A grinning greyhound with an adorable wide smile has melted hearts – and it's found him a new owner.
Ross is a greyhound who formerly used to be a racer. He was later cared for at Cheshire Dogs Home, until he melted hearts with his cheesy grin.
After Ross was adopted, his owner Chris Ferrell changed his name to Dash. This name was inspired his Dash's racing history, which Chris found on YouTube and was completely impressed by his performance.
The 43-year-old wanted to get a dog to improve mental health, and once he saw the greyhound, he was in love with the adorable pup and his gorgeous smile.
He said: “We had a few friends over for drinks one night and we were talking about how I’d been looking for a dog for some time. I’ve been struggling with my mental health, so it was something I’d been looking into for a while.
“When looking at the various breeds, we settled on greyhounds, whippets and lurchers.
“It was purely by chance that my friend had spotted Ross’s picture online and showed it to me.“
Chris booked an appointment to see Ross the very next day, bringing him home three days later, on July 31.
He said: “It really was love at first sight. He has so much character and he’s such a good looking dog – I’ve never had a dog like him.
“I love his smile, it makes him a bit of a goofball like me. He can’t really hide his teeth, but they come out more with his ‘radar nose’ when he’s sniffing out treats.”
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Chris, who lives in Manchester, discovered Dash’s racing history through researching the tattoo in his ear, discovering the speedy dog’s races under the name Ross Charm.
He added: “One of the most interesting things was finding out about his history. He was a racing greyhound from Kinsley, Pontefract. I found his races on Youtube and it’s crazy watching your own dog racing around the track, so he’s got celeb status with some of my friends now.”
Now a 45mph couch potato, Dash enjoys two short walks a day before lounging in the sun.
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Chris, who has made him his own Instagram account, added: “When we first brought him home, he was very interested in everything and had a good sniff.
"I went overboard with the toys and spent a fortune. Getting a dog bed to fit a greyhound is a real challenge!
“Day by day you can see his personality emerge. Yesterday he just hopped on the sofa for a cuddle. He’s so affectionate and wants to meet everyone, he’s a really cracking dog.”
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