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Post by tamakin on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:29 pm

JACKO

**UPDATED: OCTOBER 2012**

Location: Kennels in Norfolk, UK.

Dear Jacko is a 3 year old ex-racing greyhound boy who was in danger of being put to sleep as he is no longer able to race. This gorgeous lad doesn’t seem to have had the best of times – he has an old break in his wrist that doesn’t appear to have been fixed properly, and his coat is very poor at the moment. We are hoping that he will soon improve with lots of good food, TLC and a soft warm bed to sleep on. He has an undershot bottom jaw, giving him a bit of a ‘badger’s snout’, but we think this just adds to his gorgeousness. It certainly doesn’t bother him at all.

Jacko is a big black boy who is sure to be just stunning once he regains some health and condition. Many people are often turned off by black dogs, but black greyhounds actually end up looking incredibly sleek and shiny, especially in the sunlight. Because of this they often attract more attention and admiration than other coat colours.



~ Personality ~
Jacko is a lovely friendly boy despite his harsh past. He loves a bit of fuss and likes to lean on you for some hugs. He is a newcomer to our kennels and so is still settling, but we will update with his progress very soon. Please don’t let this deter you from enquiring about this gorgeous boy however.



~ In the Home ~
Jacko has not yet been in a home environment, so new owners will need to be a bit understanding at the start and give him time to learn the house rules. It generally takes greyhounds 10-14 days to start to settle in a home, and really all they need is time and patience. Usually the big boys end up being total couch potatoes once they adjust to life off the track, and the most difficult part of living with Jacko might be getting him up in the morning, especially if its raining!



~ Other Animals ~
Jacko enjoys meeting other dogs, though can be a bit vocal and assertive. This should settle over the next few weeks as he adjusts to the change in routine and also since he was neutered very recently. He has not been tested yet with smaller dogs or cats, but these can be carried out prior to adoption. Often ex-racing greyhounds need a bit of socialisation with smaller dog breeds as they would never have seen them before, and at the start may not realise they are dogs!



~ Out and About ~
Like most greyhounds, will be a total lazy boy once he settles and will not need a huge amount of exercise. He will be content with two 30min walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch his legs offlead in a safe area once or twice a week.

~ Medical Issues ~
As already mentioned, Jacko has an old fracture to his wrist which has been gradually healing as is for some time. He has been seen by a vet and has had it x-rayed, with the conclusion that it would be best to just leave it now as it is so far along in its healing process. It doesn’t pose him any issues on his walks, it just makes his leg look a wee bit misshapen.



~ 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.

~ Where Am I? ~
Jacko is currently in kennels in Norfolk. 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? ~
Jacko 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 Jacko, 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, as well as phone numbers to give us a call. If you have any further questions or problems, please feel free to email me (Tam) on tam@kerrygreyhounds.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 spread 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. If interested in one of our hounds, please visit our website’s Adoption Page:[b/] http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html 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:
[b]Email:
tam@kerrygreyhounds.co.uk. Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs.
Alternatively you can contact us directly via:
Phone: Bronwen 075 000 626 48.
Our Website: http://www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk

Thank you.
Tam
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Re: Jacko ~ Gorgeous Friendly Boy – 3yo Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:38 pm

**UPDATED: 22nd JUNE 2013**

Location: Kennels in Norfolk, UK.

Dear Jacko is a 3 year old ex-racing greyhound boy. He is a big black hound at about 28” to the shoulder who is sure to be just stunning once he regains some health and condition. Many people are often turned off by black dogs, but black greyhounds actually end up looking incredibly sleek and shiny, especially in the sunlight. Because of this they often attract more attention and admiration than other coat colours.

Poor Jacko has been with us since March with no interest at all thus far, not even for a temporary foster placement to get him out of kennels. However he recently got some special attention from the talented Madaboutgreys Photography (http://www.madaboutgreys.com/) and has a beautiful mug shot to show for it!



Jacko was in danger of being put to sleep as he is no longer able to race. This gorgeous lad doesn’t seem to have had the best of times – he has an old break in his wrist that doesn’t appear to have been fixed properly, and his coat is very poor at the moment. We are hoping that he will soon improve with lots of good food, TLC and a soft warm bed to sleep on. He has an undershot bottom jaw, giving him a bit of a ‘badger’s snout’, but we think this just adds to his gorgeousness. It certainly doesn’t bother him at all.



~ Personality ~
Jacko is a lovely friendly boy despite his harsh past. He loves a bit of fuss and likes to lean on you for some hugs. He has a calm demeanour and is very laid back, taking what comes to him. He is generally very well behaved and does want is asked, especially if doing so results in a yummy treat! This boy just needs a chance in a home environment to show us his true personality.



~ In the Home ~
Jacko has not yet been in a home environment, so new owners will need to be a bit understanding at the start and give him time to learn the house rules. It generally takes greyhounds 10-14 days to start to settle in a home, and really all they need is time and patience. Usually the big boys end up being total couch potatoes once they adjust to life off the track, and the most difficult part of living with Jacko might be getting him up in the morning, especially if its raining!



~ Other Animals ~
Jacko enjoys meeting other dogs, though can be a bit vocal and assertive. This should settle over the next few weeks as he adjusts to the change in routine and also since he was neutered very recently. He is currently not used to seeing small dogs and so will bark and lunge if he sees them now. This response is purely due to Jacko confusing the small terrier types with something to chase, and it will go away with lots of positive but safe socialisation so that he learns that they are actually small dogs. He will need an owner/fosterer who understands this, knows what to expect and is happy to work with him on it.



~ Out and About ~
Like most greyhounds, Jacko will be a total lazy boy once he settles into a home and will not need a huge amount of exercise. He will be content with two 30min walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch his legs offlead in a safe area once or twice a week. He walks well on the lead and loves other greyhounds and people, it's just currently small non-greyhound shaped dogs that confuse him.



~ Medical Issues ~
As already mentioned, Jacko has an old fracture to his wrist which has been gradually healing as is for some time. He has been seen by a vet and has had it x-rayed, with the conclusion that it would be best to just leave it now as it is so far along in its healing process. It doesn’t pose him any issues on his walks, it just makes his leg look a wee bit misshapen.



~ 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.



~ Where Am I? ~
Jacko is currently in kennels in Norfolk. 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? ~
Jacko 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 Jacko, you can contact me (Tam) via email: tam@kerrygreyhounds.co.uk, or you can speak directly to Bronwen by phoning: 075 000 62648. Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs.

There are application forms for both adopting and fostering a Kerry Greyhound, and we will ask you to fill the relevant one in as the first step in the adoption/fostering process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the forms, as well as further information on our homing & fostering procedures, on either the Adoption Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html or Fostering Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/Fostering.html .

Thank you.
Tam
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Re: Jacko ~ Gorgeous Friendly Boy – 3yo Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:13 pm

**UPDATED: 27th OCTOBER 2013**

Jacko at a glance:
What is he? - - - - - - - - - - - - -4 year old black greyhound.
Where is he? - - - - - - - - - - - -Foster home in Norfolk.
Size? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Large
Good with children? - - - - - - - - Yes with children over 8yrs.
Good with dogs? - - - - - - - - - - Yes
Good with cats? - - - - - - - - - - -No
Great dog because: - - - - - - - - Beautifully gentle, loving, calm, easygoing, good with dogs, housetrained.
Needs work on: - - - - - - - - - - -Nothing really except recall work with new owner, he’s almost perfect!!

Photo by the talented Madaboutgreys Photography (http://www.madaboutgreys.com/)


Interested in finding out more about this dear boy? Please read on…


Dear Jacko is a 4 year old ex-racing greyhound boy. Jacko was in danger of being put to sleep as he was no longer able to race. This gorgeous lad doesn’t seem to have had the best of times – he has an old break in his wrist that doesn’t appear to have been fixed properly, and his coat was very poor upon arrival.



Jacko is an average sized black hound at about 27” to the shoulder and he now has a very pretty, shiny coat. He gleams in the sun and is a picture of health. Poor Jacko has been with us since October 2012 with no interest at all thus far, and we can only assume its because he’s black. He has a beautiful personality though, and it is a crying shame that he has been waiting so long. He has an undershot bottom jaw, giving him a bit of a ‘badger’s snout’, but we think this just adds to his gorgeousness. Jacko is unique!



