Schooner ~ Young Fun-loving Goof – 2yo Lurcher

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Schooner ~ Young Fun-loving Goof – 2yo Lurcher

Post by tamakin on Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:29 pm

SCHOONER

**UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 2012**

The fabulous Schooner is 1-2 year old lurcher lad who is looking for a family to call his own. He was taken out of death row in an Irish pound by a good Samaritan after being hit by a car, and was kept for several months so he could get back on his feet. With no luck in rehoming him in Ireland, Schooner will now come to Kerry Greyhounds UK with the hope of finding his forever home.

Schooner is a beautiful medium-large sized lurcher who is now in fabulous condition. He has a lovely white and fawn patched coat, big goofy ears and a very cheeky grin!



~ Personality ~
Schooner has a really lovely personality and is a really fun dog to be around. He is confident, outgoing and so very friendly, loving to meet new people and explore new areas. Schooner is always a happy boy with a big grin, and it’s hard not to laugh along with him. He is a young, active boy and loves to play and run about before finally collapsing in the evening after his supper. This lad has fantastic potential for something fun and active like agility or flyball. He is energetic and very trainable, just needing that incentive to listen.



Schooner is still a young dog who doesn’t have any huge issues, just needs some fine tuning to be that model citizen. He would be a really rewarding young dog to bring on and use for really anything you wanted.



~ In the Home ~
Schooner has just recently moved into a foster home, and we will update with his progress very soon. He is crate trained and will settle if left for short periods so we expect Schooner will grasp the concept of housetraining quite quickly once he has gotten over the initial stress of the change of scenery.

Schooner really thrives on company and interaction, so we feel he would be best in a fairly busy home with another dog or two to play with and have as company. He would love to live with teenagers or children over the age of 8 who would play with him and teach him tricks. Schooner is very gentle at taking food and treats, and loves to learn new things. He also adores playing ball and likes to carry toys around.



~ Other Animals ~
Schooner is in general very good with other dogs and really really loves their company. His only fault to speak of is he can be a bit gung-ho in greeting other dogs, and will vocalise his excitement if he sees another dog when on lead and can't get to say hi. If allowed to meet he is fine, it’s just how he vents his frustration at not being able to meet every dog he sees. If given time and calmness, he quietens down, and this is definitely something that can improve with just repetition, patience and tasty treats. There is no malice in Schooner, he can just be a wee bit too over the top for a very small or timid dog, especially with the barking and occasional pulling towards the dog.



Schooner really would be happiest in a home with at least one other dog to play with. His best kind of playmate is another young, confident lurchery type who knows how to ‘play the game’ and match Schooner’s speed. Schooner tends to get calmer the more dog he is around, so if given time to settle he could do very well in a pack of 3 or more dogs. He certainly would have enough playmates then! Schooner is not cat or small furry friendly.



~ Out and About ~
Schooner really loves to get out and explore the world around him. He travels well in the car and is used to being crated. He can pull on the lead when he sees a cat, or dogs running in the distance, but if allowed to meet he is a good and friendly lad. This pulling can be overcome with a halti headcollar and some tasty distractions; he just needs more repetition to get it down pat. Right now Schooner can be a bit shy of big noisy traffic such as tractors or buses, so work on this would be needed if he is to be walked in a built up area often, but it is definitely not something that can't be overcome with some repetition and patience.



Schooner can be let off lead after he has been given sufficient time to bond to you. He has fairly good recall, though can get distracted in busier areas, so until his recall is strengthened he should only be let offlead in completely secure areas. He is a young dog who can be a bit of a flyaway goof and not think about things such as traffic or whether his overzealous introductions are actually welcomed by everyone!



~ Greyhounds as Pets ~
In general greyhounds are calm, mannerly dogs that are well used to being handled. They can fit very well in to a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family with children, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the elderly. Greyhounds also don’t shed as much as other more popular dog breeds and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers.



~ Where Am I? ~
Schooner is currently in Ireland but will be travelling across to us in Norfolk at the end of September. He can be homed anywhere in the UK, but please note that you may be required to travel to our rescue to meet and collect him.

~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Schooner is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure. This dear boy would benefit so very much from a chance to live in a foster home and Kerry Greyhounds UK is always eager for new foster volunteers. It is an extremely rewarding experience and costs are covered by us.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Schooner, please visit either our website’s Adoption Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html or Fostering Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/Fostering.html for information and instructions on our homing & fostering procedures. If you have any further questions or problems, please feel free to email me (Tam) on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk. Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs. Thanks!


~~ 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: http://www.kerrygreyhounds.co.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
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Re: Schooner ~ Young Fun-loving Goof – 2yo Lurcher

Post by tamakin on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:39 pm

Schooner is adopted!

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