Jack was born on the 28th July 2006 so has his 5th birthday is coming up! He is a black and white Greyhound. We know about his early life due to a tattoo in right ear which we have history from. The tattoo reveals that he was never raced or officially registered with the Greyhound database so thankfully he was never part of the industry.
Jack came to our attention after an RSPCA inspector discovered he was made to live outdoors by this owner in unsuitable conditions. He was thankfully removed and came into our care last year. He was rehomed in August 2010 but was sadly returned last month due to his new ownerâ€™s change in circumstance. It is tragic that this lovely, trusting boy has come to us for the second time in his short life. So now we are seeking his true â€˜forever homeâ€™.
Jack has the typical greyhound gentleness but also has a giddy side which involves lots of entire body wiggling and play bowing/prancing. He loves to charge around our paddock, trotting around at first then exploding with energy and doing what greyhounds do best â€“ sprint! His is typical greyhound behaviour, and contrary to popular belief they do not need a lot of exercise. So long as they are given the chance to sprint they soon settle and happily walk along side you. Two walks a day would be fine, as with any dog.
Jack would make a good family pet as he adores people and fuss. However, he is a tall dog and in giddy moments can be quite clumsy so we wouldnâ€™t recommend him being rehomed with children under 8 years old.
As Jack loves people, he loves going on walks with them! He greets everyone he meets with a waggy tail and walks well on a Halti headcollar and lead. His fitness levels arenâ€™t great at the moment so does tire quickly; but this will improve with regular walks in a new home. He is friendly with other dogs.
As a greyhound his new owner will have to take particular care with cats, small animals, both domestic and wild as although he has not had training to â€˜chaseâ€™ to our knowledge, itâ€™s best to be cautious, keeping him on lead until he is responsive to commands etc. However, for this reason we will not rehome him to a house with small animals. It may also be a good idea to pop a muzzle on him in the early days when trying him off lead just to be safe.
Sadly for Jack he looks older than his years due to his salt and pepper chin, but our kennel staff think this makes him look like George Clooney!
In his kennel he has a large cushion type bed and loves to snooze on it during the day. This gentle giant really doesnâ€™t deserve to be back in our care. Could you give him a 3rd chance at happiness?