Dilly ~ Special Boy Needs a Loving Forever Home – 5yo White/Brindle Greyhound

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Dilly ~ Special Boy Needs a Loving Forever Home – 5yo White/Brindle Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:02 am

DILLY

Dilly is a 5 year old ex-racing greyhound boy. Poor Dilly has had a very hard life so far and has been rescued from a bad situation. As you can see, he was in poor physical and mental condition when he first came to us and was quite depressed in himself.





Luckily Dilly is in a loving foster home now and is making great progress. After having a shocking 20 teeth removed, he is putting on weight and is starting to get some health back in his coat. His mood has also greatly improved and he is now a happy, affectionate boy who is just starting to learn how to play.



Dilly has a pretty white coat with dark brindle patches and has very soulful eyes. He is absolutely adoring the home life and is really grateful for his comforts. He gladly welcomes any affection that you give him and likes to snuggle on the sofa in the evenings. Dilly walks great on the lead and when let offlead in an enclosed paddock, he’s more interested in getting more head rubs than in running off!



Like most greyhounds, Dilly is a total couch potato and does 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.



Unfortunately Dilly’s main issue right now is other dogs and a lot of this problem stems from him getting attacked by other dogs on several occasions. Right now he is very distrustful of dogs and needs to be fed separately from other dogs until he regains this trust. He could live with another, calm doggie friend and is currently sharing his foster home with another greyhound, but care does need to be taken when he is meeting new, unfamiliar dogs as he is still very wary of them. This is sure to improve with some time and lots of positive reinforcement with tasty treats. He is not cat friendly.



Dilly is very food orientated and loves his grub, so food based training works very well with him. Now that he has learned how to play fetch, he would do it all day long if he could! In the house Dilly is well behaved and can be left for 3-4hrs with other dogs for company. He is fantastic in the car and falls asleep instantly when travelling.



Dilly is a fabulous boy and we are just starting to see his true personality. He is full of love and is going to be such a rewarding addition to the right kind of family who will help him get over his remaining issues. This special boy has been through a lot and we would really like to find him his loving, quiet forever home.



Dilly 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/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 Dilly, 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: Dilly ~ Special Boy Needs a Loving Forever Home – 5yo White/Brindle Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:40 am

**UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2011**

Gorgeous Dilly has been in his foster home for 3 months now, and is such a different dog. His wounds have healed up nicely and he’s putting on steady weight. His coat has also transformed – gone is the dull, patchy coat he came with, now Dilly is a beautifully soft sleek boy. He is quite the stunner!



Dilly has also hugely improved mentally, and is a much, much happier dog in himself. He eats really well with the other greyhounds he’s sharing his foster home with and enjoys their company. His behaviour around non-greyhounds is much calmer and as long as treats are involved he will remain a good, mannerly boy, focused on the person dispensing the yummys! In 3 months his attitude towards other breeds has become much better and this can only improve with time.



Dilly absolutely loves to travel in the car and we would ideally like to find him a home with somebody who would take him everywhere with them. He jumps in and instantly settles for a good long snooze. He greatly enjoys a good walk and is super on the lead, but is also just as good at curling up and dozing the afternoon away!

Delicious Dilly adores being part of the family and included in outings. He is really such a loving boy, and his fosterer’s are quite smitten with him! He loves to curl up on the settee with them at the end of the day, and adores getting fussed over. We feel this boy would do absolutely best in a quieter home where he will have company for most of the day and maybe even spoiled a bit to make up for his rough past.



Dilly will be 6 years old in February, and we would dearly love to see this boy adopted out soon so that he will have no more turmoil in his life. This boy has changed so much and has become so trusting over the last few months, its so heart warming to see him happy and contented. He truly deserves a family of his own to love him in to his old age.



Dilly 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/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 Dilly, 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 Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:50 am


**UPDATE: MARCH 2011**

The delicious Dilly is still waiting patiently for his forever home. He really is a fantastic boy now and we are crossing all digits that he gets his permanent sofa soon.

Dilly is unrecognisable from the hound we took in 4 months ago, he has transformed into a beautiful, loving boy full of the joys of life. He adores all things people, food and sofa orientated and has tonnes of love to give. Dilly is one of those dogs content with the simple things in life – all he needs is a soft bed, regular meals and daily walks and he is happy as can be. In return you will get a completely devoted hound who lives to love his people.



Please consider giving this gorgeous boy a spot on your sofa, as he truly deserves to find his forever home after his harsh and difficult past.

Dilly 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/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 Dilly, 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 Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:42 pm

Poor Dilly is still waiting patiently for his forever home.




If you could offer Dilly his forever sofa please do get in contact with Bronwen on 075 000 62648 or email her at bronwen@kerrygreyhounds.co.uk
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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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