Beautiful Ike is looking for that perfect retirement home - could it be with you? :)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Isn't he just gorgeous? This is Ike (Bound By Pride), a recently retired sprinter who is now looking for a retirement home.
Ike is being homed by his trainer, who has asked us to help find a good, responsible and loving home for this special boy - so Ike has been spending some time with our pack in Feilding, getting used to living in the house, attending Canine Good Citizen classes in our local Dog Club, and generally having fun. He loves his bed, his walks, and interacting with other dogs of all breeds.

Ike has been a pleasure having stay with us, he is very cute, very well behaved, and a very loving, soft doggie. He has learned so many things while with us, and is very keen to please. He is one of those dogs who watches your every move, in case you  call him over to you. :) He walks beautifully on the lead and loves  his walkies :) When he gets back home, he flops in his bed and cockroaches for hours :)
Needless to say - Ike is very good looking, with lovely coloring (he looks like a Dalmatian cross!) and gorgeous brown eyes. He is about 33kg, neutered male, 4 years old.

Ike is looking for a home with someone who will want to possibly continue with his Canine Good Citizen or similar obedience classes, as he really enjoys them and is very trainable and clever. Ike is very keen to learn as well as very motivated by treats and praise :) 
He is not too bothered by little kids - in fact I suspect he is a bit wary of them, so ideal home will have some teenagers or just adults.
We expect that Ike will be trainable to live with cats, but he will need to be trained by his new owners in this regard. If you have a cat and want to give Ike a home, you will have to be committed to working with him in the settling in period to teach him that cats are friends -- not something to chase and not something to be afraid of. We are more than happy to give training advice to new owners.
Ike is perfectly fine being left alone at home, so he is suitable for busy people who go to work etc.

We thought to see whether any of our Nightrave friends would be interested in Ike - but of course his trainer will consider any good and responsible home for him.  We will be more than happy to help with settling in, advice , training or whatever else new owners might need.

Ike will go to his new home health checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and registered. He has also had his teeth cleaned and polished (full dental) this week.
Ike will also come with a complimentary Nightrave designer collar and lead, of course :)

If you would like to know more about Ike, please contact us on nightravegreys@gmail.com, or call Fatima on 0274 526723. We are more than happy to arrange for you (and your pack if you have one) to meet Ike :)

Ike's racing history is here:
http://www.thedogs.co.nz/greyhounds/profiles.aspx?AnimalID=22098

And of course, some more photos of the pretty boy (you can click on photos to see full size)
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Cute Ike, with his roman nose and loads of freckles :)
With his mates Chevy and Louie

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Happy Ike having a run in our dog club :)

 
Below is Ike and his friends as Canine Good Citizen class in Feilding (sorry, pictures are awful as they were taken in the dark):
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2 comments:

Stu Ridgley said...

Ike is one special lovely , laid-back, easy-going boy :) .. he met my hoony ( well for oldies :) lol ) mob on the weekend when we went to their place for a nail appoinmeent and a quite Bourbon :) .. Ike was perfect with my lot :)and he had never met them befor :) .. ( i have 2 GAP older girls and ( Bridgette and Lilly ) and GoGo who is an older GAP boy.... Ike has the most lovely personality and nature :)

gyeong said...

He is cute and handsome at the same time. If he weren't halfway around the world, or I'd him to my pack.