A family has shared an adorable video of their rescue greyhound reacting to receiving her very first bed after spending a lifetime being locked in kennels.
Violet is a three-year-old sighthound who was taken into foster care by Natasha Langdridge. It was there that she was finally given a name, some love, her first bed and finally, her forever home.
The poor pooch was purchased for greyhound racing but her previous owners kept her locked in kennels her entire life, never racing once, TeamDogs reports.
Natasha, from Tasmania, Australia, said: “The minute she walked in our door we knew she was meant to stay with us forever! It was like love at first sight.”
Natasha added: “Violet has just turned three years old – she came to us as a foster from Brightside Farm Sanctuary. "She’s had no socialisation – she never even had a name.”
In a video posted to their TikTok account, Hausofhounds, Violet – wearing a rainbow jumper that says ‘Free Hugs’ – drags her bed into the lounge before excitedly rolling around all over it.
It’s since racked up over 30,000 views and nearly 200 comments praising how sweet it is.
The greyhound owner added: “Violet is one of quite a few fosters we’ve taken in – she has settled in beautifully and is incredibly affectionate, despite being very timid around people at first.
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“She lives with our family in Tasmania, and our other foster failed greyhound Neil!
“Rescues have so much love to give and it’s such a rewarding experience seeing them blossom into confident, secure dogs – as well as learning more about their personalities over time!”
Her owner now advocates for ex-racers on their Instagram account @neil.and.violet
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