Sean had a home stay with Julie
Shaun has been very good at home with us on his foster with our elderly girl greyhound, Heidi.
He had a good look around to start with and is not at all worried about following us into every room or looking for us. We have only had one small wee accident.
He is a lively boy who wants to have a game with Heidi but she has been a little wary here and there. I removed toys as although he obviously loves them, he got very excited and we were a bit concerned if Heidi decided to join in at this early stage.
He was intrigued by the television to start with but has taken it all in his stride and is not at all bothered by it now.
Shaun, as I’m sure you know loves his food and has been eating well from the beginning of his visit on Friday. He was very interested in our food to begin with too, but is a fast learner and understands a firm voice telling him no and to lie down. He doesn’t worry us now at the table, only a bit if we have breakfast before him!
He has been good with Heidi, although a bit pushy at first but has settled down and she has warned him to keep out of her space. He loves lying on his back with his legs leaning up the wall – so funny! He has a great character.
He walks very well on the lead. We haven’t met lots of dogs on walks as its pretty quiet here, but when he has seen one on a lead for a walk he has looked interested but no problem. It is quite different when he sees a dog off lead chasing a ball. Steve found it difficult distracting him and had to hold him very firmly – understandable after running 102 races I guess.
He is a gorgeous boy, very affectionate, very waggy tail. Has enjoyed meeting relatives on Sunday and has met the 6 and 4 year old grandchildren today. Enjoyed them stroking him and was very good.
We enjoyed fostering him and hope he finds the right home soon.
Laura took Sean to West End Common
Sean is such a lovely cuddly boy who would win medals in a greyhound leaning competition!
Sean and I went to West End Common today for the first time. He jumped into the boot of my car with absolutely no hesitation and settled down nicely for the short drive from the kennels. When we arrived at the car park he stood looking around, taking in his surroundings. He enjoyed exploring a new area, enjoyed a good sniff and walked nicely on the lead. We met a lot of other breeds off lead which he found a little alarming and barked to let everyone know he was worried. He will need someone with patience to teach him that they are nothing to worry about and just dogs like him.
Sean is a firm favourite amongst staff and walkers and would love to find a home with an experienced family who could help him build his confidence in the outside world and who would make sure he got all the cuddles he desires.
In the meantime, if you are interested in re-homing Sean then please contact the kennels. Or, even better, come along to the kennels between 11am and 2pm and walk some of our hounds to get to know them.