Please welcome the verrrrry handsome Lee Greyhound
Lee only arrived at the Home a short while before we took these photo's. He is an ex-racing dog, and had quite a long road journey down to Cardiff this morning, along with his bestie Farley Gene in Kennel 28. Before we showed him to his kennel our walkers were lining up to meet the handsome newbies
Lee is a very sensitive fella, he is shy and a little anxious, but he had a long walk before we took him to his kennel, and he made friends with our lovely volunteer walker in no time and seemed to get a lot of comfort from gentle hands and soft voices...
He is an absolutely stunning and statuesque fella
And although everything was a bit new and bewildering for him today, he seemed pretty un-ruffled by our 'other' riverbank residents
Keep calm Lee - it's just a swan!
Am I bothered? Naaaah, I'm retired now......
We rather think Lee will appreciate taking new friendships in tiny baby steps, as he is a little nervous of new people at the moment, but we're sure our fab walkers will help him overcome his shyness as he settles into his new routine.
As Lee has been signed over he will be available for rehoming from 2nd Feb. Meantime he will be seeing our vets in the morning, having his first vaccinations and a general check up first thing Monday morning.
If you'd like to meet him please phone the Dogs' Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, open 7 days a week, 10.30 - 4pm.
For more information about the rehoming process at Cardiff Dogs Home, please click HERE
I took the very handsome and equally gentle Lee out for a lovely walk yesterday afternoon. I think he was still trying to get used to his new home, as he was quite anxious at first and also easily startled by traffic and joggers. Saying that, by the time we'd had a walk and a little sit and smooch by the river he was far more relaxed and even smiley with his lovely long face. I loved the way he snuggled into my legs all the way back. He is tall so I was able to rest one hand on him which I think he liked. I felt sorry for him when he went back into kennels as he didnt look like he wanted to go in. I am sure this beautiful boy will settle really quickly and in any case probably won't be waiting long for his forever home.
Oh sweet little Lee. This stunning boy is still finding things a little bewildering but he's gaining more confidence, slowly but surely! He was a little reluctant to head out with me and leave the safe space of the CDH behind, but with a little gentle encouragement we headed out and down the lane. It took Lee a little while to warm up to me and he spent the first few minutes of our walk checking on me from the corner of his eye. As we reached the estate I offered up a treat in exchange for a little trust. He walked wonderfully as we made our way down the the start of the Ely trail, not really startled by anything but just maintaining a cautious wariness. Once he'd grown more comfortable with me we stopped for some photos and treats, though Lee was a little camera-shy, and he took each treat incredibly gently. We had a brief lean and cwtch before heading back to the Home, where he eagerly greeted one of the staff.
Lee is a very handsome dog with gorgeous colouring and the sweetest disposition. Hopefully once he's in his forever home he'll start to come even more out of his shell. Good luck, Lee!
I took the lovely Lee out for a stroll a few days ago. He was unsure about leaving the security of CDH, but with gentle coaxing off we went. He walks very well on the lead and he seemed to enjoy our little chat, well me talking softly to him and Lee having to listen! As we walked along the lane we were lucky enough to spot some ducks and a heron and we stopped briefly to watch these. Lee had a sore paw so we were only out a short time before we headed back. Someone is going to be very lucky to have this boy.