Reasons why we love this dog…
He's so good looking!
He has a big heart
He's used to home life
I am a:
I would like:
An experienced greyhound home
I would not like:
To be left alone too much
My favourite thing is:
Belly rubs and ear scratches
A playful people person
Adult only home (no children)
Could live with another hound
If you adopt Ashton (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 lifetime. Further information will be given when homing Ashton. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Sensitive greyhound Ashton is looking for a family to love him for who he is, and help him feel safe and secure out and about. This three-year-old ex racer is a lovable chap, but has had some unfortunate experiences that he needs support to help him get past. After a very brief racing career, he lived in a home, where he was clean in the house, and slept all night with no issues. He never tried to get on sofas or human beds, preferring his own raised bed. He can be worried about giving back items which he has stolen, so needs an adult only home, or could live with sensible teenagers.
This stunning white-and-black fellow is very affectionate with people, loves to lean on you and will put his head in your lap for fuss. Belly rubs and ear scratches are his favourite! Also food. He’s active and playful but equally is able to settle calmly inside the home for a comfy snooze.
Ashton is rather worried around non-greyhound breeds, and although he will try to avoid confrontation at all costs, he will show defensive behaviour towards them if he feels he has no other option. He may be able to live with greyhounds or possibly another larger breed pending introductions, but might prefer to be the only dog initially.
His new family need to be understanding of Ashton’s worries about other dogs and support him by walking him in quiet areas where he can be given space from other dogs, and will not be approached by off-lead dogs. He is not out to start a fight at all, but needs his adopter to take responsibility for keeping him safe, and keeping other dogs out of his personal space – if he feels he has to defend himself, he can lunge and bark to make other dogs leave him alone. Lots of visiting dogs to the home would also likely be a problem for him, although he can make doggie friends with gradual introductions, always done at his pace.
He has shown some separation issues, so will need someone around most of the time to keep him company and build up to short periods alone. He will guard stolen food, but does not do this with his own food bowl/treats. He needs a family who will pick up on the subtle sighthound signals indicating that he feels uncomfortable, and a home where he is set up to succeed by not being put in situations which he finds frightening. His ideal family will be happy to follow our behaviourists’ advice on how to respond to and help him overcome his concerns.
Ashton isn’t the biggest greyhound, but he will need people strong enough to lift him in and out of the car as he doesn’t like to jump!
Given the right support by a family with the time, patience and willingness to help him, Ashton will become a happy, loving pet. He is truly adorable and will definitely steal your heart if you give him the chance! Could you help him to overcome a difficult start in life, and grow into the wonderful dog we know he can be? If so, please get in touch.
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