethings that continue to need working with.

Travelling.... although we are constantly working with this and she is now slightly better May does get very travel sick in a car. We have found she is better travelling with someone sitting with her than in the boot or in the van where she can not see you. She has no problems getting in and out but this needs constant work.

Out and about on walks May needs help with lead manners, again this is improving but as she is such a high energy little dog she needs to be reminded how to walk nicely. Working with her as one of nine means I do not have as much time as needs to be placed into it and we feel a headcollar which we are attempting to get her use to would be best off in the first instance. When May first landed she was extremely vocal on lead when she saw other dogs but this is now starting to settle and a firm LEAVE IT usually works.

Off lead in the main May is a DREAM! On a normal basis her recall is 100 per cent and shouting lead in finds her instantly dropping into your side to be placed back on. However, again due to her vast amount of energy IF she spots another dog or horse etc before you she will take off at 100 miles an hour to say hello. Usually running over shouting once and then running back. IF you see the other dog etc before her again you can easily call her into you and again put the lead on. Passing distractions in the field again she will have a little bounce and a bark. At the end of the walk again lead on sees her return immediately.

Mays biggest problem and one that needs careful management and consideration for any new home is her wanting to escape! She is the first dog in over 500 visitors to my home to regularly find her way out of my garden. She never goes far but she is so naturally nosey and inquisitive that its like she can not help herself. Therefore anyone offering her a home needs to have at least 6ft solid fencing she can not see through and be willing to NOT leave her alone un attended! I can literally allow the dogs out and nip to the kitchen to put the kettle on and boof she is gone! May might be better suited to someone even in a flat environment without a garden but plenty of time for long walks and excercise and on lead toilet breaks. One thing is for sure though IF you get complacent she will attempt to go exploring! I can NOT empahasize this enough! I have fallen foul of complacency to many times with her lol and I class myself as very careful

Whoever offers May a home will need to be careful to not over indulge her to much. She loves her people and in typical collie fashion likes to know where everyone is. When you first leave her she will winge but nothing more than a winge and this soon settles down and there is never any noise on return. I have spoken to my neighbours who assure me there is never any problems and they do not hear her.

Mays ideal home is a busy one, a home with older children who would play ball with her and with a family that has someone around alot of the time and the time to take her out and excercise her. She enjoys lots of free running and this is the key to keeping her happy and settled. On that note the family needs not to be phased by the speeeds she moves at OR her sometimes over enthusiastic delivery when meeting other dogs, again if you shout her before she heads off she will stay, listen and have her lead placed back on. In a home where they tried to reign her in and panicked and restricted her excercise she would become a very busy annoying little dog. I manage her easily as one of nine bar the garden problem and run her off lead as one of five with no problems at all. Again though typically she needs to be run in a safe area as she will chase horses, cats etc not in a malicious way BUT for the fun of the run because she absolutely loves to stretch her legs.

May would benefit from socialisation classes to give her the chance to mix with other dogs.

This girl has the capacity with a little time and maturity to be a dog in a million. As said her loyalty and loving nature is second to non and I struggle to think of a more sweet natured bidable little hound.

May is NOT cat friendly, not due to malice but due to her constant love of chasing and running. Cats would not get a minutes peace! That said outside as with all sighthounds she would need watching where cats are present.

This little lady would make an excellent obidience, agility of flyball dog. That said although she is energetic when she sleeps she sleeps the sleep of the dead! The minute the lights go out or down and the dusk starts to hit its like someone has literally flipped an off switch and she is the one of mine most reticent to get out of her bed in a morning!

May is currently in foster in Stoke on Trent and is vaccinated, de flead, de wormed and spayed and microchipped.

May is very small around 21 inches but has a longer collie back and is very slight. With her great big ears she is often referred to as Dingo Dog biggrin.gif

To offer May a home please in the first instance fill in the pre adoption questionnaire below.....

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Bluto came to us from the pound. We have no idea what is in his make up he was thought to be a lurcher but there is alot going on in his breeding....

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Bluto is probably still under a year old and is a lovely big, strong lad but is also the most gentle loving boy you could meet. He is currently in foster in Lancashire with a GSD and a poodle both whom he gets on well with and two cats. The cats though are VERY confident cats and stand their ground and do not run, Bluto is fine with them. We do feel if a cat were skittish and ran he would give chase but more out of playfulness and mischief! However, if we were to consider a home with cats for Bluto it would need to be with dog savy cats who will stand no messing.

For such a young boy Bluto is already showing signs of turning into the perfect dog. He is highly intelligent and extremely biddable and quick to learn. He quickly got the hang of housetraining and we do feel he has been in a home before. He is fabulously sociable with other dogs but you do have to watch he is not too exuberant due to his size but his manners are good. He has met children out and about aged 6 plus and has been extremely good with them but we do feel a home with dog savy children 8+ due to him being a big puppy would be best.

