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Greyhounds
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since July 2004

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Ned
is looking for his forever home

Ned arrived on Tuesday 14th July 2015 and is currently looking for a new home.
Telephone 015395 52394 or email if you would like to rehome Ned
or one of the other Greyhounds who are currently looking for homes.


Ned's arrival and a brief history
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Ned - Black Greyhound
Ned is a lovely ex-racing Greyhound who was born on the 10th August 2010. He is 100% perfect in the house, very friendly and thrives on love and affection. He is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped.
Before Ned arrived here he was attacked by two off lead labradoodles and the incident has made him scared of dogs other than greyhounds.
In areas where he is the only dog he walks nicely on the lead and is quite relaxed, but when he sees another dog he becomes anxious and shakes. He now wears a red coat saying "I'm scared of other dogs" and we are teaching him the command 'back' . When he sees another dog we say "back" and he backs up to stand with his head close to our legs and his body behind us for protection. He will sometimes bark at other dog(s) but that's to make out he's a big tough guy and for them to go away, backing up behind us should cause this to stop as he learns to trust the one he's walking with. What Ned needs is Patience, Love and Consistency and he will get there.
Next booster inoculation due on 1st July 2017.

Ned is looking for his forever home .


Ned's Diary
14th July 2015
Ned arrived this lunch time, and what a lovely dog he is. After his owner / trainer left we introduced him to the other greyhounds and all went well.
With Ned living in his owner / trainer's house these past 3 months we brought him straight in the house and this is where he will sleep, so no kennel for him.
15th July 2015
Ned was a bit unsettled to begin with last night being with a lot of strange dogs who all seemed to have their favourite beds at night, but once he'd found himself one he felt was okay he settled.
21st July 2015
This afternoon Ned was examined by the vet, all was well and he had a kennel cough inocuation.
23rd July 2015
This evening we noticed one Ned's back feet was swollen, not sure why so we will have to keep an eye on it.
24th July 2015
This morning Ned's back foot was still swollen with one pad worse than the rest, it felt hot and he didn't want us to touch it. He didn't want any breakfast and refused to get off our bed where he'd settled while we were serving the b & b guests their breakfast. I couldn't see any cuts, puncture marks nor anything stuck in it and when we did finally get him off our bed he walked with his foot raised from the ground. He really wasn't a happy lad, just wanting to sleep on our bed and do nothing else. Still not sure what was causing the problem we put him on antibiotics and Metacam to try and ease the pain, and bring the swelling and temperature down.
25th July 2015
This afternoon Ned's previous owner / trainer came with Star who will be here until we find him his forever home. When Ned heard her voice he went to greet her and she noticed him hopping towards her holding his back foot off the ground.
She lay him down and thoroughly examined his foot, decided nothing was broken or sounded unusual and at this point we wondered if he'd been bitten or stung. We gave him some Piriton, an antihistamine tablet because if it was a sting or a bite this will help him.
26th July 2015
This morning Ned's foot looks and feels a lot better and he's beginning to put his foot on the ground when he's walking. He must be feeling much better because he's also beginning to mingle with the other dogs again.
15th August 2015
Ned has seen a few different dogs through the gate as our bed and breakfast guests come and go. If they are quiet and he's on his own or with a quiet dog he seems to be okay and will stand and watch. However, if he is with Jack or another dog who barks at them Ned will join in, especially if the dog on the other side of the gate starts barking as well.
We do know Ned was fine with other breeds of dogs until the day two off lead labradoodles attacked him and the other greyhound walking with him. The other greyhound was quite badly hurt and so traumatised that he could no longer race for fear of another dog touching him. Ned wasn't hurt as bad, but with him being there at the time he is now very wary of dogs off the lead or those who are very bouncy and 'in your face', which is understandable.
28th December 2015
This afternoon Ned's original owner/trainer brought Kit here and took Ned back with her to live in her house while we are on holiday to South Africa to save him going into kennels while we are away. Boy, what a greeting he gave her, it was so lovely to see, to see that he remembered her and thought a lot of her. He walked from the house as happy as could be.
16th September 2016
Ned went out walking with one of our volunteers this afternoon. Something he loves doing so long as they take him somewhere where there will be few or no other breeds out and about. His new jacket arrived yesterday, a little big for him, but it does the trick. It's bright red with white lettering on each side saying 'I'm scared of other dogs'. This way people approaching with other dogs will see and hopefully keep their distance and reduce his agitation.
28th October 2016
It was when Emily, one of our volunteers came to walk the dogs this afternoon we noticed Ned not jumping up at the gate with the others but standing quietly in front of it. Normally Ned is there joining in with the 'mad' greeting and Emily commented on it. I said he'd done the same thing yesterday when Kate and David, two other volunteers came to walk them. Yesterday, because Ned was quiet I let him go for a walk to praise him for being good and waiting patiently. Needless to say, once he was the other side of the gate he became very excited that he'd been chosen and was impatient to get his lead, special coat and muzzle on and off for his walk.
Today because he was quietly waiting we let him through the gate to go for a walk. Again he became excited while he was having his coat, lead and muzzle on and he was looking forward to his walk. When Emily arrived back with him she said he's a "funny thing" because today he became anxious at anything he saw in the distance - even when it was a solitary person, perhaps he thought there was a dog lurking somewhere, and when walking away from them he kept looking over his shoulder to see if anyone or thing was following him.
Although Ned will often come in our bedroom and jump on the bed when I'm going for a nap and snuggle next to me, this evening was the first time since he'd arrived that he voluntarily climbed on the settee and cuddled next to Stuart. Think Stuart was a little surprised when he realised it was Ned and not one of the others - a huge milestone undertaken!
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Ned - Back Greyhound


Ned - Back Greyhound
In our garden
14th July 2015

Ned - Back Greyhound
8th August 2015

Ned - Back Greyhound
28th November 2015

Ned - Back Greyhound
28th November 2015

Ned - Back Greyhound
8th May 2016


Ned - Back Greyhound
In our garden
3rd March 2016




If you can give Ned his forever home please contact us - details above


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