Smithy Deserves A Better Life

£150
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Member since Mar 2014

75091055470

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Key Advert Facts

Pet Type :
Dogs
Pet Breed :
Greyhound (Breed Info)
Advert Type :
For Adoption
Location :
Advertiser Type :
Rescue Centre
Registered Charity? :
No
Pets Current Age :
4 years, 6 months old (More Info)
Microchipped :
Yes (More Info)
Neutered :
Yes (More Info)
Vaccinations Up-to-Date :
Yes (More Info)
KC Registered :

Full Advert Details

IMPORTANT NOTICE: http://www.findingfureverhomes.org.uk/dogs/smithy/ ALL enquiries must be made using this link only please. The telephone number connects to a volunteer NOT at the rescue, and it is NOT convenient for them to take phone calls regarding rescue dogs. THANK YOU. ;-)

Smithy is a fabulous young greyhound lad who was dumped on an allotment with 3 other hounds. Left to their fate, It was purely by chance they were found. All are now safe in rescue kennels and recovering nicely from their ordeal.

As you can see he is a big, black and beautiful chap. He would benefit from a hound experienced furever home where there is enough time and commitment to be the bridge that Smithy needs from kennels to a home environment. Things like house training, dealing with domestic appliances, stairs that hounds typically have to get used to and learn about when their previous lives have been kennel/outdoor based.

Smithy can be a timid boy when he meets new people, especially some men, but with time and patience will develop into a fabulous companion. He CANNOT live with cats or other small furries. He was keen to open the gates and introduce himself very close up when he was cat assessed, so it’s a big no!

Smithy is learning to play with toys, and with a bit of encouragement, is coming along really well. He is absolutely fine with being handled and stroked. He needs to build up his confidence in new places with new experiences and would appreciate a quieter home where this could be managed in stages.

He’s currently working on improving his relationship with cars and vans, which isn’t surprising given how he was found, but with slow, encouraging steps, he is getting there well. He needs to be reassured and feel safe and then he will relax with you, and would be happy home alone for short periods, once he was settled in properly and acclimatised to a home environment.

If you have the time and commitment, Smithy will make a fabulous family pet, but he is best in a home with no small children, cats or small furries. He has probably never had a loving hand or cosy home; could you be the one to make a difference for Smithy? He so deserves it.

Please read our article 'Are You Really Ready To Adopt A Rescue Dog?' before you apply. Thank you!

Home check, meeting at the rescue and adoption fee applies.

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  • Do your research first
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  • Is the Puppy over 8 Weeks of age?
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  • Check the Health of the Puppy or Dog
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  • Is the puppy or dog up to date with their vaccinations?
    Puppies should receive 2 vaccinations, the first at around 8 to 10 weeks of age and the second, two weeks later at around 10 to 12 weeks of age. Older Dogs require booster vaccinations occasionally as recommended by their Vet. Ask the breeder which vaccinations they have had and if not, why not. Puppies should have at least had their first set of vaccinations before they leave. If the seller has not started the puppies vaccinations, it will be your responsibility to make sure you arrange both vaccinations 7 days before letting your puppy go outside. (More Info)
  • Have the puppies been treated for worms and fleas?
    Puppies should really be wormed at around 2 weeks of age, and again at around 5 weeks of age, and finally just before they leave the seller/breeder at 8 to 12 weeks of age.
  • Is the puppy/dog Microchipped ?
    From April 6th 2016 it will be required by law that all dog over 8 weeks of age are microchipped and that the keepers details registered against them are kept up to date. The breeder is responsible for microchipping the puppies and must have their details registered on the microchip database first. Please check to make sure you receive the microchip documentation with chip number and then arrange to transfer the microchip in to your own name. (More Info)
  • Ask questions about puppies mother
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  • Is the dog/puppy registered with the kennel club?
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  • Have the puppies been socialised ?
    Make sure that puppies have been socialised from a very early age and are raised in a home environment, have interacted with their litter mates and are used to people, children and general household life. Puppies that haven't been raised in a home environment may develop behavioural issues, have temperamental problems, be difficult to housetrain and find adjusting to family life hard.

Please read visit our Pet Advice section for further information before adopting a dog or puppy. Here are a few very useful articles you should read first :

1) A Beginners Guide to Adopting a Dog
2) 10 Things You Need To Consider Before Getting a Puppy
3) All About Dog Rescue Centres
4) Why adopt an older dog ?
5) Could you offer a new home to a pedigree dog ?


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