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Speedy James wants a home to call his own

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Why beautiful dogs like James stay in the shelter for so long we'll never know! This gorgeous Grey is super fun-loving, and he’s waiting for you to show up and take him home.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 12/06/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:27


James is located at Battersea’s Old Windsor location.

James’ ideal environment

James is not like your typical Greyhound in that he is not a couch potato! He is an active, energetic pooch who loves to be out and about. Due to this, he would be happier in a country or suburban home. Being a sighthound, he can’t be trusted alone with small animals, and as such, would do better as the only pet in the house. He will be happy to share his home with teens, though he may be a bit too boisterous for young children.

Pet of the Month James

James is a playful and goofy Greyhound with lots of love to give and that's why he's our People's @PostcodeLottery Pet of the Month! 🎉 The funds raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery have helped us be there to support dogs like him. 💙 Meet James: https://fal.cn/36Lyp

Posted by Battersea on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Caring for James

As with any Greyhound, James is a wash-and-wear kind of dog! Grooming and shedding are nothing to worry about with him. James is only 3 years old, and Greyhounds tend to live pretty long lives, so be prepared for a lengthy commitment!

Training James

James has had some issues with other dogs in the past, but since being with Battersea, his behaviour has improved greatly! He will need a home with owners who are prepared to continue his socialisation and positive reinforcement-based training over time. Good news though: he is highly food motivated, so if you’re determined enough, training will be a breeze!

A clown to keep you entertained

James has been described by his carers as a bit of a goon, a charismatic, life-loving pooch who LOVES human interaction! If you’re looking for an active and affectionate companion, he may just be the perfect pooch for you.

Do you think James could be the one? Apply to rehome online or contact Battersea on 0800 001 4444.