Meet Valentino, our lovebug of a greyhound. This boy is a real swweetheart who just wants to spend his time in the company of people. He is affectionate, loves to play, and is just out and out forgeous. Valentino is 2.5 years old, date of birth 1 November 2018. He is a very affectionate dog who loves company and is very good with other dogs. We do not know what he is like with cats. He is easy on the lead and very much enjoys playing with a ball or another toy, especially a soft toy. He loves when anyone spends time with him and will come straight over for petting and to say hello to you. Like all greyhounds, he loves his comforts as greyhounds are total couch potatoes. Greyhounds do not need a huge amount of exercise and are generally happy with one good walk or two shorter walks in a day.
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.
Valentino has been neutered, vaccinated and chipped (chip number 972274000500243, origin Ireland).
If you are interested in adopting Valentino 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