Joined: Aug 2010
** HUMBUG ** 5 month old Brindle Male Lurcher
Please form an orderly queue for the adorable 'Humbug'!
Humbug is a beautiful, wiggly brindle greyhound x saluki puppy of just 5 months old and approximately 22" to the shoulder. He came from a family situation who just couldn't cope with a puppy and is now looking for a committed and loving forever family to call his very own.
Location: Currently in a foster home in Suffolk.
Key Points: Cat friendly, chicken friendly, a typical boisterous, bouncy and full of life puppy. Very beautiful, cuddly, affectionate, very bright, very responsive to basic training, clean in the home, walks very well on the lead for how young he is and have we mentioned he's totally adorable?!
~ Personality ~
Humbug is a very loving and full of life little boy who shows huge potential to be a perfect family member. He is a typical puppy who plays rough and loves nothing more than a bit of rough and tumble but he is also very clever and loves to learn. He is very bright and there is no malice in him whatsoever, just a cheeky little chappie with oodles and oodles of love to give the right family. If you want a beautiful and bouncy ray of sunshine in your life then this is JUST the boy and he also gives THE BEST cuddles!
~ In the Home ~
Humbug is a very clean boy in the house and has only had one accident which was down to human error and will pace next to the door to tell you he needs the toilet. He sits down and patiently waits for his dinner and has no guarding issues whatsoever over his food/bowl etc. He loves to welcome visitors into the home and although he does still have the tendency to jump up, he is fast learning that this is not acceptable so will need on-going guidance with this. He also sleeps well through the night once he has settled down and will try to make himself as small as possible to snuggle on your lap for cuddles in the evening...He's just so sweet!
~ Other Animals ~
Although still very much a baby he is very good with the three cats and several pet chickens he shares his foster home with. He loves dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes but obviously thinks that everyone wants to play with him (or should want to) even when they really and truly don’t! He is constantly learning his doggy manners and really is a very sweet pup getting on very well with the 7 year old greyhound he currently lives with and another puppy.
~ Out and About ~
Humbug will whine for a little while in the car but soon settles and is remarkably well behaved on the lead considering that he is still just a baby. He adores going for walks and its essential that his new family give him plenty of exercise (at least 1-2 hour walks) and socialisation to help him reach his full potential. Once his recall training has really taken off and he has bonded with his family Humbug will be great off the lead in a safe area away from roads and livestock. Humbug is also learning to play fetch with a ball which he loves so plenty of garden playtime is also a must.
~ Where Can I Live? ~
We feel Humbug would best be suited to a very active couple, or family with older teenagers, that have sighthound experience and who will be fully committed to socialising him and carrying on with his ongoing basic training or even have a go at agility! Humbug mustn't ever be let down again and is in desperate need of being in a forever family as soon as possible with lots of love and a good routine. Please note we do not home dogs to a family with children under 8 years old and we feel that older teenagers would be best for Humbug to really blossom with.
~ Where Am I? ~
Humbug is currently in a foster home in Suffolk. He can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a home checker available, but please note that you will be required to travel to Suffolk to meet and collect him.
~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Humbug will be neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flead and wormed. A home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.
If you are interested in adopting Humbug, please contact me (Bronwen) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
, or you can speak to me directly by phoning: 075 000 62648.
There is an application form for adopting a Kerry Greyhound, and we will ask you to fill it in as the first step in the adoption process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the form, as well as further information on our homing procedures, on the Adopt a Kerry Greyhound
KGUK Trustee and Homing Officer