Cairo ~ 2yr Old Quiet Male Greyhound

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Cairo ~ 2yr Old Quiet Male Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:41 pm

CAIRO

Cairo is a 2 year old male greyhound with a pretty black and white marked coat. Poor Cairo ended his racing career when he broke his hock before being surrendered to us. This has now healed up and he is just starting to use his leg again.

Cairo is a quiet, undemanding fellow who is very friendly and sweet with people knows. He can be a little lacking in confidence, but this will change once he's in a loving home and gets to see more of the world outside of kennels. He is good with other greyhounds and walks nicely on the lead. Sweet Cairo has never been in a home environment and so will need a 'settling in' period when first adopted. He hasn't yet been tested with cats or small dogs, but these can be organised prior to adoption if needed.

Cairo is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before being adopted, and a home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.




**UPDATE 04/2010**

Cairo has now travelled across to the UK, where he is waiting for his forever home in kennels in Norfolk.


**UPDATE 07/2010**

Cairo is now well settled in the kennels in Norfolk, and is comfortable in the routine. He is a friendly and affectionate boy with an impressive black and white coat. His broken hock is completely healed and Cairo now loves his walks, it’s the highlight of his day.

Cairo grew up in racing kennels so sadly was not well socialised with other dogs as a puppy. Right now he doesn’t realise that dogs come in non-greyhound shapes, and is very excitable around them. He needs lots of socialisation with reward based training to learn that all dogs are dogs, as once he realises this he is very well behaved with them. He is very responsive to both his name and food treats, so training isn’t particularly difficult with him, all that is needed is repetition.



Like most greyhounds, Cairo does not need a huge amount of exercise. He is content with two 20min walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch his legs offlead in a secure area once or twice a week.

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 dog breeds and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers.

Cairo is a lovely boy in all other aspects, and is sure to make a very rewarding member of the family once he gets someone willing to work in his socialisation issue.


**UPDATE 07/2010b**

Cairo is continuing to improve on a weekly basis with his regular training, and is getting better at meeting other dogs while out on walks. He is a lovely affectionate boy who adores being around people.



What Cairo needs now is a nurturing foster home where he can continue to improve with one-on-one care and training. It is definitely time this lovely fella got to experience some home comforts and learn about what its like to live in a house. He is sure to give back tenfold what he gets.



If you are interested in fostering or adopting Cairo please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our information pack and adoption application form. Thanks!




~~ KERRY GREYHOUND CONNECTION ~~

Kerry Greyhound Connection is a small voluntary organisation based in County Kerry, Ireland and Norfolk, England and operates through a network of volunteers. We can look after approximately 70 greyhounds at any one time, in Ireland and the UK.

Each dog is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and given a full veterinary check before being adopted.
We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we have homed greyhounds in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA.

We can be contacted via PM or through any of the following:

Email: tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk
Address: P.O. Box 58, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 7AG.
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Re: Cairo ~ 2yr Old Quiet Male Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:30 am


**UPDATE 08/2010**

The stunning Cairo took part in the annual Cromer Carnival in Norfolk, UK recently, and really enjoyed his day out.



He loved meeting all the different people and greyhound friends, and getting lots of fuss and attention. Though he was muzzled as a precaution, he behaved very well with the other types of dogs there and after his initial excitement decided there were far too many to keep an eye on! He is a truly lovely boy with a striking coat and is going to make a fantastic companion for the right family.



Cairo is waiting for his forever home in kennels in Norfolk, UK. Cairo is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before being adopted, and a home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Cairo please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our information pack and adoption application form. Thanks!


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Post by tamakin on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:01 am

**UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2010**

The gorgeous Cairo has now moved in to a foster home, and has made amazing progress in a short amount of time. Getting one-on-one attention and training in a loving home environment is exactly what this boy needed, and he fast becoming a perfectly well adjusted dog.

