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:
- His humans are home most of the time
- A yard to run and play in
- Kids over 10 years
Introducing ‘Happy Horace’ whose tail is always wagging and he seems to always be smiling!
This happy hound is also a sweet, goofy and super affectionate boy who is just relishing all the attention and cuddles that come with being a very pampered and adored pet. He has taken to pet life like a duck to water and it will be a very lucky forever family who adopts this beautiful, happy boy.
He sleeps through the night, is toilet trained and tries his very best to always use his good manners (which he succeeds at most of the time), he hasn’t even tried to get on the couch or bed! Horace is also a very smart cookie and is even learning some basic commands like ‘on bed’ and ‘wait’. Being eager to please and food driven, he would love a forever family that might teach him some more tricks.
Like all good greyhounds, after breakfast and a big morning walk he sleeps most of the day, occasionally getting up in the afternoon to have a play/chew on his toys (he especially loves when the human’s join in and play fetch with him) or to just pop his head on your lap and give you his best “hi, what you doing? Do you need a cuddle?” look. Then after a shorter afternoon walk and dinner, he is tuckered out and happy to just chill with you.
After food, daily outings are his next favourite thing and, following some initial excitement, he quickly settles and walks very nicely on a relaxed lead. He is still a little hesitant around other breeds of dog and, due to lockdown, we haven’t been able to socialise with other dogs very much, so it would be great if his new family could do some further socialisation with him.
Also due to lockdown, Horace hasn’t had any time on his own but he is slowly becoming a bit more independent and adventurous and is starting to spend increased periods of time away from his humans either outside or in another room in the house. He will even take himself off to his bed (in our bedroom) in the evening. We think once he settles into his new home, he will continue to improve in this area but initially he will need a home where his humans are around most of the time. He has also enjoyed the company of a quiet female greyhound, so Horace thinks a home where he could have a girlfriend (med/large canine) would be a bonus.
He is a big sticky nose and will follow you around to keep an eye on what you are up to. We think he suffers from FOMO so he will thrive in a home where he is part of the family and included in most of their outings and activities.
During his moments of excitement and play he can be a little bouncy and may inadvertently knock over littlies, so a home with kids over 10yo would be best. And, in addition to getting regular walks, having a selection of toys to keep him stimulated (preferably squeaky ones) and a yard to play and run in, his top two requests are to have some canine company and that his humans are around most of the time.
Horace is such a special and wonderful boy who has been a delight to foster. We would love to see him in a home where he will be showered with lots of love and affection. In return, he promises to keep you laughing with his entertaining quirks, be loyal and loving and just the best mate you ever had.