Thinking of a new addition to the family.......
We already have 4 children and foster children as well; now we have adopted a retired greyhound! Are we mad you cry, my mother thinks I am (although she loves greyhounds!). If you are considering adopting a greyhound then, even though we are less than 24 hours into our adoption, I couldn't do anything but recommend it.
Meet Arthur, a loving 3 year old, He arrived yesterday afternoon and since then has been a delight. He is gentle with the children, house trained and settled well over night.
We started our adoption journey a few weeks ago with a general enquiry to Greyhound Rescue Wales as we were unsure that a family of noisy, busy children with a small shared back garden would be the rightful place for a new addition! We had already considered the garden issue and decided to erect a gate at the end of our ramp to the garden with the purpose of hopefully not providing a quick escape route!. or easy access to a gate left open or a visiting cat.
Our home assessment went well and we were given the green light; much excitement followed! We were matched with Arthur. All greyhounds are fully assessed so that a really good home match can be made. It also allowed us to consider what we could cope with and if we could provide a loving home to meet all the needs of a greyhound.
All the greyhounds are vaccinated, micro chipped and neutered. Arthur came with a lead and muzzle,We found lots of information on the Greyhound Rescue website under the adoption link, which helped us to prepare for our new addition. Arthur had already spent time with a foster family so was used to family life.
I know it is early days with Arthur but so far it has been a wonderful experience, He has settled down so quickly, loves his cuddles, is good with the children and has had a calming effect on the more exuberant children!
Watch this space for more adventures with Arthur and if you are thinking about adopting a greyhound there is plenty of information out there to help you make your decision.
A big thank you from our family to