PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ ALBERTS HOMING REQUIREMENTS IN FULL BEFORE CONSIDERING APPLYING NOT JUST LOOK AT HIS PHOTOS. ALBERT NEEDS A VERY DEFINITE EXPERIENCED HOME.
Please be aware that Greyhound Gap are based in Staffordshire and in normal circumstances do home throughout the UK. However, due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, there may be some instances where it will not be possible to arrange suitable home visits. We will, of course, try to be as flexible possible but there may be some areas we just cannot currently cover. All potential adopters will be expected to travel to our kennels to undertake our interview process in order to enable us to go through our adoption matching process.
Albert is a large 18 month old lurcher boy who landed in our care recently as his owners were struggling to manage him. He is a large boisterous puppy who does not know his own size and strength and it resulted in an incident where he placed a nip on the child he lived with in the home. It could have been much worse and the decision was made that for everyones safety he needed a different environment.
Albert needs a home with those experienced with larger sighthounds and he MUST absolutely be an only dog and with no children under 16 years of age and no young visiting children. He is not small furry friendly. Out on walks Albert is great if walked with the kennels dogs at a distance but can be reactive with other dogs he sees. He needs a home confident on handling this and continuing to work with it and his gentle socialisation. Our staff are extremely versed and experienced at walking but at the moment Albert is walked on a head collar to ensure better management of him if he does decide to behave in a reactive manner.
Albert is quite the fusspot and can be quite demanding of your attention so a home where there is someone around all or most of the time especially in the beginning to allow us to work with you to settle him in. He likes to be busy and does like to use his brain as much as he does being out excercising. He needs lots of activities and things to do during the day to help tire him out. So a home with the time and energy to invest in him having fun. He would also benefit from training and socialisation classes once we are permitted to attend them once again. He travels well and although is kenneled is clean in his kennel and housetraining was not an issue in his old home. He had also been left for an hour or two at a time without issues once settled.
Albert is a lovely dog but he is what he is! A large busy young lurcher who needs a home that sees past his looks and understands there is much more to him than a rough coat and a pretty face. Albert does have some allergies that is treated with tablets and Greyhound Gap will commit to the continued cost of those within a home environment. Other than that he is in good health Albert is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, neutered, microchipped and will be rehomed with a months free insurance from Petplan.
With time, patience and a little investment Albert will be an absolutely wonderful dog. For more information or to be considered to offer Albert a home please in the first instance complete the pre adoption form below: