Greyhound Trust Shropshire & Borders
Rupert - Special Boy!!!
Meet Rupert, he is a real character! Rupert raced as Redley Rooster and had over 130 races. Born in Oct 2010 (6yrs old now) he raced from June 2012 to Aug 2015 and for those three years he knew nothing but to chase a small furry object around a racing track!! His body finally gave out in his last race when he fractured his hock and was due to be put to sleep. Luckily for Rupert Greyhound Trust Shropshire & Borders stepped in and he was “rescued”, his hairline fracture healed and he returned to full health.
Rupert has now been in foster for over 18 months and is one of our longest residents. Rupert is very playful and loves his toys, he is so much fun and we cannot stress enough how loveable he is! He loves having a fuss and if allowed will climb onto your lap or sofa to make the most of it! Rupert has become a firm favorite with everyone who meets him but he would dearly love his own home. He is a special boy, but after such a long racing career he still has a desire to chase small furries - cats, rabbits, squirrels and sometimes small dogs. He can get strong on the lead when he sees another dog, but has proved with careful introductions that he can make friends with them. Rupert should ideally be homed to a person or family who are experienced greyhound owners and who are happy that he may need to wear a muzzle on his walks while they continue to work on his socialisation. He loves his walks and is making great progress, he is most relaxed if he is on a familiar route and can be walked away from other dogs. Rupert has been fostered in a home environment and was clean in the house and loved the sofa, he is very lovable and all he wants is to be able to cuddle up to you and have a fuss. He would make an ideal only dog, he may not be suitable for small children as he does jump up and is enthusiastic in his greetings! He is happy to be left on his own for quite a while so may suit someone who still works. He would need a garden where he can let off steam and be the “crazy boy” we have come to know and love. No one has told Rupert he is 6 yrs old and he is a bouncy, playful boy, however he is prepared to chill out on the sofa or in his bed for most of the day.
Because we understand that Rupert is not the easiest dog to home he would be allowed to go out, at least initially, on a foster basis if someone is willing to give him a chance. His foster family love him to bits but he deserves to have a chance at a proper retirement in a loving home of his own. If you would like to know more about Rupert or want to meet him please contact us by phone or email – we would love to hear from you!