Greyhound Requirement Descriptors

Understanding Greyhound Requirement Descriptors

To make finding a greyhound that will suit your home environment simple we have put together the following requirements to make it easy for you to see at a glance if that dog may be a match. Below is a helpful guide to understanding these icons and descriptors to give you the best chance at placing a successful application.

 

Greyhounds Age

Greyhounds Gender


Cat potential – this dog has passed an assessment with a cat and deemed suitable to live with a cat (with appropriate introduction)

No cat potential – this dog is not suitable to live with a cat

 

Suitable as only dog – this dog prefers to be the only dog in the home

Happy with or without company – this dog would be equally happy as the only dog in the home or with a medium to large dog for company

Requires company (any size) – this dog needs dog company and can live with any size breed 

Requires medium to large company – this dog needs the company of a medium to large breed dog

 

Suitabile with children – this icon provides you with details on the greyhounds suitablility to live with children. We provide age brackets to assist you these include "not suitable with children", "children under 5", "children 5+", "children 8+" and children 12+", see “specific requirements” for further details relating to a greyhound suited to living with children.

 

Minimal hours – this dog would suit a home where their family are home the majority of the time (<3 hours alone)

Part-time hours – this dog will be happy at home on their own for a few hours at a time while their family are out of the house (3-6 hours alone)

Full-time hours – this dog will be happy at home on their own for a full day while their family are out of the house (6-9 hours alone)

 

Other Pet Descripters

Poultry – any birds at the residence (caged pet birds, free range birds, chickens, ducks, geese, etc.)

Pocket pets – any small pets at the residence (mice, rats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, reptiles, native possums, etc.)

 

If you are still unsure and would like some assistance on how to tell what is the right greyhound for you, please call our office on 8243 7124. Our foster and adoptin officer will be happy to assist you.

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