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River is full of love and hopes she’ll find a great family to give it to

brindle greyhound on beige background dog-happy
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Sadly, Greyhounds are often over-looked in shelters, where they are sadly so common. Yet, they are such affectionate dogs...plus they're couch potatoes and love bugs too!

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 11/02/2020, 22:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32


Meet River, a brindle Greyhound. Located at Battersea's London location, River is really hoping she'll find a family that will want to cuddle as much as she does!

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River's ideal environment

River has lots of energy, so she's looking for a family with a back yard where she can stretch her long legs! This will have to be an enclosed yard too, as Greyhounds aren't the best at recall when they've got their eye on something interesting! River would be happiest living outside of the city, and as the only pet in the household. Because of her boundless energy, she would do better with children over 8 years of age.

Taking care of River

River is only 3 and a half, so she's got a long life ahead of her! Future adopters must be sure they can commit to a pet for the next 10 years at least! No worries when it comes to grooming though – her short coat will only need a quick rub-down once in a while to stay shiny and clean!

Training River

River suffers from some separation anxiety, so she would prefer to live within a family where someone is home most of the time. She'll also need a family who is prepared to handle her high levels of energy: she can get pretty bouncy!

Loving River

River is all about the love. She has been a consistent hit with Battersea staff due to the affection she shows to everyone. She just wants a family who will give her lots of attention (and even more cuddles on the couch).

If you think River could be the one for you, apply to rehome online or call Battersea’s rehoming line at 02076279234.