Meet Blake, a happy and friendly boy, who is just waiting eagerly to snuggle up to you. Blake is 3 years old, and is a big favourite with all the volunteers at the shelter. He is a dream to walk as he is so gentle on the lead, and he is good natured and affectionate, as is the case with the majority of greyhounds. He is good with other dogs, however we do not recommend a greyhound to a home where there is a small dog, or where there is a cat. 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.
Blake has been neutered, vaccinated and chipped (chip number 972274000435241, origin Ireland).
If you are interested in adopting Blake please submit an expression of interest form which can be found in the following link
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