Cat Friendly Greyhounds at Kerry Greyhound Connection

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Cat Friendly Greyhounds at Kerry Greyhound Connection

Post by tamakin on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:23 pm



Kerry Greyhound Connection believes that, just like with other dog breeds, some greyhounds can co-exist quite happily with cats and some can't. We test our hounds with cats in a series of stages to determine to the best of our abilities whether or not our dogs can go to homes with cats.

Stage 1: We try to get a history on all the hounds we take in. If the dog has no history of racing, or is claimed to have lived with cats before, we bump them to the top of the list for the next preliminary cat test.

Stage 2: Preliminary cat tests are carried out with most new hounds brought in to us. This involves placing the muzzled dog in the same room as our 'tester' cat and gauging his/her reaction. Dogs that show too much interest or are too keen with the cat fail the test and are classed as unsuitable to live with them.

Stage 3: Hounds that pass Stage 2 are placed on a waiting list for a foster home with a cat. Placing them in a foster home allows us to fully test how the hound will accept and react to a cat in a home setting. There is also the added bonus of introducing the hound to a home environment, usually for the first time in their lives, so they can learn about housetraining and home etiquette while being tested with the cat. Kerry Greyhound Connection has several cat foster homes which work with us to take in preliminary tested hounds and work with any that still show some issues.


Hounds that pass all three stages are then termed as CAT FRIENDLY and are deemed suitable to live in a home with cats, provided some cautionary measures are taken by the owner at the start of the adoption until the dog and cat know each other (eg muzzling, just in case). We will educate and advise new owners on how to properly introduce their new hound to their cat, and we have good success rates with this method.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PRIORITISE TO CAT HOMES IN AND AROUND THE NORFOLK AREA.

Listed below are the dogs currently available for adoption at the various stages of cat testing. Potential owners are urged to make an enquiry about a dog they are interested in at around Stage 2, as once they are in their foster home, cat friendly hounds tend to get snapped up fast! I will keep this post as up to date as i can.

NOTE: The details given for each hound is just a small snippet of their profile writeups. Please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for their full bio as well as our adoption information pack and homing questionnaire. Please remember to put "From cat friendly post" as well as the dog(s) you are interested in in your email so i know to send you their entire bio writeup. Thank you.

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Available hounds are listed below. Newest ones are at the bottom.

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If you are interested in knowing more about any of these hounds, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for their full bio as well as our adoption information pack and homing questionnaire. Please also remember to put "From cat friendly post" as well as the dog(s) you are interested in in your email so i know to send you their entire bio.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PRIORITISE TO CAT HOMES IN AND AROUND THE NORFOLK AREA.

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Re: Cat Friendly Greyhounds at Kerry Greyhound Connection

Post by tamakin on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:24 pm

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~~ STAGE 3 HOUNDS – CURRENTLY LIVING WITH CATS ~~

ZOE
1yo Female Greyhound
Playful Gentle Girl



Clara
2yo Female Greyhound
Very happy, friendly girl



BERRY and BUDDY
2 lurcher pups ready to be rehomed at end Feb.
Can be homed separately.



BONNIE
2yo Female Greyhound
Shy but adorable little girl



JOY
2yo Female Greyhound
Affectionate little dote



FLICKA and BEAN
ADOPTED


SUZIE and MAGGIE
ADOPTED


~~ STAGE 2 HOUNDS – PASSED PRELIMINARY TEST ~~

PA
2yo Male Greyhound
Smashing friendly boy



CRYSTAL
2yo Female Greyhound
Outgoing, sociable girl



Erica
2yo Female Greyhound
Bouncy friendly girl



MO
2yo Female Greyhound
Happy go lucky girl
NOTE: Experienced cat homes only for Mo as she will need a bit more work and a dog savvy cat.



JERRY-JOE
18mth old Male Greyhound
Calm, friendly boy



~~ STAGE 1 HOUNDS ~~

None at the moment.

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Post by tamakin on Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:06 pm

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~~ STAGE 3 HOUNDS – CURRENTLY LIVING WITH CATS ~~

JERRY-JOE
18mth old Male Greyhound
Calm, friendly boy



BERRY and BUDDY ~ BERRY RESERVED
2 lurcher pups ready to be rehomed at end Feb.
Can be homed separately.



CRYSTAL
2yo Female Greyhound
Outgoing, sociable girl



ISLA
ADOPTED


CLARA
ADOPTED


~~ STAGE 2 HOUNDS – PASSED PRELIMINARY TEST ~~


ERICA
ADOPTED


MO
2yo Female Greyhound
Happy go lucky girl
NOTE: Experienced cat homes only for Mo as she will need a bit more work and a dog savvy cat.



~~ STAGE 1 HOUNDS ~~


BARNEY
2yo Male Greyhound
Big Cuddlebum!
Picture coming soon!


PRIDE
2yo Male Greyhound
Beautiful boy
Picture coming soon!


MASTER
1.5yo Male Greyhound
Quiet but affectionate
Picture coming soon!


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If you are interested in knowing more about any of these hounds, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for their full bio as well as our adoption information pack and homing questionnaire. Please also remember to put "From cat friendly post" as well as the dog(s) you are interested in in your email so i know to send you their entire bio.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PRIORITISE TO CAT HOMES IN AND AROUND THE NORFOLK AREA.

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Re: Cat Friendly Greyhounds at Kerry Greyhound Connection

Post by tamakin on Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:39 pm

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~~ STAGE 3 HOUNDS – CURRENTLY LIVING WITH CATS ~~


SHADOW
ADOPTED


BERRY and BUDDY ~ RESERVED
2 lurcher pups ready to be rehomed at end Feb.
Can be homed separately.



BARNEY ~ RESERVED
5mo lurcher puppy
Very laid back big boy



BETTY ~ RESERVED
5mo lurcher puppy
Confident sweetie pie



FLASH ~ RESERVED
5yo Male Greyhound
Super laid back boy



JERRY-JOE
ADOPTED


~~ STAGE 2 HOUNDS – PASSED PRELIMINARY TEST ~~


MASTER
ADOPTED


TADGH
2yo Male Greyhound
Friendly boy full of beans



YOYO
ADOPTED


WANDA
3yo Female Greyhound
Very shy girl needs special home.



~~ STAGE 1 HOUNDS ~~


BARNEY
ADOPTED


RONNIE
3.5yo Male Greyhound
Shy boy needs understanding owner.



SHANE
ADOPTED


STEVEN
1yo Male Greyhound
Special boy needs very special owner



KATHY
RESERVED


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Post by tamakin on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:40 am

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