Reasons why we love this dog…
He loves other dogs
He's sweet and affectionate
He's clean in his kennel
I am a:
I would like:
A quiet home environment
I would not like:
To walk in busy areas
My favourite thing is:
Meeting other dogs
Nervous but loving
Adult only home (no children)
Needs to live with another hound
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Arty (or any of our dogs), you will be entitled to receive FREE behavioural support from our qualified team of behaviourists for any issues you might need help with during his/her lifetime. Further information will be given when homing Arty. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Gentle giant Arty is a sweet 3 year old greyhound boy, who is friendly and affectionate but lacks confidence. Once Arty gets to know you and realises you’re not going to hurt him, he’s a really loving and interactive dog – but he does tend to be very worried about unfamiliar people at first. He’s especially frightened of hands moving around his head, and it seems like he may not have had the best experiences with people in the past. Arty has never shown aggression towards people but will choose to keep his distance if feeling unsure of someone, and may panic and try to run if startled. For this reason, he will need to be walked in areas without too many people (and with space to give them a wide berth if he needs to) and without a lot of traffic. He loves gentle fuss and attention, but is looking for an adult only home as he prefers the quiet life.
Arty loves the company of other dogs, especially his sighthound buddies! As well as enjoying their company, Arty takes a lot of confidence from other dogs and struggles to go for walks on his own. Arty will need to go home with a more confident resident dog, who can provide him with moral support and help show him that life isn’t as scary as he thinks! Although Arty is friendly with smaller dogs too, he does find them rather exciting at the moment. This means he can be a bit too full-on in his enthusiasm to make friends! For now we’re looking for a home with either another hound, or potentially a larger sized dog of a different breed. Visiting smaller dogs shouldn’t be an issue as long as introductions are done gradually and carefully, so that nobody gets squashed by accident!
Arty travels well in the van but does need to be lifted in, as he’s not sure of his ability to jump. He walks really well on-lead, but can plant on walks if he’s feeling overwhelmed, so needs a patient adopter who will give him time to process his surroundings. He can leap about a bit in excitement if he spots a potential canine friend in the distance!
Arty is very clean in his kennel so will probably pick up housetraining quickly. He settles in his bed during the day, so should be comfortable spending short periods of time alone at home (with a gradual build up). He does have an injured toe from his time in the racing industry, which our vet is currently treating but which may have to be amputated if it doesn’t heal.
If you think you’ve got an Arty-shaped space in your life, why not get in touch?
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