Joined: Aug 2010
** JIM ** 5-6 year old Male Lurcher
Please form an orderly queue to meet gentleman Jim
. An adorable Saluki cross with a beautiful, sweet face and temperament to match. Jim is just 5-6 years of age and measures approximately 26" to the shoulder. Originally a nervous and abandoned boy in a pound situation he has now blossomed into a fabulous house guest and companion and is now ready to join his forever family. Jim is currently in kennels in Norfolk and only being re-homed due to a change in circumstances.
Location: Jim is currently in kennels in Norfolk. Jim would benefit hugely by living in a foster home while he waits for his forever home.
Key Points: Confident, handsome, friendly, gentle, calm, can be left for up to 4 hours no problem, sits beautifully on command and will go to his bed in exchange for a little treat! Fully house trained and will ask to go out, doesn't even bark at the postman!!! Good with other dogs, good with children, good in the car. Does not like cats.
~ Personality ~
This little guy is just a gem! He is quiet and gentle and can be aloof but will let you know when he wants a cuddle and a kiss but can also be goofy and a lot of fun. Jim occasionally enjoys a mighty good scratch in whatís supposed to be his ear but generally misses completely and so is very proficient in 'air scratching'! and he has also been known to sing most tunefully to passers by whilst out on walks if heís finding it all particularly exciting. His very favourite hobby though is sleeping it has to be said!
~ In the Home ~
Jim is a joy to be around in the home. He is totally clean and will ask to go out by standing next to the door. He is lovely and quiet and greets guests beautifully with just a little wag of his tail but be warned, if you leave a little sausage on the side it wonít be there for long as Jim simply canít resist a counter surf (especially if he thinks no one wants that little sausage) and will even beg with those beautiful soft Saluki eyes if you're making a cup of coffee!
~ Other Animals ~
Jim is very good with gentle dogs and can be really goofy and playful although he can also be a little afraid of boisterous dogs that are too much 'in his face' or smaller dogs at times. He is not a great fan of cats however!
~ Out and About ~
Jim is great whilst out and about and loves his walks. He is currently having approximately 1 hours exercise a day but would be happy to have more as he enjoys it so much. He is very good on the lead although he will pull slightly if he sees a cat and can skip around a little if he is afraid of another dog... generally though he is very good. His recall is OK but there is room for improvement, with further training and once a bond has been formed with Jimís new family (and he is in a safe area with no roads or livestock) he will happily be able to go off lead. His Mum says he is just adorable when he gets excited and has such a sweet and 'goofy' run.
~ Where Can I Live? ~
We feel Jim would be best suited to a family with older children or an active retired couple who have another quiet gentle dog or Jim may even be able to live as a single dog in the right family. A rural or semi rural area would suit him best as he is nervous of loud traffic and lorries and ideally he will not be left for long periods of time simply because he adores company, even if itís just watching you do the gardening. 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 Sheffield to meet and collect him. Please also note we do NOT re-home dogs to families with children under the age of 8 years.
~ Where Am I? ~
Jim is currently in kennels in Norfolk. He would benefit so very much from a chance to live in a foster home and Kerry Greyhounds UK is always eager for new foster volunteers. It is an extremely rewarding experience and costs are covered by us. At the moment it is only logostically possible for us to use foster homes in the Norfolk and Suffolk areas.
~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Jim is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, deflead and wormed and a home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.
If you are interested in adopting Jim, 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 page.
KGUK Trustee and Homing Officer