With a little training and tlc Bluto will be a fabulous all round dog. As with all of the young dogs we feel he would benefit from training classes and would also love a home that wanted to do something with him such as obedience or agility as he enjoys learning and is happy to put it to good use. Bluto does still need a little work with his lead training and again classes would benefit this. Bluto is a boy who just wants to please.

Blutos ideal home would be with the company of another dog or dogs, preferably a youngish female who would play with him as he loves to play. In the house and garden Blutos recall is good and we do feel with training again he could become a good off lead hound.

Bluto is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and has been castrated.

Bluto can be rehomed throughout the UK subject to a successful homevisit and members of the family and current dogs being willing to travel to meet him.

In the first instance if you would like to offer the lovely Bluto a home please complete the pre adoption questionnaire below and our homing co ordinators will give you a call

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Astrid who is around 18mnths recently came to us from the local stray pound... On arriving in our care it was plain to see she was very shut down and would not even walk on a lead. We decided as she gravitated towards the other dogs so much that getting her into foster with dogs asap was the best thing. Astrid then moved into foster with a male greyhound, a male lurcher and 2 female lurchers and since then has come on in leaps and bounds gaining her confidence from them quickly and showing she is quite a switched on little girl.....

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It is imperative that Astrid finds a home with another dog companion, she loves dogs and she takes her lead from them. Her housetraining has come on in leaps and bounds from watching them and following them and now it is rare she has an accident. Out in the garden now she knows the word toilet and goes almost instantly. She will not yet toilet out on walks though but this will come as her confidence builds so its necessary to be sure to be on top of her and offer her regular garden breaks at home.

Astrid is also in foster care with a 7 year old child who she likes and gets on well with, Sophie the little girl loves Astrid because of her quiet and gentle ways and Astrid is happy to be stroked and tickled by her.

Out on lead now in the main Astrid walks well, she takes the lead again from the other dogs but does not particularly like to go out alone without another dog but again this is coming and she will now walk with no other dogs around. She walks beautifully on the lead but will have a step up onto two legs to nosey at cats and squirrels in a typical sighthound manner but is as light as a feather she is such a dainty girl.

Astrid travels well, although you can see she needs more practice with this she settles easily, she would love lots more short journeys to help build her confidence in the car.

Astrid is happy to be left for periods of around 3-4 hours with the company of the other dogs and settles quietly and has been totally non destructive. Her cheeky side is already coming out and she is getting more and more playful with the other dogs. Jingles who is a 10 year old lurcher male who is in foster with her has forever got her head in his mouth or they are lying playing bitey faces, she also loves toys and is happy to share.

All in all in a short couple of weeks time Astrid has made great strides with her confidence and we feel in another month or so she will be much lighter of heart and a real happy go lucky well behaved little dog to have around, her foster Mum said she is the sort of dog that would be easy to keep because you hardly know you have her.

Astrid is not cat friendly.

Astrid is we think mainly saluki x whippet with a little touch of collie and stands around 23 inches to the shoulder so not a big girl at all. She is currently in Stoke on Trent but can be rehomed nationally subject to a suitable homevisit being secured and any new family being willing to travel to meet her with their current dogs.

Astrid is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped and has been spayed.

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Heidi stunning lurcher girl around 6

Heidi is currently in foster in Chesterfield and is residing as one of 8 dogs....

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Heidi is a stunning little girl, probably saluki x collie x whippet and was roaming lose as a stray for a week or so. Thankfully one of our volunteers Sue was able to catch her and took her home. After notifying the dog warden and nobody coming forward Heidi was signed over fully into Greyhound Gap's care for rehoming.

In the main Heidi is a beautiful little dog. However, whatever past life she has had has left her a little scared. Heidi at times can be prone to a little snap for no given reason. She does not aim to make contact but because of this we do feel that Heidi should not be rehomed into a home with children under 16. There are 2 teenage lads in her foster home who she adores but they are very dog savy!

Heidi is great with the other dogs, she was terrified of them when they first landed but has since gotten over that and recently holidayed as one of 10 dogs and was brilliant with everyone even the 3 she had hardly met before. Ideally she would love a home with a middle aged male companion but we do feel with time and settling she could learn to exist as an only dog. Heidi is house trained, travels well and walks beautifully on lead but is NOT cat friendly.

Heidi is now vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped, received a dental and is spayed.

Heidi can be rehomed throughout the UK subject to a successful homevisit being carried out and new family members and any resident dogs being will to travel to Chesterfield to meet with her.

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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.

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