Jerry-Joe ~ Quiet But Friendly Boy – 18mo Black Greyhound

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Jerry-Joe ~ Quiet But Friendly Boy – 18mo Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:49 am

JERRY-JOE

Jerry-Joe is a 18mth old greyhound boy who was not fast enough for the racetrack. He is a little black boy with a very pretty face and is sure to be absolutely gorgeous once his coat gets some sheen to it.

Jerry-Joe is a quiet, but friendly little chap who is a pleasure to be around. He is a new boy to our kennels and we are sure his personality will come out in a few weeks time once he gets to know us. He loves being around people, though, and really enjoys a good fuss and cuddle.



Jerry-Joe is well behaved with our other greyhounds and enjoys stretching his legs offlead in our paddock. He has not been tested yet with smaller dogs or cats, but these can be carried out prior to adoption if required. 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!

Jerry-Joe 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 settle and get used to the changes. It generally takes greyhounds 10-14 days to start to settle in a home, and really all they need is time and patience.

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.

Jerry-Joe 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. Please note that adopters will need to travel to our nearest collection point to pick him up. 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 Jerry-Joe, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application form and information pack. Thanks!


~~ KERRY GREYHOUND CONNECTION ~~

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

Each dog is neutered, vaccinated, 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, Central 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 contact you via phone or email 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: Jerry-Joe ~ Quiet But Friendly Boy – 18mo Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:23 pm

**UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2011**

Dear Jerry-Joe is still waiting for his forever home. He has improved in condition a lot since coming to us, and his coat is now beautifully shiny with most of his kennel coat now gone. Jerry-Joe has a beautiful face with a very long muzzle, and is, at 24” to the shoulder, a very small little lad.



Wee Jerry-Joe has now gotten to know the kennel staff and is such a sweetie pie. He will still be a bit shy with newcomers, but with a little bit of time and patience he soon comes out of his shell. Once you get this boys trust, he is sure to be a friend for life.



Jerry-Joe has been very well mannered with the other dogs he has met, including a smallie terrier. He has not been cat tested yet but this will be carried out shortly. We hope that such a stunning little chappie wont be waiting too long for his forever home, this boy is certain to blossom once in a loving, secure home environment.




**UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2011 #2**

Jerry-Joe had his preliminary cat test this week and did very, very well. We feel that he may be suitable to live in a home with cats provided they aren’t overly skittish and are dog savvy.

Jerry-Joe will be tested more thoroughly before being deemed as definitely ‘cat friendly’ by going to a foster home with cats to see how he lives with them, but potential adopters are urged to apply for him now as the cat friendlies usually aren’t waiting very long!

Jerry-Joe 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. Please note that adopters will need to travel to our nearest collection point to pick him up. 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 Jerry-Joe, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application form and information pack. Thanks!
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Re: Jerry-Joe ~ Quiet But Friendly Boy – 18mo Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:20 pm

**UPDATE: MARCH 2011 #2**

Jerry-Joe has now moved across to the UK where he is settling very nicely in to a foster home. This is Jerry-Joe’s first time in a home environment but he is taking it all in his stride. His initial shyness of the new surroundings quickly dissipated after just a day as his inquisitive side won out. As you can see it didn’t take him long to find the sofa!



Jerry-Joe is a truly fantastic boy and it’s hard to find fault in him. He is sharing his foster home with 2 children aged 5 and 7, a greyhound, a terrier cross, 3 guinea pigs and a fostered hedgehog and gets on splendidly with them all. He is a complete softy, a real cuddler and is very gentle with the children, whom he loves. Jerry-Joe has also been tested again with cats and didn’t take any notice in them; he was much more interested in the treats hidden in his fosterer’s pocket!

Jerry-Joe can be left for up to 2 hours, though this will improve once he settles more and gets used to a routine. He is clean through the night and has gotten the hang of housetraining. When he first arrived, he was a big food hog and a major counter surfer, however after just one week of being firmly told ‘no’, he has vastly improved and will now ignore most food items. This can only improve with time. The upside of his love of food is he is very responsive to training with treats and we feel he would love being taught a few tricks.



This smashing boy is very affectionate and loves nothing more than to stand quietly with his head in your hands while you stroke him. He will even fall asleep while doing so! He is beginning to understand that he is allowed to play and is fast developing a love for his toys. Jerry-Joe is a real sweetheart with a sensitive, gentle soul that will make a truly fabulous addition to the right family.

Out and about, Jerry-Joe is a model citizen and is fantastic both on the lead and in the car. He doesn’t’ put a foot wrong and loves making canine friends.



Jerry-Joe’s ideal home would be one with other dogs already present, as he does learn a lot from his canine friends. His confidence is a wee bit lacking at the moment and we feel a home with another well adjusted dog already present would give him that boost he needs to get over his initial shyness.

Jerry-Joe is currently in foster care 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. 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 adopting Jerry-Joe, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application form and information pack. Thanks!

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Post by tamakin on Tue May 24, 2011 11:44 pm

JerryJoe is adopted!
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