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Pop

Pop arrived on Friday 6th January 2012
Went to his new home on Saturday 3rd March 2012 .


Pop's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Pop is a small black ex-racing greyhound who is approximately 3 years old and weighs 28k. He is currently being fostered with Pauline, Colin, their family and several other greyhounds and whippets. Pop has a lovely nature and from what we've been told he is okay with children and other breeds of dogs. He is microchipped, walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car, is house trained, neutered and inoculated. Pop was re-homed for a few days at the beginning of February 2012, but due to the sudden deterioration in health of one of his new owners he came back into Rescue and is currently being fostered with Wendy and her family until we find him his forever home.
Pop's Diary
6th January 2012
The lady who told us of Pop brought him here today along with Tina. What a lovely little friendly dog Pop is, wagging his tail as he came in and happily said hello to all our greyhounds the other side of the gate at the end of the kitchen.
We confirmed Pop was microchipped and had him weighed. He weighs just 28k so is tiny for a male greyhound. He came with no paperwork so we shall be getting him inoculated shortly as well as being neutered. Pop's previous owner had apparently allowed Pop in the house at times and he was fine with their German Shepherd puppy and a neighbour's terrier, but this Pauline and Colin will assess as they are getting to know him while they are fostering him and until we find him his new forever home. After a short introduction off he went to his new foster home.
Pauline phoned later to let us know Pop was fine, had met all their dogs, had his tea and was settling down for the night.
7th January 2012
Heard from Pauline letting us know that Pop seems so quiet and happy, so much so, its like they've had him for years. When she nipped to the shop this morning Pop greeted her with the others when she got back, but he wags his tail in huge circular movements just like a helicopter blade.
Pop chose to sleep downstairs last night as did two of the other greyhounds because the fire was still in. There wasn't a peep or wimper out of him, but he managed to silently have a route through the kitchen bin, only to find empty cereal boxes which he left all over the kitchen floor in disgust as they wern't edible!
He was sniffing along the work tops today and managed to find Pauline's bacon bun breakfast which he devoured in a flash, so he didnt get his breakfast and neither did she! He's still very greedy at meal times and eats everything in his dish and anything left in the other's dishes, but give him a few days and he will probably settle as they all tend to be like this when they first arrive.
One 'accident' in the kitchen this morning, but the back door was shut and everyone was upstairs but nothing since.
Out walking this morning they met all kinds of dogs and he was fine. When they got back he stood with his front paws on the fence to watch next doors cat, but he didnt try to get over, he just watched as it sat cleaning itself. So far Pop's been okay with traffic noise although he tends to walk in front, but doesn't pull on the lead and walks in a straight line, not all over the place as some do.
Pauline went to the co-op this afternoon and when she got back Pop greeted her by grinning and wagging his tail round in a full circles! All in all, he's a beautifull loving chap who just loves being with you.
16th January 2012
Pauline took Pop to the vets today for his first inoculation because he arrived here with no paperwork.
18th January 2012
This afternoon Pop went to visit a retired couple who are interested in adopting him. Pop handled it all in his stride and before long he was fast asleep on the living room carpet, so comfortable, he didn't want to get up and follow us as we were leaving.
19th January 2012
This morning Pop went to the vets where he was neutered.
20th January 2012
Pauline says Pop is doing fine following his operation yesterday. He's eating well and everything is working, no swelling and he hasn't touched it once. He asked to go out today by standing at the back door where her mop bucket is the favorite by far for piddling on! Pop hasn't even sniffed the bin in the kitchen and didn't touch her grand daughter's birthday cake that was left on the side in the kitchen all night by accident.
30th January 2012
This morning Pop went to the vet and had his 2nd inoculation and neutering stitches removed. Once complete off he went to his new home where we hope he will have a long and happy life.
11th February 2012
Sadly we received a phone call from Pop's new owner letting us know that her husband had suffered a second stroke and she was finding it difficult with hospital trips and no vehicle to look after Pop. Although a difficult decision she thought it best Pop be returned to rescue. When he arrived back Pauline was unable to take him as her house was full with Louis just returning, so he went to be fostered with Wendy and her family until we can find him his true forever home.
19th February 2012
A couple who are interested in re-homing Pop are visiting Wendy's house today to visit him and take him for a walk. After their visit they called in to see us and we made plans for them to adopt him when they are taking two weeks leave from work to be with him and get him settled. Work shouldn't be an issue due to the shift patterns, and the two weeks will give them time to get him used to one or both of them being out the house.
22nd February 2012
Wendy says Pop is such a lovely boy, clean in the house, gentle on the lead, very affectionate and just a joy to have around. Pop is so funny and 'cool' , but last Saturday he had a 'run in' with Kitten, their 'none dog friendly cat', which saw him coming off worse with a bloody nose. Pop hasn't been upstairs since but is still very interested when he hears her moving around up there. You can see him thinking twice about investigating! He is such a nice lad he is going to be a really good friend for his new owners.
3rd March 2012
This morning Wendy brought Pop here to await his new owner's arrival. He gave them a lovely greeting when they arrived and once all the adoption paperwork was complete off he went with them to his new home, where we hope he will have a long and happy life.
13th March 2012
This afternoon Pop and his new owners called in for a visit as they were visiting the Lake District for the day. Pop was looking really happy and it was lovely to see everyone again and have a chat about how things are going. Think Pop has landed on his feet here!!
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Black Greyhound
In our garden
6th January 2012

Black Greyhound
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Black Greyhound
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Black Greyhound
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