Renegade Man was once a racing Greyhound. From 2008 to 2010, he competed in 88 races from Phoenix, Ariz., to Caliente, Mexico. When his days at the race track ended, Renegade Man, or Rene for short, was rescued by Grey Save, a Greyhound Adoption Group based in Southern California. Rene is looking for his furever home.
According to Sue Blair, Rene’s foster mom, Rene is a funny, silly boy who loves to cuddle and be included in everything that his foster parents are doing, including declaring himself “inspector general” and giving every new thing that enters their home a good sniff.
She says, “This boy loves to go on long walks and rides well in the car. His favorite toy is a big, hard rubber squeaker that he tosses into the air, pounces on and then squeaks it several times before throwing it up again.”
Blair told i Love Dogs that Rene is a smart dog who learns quickly, so he will need an experienced dog owner, preferably one who works from home as Rene does not like to be left alone.
Every Friday, i Love Dogs spotlights a homeless dog as part of our i Love Dogs Rescue Network effort to find furever homes for these pooches.
Usually we pick our rescue profiles from an Internet search or a visit to a shelter, but this time the rescue dog picked me. I was standing in a crowd of people at America’s Family Pet Expo, when this beautiful dog started to nudge me. I looked down into the most beautiful, big brown eyes I have seen in quite some time. Rene smiled back at me, nudging my hand gently with his nose so that I knew it was okay to pet him. Right then and there, I knew he was a special boy, and would make a great companion.
The 4 (Paws)-1-1:
Name: Renegade Man or Rene
Ages: Rene is 4 years old
Personality: Loving, smart, social and funny
Pet Friendliness: Rene gets along with other dogs, but will need a proper introduction to cats
Kid Friendliness: Rene would make an excellent family pet
Contact: To adopt these Rene, fill out an online application or call 866-473-9728
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PHOTO: David Blair