If you are ready to adopt Gracie, with no holidays or prearranged engagements which could delay adopting on the arrival date, please read through our adoption policy information before completing our application form.
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You must be able to travel to Fleet, Hampshire and surrounding areas to meet / collect your dog.
Age: 3.5 years
Size: Large - long legs weighs 30kg
Location: In foster in Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 5 plus
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes with guidance
Our third greyhound who we recently rescued from a racing kennels is Gracie, a sweet natured girlie born 2016.
Please read below all about how she has been in her foster home.
If you’re keen to adopt please do check the criteria and complete an adoption enquiry form.
Gracie's ideal home would be a home where she either had another dog friend, or if no other dog adopters who wont need to leave her for long periods, maybe 2-3 daily max.
She is sociable and sweet natured. She does have a prey drive so adopters would need to be aware she will need walks on long leads, extendable or off lead in enclosed fields.
Gracie lives with 2 dogs and a cat in foster and its taken a week for her to be fine with the cat, so she can live with a cat if adopters can manage the introductions and that the cat is brave enough not to keep running away, as this will initiate chase response.
Dogs name: Gracie Lou
Where does she sleep at night?
On her lovely memory foam bed downstairs with my other 2 dogs.
How is she with current dogs/animals?
She’s great with my 2 spaniels. She shas started to get closer to my male spaniel, my female spaniel is not that friendly with other dogs, Gracie senses this and so they just give each other space. She’s also good with my big fat cat too but he’s bold and doesn’t run. If she’s to live with a cat she would need to be monitored and preferably a bold one. She responds to “no” when paying interest to our cat. Any resident cat would need a safe place initially to be able to get to. Wouldn’t trust her with small furries. (She’s been chasing them for a living for 3 years)
Is Gracie clean indoors?
Yes mainly. We’ve did have a few wee accidents at night by the door on puppy pads. This is because she’s not used to being routinely let out. She’s now got the hang of out routine but would need to fit into new owners timings. This may possibly lead to a few overnight accidents . She uses the pup pads by the door so no big deal. It’s her first weeks in a house so all a bit strange for her.
Can she be left alone?
Yes she’s been left for up to 3 hours so far with no problem. She loves to sleep on a soft bed. She’s never had one until now. New owner may need to build on the amount of time left until she’s familiar with you coming home.
Is Gracie out on walks?
Yes, she loves to go out. Not fussed about a long walk but happy to join in. Like most greyhounds she loves her walks but would be happy with a couple of half an hour walks. She is getting fitter though so will go easily for an hour. She loves a run off lead but needs a fenced area at the moment as, like most greyhounds likes to chase things. The fence doesn’t need to be super high as she’s not a jumper. A horse paddock would be ideal. A long line and harness would be perfect for her.
How do she walk on the lead?
She does pull a little when she first leaves the house but soon settled into her stride. If she spots a deer/squirrel she bounces a bit and pulls but nowhere near as hard as my spaniel. She’s great with no distractions.
Walks alongside with no pulling on the way back from her walk and on her 2nd walk.
Has she met with other dogs?
Yes she’s not bothered. She‘s met lots of dogs and introduces herself politely. She likes to play with some but not too fussed. Responds to the grumpy ones by keeping her distance.
How is Gracie with humans?
Loves human contact. She will wander over and politely lean her head into you for a stroke. She will stay there all day if you don’t stop. Sometimes she nuzzles and licks when she’s excited. It’s like she’s telling you how happy she is to be with you and not going back to her prison.
Have you noticed the dog is afraid of any particular things?
Nothing seems to phase Gracie, she is very easy indoors, calm, well behaved and she’s even fine with the hoover.
Gracie is a credit to the greyhound breed, loving, gentle, sweet and well behaved. She will make a great family addition.