Reasons why we love this dog…
He's very handsome
He's lots of fun!
I am a:
I would like:
To live in a quiet neighbourhood
My favourite thing is:
Fun-loving and affectionate
Could live with another sighthound, or on my own
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Barney (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 Barney. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Handsome Barney is a 4 year-old ex-racing greyhound with a wonderful personality. He is a firm favourite with everyone he meets thanks to his affectionate nature and cheeky ways!
He is currently in foster where he is learning how to live in a home, and he’s absolutely loving the home comforts! He’s doing very well as he gains confidence, and has really come out of himself – the true Barney is really showing through and it is wonderful to see! He may need a little time to readjust when he is adopted, but his foster carers found he started to feel comfortable within a few days when he arrived in their care. Before long, he was joining them relaxing on the sofa which is now his very favourite resting place, even better if it is accompanied by tummy rubs!
Barney is clean in the house and is very respectful with possessions, both his and that of his foster family. He has previously only ever known life in kennels, so there are a lot of new and different noises he is still getting used to. He can be startled by dogs barking around him, so a home in a quiet neighbourhood would suit him best.
Barney is quite independent in the house and doesn’t follow his fosterers around…unless they go into the kitchen of course! He enjoys human attention and company and will happily settle next to them of an evening. He is learning about being left on his own and is doing well for short durations. It should be possible to build this up over a longer period.
Barney’s favourite things are toys! He loves playing with them and quite happily amuses himself with squeaky toys. He also enjoys chasing balls! He is a clever boy and enjoys doing enrichment activities, especially puzzle toys and feeders.
Barney enjoys going for walks and generally minds his own business unless other dogs bark at him. Whilst he enjoys the company of other sighthounds, he doesn’t really understand other breeds, therefore, he would prefer to walk in areas where there aren’t too many off lead dogs that could approach him. He also pulls if he’s latched onto an interesting scent, so will need someone strong enough to hold him, and maybe a squeaky toy to distract him! He is now relaxed enough to accept food rewards out of the house, which will also help with his ongoing training in this regard.
Barney is a truly lovely boy, who, will make someone a lovely companion. Unlike many ex-racing greyhounds, Barney is having the opportunity to live in a home prior to being adopted and is doing really well! This will definitely aid his transition to his forever home. Would you like this lovable lad in your life?