4 ½ years
Source number: RE146245
All our greyhounds are health checked, desexed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, worm and flea treated.
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Adoption fee: $
Please only apply for this greyhound if you have:
- At home more than out and about
- A bit of grass in the yard for a small zoomie/play
- Kids over 8 years
Alfie is a lovely boy who has adjusted really well to life as a pet.
Actually, that is what most people say when they meet Alfie – “Oh what a Lovely boy.” Alfie loves going for a walk, sleeps well through the night, he is a bit of a lazy eater, preferring to eat some of his meal and leave the remainder till later. The “Alfie boy” is generally very chilled and just loves to hang out, gets pats and be around you.
Currently Alfie enjoys two walks a day, with the evening walk being a quick 10 min walk around the block. He gets along well with any Greyhounds he meets, as well as other breeds that are friendly towards him. If dogs bark at him while out walking he generally just ignores them. Alfie walks well on the lead but may occasionally startle causing him to stop or shy away a little - usually due to a loud motor bike or a very noisy truck coming up behind him. He manages okay being around train level crossings where there are lots of noises like boom gates, trains tooting, and trams dinging their bell as they pass. So, we are sure the startling will soon be gone too. He travels well in the car and enjoys going to new walking areas.
He plays with his soft toys sometimes with his favourite game being to throw the toy in the air, zooming around the yard, and returning to throw the toy back into the air before he goes off again, so it would be great for Alfie’s forever home to have a bit of grass for him to zoom/play on.
Alfie like most greyhounds likes to snooze and is no trouble at night, easily sleeping through. He sleeps in his own bed in his foster carers room. Alf has not even attempted to climb onto the couch or bed, but if he were encouraged, I’m sure he would be very happy to do so. He is good at learning boundaries and mostly manages to stay out of the kitchen and bathroom, doesn’t rush through the door or charge through the house. And of course he is toilet-trained.
Alfie is great to have around the home, is easy to live with and is a wonderful calm companion. He loves to get lots of pats and enjoys leaning on people. He is happy to hang out with you while gardening. And he stretches out on the floor or his bed while his people watch TV, are on the computer or cooking in the kitchen. He does like to have someone around and so would make a wonderful, chilled companion to someone, a couple or family that are home more than they are out or happy to take their hound along with them. Alfie would probably be great as a canine companion to another greyhound.