Aries: applications closed

Aries is a lovely white and blue 3 year old retired greyhound who now deservers the comforts of a loving home with a family who will adore him. He is a quiet and friendly dog who is very good with other dogs but should not go to a home with a cat or with a small dog due to the natural prey drive of greyhounds. He is a very affectionate dog who is a dream to walk on the lead as he is very gentle and easy going. Like all greyhounds, he has lived in a racing kennel up until now and likes to keep his sleeping area clean, he will therefore be clean in his home. Once he becomes a pet, he will love the comfrots of a big soft pad to lie on and will become a total couch potato.
There is a commonly held misconception that greyhounds need a lot of space in their home, however many of our greyhounds go to homes in Sweden where they live in small apartments in the city and do really well. A common misconception is that greyhounds need a ton of exercise, but this is not true as they are used to running fast bursts on the track and then taking it easy for most of the day…many will spend most of their day asleep and are very partial to a nice spot in the sun. Often they will follow the sun around your sitting room to ensure that they have the nicest, warmest and most comfortable spot. Greyhounds make great pets for all kinds of individuals and families. They are low-maintenance, gentle and laid-back dogs. After exercise greyhounds will gladly spend the rest of their time dozing quietly next to you (often on their backs, with all four legs in the air!) Because greyhounds are gentle by nature, most are fine with children provided children are taught respect for animals. Greyhounds are very loving with their human companions, but they also have a highly-developed sense of personal space, and children must be taught to respect that. That being said, the overwhelming majority of greyhounds do great with children…..please note that we will not rehome to families with children aged 5 and under. Greyhounds are sighthounds; they can see the movement of a squirrel up to half a mile away. Since they are the second-fastest land mammal (second only to the Cheetah) and are capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 mph within three strides, an off-leash greyhound who sees movement in the distance and decides to chase it will be in the next county before you can say “Come back!” Greyhounds do not know to fear roads and cars, and will run out in traffic at full speed with no thought of personal danger. It is absolutely crucial to keep your greyhound on a leash at all times if not in an enclosed area. https://www.facebook.com/KWWSPCA/photos/pcb.4487907901222495/4487907684555850/


Aries has been neutered, vaccinated and chipped (chip number 972274000495970, origin Ireland)
If you are interested in adopting Aries please submit an expression of interest form which can be found in the following link
http://kwwspca.ie/adoption-process/

No calls please.
We ask for a minimum donation of €200 when we rehome a dog to partly offset our veterinary and other expenses. A dog licence and collar tag are required to complete the adoption, and a secure garden is required. The Kildare & West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KWWSPCA) is a registered charity (Number CHY6280) and is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (Number 20011048). DAFM reg. number IPT200001C