Paddy

At a Glance...
Rescue Centre / Kennel: Kerry Greyhounds UK
Reference: N/A
Age: 7-8
Gender: Male
Size: Large
Neutered: Yes
Good With Other Dogs: Some / more info in description
Good With Children: Some / more info in description
Good With Cats: No
More About Me...
Paddy is an 8 year old ex-racing greyhound. He is a very striking black boy with white trim and gorgeous, piercing eyes. He is 29” to the shoulder and his coat is beautifully sleek and shiny. Sadly Paddy was rehomed about two years ago (as Panther) but has now come back to us to look for a new forever family. We really need to get this boy into his forever home sooner rather than later so he can get settled again. ~ Personality ~ Generally: Fantastic boy, very affectionate, lazy, easy to keep happy, calm. Paddy is a lovely, quiet boy who is very content with the simple things in life. He relishes any chance to just stretch out and relax in the sun, and has a beautifully very calm, quiet demeanour in the house. Paddy loves people too and will soak up any attention you give him. At the same time he is not in your face about asking for more affection. He is polite and mannerly and all in all a very easy boy to keep happy, with just enough of a goofy side to have you smiling on a daily basis! ~ In the Home ~ Generally: House savvy, ok to be left, suitable as an only dog, plays with toys, a pleasure to have in the house. Paddy is currently in a foster home and had been living in a home for the past year, so is very house savvy and knows all the basics. He might have one or two mistakes upon arrival simply due to the stress of moving to a completely new home, but he should quickly settle. Not much fazes Paddy and he is such an easy, loving lug to have around. He is very chilled-out in the house and quite the lazy boy, loving nothing more than to stretch out on his duvet and snooze the afternoon away. Paddy is currently the only dog in his foster home, and has settled to this very well. He is fine to be left alone and doesn’t become destructive. He is the perfect cuddle dispenser and furry heater on the cold winter nights. Paddy has just enough ‘quirk’ to keep you entertained. He is a bit of a goof and gets very excited when he knows it dinner time or walk time. He also likes to take his foster mum’s slippers to bed with him as a ‘security blanket’! He never chews the slippers but just likes to carry them to bed. Though 7 years old now, he has just recently gotten a new interest in toys and it’s a delight to see him play. ~ Other Animals ~ Generally: Good with other greyhound types, not small dog or cat safe, best to live with a female hound, or on his own. This lovely boy also adores his walks but is not safe with small dogs, cats or furries. Though the majority of greyhounds come to learn that small dogs are indeed dogs and not rabbits once they’ve been off the track for a short while, there is a small percentage that never let go of that prey drive. Paddy falls into this group, and so he needs a very experienced owner who has dealt with this type of dog before, and understands how they work. Paddy still sees small dogs as targets to be hunted, so he must wear a muzzle whenever he is near them. If introduced calmly and gradually, he will understand that he is to ignore them, but any small dog moving in the distance will get him very excited and he will fixate. Paddy is definitely most comfortable and social with other hound-shaped dogs – he knows his own! He is mannerly and gentle when meeting other hounds, and goes on regular walks with some local lurchers. Paddy has also been attacked by male hounds on a couple of occasions, they seem to just not like him for some reason, so he would be best either living with a female hound or he is fine and well-adjusted to live on his own. He just needs an owner who is prepared for his reaction, understands how he ticks, but loves him regardless. ~ Out and About ~ Generally: Walks to heel until he sees other dogs, social with people and greyhounds, great in the car. Like most greyhounds, Paddy will not need a huge amount of exercise. He will be content with two 30 minute walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch his legs off-lead in a secure area once or twice a week. Due to his high prey drive, Paddy needs to be muzzled when off-lead, and not be let off-lead around other small animals including small dogs. Paddy travels very well and is a gem to bring on car trips. He settles down straight away and just snoozes most of the time. When he doesn’t see other dogs/cats/squirrels in the distance he walks very well on the lead, happily trotting alongside you without pulling. Paddy is also not bothered by busy traffic or crowds of people. ~ Greyhounds as Pets ~ In general greyhounds are calm, mannerly dogs that are well used to being handled. They can fit very well in to a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family environment, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the retired. Greyhounds also don’t shed as much as other more popular dog breeds and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers. Plesae note that we do not rehome dogs with families that have children under the age of 8 years. ~ Where Am I? ~ Paddy is currently in foster care in Norfolk. He can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a homechecker available, but please note that you will be required to travel to Norfolk to meet and collect him. ~ Want To Adopt Me? ~ Paddy is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure. If you are interested in adopting Paddy, you can contact me (Bronwen) via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or you can speak to me directly by phoning: 075 000 62648. There is an application form for adopting a Kerry Greyhound, and we will ask you to fill it in as the first step in the adoption process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the form, as well as further information on our homing procedures, on the Adoption Page. Thank you. Bronwen KGUK Trustee and Homing Officer
Adoption & Contact Info...

Email Bronwen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone her on 075 000 62648 for more info on this dog.

Kerry Greyhounds UK is a voluntary organisation based in Norfolk. It focuses on rehoming unwanted greyhounds and lurchers, mainly Irish, as huge numbers are bred in Ireland each year and homes are few and far between. KGUK operates through a network of volunteers spread over the UK. We can look after approximately 30 dogs at any one time in both kennels and foster homes. Each dog is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before being adopted (unless stated otherwise). We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we can home dogs across the UK as long as we have home-checkers available..

 

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