Torus is chilling out in a foster home until early January but then will be looking for a furever home. He’s a beautiful eight year old Greyhound boy with a very strong prey drive so needs someeone with hound experience to love him and care for him.
He’s always happy to see people, but gentle and waggy tailed, not jumping up. He’s a big strong lad when he gets running around so we think older children would be fine rather than small children running around.
Unfortunately, he can be reactive towards other dogs and he is a hunter/chaser in his heart so whilst it needs to be furry free, he is doing well with the two other greyhounds he is in foster with – they have said the only thing that he does quickly is to go to sleep…… he’s not that bothered about going out for walks and is a big lad to shift LOL!
He has no issues around food or being fed, loves treats, treat searches, and is fine to have the harness/lead put on. He enjoyed being gently stroked all over, although when we tried a rougher scratch, he tensed up and looked a bit worried. He will soon get used to this with more handing and learning to trust.
Oh boy, does he do calm well. A typical Greyhound where sleep is the top priority, being in his bed is fab and just dozing and lying with you is great. In kennels when he is alone he is quiet and in his bed most of the time. He will be able to be left for short periods to begin with and gradually building up so that he can get his required hours of sofa snoozes please!
He can pull on the lead, a general rule he was really good until he saw something and then lost the ability to pay attention and would pull!
He can be timid around traffic, he’s probably not used to it. He wasn’t overly bothered, but was watchful of large vehicles passing. (To be fair it did seem to be a tractor and trailer outing! ) He is good in the car.
All in all, a typical greyhound bless him, who needs an experienced GH home who will understand he has specific limitations around other animals…of any sort at the moment. Oh, and somewhere with a high fence – did we mention he’s a big boy?
Please can you help him find a home again where he feels safe and loved?
He’s in Shrewsbury now but we can rehome UK wide to the right home. He’s house trained, sweet temperament and just desperate to be loved.