Harry (homed)

Introducing Harry who has just turned 3 years old, in fact his birthday present was being Rescued.  Harry has writes this about himself:

‘Harrow… my name is Harry, and I’m a retired athlete. My foster mums call me The Big Boof. They say it’s because I keep walking into the glass door and falling off the lounge when I’m in deep sleep. Nevertheless, I don’t mind either names… I kinda like being called Boof.

The other day, I overheard a conversation between my foster mum and a stranger during our morning walk. The stranger said to my foster mum that I look a lot like Ryan Gosling only hairier. I wondered who is this Ryan Gosling? So when I got back from my walk I snuck onto my foster mum’s Mac Book and I googled his name (I use voice commands because my paws are too big for the keyboard, I keep typing gobledigook). Wow! Ryan Gosling is handsome!! And I do look a lot like him! What do you think?

So now that we’ve established that I’m seriously good-looking, and that I like glass doors, I have something more serious to talk about.

I’m looking for my forever companion.

I’m seeking for that special person or family to spend the rest of my life with.  Someone who likes long walks, jogging, wet sloppy kisses, cuddles on the lounge while watching Ryan Gosling movies, morning hugs, afternoon hugs, and evening hugs.

I used to live in the country and moved to the big smoke recently. My foster mums take me to their favourite café every weekend so I can meet lots of people and chillax whilst they sip on their strong skinny lattes. I have to admit that I LOVE the attention. Everyone says how gentle, soft and fluffy I am. And of course, how seriously good-looking I am.

I’m very playful, and cuddly, and goofy, and clumsy, and seriously good-looking, and a couch potato. I love playing with the ball and soft-toys, but I’m also very content to sleep the day away.

My foster mums said that I settled in their home very quickly and I behave very well with my foster brother and sister. They also taught me about toilet training. I now know that the present I left for them in the kitchen is not very nice. Whoopsie.

My special forever companion will need some patience with me around smaller animals. When I was a professional athlete, my job was to run as fast as I can after a mechanical soft toy. So I get excited when I see small animals because they remind me of the soft toy. But in truth, I just want to play with them and I get really excited so I pull my foster mum along on the lead. My foster brother used to be like that too, but he got over it very quickly. Apart from that, I really like walking next to my foster mum without pulling.

My foster mum is introducing me to small fluffy dogs at the park but she says that I need to make more doggy friends. She made me a FaceBook page so everyone can follow my progress on a daily basis. Please add me as a friend @ “Harry AdoptMe” or search using email harry.adopt.me@gmail.com

I’ve taken all my energy to write about myself and running behind time for my beauty sleep. So catch me on Facebook when I’m awake.’

Harry is currently fostered in Sydney.

Harry is:

  • 3 years old (May 2010)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • located Sydney
  • adoption costs $300
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  1. Posted May 28, 2013 at 8:40 AM | Permalink

    That’s me!! Please add me to your Facebook so you can follow my ‘pet training’ progress everyday 🙂

  2. Posted August 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

    Yep, he is ‘seriously good looking’ 🙂

  3. Posted August 6, 2013 at 12:16 PM | Permalink

    I have known Harry since he was a few weeks old.I hand raised him when his Mumma Lucy was very sick and couldn’t feed him.I raised them with a lot of affection so It is so good to see even after he left my care to a racing career his loving nature has still shone through.Harry is the only surviving son as all his brothers and sisters were euthanised as failed racers,Harry was then only one that was saved.A loving home and a forever family is my biggest wish for Harry,although I know his foster family love him too.He is so lucky to have made it out of the Racing industry maybe he will be lucky enough to find his forever sofa really soon.

  4. Posted August 6, 2013 at 1:32 PM | Permalink

    Can I stay with my mummy.

  5. Posted August 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM | Permalink

    He looks exceptional, the sweetest eyes xx

  6. Jenny Short
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 6:35 PM | Permalink

    Oh Harry, why don’t you have a home yet?

  7. Miranda
    Posted September 21, 2013 at 10:58 AM | Permalink

    I am very interested in Harry, he has jumped out of the crowd for me. But I was wondering if you believe he could ever come accustomed to cats. My cats know how to handle dogs very well and even play with them but the dogs know they aren’t allowed to bite them or play too rough. Do you think he is the kind of nature that could learn that?

  8. Nora
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 4:58 PM | Permalink

    Hi Miranda,

    It’s best to look at one of our cat friendlies whom we know are cat friendly. Please email peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au for more information. Thanks!

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