Buster, aka Blistering Red, is a handsome almost 4-year-old red fawn male, born March 18, 2003. Buster's sire is Oswald Cobblepot and his dam is R U Nurse Betty. Fifty-six races cover his career, all at Southland Racing Park in West Memphis, Arkansas, starting November 20, 2004, and ending May 8, 2006. He is ready to find his forever home and couch! Although Buster gets along well in his foster home with cocker spaniels, he should not be adopted into a home with cats or little furry dogs.
There is no way I can say enough good things about Buster in a few paragraphs.
He is a big, cuddly guy who doesn't have a mean bone in his body. All he wants to do is lay beside you with his head on your lap. He is a velcro-dog and will follow you around the house. He is a tall boy, but very gentle and quiet, he would be an excellent dog for someone who has never had a greyhound before.
He is also beautiful. Whoever adopts him is going to have to get used to being stopped every time they are out with him in public.
Buster sleeps quietly in his crate at night and is housetrained; he has not had a single accident since coming to live in his foster home. His exercise demands are very low, a good walk once a day is all he needs and he walks well on a leash. He will dart a little bit if something scares him but just make sure you are holding his leash securely and there will not be a problem.
He is fine with cocker spaniel sized dogs and larger, but cannot go to a home with cats or small fuzzy dogs.
I think he would do great in a home with older children who know how to interact appropriately with dogs. He is a big, strong boy so if any children are going to walk him, they have to be strong enough to handle him (and supervised by a parent) if he decides to chase after squirrels or something else fun.
The one thing Buster need to work on is being left alone. If you are in the house and he is separated from you he will cry and sometimes look for something to distract himself. I'm not sure how noisy he is when I leave the house. Having always been with other dogs, it may take him a while to adjust to the quiet. After all, he hasn't been here but a short time. Of course he would be happiest if he were in a home with another canine companion or a human who is home most of the day. I'll give you an update after he has been in a home for a while longer. Buster is a big teddy-bear of a dog that is going to make an excellent pet for someone who has the time to work with him.Buster's Foster Mom