Hi everyone, my names Joe! I am an adorably small 20kg boy with the shiniest black fur! I came to Celia Cross with my 2 brothers and 1 sister after we were all found very scared and alone. My siblings have all found homes now, which means it is my turn to find a family of my own. I am named after Great Britains very own Joe Joyce, which suits me as I’ve had a tough life but never given up!
When I first arrived to Sun Valley I was a nervous fearful boy, my siblings and I had clearly not been treated with kindness and we stuck to each other like glue for reassurance. Within a few days we had all started to wag our tails and were slowly gaining in confidence, we met new dogs who we made friends with and got given lots of treats! I began to learn that life could be fun after-all and my cheeky personality shone through more and more with each passing day.
Out of all my siblings I have found it the hardest to let go of the bad things which happened to me in the past, so I can still be nervous when meeting new people for the first time. However with some patience, kind gentle hands and a lot of a love I quickly learn to trust. Here at the kennels I will roll over on my back and get lots of fuss and tummy tickles, I absolutely love it and make content grunting noises, it’s really very cute!
One of my favourite things to do is play with my kennelmate in the large field here, we chase eachother and tumble around until we are so exhausted we flop down on the grass! I get on well with other dogs once I get to know them, however I feel very scared when meeting new dogs on a lead. The lead makes me feel very restricted so I will bark and jump at other dogs to try and hide the fact I am afraid. With socialisation I am learning to trust new dogs that I meet and I have made good progress since arriving. I will need continued socialisation in my new home to help me improve my confidence on lead.
My dream home would be in a quiet household where I can take time to settle in, with committed owners who I can love forever! I will be happy going to a home with or without another dog or with older children who might enjoy having a game together followed by lots of cuddles.
So if you think you can offer me the home I’ve been dreaming of then please swing by the kennels to meet me. I certainly cannot wait to meet you!
Celia Cross Greyhound Trust rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes around 150 abandoned, sick or ill-treated Greyhounds and Lurchers each year at their Sun Valley Kennels based in Guildford, Surrey.