Badger is an ex-racing greyhound. He is a sweet natured boy, who does love a good lean on you when he is out on a walk. He fully commits to the phrase "gentle giant", as he is a big boy with a gentle touch. He is also the softest dog ever to have existed and loved a good neck scratch. He is calm with other dogs but wouldn’t like to live with any small furries and cats due to his ex-racing background and prey drive.
Badger will want a nice comfy home to see out his ex racing retirement years. He will need a good couple of walks a day and could possibly live with another suitable dog, however, no cats or small furries. He would like a fully enclosed garden to sunbathe in if possible. He is a typical greyhound where he will like to have a outburst of energy and then sleep on the sofa or in front of the fire place for the rest of the day.
Badger is a very needy dog and will really struggle being left. Therefore, he needs a home where his new owner will be home all the time. As a shelter we reailise this would be a hard home to find however, we believe it is out there and badger is patiently waiting and ready to give all of his love :)
Badger has seasonal alopica which means that the back of rear end is hairless at certain times of the year. This is purely cosmetic and doesn’t lead to any other health issues whatsoever. Although this doesn’t affect him it has been the reason why a couple of people have been turned off badger after meeting him. So please dont judge him about his bare bum :)
Here are some facts about Greyhounds that we think you may find interesting
Their coat is short and almost odourless, so can be a great option for people of families who may have allergies to dogs.
They are well suited to modern lifestyles, despite what you may think, they don’t need endless exercise and enjoy lots of opportunities to relax and sleep
They are known for their short bursts of speed and can reach 40-45mph, and are often known as the "40mhp couch potatoes" Badger would suit most homes and we are sure will easily adapt to her new families lifestyle. She could live with another suitable dog but no cats or small furries. He could live with children 10+ and will need a fully secured garden to mooch in. Greyhounds can be a popular choice for therpy dog work. They are calm, with a gentle nature which can make them ideal for working with the elderly or physically impared.
Badger needs a home with someone who will not leave him
Someone who can give him regular exercise and have the strength to hold on if he were to want to chase a squirrel.
If there were to be children they must be above 12 years old.
Badger could live with another dog but isnt very playful with others. If he were to have a brother or sister in the house they would need to accept him as a nonchalant dog who will just coexist together.
Badger is a greyhound that has previously been raced. Greyhounds themselves tend to be quiet and calm, enjoying the creature comforts of home mixed with a few walks here and there. Darcy is no different. He like most greyhounds is rather sensitive and docile so will need to be trained with a calm and light hand with plenty of praise over vocal correction.