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Smithy & Stacey –


Smithy is a fabulous young greyhound lad who was dumped on an allotment with 3 other hounds, left to their fate – by chance they were found and came into rescue where all are recovering nicely from their ordeal.

As you can see he is a big, black and beautiful chap and 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 – things 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 but 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! It’s a big no!

Smithy is learning to play with toys and with a bit of encouragement is coming along really well – and 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 please.

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 but was fine when he met a small dog – in fact he was a little scared. 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.

Then there is his very best pal Stacey …..

A very pretty, gentle and kind greyhound girl who was abandoned in a van on an allotment with 3 other dogs – luckily they were found and came into rescue several weeks ago and are now looking for homes. Stacey is 5 years old and has shared her kennel with Smithy since being in rescue – they enjoy a mooch in the field and a quick zoomies when given the chance.

Stacey is a friendly girl, loves people and is very nosey, and she has also been good around other dogs too. Given the chance she will chase your cats out of town, so best she lives in a home with no small furries but instead lots of treats and loves and fusses – she likes them very much! She has no problem at all being handled and wears a harness to walk very nicely – not a big fan of cars or vans so we will be working on that with her, but hardly surprising given how she was found.

She will need time and effort to make the transition from kennels to a decent home, she has never had one and so would need help learning the rules and with that time this little girl will make someone a wonderful companion. She needs a little confidence building in the world in general, never having seen much of it, but you will reap huge rewards if you can commit to helping her flourish.


All the greyhounds deserve loving homes where there is a comfy space to call their own – sofas are a firm favourite, even for those who have never had their own home before. Contrary to popular belief, they do NOT need massive amounts of exercise either, they are happy with a couple of 20-30 minute walks and the occasional off lead secure place zooooooom!


Please can you offer Stacey and Smithy that chance?


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