Cat Friendly KGUK Greyhounds

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Cat Friendly KGUK Greyhounds

Post by tamakin on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:58 pm


Kerry Greyhounds UK believes that, just like with other dog breeds, some greyhounds can co-exist quite happily with cats and some can't. We test our hounds with cats in a series of stages to determine to the best of our abilities whether or not our dogs can go to homes with cats.

Stage 1: We try to get a history on all the hounds we take in. If the dog has no history of racing, or is claimed to have lived with cats before, we bump them to the top of the list for the next preliminary cat test.

Stage 2: Preliminary cat tests are carried out with most new hounds brought in to us. This involves placing the muzzled dog in the same room as our 'tester' cat and gauging his/her reaction. Dogs that show too much interest or are too keen with the cat fail the test and are classed as unsuitable to live with them.

Stage 3: Hounds that pass Stage 2 are placed on a waiting list for a foster home with a cat. Placing them in a foster home allows us to fully test how the hound will accept and react to a cat in a home setting. There is also the added bonus of introducing the hound to a home environment, usually for the first time in their lives, so they can learn about housetraining and home etiquette while being tested with the cat. Kerry Greyhounds UK has several cat foster homes which work with us to take in preliminary tested hounds and work with any that still show some issues.


Hounds that pass all three stages are then termed as CAT FRIENDLY and are deemed suitable to live in a home with cats, provided some cautionary measures are taken by the owner at the start of the adoption until the dog and cat know each other (eg muzzling, just in case). We will educate and advise new owners on how to properly introduce their new hound to their cat, and we have good success rates with this method.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PRIORITISE TO CAT HOMES IN AND AROUND THE NORFOLK AREA.

Listed below are the dogs currently available for adoption at the various stages of cat testing. Potential owners are urged to make an enquiry about a dog they are interested in at around Stage 2, as once they are in their foster home; cat friendly hounds tend to get snapped up fast! I will keep this post as up to date as i can.

NOTE: The details given for each hound is just a small snippet of their profile writeups. Please email me (Tam) on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for their full updated bio. If you are interested in adopting any of these dogs, please visit our Adoption Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html to find out more about the homing process and fill in our adoption application form. Thank you.

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~~ STAGE 3 HOUNDS – CURRENTLY LIVING WITH CATS ~~


DELLA
8 month old greyhound puppy
Gentle young girl.



PIXIE ~~ REHOMED
6 month old lurcher.
Beautiful little dote.



MILO ~~ REHOMED
4-5 month old lurcher
Cheeky little chap



~~ STAGE 2 HOUNDS – PASSED PRELIMINARY TEST ~~


DEXIE
8 month old greyhound puppy
Affectionate little dote.



~~ STAGE 1 HOUNDS ~~


GINNIE
1 year old greyhound.
Shy quiet girl.



KOOKIE ~~ RESERVED
2 year old greyhound.
Stunning friendly girl.



ROSE
3 year old greyhound.
Super friendly girl.



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If you are interested in knowing more about any of these hounds, please email me (Tam) on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for their full bio and visit our Adoption Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html for information on our homing process and fill in our adoption application form. If you have any further questions please feel free to send me an email.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PRIORITISE TO CAT HOMES IN AND AROUND THE NORFOLK AREA.

~~ KERRY GREYHOUNDS UK ~~

Kerry Greyhounds UK is a small voluntary organisation that is based in Norfolk, England. It focuses on rehoming unwanted Irish greyhounds and lurchers, as huge numbers are bred in Ireland each year and homes are few and far between. KGUK operates through a network of volunteers spaced over Ireland and the UK. We can look after approximately 30 dogs at any one time in both kennels and foster homes.

Each dog is neutered, vaccinated, & microchipped before being adopted (unless stated otherwise).
We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we have homed greyhounds in all corners of the UK.

Our Website: Kerry Greyhounds UK

If interested in one of our hounds, please visit our website’s Adoption Page for information and instructions on our homing procedures. Once you have filled in and returned the application form, we will then contact you via phone or email to discuss adopting one of our hounds in more detail.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. I (Tam) can be contacted through the following email:
Email: tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk
Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs.

Thank you.
Tam
KGUK Volunteer

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