14/5/13 Finlay is due to go to his new home this week!
Handsome Finlay is a rather perfect 8 year old Greyhound gentleman who, sadly, has to move on from his home of 3 years due to no fault of his own and is now being rehomed by Kerry Greyhounds UK in Norfolk.
Finlay is a beautiful fellow with a white coat and brindle patches. He never raced and spent most of his earlier years as a pet in Ireland. He is very affectionate, loyal and obedient. He’s housetrained, okay with dogs, though a bit of care is needed with small dogs, and is suitable to live with other medium-large canines and children over 8.
Finlay is calm, gentle, loving with good manners and easy-going. He really has a beautiful character and is a kind soul. He truly wants to get along with you, and is one of the most no-bother dogs you could ask for. He accepts what comes his way without much fuss. Finlay adores people and loves a good cuddle. He gently pushes himself against your legs for a bit of TLC, and really does soak up every drop of love and affection that you give. He can also do a few tricks, such as sit and lay down. He is a lovely laid-back boy, content in his own skin and nicely confident. This boy has so very much to give to whoever has space on their sofa for an older gent.
Finlay can be left with canine company and is not destructive. He is very used to living in a home, and is quiet through the night. He is fully housetrained, but may still have an accident when he first moves to the new home, simply due to the upheaval and stress of the move.
Finlay is a real lazy boy and is very happy to snooze most of the day away, following a patch of sun around the floor. He has occasional moments of madness, where he flings a toy around the garden with you, but then is content to settle down again and doze. He really adores his cuddle time.
Finlay is generally okay with other dogs. He is fantastic with other sighthounds and is used to sharing his home with another greyhound friend. He can bark at other dogs when meeting them on lead. Finlay hasn’t quite mastered small dogs yet, and is a bit unsure about what they are. He isn’t very strong or keen, however, and with lots of positive exposure to other breeds of dog, he will probably overcome this issue.
Like most greyhounds, Finlay is a total couch potato and does not need a huge amount of exercise. He will be content with two 30 minute walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch his legs offlead in a safe area once or twice a week. He walks excellently on the lead and always keeps to heel. Finlay’s recall is very good for a greyhound type, and though he does occasionally have moments of complete deafness, his previous owners’ report that he never strays far from your side. As such, he will be suitable to be let offlead in safe areas away from public roads after he has bonded well with his new owners. He is great in the car and polite when meeting other people.
Finlay is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flead and wormed.
Isn’t he just the perfect gentleman?
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To apply to adopt Finlay, please contact Kerry Greyhounds UK as follows:
Email: [email protected] (Tam)
Tel: 075 000 62648 (Bronwen)
Please mention that you saw Finlay on the Oldies Club website.
Finlay can be homed anywhere in the UK, but you may be required to travel to meet and collect him. A homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure. There is an application form for adopting a Kerry Greyhound which should be filled in as the first step in the adoption process. To speed up this process, it is recommended you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the form, as well as further information on homing procedures, on the Adoption Page.
Tags: Active Oldie, Calmer and Quieter, Central, Good with kids, Good with other dogs, Large and Lovely, Sighthound