Category: 2018 Adoptions
Adoption Status: Adopted to the Martin Family of Greenville SC 8/16/18
Adoption Date: 1616-0808-1818
Pet/Kennel Name: Fernandos
Age: 6
Color/Gender: Black Male
Cat Tolerance: Trainable
Small Dog Trainable: Yes
Good w/ Children: No
Fostered by (location): Bowden, Greenville SC
Additional Details:

 Fernandos came in from the Brindle Kennel at the Palm Beach Race Track a little over a year ago. He also raced at Naples Ft Myers, Flagler and Mardi Gras. He raced 180 races at 75lbs. He was a pretty good racer and did get up to the top A level. His sire is the very famous Dodgem By Design and his dam is Auntie Anne. Fernandos turned 6 on May the 14th. He has the most beautiful, shiny, black coat and cute ears that stand straight up when he is curious about something. One of his littermates took a bite out of one of his ears when they were puppies, so he is missing the very tip of one ear. Fernandos passed his initial cat test easily with no interestHe was good with 6 of the 7 cats in his first home, but there was one that was scared of him that would run from him that he was not able to resist chasing so he would do fine in a home with a confident cat instead of a scaredy cat. Fernandos is one of the greyhound grinners that smiles when he is happy or excited. Fernandos is not the most confident boy, although he pretends to be. Although he is fine with small dogs and other breeds once he meets them in a home situation, he can be nervous of other breeds approaching on walks and sometimes barks protectively. We worked on that before his last placement at the beginning of December and had him doing so well we could take him out in busy area of downtown without a single bark. Fernandos is very friendly and is a leaner that leans in to give the famous greyhound hug. Fernandos is used to having his teeth brushed every day and likes it. He is very good and mostly quiet in his kennel. The only time he is loud is when he hears the siren of an emergency vehicle, then he sings along. He is a very good singer. When you first come home he will roo because he is so happy to see you. Fernandos walks great on leash. He is a very laid back, well behaved guy in the house and doesn't do much running or playing in the fenced yard, so doesn't require one. Fernandos has been in several adoptive homes already and was returned once because he wanted to chase one of the 7 cats he lived with. He was returned again because he did not do well in an urban apartment with all the other dogs around on walks. He was placed in a 3rd home in December and did fantastic there and they loved him. They ended up having to move in with relatives and couldn't take him with them, so he was returned again through no fault of his own. Fernandos was occasionally protective of his space when laying down or sleeping when he first arrived. He is doing fine with that in his foster home now. We still think he shouldn't be placed with little children that may not understand that dogs should be left alone when laying down or sleeping though. Fernandos is a really sweet, loving guy that has just had some bad luck. 

His Pedigree

Tag: Adoption Pending
Picture: Fernandos Face90c.JPG
Image Gallery: GC-Dog-Photos-2017/Fernandos/

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