Reasons why we love this dog…
He's affectionate and loving
He's used to home life
I am a:
I would like:
Plenty of comfy beds please!
I would not like:
To go for walks in the rain!
My favourite thing is:
Food, food and more food!
Adult only home (no children)
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Connor (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 Connor. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Connor is a sweet five-year-old brindle greyhound looking for his forever home – he’s been looking for over two years, so we’re desperate for someone to give him a chance!
Although originally an ex-racer, Connor did live in a home for around 6 months before coming back into our care. He’s clean inside the house, enjoys a good snooze on the sofa, and is a real couch potato who is happy with short walks. He doesn’t like going for walks in the rain, or the cold – he’d much prefer to snuggle up under a blanket! Connor is really affectionate and interactive with people, and has perfected the “paw of more” for when you dare to stop giving him chin rubs!
Connor was returned because he will guard food and other items if he thinks they’re going to be taken from him. This behaviour comes from a lack of confidence – he never had such exciting things during his life in the racing industry, and now he’s scared about losing them! He will growl to let you know when he is worried about being approached. His new adopters must be understanding of his anxieties, listen to his communication and respond appropriately, so that he isn’t pushed into reacting further. Restricting Connor’s access to the kitchen and moving tempting items out of the way will prevent these situations from occurring in the first place! He will happily swap most items for a tasty treat. He does like to pick things up inside the home (such as ornaments, pillows, shoes etc) – this is part of how he copes with stress, and he will do it less once he starts to feel settled at home.
Connor is looking for an adult-only home, with no other dogs. Although he loves going for walks with other dogs, he doesn’t like to share his home comforts with them. Connor enjoys meeting other dogs when out and about, though he’s a bit socially awkward at times! He does need care when meeting smaller breeds, as he generally wants to be friends but doesn’t always recognise them as other dogs right away. He will need to stay on-lead and wear a muzzle on walks, both as a precaution around other dogs and to prevent him from picking up any tempting items he might find on the ground!
Connor walks beautifully on the lead but is a big boy, who can be strong when excited. He travels really well in the car and is friendly with visitors to the home. Connor is a really sensitive dog who quickly picks up on the emotions of people around him, so needs an adopter who will not become frustrated or be impatient with him. He does not cope with raised voices or being told off, but thrives on kindness and a patient approach. He will need ongoing pain relief for his lower back pain, which is probably a result of his time in the racing industry – this is well managed and may even improve once settled in a warm, comfy home!
Connor is a genuinely sweet boy who really deserves a second chance with patient and understanding adopters, who will love him for his quirks. Could that be you?