Affectionate & Playful!
3 ½ years
Source number: RE146245
All our greyhounds are health checked, desexed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, worm and flea treated.
Further details in Adoption FAQ
Adoption fee: $
Please only apply for this greyhound if you have:
- Someone who works from home or part time would be ideal
- A garden or courtyard
- Time to continue socialisation training around smaller dogs
- A home with lots of toys!
- Children over 5 years old
Mara is a sweet, affectionate hound who just loves people. She is currently living with foster mum and greyhound foster bro Graham. Her foster mum works from home and so has been around a lot and Mara just adores it. She requires a home with someone who works from home or works part time as she loves the company - any human she sees she demands pats from. Toys are a must for this playful hound - Mara is puppylike and loves chewing things (the less likely to be pulled apart the better). Mara has already started to exhibit the typical happy and content greyhound attributes which includes teeth chattering, roaching and zoomies. She has discovered a love for the couch and snuggling into her human for any chance of pats she can get, although she sleeps fine on a bed downstairs on her own at night.
Mara is very food motivated. She loves any food she can get her little snoot close to, so keeping benches snack free is highly recommended or you may find the chicken you were cooking for dinner suddenly disappears! Her love of food will make it easy to continue her training with treats and simple word commands.
Currently Mara is walked once a day, but she would enjoy 1-2 walks a day and has walked up to 7km a number of times with no issues. She has been exposed to true Melbourne life, even walking into all the shops and she just loves the attention she gets. She is good on the lead and not loud noises such as trams, trains or trucks don't bother her.
Mara is still getting used to other dogs who come too close when out walking and ideally will need more doggie socialisation training by her new family. Mara is great in the car, she may need a hand getting in, but once in she lies down and chills out. Although Mara has thoroughly enjoyed her new-found freedom in foster pet-life, it’s time for her to move in with her forever home with or without another greyhound companion.