Our beautiful Boomer is now ready to find his forever home. Boomer is a Zante stray and its a long story as to how he found his way into Gaps care with so many wonderful people along the way but that story now is an aside and his forever sofa is the point.
Boomer is around 15 to 18 months old and when he landed with us here at the Greyhound Gap kennels house he was a shy wisend old soul a little shut down and much older in his years than he is now.
Boomer has now woken up and turned into the amazing cheeky mischievous little puppy he should be. I literally have not got a bad word to say about this boy. We think he is probably a mix of beagle cross spaniel and he is very typical of the breeds. He swings from happy go lucky tail wagging and hanging on every word you say to nose down and pretty ignorant and pig headed when it suits him and he wants to please himself. Boomer absolutely adores other dogs, its what drives him and he is so playful he desperately needs young playmates in the same vein he has here who will occupy him, have a good wrestle and will be kind and patient with them. Any dogs that Boomer lives with need to be sweet as he would absolutely go to pieces if shown any form of aggression. If there is anything even remotely bad I can say about his relationship with other dogs its that he is too comfortable and at times can get himself in trouble by bouncing alongside or leaping over dogs that are resting without a care in the world from armchair to sofa. That said when he does do it he understands he has done it and takes the telling off without batting an eyelid. He can also be rehomed with dog savy cats but they would need to be comfortable with an energetic dog around them because we have no doubt at times he would push his luck a little. Boomer needs a home with other dogs he wouldnt enjoy a home without them.
Boomer is housetrained and great to be left with the company of other dogs, you would need to ensure though that things were not left around for him to indulge himself in, he has a bit of a thing for remote controls but that has been our fault for being complacent.
Out in Zante it was said that Boomer was scared of loud noises and fireworks. Here we have not so much had that problem but the only thing he seems uncomfortable in an enclosed situation is young children, jerky movements and excitable voices startle him and he will actively give them a wide berth. When he is uncomfortable he will give me full eye contact and has a wonderful little way of wrinkling his eyebrows and looking mournful and its literally only children now that create this reaction. Due to the fact Boomer has expressed his discomfort around young children we wouldnt place him into a home with them. It's the only thing that worries him and as there are homes out there where he would not need to deal with that worry it would be unfair on him to ignore it and force him into a situation he was not comfortable with. We do feel though that older dog savy children 10 years and upwards would be okay and he would especially love a home with teenagers who would indulge his love of all things football.
Boomer also travels well and loves his walks, he would love an outdoorsy busy family who would take him everywhere and indulge his love of sniffing on long nature type walks, he is a busy little man and just wants to be on the go. The more his confidence comes up the more he wants to storm a head on lead and although we are keeping this under control a little more work needs to be done. Although Boomer was a street dog in Zante we feel here in the UK he will need to be kept on a harness and a training lead for a while. Typically beagle if that head and nose go down then the ears become clogged and Boomer switches to deaf. He is very strong willed and can be stubborn and likes to do what he wants to do when there is something to be checked out. When he first landed we didn't think he had a voice but is now confident enough to start greeting us with the most ridiculous high pitched and sweet bark. He is most definitely though not an overly vocal dog.
Boomer is the most loving little dog ever with calmer adults and in the house he most definite does prefer sedater company from his humans. He absolutely loves nothing more than to sit on your knee and cradle in like a baby to sleep. He gives the best kisses, best cuddles and adores sedate security.
For a very young dog Boomer is so very steady, he is very together and is now becoming very confident. He loves to travel and cars are one of his favourite things.
Boomer is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, pet passported and is neutered and microchipped. He will also be rehomed with 4 weeks free pet insurance.
Boomer is currently in Stoke on Trent but can be rehomed nationally subject to a successful homevisit being carried out and all members of the immediate family and any resident dogs being willing to travel to meet with him.
We absolutely adore this little man and some lucky family will get the most wonderful cheeky little companion hound and we cant wait to see his journey from Zante stray to forever home sofa complete. In the meantime though we will keep enjoying his comical ways and amazing company.
If you are interested in offering Boomer a home please in the first instance complete the pre adoption questionnaire below.
If you would like to give Boomer a new home, please contact the rescue on Rose Marie on 01256 771819 (9am - 9pm) and ask for Rose Marie or send an email using the form if available.
Please use the form to send a message directly to the rescue.