Reasons why we love this dog…
He doesn't want a lot of exercise
He's sweet and affectionate
He has the best puppy-dog eyes!
I am a:
I would like:
A quiet home environment
I would not like:
To go for a lot of long walks
My favourite thing is:
Gentle fuss and affection
A sensitive boy
Can live with children 15 plus
Could live with another hound
Not cat trainable
Important: Please read our latest COVID guidelines before you apply to adopt this lovely hound.
Jethro is an adorable 2 year old greyhound boy looking for his forever home. He is a real clown with a huge personality, and the best puppy-dog eyes we’ve ever seen. If you take Jethro home, he’s guaranteed make you laugh every day! Despite his sense of humour, he is a sensitive soul at heart and can be worried about the world in general.
Sadly Jethro has been returned into our care on three occasions, each time after spending only a very short period in the new home. This is because as an anxious dog who has spent most of his life so far in racing or rescue kennels, he finds it difficult to settle and feel safe in a home environment. Jethro’s anxiety about being in a home manifests as an inability to relax, hyperactivity and some destructive behaviour whilst he adjusts to his new environment.
We are unsure how long it will take for Jethro to feel secure in his new home, since he has not stayed in any of his previous homes long enough to start finding his feet. Jethro desperately needs an adopter who is able to cope with this behaviour and stick with him whilst working through his anxiety. This will be a challenge, but will absolutely be worth it to finally give this sweet boy his chance for a happy life. Our behaviour team will be on hand to support Jethro and his new family through the settling in period. Each time Jethro comes back to us, his ability to settle in a home environment is affected, so we really need to be 100% sure that his next home will be forever!
An affectionate and interactive dog, Jethro prefers gentle handling and a calm, quiet environment. For this reason he wouldn’t want to live with children, or in a busy household. Jethro really enjoys the company of other dogs, but is equally as happy with human companionship so could be homed as the only pet or with canine company. He likes to walk with his doggie friends but doesn’t really want to play so would prefer a gentle companion. He has been social with smaller dogs as well as larger breeds, and walks beautifully on-lead. In all of his homes so far, Jethro has picked up on housetraining really quickly.
Jethro enjoys walks in quiet, rural areas once he is familiar with the route. He does find new environments worrying and will freeze on walks if he is feeling overwhelmed. The stress of walking in an unfamiliar place will add to his general anxiety levels and make it harder for him to settle in his new home, so he must be given time to feel comfortable inside the home before he is introduced to the extra challenge of a new walking area. This means his adopters must be happy not to walk him at all for at least the first couple of weeks after adoption, and potentially for even longer. A reasonably sized garden will make this easier, but is not a deal-breaker since there are plenty of ways to provide mental enrichment in place of physical exercise until he is ready to venture out!
Jethro does have some nerve pain in his lower back, which is managed with medication. This should not affect his life expectancy, and Forever Hounds Trust are happy to cover any ongoing costs related to this condition if needed.
If you’re up for the challenge of helping Jethro to finally live his best life as a beloved family member, please get in touch!