Oscar ~ Slightly Shy but Friendly Boy – 4yo Black Greyhound

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Oscar ~ Slightly Shy but Friendly Boy – 4yo Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:25 am

OSCAR

Oscar is a 4 year old ex-racing greyhound. He is a black tuxedo boy who is going to be truly gorgeous once his coat gets some shine and condition in to it.

Oscar arrived to us very shy and nervous, unsure of what was going on. He has spent all his life so far in racing kennels, so is wary of new situations and environments. Once he knows you, however, he is a different dog and becomes very friendly and adores his hugs and rubs. He is a lovely boy really and is just begging for someone he can place his trust in.

Oscar improved hugely when he made friends with one of our other greyhounds, Panther (pictured below in front of Oscar). Panther is a laid back, calm boy and Oscar soon started following his lead and becoming relaxed and friendly too. They make a beautiful pair and would do so well in a home together, though we will home them separately if the right one comes along.



Oscar has behaved very well with our other greyhounds and enjoys being in their company. He has not been tested with small dogs or cats, though these can be carried out prior to adoption if requested. Often ex-racing greyhounds take a bit of socialisation work to realise smaller breeds are in fact dogs as they would never have seen them before.

Oscar has not yet been in a home environment, so new owners will need to be a bit understanding and patient at the start and allow him time to settle and get accustomed to the huge changes. It shouldn’t take him too long to settle down if he has another doggie buddy to show him how its done.

Like most greyhounds, Oscar will not need a huge amount of exercise. He will be content with two 20min walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch his legs offlead in a safe 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 more popular dog breeds and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers.

This sweetie is currently being kennelled in Ireland, and can be transported via Kerry Greyhounds to the UK or Europe if a suitable home offer comes up. This will be organised and paid for by Kerry Greyhounds, and we ask only for a donation to help cover costs. He 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 Oscar, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application and information pack. 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.

Our Website: www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk

If interested in one of our hounds, please EMAIL or PM me for our adoption application form and information pack. Once you have filled in and returned the application form, we will then telephone you to discuss adopting one of our hounds in more detail.

I can be contacted via PM or through the following email:
Email: tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you.

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Re: Oscar ~ Slightly Shy but Friendly Boy – 4yo Black Greyhound

Post by mole on Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:20 am

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you certainly do a fantastic job in re-homing these beautiful greyhounds Tam .... clap1

Good luck Oscar f crossed1
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Re: Oscar ~ Slightly Shy but Friendly Boy – 4yo Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:09 am

**UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2010**

Oscar has now travelled across to the UK where he waits for his forever home, ideally with his best mate Panther. We would love to find these guys a home together as they really compliment each other’s personalities, but we can separate them if the right single homes come along.






**UPDATE: DECEMBER 2010**

Oscar has settled nicely in to our UK kennels and is doing very well. Though a little shy and uncertain of his surroundings at the start, he now knows everyone at the kennels and is a lovely friendly lad with them all. He loves to give kisses, as you can see! He likes his routine and does still rely on his friend Panther to show him how to react in unfamiliar situations.



Like many ex-racing greyhounds, Oscar is now learning that dogs can come in all shapes and sizes. Right now he is excitable around small dogs and must be muzzled when they’re around. With lots of positive socialisation with many different dogs this boy will improve, however, all he needs is a bit of time and patience. We are requesting experienced owners for this boy and his pal Panther, who understand the need for them to be muzzled but who know what fantastic house pets they will make.




**UPDATE: JANUARY 2011**

Oscar is still looking for his forever home, preferably with his friend and teacher Panther.



Oscar really needs the love and affection of a foster home to continue to improve in confidence now, and we feel he has a whole new personality hidden in there, waiting to come out with a bit of gentle TLC.



This sweetie is currently being kennelled in Norfolk, UK. He can be homed throughout the UK but please note that you will be required to travel to meet and collect him. He 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 Oscar, please email me 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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Post by tamakin on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:42 pm

Oscar is still looking for his forever home.

We would love to find this boy a short term foster home while he waits to be adopted.
If you are interested in fostering or adopting Oscar, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application form and information pack.

Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs. Thanks!
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Post by tamakin on Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:38 pm

**UPDATE: MAY 2011**

Oscar has been waiting to be adopted for a very, very long time now, and we would dearly love to see him in his forever home in time for the summer.

Oscar is a real people hound and is a favourite in the kennels. He is the kind of hound that grows you over time until you come to realise you truly love him. He can worm his way into your heart if you just give him that chance. He walls well on the lead despite being a big boy and our kennel volunteers love to walk him. He bonds very well with the people he knows and is always happy to see you.



Oscar boy is now on youtube! Check out this gorgeous lad here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYNUvlF8WGQ

Oscar can sadly be a bit sketchy with other dogs, and this is his only downfall. He is not yet accepting of small dogs and still has a high chase instinct. This is a work in progress but will take time and repetition.



Oscar can also be a bit grumbly with some of our other males and likes to be the macho man in the group. We feel that this could potentially dissipate once he is out of the very inflexible, competitive environment of the kennels and in a loving home where he can learn that he will get his fair share of everything.



This boy will need time and firm but gentle guidance from his new owners, and he is sure to give back tenfold what he gets. Oscar is a fabulous dog and could be so giving and loving to the right owner who will appreciate him for what he is.



This sweetie is currently being kennelled in Norfolk, UK. He can be homed throughout the UK but please note that you will be required to travel to meet and collect him. He 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 Oscar, please email me 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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Post by tamakin on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:36 am

Oscar is still looking for his forever home.
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Post by tamakin on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:59 pm

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

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