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.
Our stunning 4 year old Greyhound girl Silky is now ready to find a very special home to call her own. Silky came to us a couple of months ago nervous and shut down and the trainer did consider whether she would be rehomeable as she had always been like that but asked if we would consider giving her a whirl.
When landing it was clear to see that she was a shy, timid and slightly nervous girl but she also has a glint of devilment in her eye and curiosity abound. Now just 3 months later she is fine with all of us here at the kennels and the first in the queue for cuddles, she loves the sofa and to sit with her head in your lap.
Silky needs a home that will be understanding and patient and realise for the first month or so you will need to leave her be. Let her find her feet and keep your hands off. Over time she will settle and warm up to you. If you try to force attention on her she will back away from you more. Here she took her lead from the other dogs to begin with and that helped massively. Sadly though as her confidence has grown so has her *sharpness* where the other dogs are concerned at times of high excitement and she attempts to redirect onto them in the house at mealtimes and when you arrive home. The poor girl has been so sheltered that she has not learnt impulse control. Due to this she needs a home as an only pet for at least the first 6 to 12 months whilst the over excitement of the good life diminishes. She is absolutely not aggressive to the others just unable to control herself at the moment and it's lead to minor cuts. She has never shown the slightest intent to channel that redirection onto people though to make that clear even out on walks when excited. She will also need a adult only home or older teenagers. She absolutely would not enjoy a noisy home and all that comes with it. Any new home would need to have someone at home all or most of the time during the first months settling. Silky is house trained, travels like a dream but is not cat or small furry friendly. In fact for such a shy and retiring little dog her prey drive is quite strong so a home that understands this and is willing to continue to work safely with her socialisation is a must.
We will miss this girl dearly when she moves to a new home because we absolutely have been humbled at the level of trust and willingness to learn and become a more confident girl she has placed in us. It is most definitely in her best interests now though to find a quieter calmer home where she can continue to grow as an independent dog. Silky is vaccinated, kennel cough vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped, spayed and has received a dental.
If you are interested in offering Silky a home please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire.
Please note due to the current situation with Covid 19 priority will be given to homes in and around Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire. Other areas may be considered but this will very much be on a case by case basis and at the rescues discretion as some areas are not tenable for us to carry out necessary due diligence in at the moment.