Cairo’s carer says he is one of the nicest dogs she has ever fostered. He is an amiable gentle giant of a dog who is now co-existing happily alongside 5 other dogs (including a small terrier), a parrot and several horses. Cairo is clean in the house, travels beautifully in the car and is ok to be left both with other dogs and completely alone. He isn’t cat friendly but is getting used to seeing cats and not getting overly excited.



Cairo is also vastly improving when out and about. He walks calmly on the lead and his behaviour when meeting other dogs is getting better daily. He is fine when he knows the dog, but he is still learning to be polite around small dogs he doesn’t know and can get a bit reactive if an unknown small dog runs up to him offlead. Because of this he is walked with a muzzle for now. Living with so many dogs is certainly helping him improve, but new owners will need to continue his small dog socialisation to help him eventually become small dog safe.

Cairo likes children and is calm and relaxed around them. His playful side is now emerging and he enjoys playing with soft toys, throwing them in the air and charging around with them. He would do very well in a family home with young kiddies to play with, though he would do equally well on his own with an older person. He is also very good with dogs once they are integrated in to his ‘pack’.



This wonderful boy is ready for his new home and definitely deserves his chance. Whoever decides to give him his forever sofa will never regret it.


**UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2010**

Dear Cairo is still waiting for his forever home, though we can’t understand why! He is a fabulous boy now and his initial dog issues have resolved, making him a perfect family pet. We hope to find Cairo his forever home by Christmas!



Cairo is being fostered in Norfolk, UK. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before being adopted, and a home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.

If you are interested in adopting Cairo please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our information pack and adoption application form. Thanks!

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Re: Cairo ~ 2yr Old Quiet Male Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:41 pm

Cairo is still looking for his forever home. If you are interested in adopting Cairo, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application form and information pack.

Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs. Thanks!
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Post by tamakin on Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:25 pm

**UPDATE: JUNE 2011**

Dear Cairo has been waiting for his forever home for an amazing year and a half. It would make our day to see this boy find his forever family soon. He is a super dog, perfect in the home, and just needs a bit more work on his dog meeting problem to be a fantastic all rounder.

~ Personality ~
Cairo has been in his foster home for 7 months, and is very settled and content with the family life. He is well used to all the usual household scenarios, and is a truly lovely dog. He is very friendly and affectionate with people, greeting everyone with a wagging tail and a lick. He likes the simple things and is more than happy to curl up with you in the evenings while you watch the TV, content to just be in your company.

~ In the Home ~
Cairo is a real star in the home, and cannot be faulted. He is quiet through the night, is completely housetrained, not destructive and can be left completely alone for several hours with no hassle. This boy is very people centered and would do well as an only dog. He could go to a working home provided someone came around during the day to let him out and stretch his legs. He would also be suited to a home with another greyhound, ideally female, present so that he could have that bit of company during the day.

~ Other Animals ~
Cairo’s one and only fault is his reaction to meeting other dogs on walks. If introduced calmly to another dog he is very polite and well behaved, but if the other dog is vocal, excited or aggressive, Cairo can become quite nervous/tense. At his worst, Cairo can spin around and mouth at his lead, but if handled in a firm but patient manner, he can be stopped before reaching this level of anxiety. If the other dog is calm and quiet, Cairo will walk by with no real fuss, it is just the very reactive dogs that spark this nervous reaction in him. Cairo’s fosterer is working with him on this on a regular basis, and has already done wonders for this boy. It is vital that Cairo go to a hound savvy home that understands sighthounds and knows their triggers, but who can look past this one flaw of Cairo’s and see what a fab dog he is the rest of the time.

~ Where Am I? ~
Cairo is being fostered in Norfolk, UK. He can be homed anywhere in the UK, but please note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet and collect him.

~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Cairo 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 fostering or adopting Cairo, please email me (Tam) on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application and information pack. Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs. Thanks!

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Re: Cairo ~ 2yr Old Quiet Male Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:39 am

Adopted yahoo1
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Re: Cairo ~ 2yr Old Quiet Male Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:58 pm

This hound is adopted, the thread can be closed now. Thanks! Smile

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