Dogs Seeking Adoption

Hounds who come into the care of AfG spend weeks or even months with our dedicated experienced foster carers.

They come to the care of AfG suffering varying degrees of mental and physical trauma and whilst in foster care they receive all the veterinary care and socialization they need prior to being available for adoption.

This section features images and details of greyhounds and lurchers / other sighthounds in our care who are seeking their forever homes.

We prefer our hounds to go to homes with at least one other calm natured dog for company.
We prefer our hounds to be homed locally ( preferably within a 25/30 mile radius of Norwich).
We prefer our hounds to be homed with people who have experience of caring for sighthounds.
All our hounds are neutered, micro chipped, fully inoculated treated for internal and external parasites and have a clean bill of health from our veterinary surgeon.

BLOSSOM

This dear little Sighthound girl, mainly white with a few fawn markings, is between the size of a Whippet and a Greyhound estimated to be age 2.

She came into the care of AfG in December 2018.She had been left in a stray pound  after being found abandoned in a badly neglected state in Romania. 

Her physical and mental health has continued to improve steadily with the expert care and dedication of her very experienced foster family. Also having the company of a rescued Greyhound and a rescued Lurcher to share her home with has helped her greatly.

Blossom is a happy fun loving highly intelligent little hound. She loves to play and is very good at recall and retrieving a ball. She shows no prey drive, so non reactive to cats or even to the several Guinea Pigs she shares her home with.

She is good with all dog breeds large and small and just loves to interact and play with them. She still has 3 meals daily which will eventually be able to be reduced to two a day.

Blossom is used to a routine of exercise early morning, lunchtime walk and evening exercise and is used to being left at home for up to 3 hours. She is house trained walks well on a lead and travels well.

Blossom will need a home with the company of at least one other dog, of any breed and who will be happy to interact and play with her. She is good with all people and children and will prosper in an active home.

SOLI – LURCHER

Came to the care of AfG June 2018.

He is estimated to be between age 3 to 4 years though possibly nearer age 3. He is a rough coated blue lurcher, ( 25kg ) believed to be a mix of Border Collie, Deerhound, Saluki and Greyhound (predominantly Collie/Deerhound).

He had been neglected and not properly socialized, probably not had a real puppyhood. It was obvious he was not used to being in a house or a car.

He is in foster care with the company of a medium size neutered male dog.

He is neutered and fully inoculated. He is now house trained.

He eats well, travels well and is now good walking on the lead, but if he sees a cat or squirrel etc he will get excited and bite through a slip lead so he is always walked on a martingale collar with a chain lead attached to it.

He is a very intelligent hound, very fit and agile. He is a very affectionate boy and loves being stroked and cuddled.

He was not good in heavy traffic at first and reared up a little to heavy good vehicles, joggers and cyclists and people in high viz work gear but we have been working on these issues for some time now and he is adjusting well now.

He is responding well to  daily training and improving with all his original issues from when he came into our care.

Due to him not being well socialised or trained before he came to AfG, he is not yet good at recall, so cannot be let of lead unless in a 100% fully enclosed safe area. He is used to a spacious garden in his foster home and enjoys a good daily run and to fetch his rope toy in an enclosed park which he is fortunate to have access to.

He is good with other dog breeds, he enjoys the company of other sighthounds, though a little fearful of large exuberant dogs. He shows very keen interest in cats, especially when they are outdoors and on the move, and although we were first led to believe he is used to being around cats, in our opinion he is far too keen to chase them so he will not be suitable for a home with a cat/s.

He seems to be non reactive to livestock and chickens/geese so we believe he has been around them in the past.

Soli will need a home with at least one quiet gentle dog for company. He will need a home with people who have experience with looking after rescued sighthounds who can continue with his socialisation and further training.

He also needs a fully enclosed secure garden with at least 5ft fence throughout.

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