Gorgeous big Bobby is an 11-year-old male Dobermann cross Greyhound boy who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home. Bobby has been fine when left on his own for a few hours. He needs a home with people around a fair amount of the time though so can’t live with full-time, out-at-work workers.
Bobby is wary of dogs at first but he should be OK to live with a compatible calm dog. Bobby can’t live with cats. Bobby is excellent with children, even young ones, but he is a big dog and gets excited when visitors arrive so would be better in a home with older children who won’t get knocked over!
Bobby likes a walk but doesn’t require a great deal of exercise. He is currently having two 30-minute walks per day. In true greyhound style he hates the rain! He is very good on the lead but is wary of strange dogs and will lunge if they get too close. Off the lead he just ignores other dogs. His recall is good but in fact he never moves far away your side. What a good boy.
Bobby is very anxious in the car and this needs working on. He seems best travelling secured on the back seat with a human companion, rather than being on his own in the back. Having a window slightly open helps too. Giving him a Kong with food that is difficult to get out easily is a good distraction for him.
Bobby’s favourite pastimes are lounging on the settee, preferably with a human, sunbathing. eating – everything, anywhere, at any time! Bobby’s dislikes rain and he’s not too fond of a bath either. He prefers a quieter home where he can spend plenty of time with you.
Bobby is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. He has no health issues other than a lump on his underside but this has been checked out by the vet and is a just a benign fatty lump, so nothing to worry about.