Greyhounds Looking For Homes

Greyhounds Looking For Homes 2018-05-29T10:19:41+00:00

More About Greyhounds

Adopting a greyhound is a great idea for singles, families or couples of all ages. If you choose to take one of our beautiful dogs into your home, our team at Bark Inn Kennels will give you all the support and help necessary to rehome a dog properly.
Once you have visited the kennels and chosen a greyhound to adopt, we will then arrange a home visit. All our dogs are cat tested before being homed.

Greyhounds come in a variety of colours: black, white, red, blue, fawn, fallow, brindle or any of these colours broken with white. Males are usually bigger and slightly taller than the females – the typical height of a dog measured at the shoulder is between 28″-30″, bitches are around 27″-28″. They are a pedigree breed and normally stay fit and healthy into their teens. In terms of temperament, there is little to choose from between the genders. The breed is typically intelligent, gentle, affectionate and even-tempered. They are quite laid back and docile, yet despite possessing remarkable stamina and endurance need only two twenty minute walks each day. They are often described as ‘couch potatoes’, requiring less exercise than average dogs. Most greyhounds walk quietly on a lead without pulling. Because their coats are short and smooth, they don’t get too dirty and can come back from muddy walks relatively clean, generally requiring little grooming. Greyhounds get along with children, the elderly and often live happily with other pets, including cats.
A greyhound is the original low-maintenance companion animal. Despite their well-deserved reputation as formidable athletes, they do not require large amounts of exercise: the vast majority are perfectly content with two short walks a day and they just love to relax on a comfortable bed. They are short haired dogs and require little grooming. Many people who suffer from an allergic reaction to dogs in general may find that greyhounds do not have this effect. Greyhounds are placid animals and therefore are particularly good with children; they also make excellent pets for the elderly because they do not require large amounts of exercise. Older dogs, whilst perhaps not as appealing as younger dogs, still make excellent pets, and are even more grateful for your love and attention. Most retired racers have lived exclusively in kennels but will adapt extremely quickly to the more physically comfortable environment of your home. They may need house training, but if given regular opportunities to relieve themselves outside, they quickly learn appropriate behaviour – all dogs have a natural disinclination to soil their living area. Greyhounds can and do live harmoniously with cats so don’t be discouraged by those who say it is an impossibility. Contrary to popular belief, some greyhounds are ‘cat-proof’ and can be homed straight into a house that has cats. Even those who show initial desire to chase can be de-schooled relatively quickly with firm, constant discouragement.
We would encourage you to visit our kennels where you are free to take a look round the dogs we have waiting for a home. Before committing you can foster a dog to see how you, and the dog, get along. You will be home-checked and then follow up checks are done after homing the greyhound to make sure things are working out for both yourself and the greyhound.
We ask for a payment of £125.

This small fee helps us to cover the costs of caring for all of our dogs ever year. Every dog adopted from Bark Inn is:

  • All dogs are neutered

  • Vaccinated

  • Vet Checked

Once they’re at home with you, we’ll be on hand to answer any queries as needed for the rest of the dog’s life.

Dogs Looking For Homes



Sam is 4 years old.He is a timid boy and will need lots of reassurance.Sam would be ideal to live with another dog as he loves to share and such a sweet boy.



Jet is 2 years old.She is a timid girl but once she gets to know you she has a cheeky character.



Angel is 4 years old.She is such a pretty girl and will be happy to live on her own as she cuddles up to her toys.

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