Age: 3 years old
Jack is another one of our long termers in foster care and we do not understand why this loving dog has not been snapped up.
Ok he is still not used to small dogs and is not cat friendly. but many dogs are the same.
His foster Dad say he is a great dog, very big and handsome and is a strong boy.
He now has a harness that makes this beautiful boy full of exuberance easier to walk.
At home he is so easy to look after and he is a friendly boy to his family and visitors.
He is good indoors, does not climb on furniture and is happy just to lie around most of the day (and night).
Jack is usually quiet and placid, except at meal times, walk time or when visitors call rushes around with wild tail wags!
He is unfazed by things some dogs often get upset about—he’s not bothered by the vacuum cleaner, thunderstorms, motor bikes etc.
Occasionally he borrows a shoe or other item and takes it back to his bed (but does not do any damage).
He is an early riser and generally wakes us about 6:00 am to be let out in the yard for a few minutes, then goes back to bed until he wants his breakfast, usually about 7:00 am. A good eater, always cleans his bowl in short order. Happy to take small treats like bits of apple, banana, carrot, peanuts, toast etc.
His foster dad is a musician in a band and at times takes him to the gigs on the weekend! Jack is not phased by the noise at events and is quite chilled.
Travels well in the van and rested quietly on his mat in the Settlers courtyard when the band played a gig there earlier in the year.
He got too excited when the local cat appeared but settled down quickly when it moved away.
A family with several energetic young children turned up (ages around 5 – 8 yrs) at the same event. They asked if they could stroke Jack (he had his muzzle on, of course), and he was fine with them all.
Funny greyhound stuff – Sleeps in weird positions. Chatters his teeth when he is happy (eg, when he sees his dinner being prepared). Leans on us if we are standing still, follows us around the house if we move. Sprints wildly around the yard for a couple of laps for no apparent reason. Throws his toys around indoors when bored. Will occasionally chase and fetch a ball three or four times before losing interest and going back to sleep.
No Cat Homes for Jack.
To sum up Jack would make a wonderful companion. Loves his walks and sniffs twice a day.
Being he is a strong big boy he would need a confident handler whilst walking and someone aware that he is still wary of small dogs.
If you would like to know more about this lovely boy please call our adoption coordinators depending where you live.
Ellen North 0408 951 931
Janey South 0419 044 689