Reasons why we love this dog…
He's super affectionate
He's used to home life
He loves to play
I am a:
I would like:
A family who will love me for my quirks!
I would not like:
To be left for long periods
My favourite thing is:
Food, food and more food!
Bouncy and fun-loving
Adult only home (no children)
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat trainable
Connor is a playful three-year-old brindle greyhound looking for his forever home. He has recently come back into our care and is used to living in a home environment – he’s clean inside the house and enjoys a good snooze on the sofa, but also loves his walks. Connor is really affectionate and enthusiastic about human contact (sometimes a bit too enthusiastic!). He gets along well with other greyhounds outside of the home, but does need some support around other breeds and in particular smaller dogs.
Connor has been returned to us due to some behaviour issues around food and other items inside the home. Since coming back into our care Connor has undergone a lot of veterinary investigation; we have discovered that while Connor doesn’t have any specific medical issues, he does need to be fed on a particular type of dog food in order to get the nutrition he needs. Although he was being well fed and cared for in his previous home, the type of food he was eating didn’t agree with him and as a result he was very underweight when he arrived back at kennels.
Since Connor’s food was not providing him with enough nutrition, he was always hungry and became obsessed with stealing food, as well as plastic, wood and stones which he would eat. He would show aggression towards his adopters when they tried to take stolen items away from him, and he bit on two of these occasions. As his appetite was never satisfied by his meals, these items were very high value to him and understandably he wanted to keep hold of them!
Now that Connor has put on a lot of weight and is feeling better in himself, he is much more relaxed around food. He is still uncomfortable about being approached when he has food or a stolen item, but he is nowhere near as interested in stealing food as he was previously, so this is much more manageable. He also no longer eats non-food items.
Connor is looking for an adult-only home, with no other dogs. His adopters will need take care to prevent him from stealing food, and will also need to support him through his worries about having things taken away from him. Connor has been learning to swap stolen items for more appropriate treats, and his training plan should be continued in his new home.
Connor walks well on the lead in general but can be excited by other dogs, so would prefer not to be walked in parks or other areas with a lot of off-lead dogs around. He travels well in the car and is friendly with visitors and people out and about. Connor is a sweet boy who has struggled due to physical issues and really deserves a second chance with patient and understanding adopters, who will love him for his quirks.
As per our current homing situation, please only apply to adopt Connor if the following criteria applies to you:
- You are an experienced sighthound owner or are willing to follow a training plan designed by our behaviourists, to set you and your dog up for success.
- You don’t have any resident cats or small animals (*during this time we are unable to meaningfully assess for cat tolerance*)
- You live within England and Wales and willing to travel to our kennels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Buckinghamshire.
- You are willing to make several visits to meet a hound before taking them home. Some of our hounds need time to get to know you first.