Its been just over a month since George arrived. He has settled in well and is just so easy to love. He's very cuddly and affectionate, and never tires of resting his head on a lap to be stroked. And he's gorgeous looking, with his big "take me home and love me" eyes and soft floppy ears. He enjoys his daily walks and is very well-mannered on the lead. Thanks so much to George's trainer for placing him in the GAP programme, to Margaret in Auckland for a brilliant foster-mum job, and to Elizabeth, Irene, Sonja and Robyn for their help matching us with George and welcoming us into the world of greyhound owners. We've met really friendly, helpful people at the GAP get-togethers and encourage any prospective owners reading this to go for it! (on the picture: George and Melissa)
George (Chile Command) joined our family on 19 December 2009, and we’ve done things and been places I’d never have imagined, and met wonderful people along the way.
We attend events so others can see how wonderful greyhounds are, including Animates Adoptions Days, fairs, the annual GAP street collection, and up to Napier for Art Deco weekend (twice!).
Greyhounds are collectible! We fostered Mynx (Whistling Mynx), and soon realised she had found her forever home, adopting her on 15 June 2011. They are a great pair.
George comes with me to visit prospective owners. He’s a fantastic ambassador for GAP and afterwards many of them ask for a dog “just like George please”. He’s great with other pets and very gentle with children.
He and Mynx welcomed their greyhound friend Lea (unraced) when she needed a homestay for a few months late last year, and we then fostered Warrior (Homebush Warrior) and then Seamus (unraced). They’ve been very laid back about these comings and goings – in true greyhound style.