Reasons why we love this dog…
He can live with children
He's used to home life
He's friendly with most dogs
I am a:
I would like:
Plenty of fuss and affection
I would not like:
To live with small breed dogs
My favourite thing is:
Friendly and laid back
Can live with children 4+
With larger dogs like me
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Nigel (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 their lifetime. Further information will be given when homing Nigel. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Nigel is a 6-year-old greyhound boy, who came into our care due to a change of circumstances in his previous home. Since he’s currently recovering from some temporary, minor medical issues, we’re looking for a foster home initially, with a view to adopt once he’s back to full health.
Having lived in a home for several years, Nigel is used to home life and very easy to live with. He’s a real couch potato who enjoys his walks, but prefers to spend most of his day snoozing somewhere comfy! He’s housetrained and has been used to being left alone for a couple of hours at a time. He travels well in the car and walks well on the lead.
Nigel is very scared of fireworks and other loud bangs. Following bonfire night in his previous home, he had started toileting inside overnight – most likely because he had associated being on his own overnight with being startled by fireworks. This may not be an issue at all in a different home environment, but his new family must be prepared for the possibility that he will need some help in this area. This could mean allowing Nigel to sleep in the bedroom initially, or even in the long-term, so his adopters will need to be open to doing this.
Nigel has been living happily in a home with a 4-year-old child, who he is reported to have been brilliant with. We feel that he could share his home with respectful children of a similar age again, pending successful introductions. He is a very friendly and affectionate boy, who loves human contact and is comfortable meeting new people.
Nigel is very sociable with medium-sized dogs and upwards. He is always keen to say hello and although he can be a little bit over-enthusiastic at first, he soon calms down and becomes much more polite. He could potentially live with another large breed dog, but would be just as happy as the only pet. Nigel can struggle a bit with smaller breed dogs – he usually ignores them out on walks and is not difficult to manage, but may show a predatory response if they approach him. For this reason, Nigel will need to wear his muzzle and stay on-lead when in public on an ongoing basis, so his new family must be comfortable with doing this. He does have a high prey drive in general, so care will be needed around cats, wildlife and livestock.
Nigel is a real sweetie! He’s has had a tough time recently and coped with every setback in his own laid-back and kind-natured way. We’d really love to see him settled in a loving home as soon as possible, so if you think he sounds like the dog for you, please get in touch!