~ Personality ~
Generally: Beautifully soft, gentle, grounded, laid back, loves people, confident but not assertive.
Jacko is a really lovely, friendly boy despite his harsh past. He holds no grudges and is so gentle and affectionate with his foster parents. He is a confident boy, loves a bit of fuss and isn’t shy about asking for some lovins. He likes to lean on you for some hugs. He has a calm demeanour and is very laid back & grounded, taking what comes to him. He is generally very well behaved and tries to do what is asked, especially if doing so results in a yummy treat! This boy just needs a chance with someone who can look beyond his black coat to show how fabulous he is.



~ In the Home ~
Generally: Housetrained, very well behaved, ok to be left, good with kids 8+yrs, mannerly, calm.
Jacko is fabulous in the home, no bother at all. He is friendly, affectionate, and rather nosey, seemingly enthralled by the regular household activities. He is very obedient and knows all the basic commands. He is completely housetrained, ok to be left with canine company, and is not destructive. He’s perfect, really! Very relaxed in the home and very easy going. His foster parents love how happy he is to see them in the morning, as he sleeps downstairs, and his ‘happy face’ always makes them giggle. He has also started playing with toys and will chase a ball around in the garden with glee.



Jacko is sharing his foster home with 2 pooches – a lurcher and a jack Russell. He gets on famously with both of them and has never caused any hassle. Jacko is also excellent with kids, being calm and gentle by nature. His foster parents’ grandchildren visit a lot and Jacko loves them to bits. We think that Jacko is so laid back that he could adjust to being an only dog provided he wasn’t left alone for long periods, but would also fit excellently into an existing pack because he is so non-confrontational and is not assertive at all. He can fit anywhere, really!



~ Other Animals ~
Generally: Very good, non-confrontational, unassuming, gentle, savvy, excited by offlead dogs but not aggressive.
In the home, Jacko is excellent with his doggie friends. Bobby, being a jack Russell, is The Boss, and Jacko accepts this just fine. He is gentle, un-assuming and likes to play but will stop if asked. He is an excellent potential companion for a resident pooch. Out on walks, Jacko is also fine and loves saying hi to the other dogs he meets along the way.



When Jacko first arrived to us, he was not at all small dog friendly, and his progress now is testament to how the majority of greyhounds learn that small dogs are actually dogs too and not things to be chased. All they need is time and repeated positive socialisation sessions, which Jacko is getting. Jacko can become over-excited by lots of dogs running loose, but it appears to be based on him wanting to join in and play. His foster parents are working on a ‘walk on’ command so that he moves on and doesn’t get as distracted by things in the distance. He is making great progress.



~ Out and About ~
Generally: Walks to heel, leans against you, getting better with busy traffic, good with dogs, suitable to be let offlead in safe areas after lots of recall work.
Jacko is your typical male greyhound – a giant couch potato! He gets 3 walks a day with his foster parents, but would probably be content with 2 walks a day of 30mins each, and a chance o stretch his legs in a safe, secure area once or twice a week. He has a habit of leaning in to you when walking along on the lead, and doesn’t pull. If he spies something of interest in the distance, he freezes, and again the ‘walk on’ command he is learning is helping with that. Jacko is excellent in the car and is getting used to busy traffic.



~ Medical Issues ~
As already mentioned, Jacko has an old fracture to his wrist which has been gradually healing as is for some time. He has been seen by a vet and has had it x-rayed, with the conclusion that it would be best to just leave it now as it is so far along in its healing process. It doesn’t pose him any issues on his walks, it just makes his leg look a wee bit misshapen.



~ 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.



~ Where Am I? ~
Jacko is currently in a foster home in Norfolk. He can be homed anywhere in the UK, but please note that you may be required to travel to meet and collect him.

~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Jacko is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure.

If you are interested in adopting Jacko, you can contact me (Tam) via email: tam@kerrygreyhounds.co.uk, or you can speak directly to Bronwen by phoning: 075 000 62648. Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs.

There is an application form for adopting a Kerry Greyhound, and we will ask you to fill it in as the first step in the adoption process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the form, as well as further information on our homing procedures, on the Adoption Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html.

Thank you.
Tam
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Post by tamakin on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:23 pm

Jacko has FINALLY gone to his forever home, after over a year of waiting for no real reason at all! Thank you for your help, we are delighted.

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Post by Julie on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:50 pm

So pleased for Jacko  yahoo1 

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