Ringo (homed)

Ringo has found his home with Kimberly, Andrew and family. Yay!!!

This is 6 year old Ringo who we rescued from Hawkesbury Pound. At his age he had probably raced successfully and then got too old to be fast enough so was thrown away.

Ringo is in a foster home in Sydney with 2 other dogs one medium and one small.

“Ringo is a star! Ringo’s heart is too big for his sleeve, so it’s on his side instead. At 6 years old Ringo still plays like a puppy, and loves to play in the park with his foster mum. He loves to frolic and his joy is certainly infectious, causing belly laughs from everyone who watches his zest for life! Like all greys he is a total lounge lizard, and especially loves cuddling up to humans and other dogs on the couch. He does need to get out each day, for one big play or a couple of shorter walks. When there is no-one else at the fenced dog park Ringo’s absolute favourite game is chasing the ball, preferably 3 to 4 throws, before flopping on the ground exhausted!

Ringo also loves toys, very much! He has a basket of toys to choose from, and seemed to know straight that these are his toys because he has never played with things that don’t belong to him. When visitors come to the door Ringo will go to his toy basket and search for a specific toys, before running to greet the guest, proudly showing them his toy. What a greyt way to make people feel comfortable with a large dog!

Ringo is currently undertaking his 6 weeks of greenhound training. If he passes he will be allowed to walk on leash without his muzzle. His foster mum is very confident that he will have no problems at all with this test as he has become very sociable and friendly with all the little dogs at the park, and has no problem sharing his food with humans and animals alike.

One of Ringos biggest fans is a 17 month old human, who squeals with delight when Ringo comes to her for pats and kisses. He is also very accepting of older children, and has had his whole body poked and prodded by curious kids.

Ringo would be best suited to a home where someone is around more often than not, and would love to live with another dog again. Ringo is not cat friendly.

The only thing stopping Ringo from staying with his foster family is that they already have two dogs. He is very much loved and will contribute so much love, joy and companionship to the lucky human who decides to share their life with such a big-hearted greyhound.”

Get in touch if Ringo is the one for you! I’d be quick – he sounds like a super duper greyhound!!

Ringo  is:

  • 6 years old (April 2007)
  • desexed
  • microchipped
  • vaccinated
  • heartworm tested and treated
  • costs $300
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20 Comments

  1. danielle
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM | Permalink

    he looks like a beautiful dog. might be detrimental to have such a comment as the only words vouching for him…

  2. Posted July 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM | Permalink

    Is there a way to estimate his age, and any way to see him in full height?

  3. Posted July 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM | Permalink

    We believe he is five years old.

  4. candice
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 2:12 PM | Permalink

    he is beautiful.

    he wont last long, he will be adopted. x

  5. Posted July 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM | Permalink

    To tell his age to the month and year.Right ear check his earbrand if you cant read it take him out into the sun.This is for NSW other states may be different.ie:33G DOB march 2003 7th pup in the litter to be earbranded.127A DOB december 2007 1st pup in the litter to be earbranded these are just examples hope it helps.

  6. Posted July 18, 2012 at 11:18 PM | Permalink

    Peter got a chance check his tags this afternoon and he is actually 7 years old, DOB (April 2005).

  7. Posted July 18, 2012 at 11:24 PM | Permalink

    Actually it is a common misconception that the letter refers to the pup order. The branding occurs many months after they are born and just represents the order the pups in a particular litter were branded. That might be their birth order it might not.

  8. Posted July 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM | Permalink

    Hi,Greyhound Rescue thats what I actually said may be I didnt word it right lol The letter of the alphabet is the order in which they are earbranded.I have whelped many litters and reared them and it is definately not the order of their birth,but this is NSW and Qld dont know about other states.They used to be earbranded and vaccinated at 12 weeks,now they are earbranded 1 ear,vaccinated and microchipped at 12 weeks.

  9. Posted July 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM | Permalink

    I would also like to add that although I have whelped many litters in the past I totally disagree with GRNSW or any other state that they do not have restrictions on the amount of litters,although they say they are working on it,that are allowed to breeders.I have seen first hand how many dogs are put down because foolish breeders constantly breed with the hope of that 1 good one with out any thought of the ones that dont make it in the racing industry.For this reason I no longer whelp or rear as it was too heartbreaking.I now have many retired race dogs who will be living the lives as real dogs with me and I will continue to take them in for as long as I can.Greyhounds are beautiful creatures and are wasted in the sport of racing.

  10. Posted July 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM | Permalink

    It’s good to hear an honest comment about it, thanks Helen Lauricella

  11. Posted August 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM | Permalink
  12. Posted August 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM | Permalink

    Ringo is not a black and white brindle- he’s wearing a “brindle” stripe coat LOL!

  13. Posted August 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM | Permalink

    Ringo is not a black and white brindle- he’s wearing a “brindle” stripe coat LOL!

  14. Posted August 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

    lol cheeky

  15. Jenny Short
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 10:10 AM | Permalink

    Love this Boy. Very cheeky and greets you with his toys.

    I will spend extra time with him today with lots of cuddles.

  16. Jenny
    Posted April 7, 2013 at 8:31 AM | Permalink

    How is Ringo going with his foster Mum? I’d love some news.

  17. anne
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:43 AM | Permalink

    a friend saw him in the dog park the other day and was very impressed with him a very good dog.

  18. anne
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:47 AM | Permalink

    a heart shaped black spot on his side what more do you need

  19. Jenny
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:47 PM | Permalink

    Love you Boy

  20. Nora
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM | Permalink

    Yes he is still available. Ringo is in foster. Please email Peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au if you are interested in meeting him!

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