**UPDATED: DECEMBER 2013**
Alice at a glance:
What is she? - - - - - - - - - - - - -5 year old blue brindle whippet x.
Where is she? - - - - - - - - - - - -Foster home in Norfolk.
Size? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Medium.
Good with children? - - - - - - - - Teenagers only.
Good with dogs? - - - - - - - - - - Yes
Good with cats? - - - - - - - - - - -No
Great dog because: - - - - - - - - Low maintenance, sweetie pie, total Daddy’s girl, quiet and housetrained.
Needs work on: - - - - - - - - - - - Putting guidelines in place as a confident lady who can grump at other dogs.
Interested in finding out more about this lovely girl? Please read on…
Alice is a petite whippet x girl with a beautiful blue brindle coat. She first came to us a year ago from a PTS pound, was rehomed, and has now sadly come back to us to find a new, hopefully forever home. Alice is about 5 years old and is 23” to the shoulder. She is in great condition and health.
~ Personality ~
Generally: Friendly, loves men, low maintenance, quiet, calm, plays, very confident and self-assured.
Alice is a lovely little girl, friendly but quiet, lively but calm. She ADORES men and loves being around them, but will definitely say hello to anyone and everyone. Alice is very responsive and will do as she’s told when asked to sit, wait or go to bed.
Alice was unfortunately returned to us for 1 instance of growling at her previous owner, making her loose trust in Alice. This seems to have been an isolated incident as Alice has been fantastic with all the people she has met in her current foster home. She shares her foster home with 4 teenagers aged 12-18 and loves them. She also greets visitors to the house and has been fine with all visiting children – choosing to greet them and then go back to dozing. She is friendly and social when out. However because of this history we can not home Alice to a family with kids younger than 12.
Alice is a very confident, self-assured girl and this might have been part of her reason behind growling at her previous owner. She is not afraid to voice her complaints, and will grumble at the other dogs in her foster home if they try to share ‘her’ bed or her personal space. This grumbling has not escalated to anything more, Alice just likes a bit of respect and space. She definitely thrives best on guidelines and direction. If you are happy to provide boundaries for Alice and show her where she fits in the grand scheme of things, then everyone will be content.
~ In the Home ~
Generally: Home savvy, housetrained, ok to be left, tolerates other dogs but happier with 0-1 other dogs.
Alice is very used to living in a home, having been in her previous place for about a year. She is excellent in the home, being obedient, non-destructive, quiet through the night, completely housetrained and ok to be left with canine company. Alice is sharing her current foster home with 5 other dogs and, as mentioned, she gets on ok with them as long as they don’t crowd into her sleeping area. She is quite playful and will goof around in the garden with a chew toy.
~ Other Animals ~
Generally: Confident and asks for respect from other dogs, grumps at the bouncy and rude, good with other good dogs, ok with chickens, not cat friendly.
Alice is in general good with other dogs as long as they show a bit of manners. She will grump at them if they climb all over her. She is a very confident (not aggressive) lady who knows what she’s deserved, and will ask for respect from all other canines. She can get overexcited if she sees small dogs running around sometimes, and this does need to be watched in case she gets close and grabs at them. Alice is used to chickens as there are some penned in her foster home and she ignores them. She is not cat friendly, however, and will try to stalk small furries seen when out walking.
~ Out and About ~
Generally: Walks very well on lead, good in the car, gets overexcited with small dogs, generally ok in busy situations and traffic.
Alice is a lovely dog to walk as she doesn’t pull and is also great in the car. She copes fine with busy, built up areas and heavy traffic. Though she will focus on small furries and cats, she doesn’t generally pull on the lead to get to them. She is happy to greet other dogs provided they aren’t very bouncy or in her face, though may need a bit of watching with very small dogs as she’s not used to seeing them yet.
Alice is getting an hour walk a day with playtime at home, and seems content with this amount of exercise. She would benefit from some offlead zoomies a couple times a week, but would need to be muzzled when offlead due to her possible reaction to small dogs and furries.
~ Where Can I Live? ~
Because Alice can happily take or leave other dogs, we feel she’d be happiest as a single dog or perhaps as a companion to an undemanding pooch who will accept her grumbles and love her all the same. Alice really is a low maintenance pooch, quiet and content with nothing more than a soft bed, yummy food and head rubs. She loves her fellas so might be happiest in a home with a human daddy to dote on her. She will require some basic boundaries and guidelines put in place from day 1 so that she knows what she can and can't do, and other than that Alice is completely home ready and will make a fabulous companion for a lucky someone. Please consider this dear lady as she has spent enough time now flitting from place to place and would benefit hugely from some routine.
~ Where Am I? ~
Alice is currently in foster care in Norfolk, UK. She can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a homechecker available, but please note that you may be required to travel to the foster home to meet and collect her.
~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Alice is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure.
If you are interested in adopting Alice, you can contact me (Tam) via email: email@example.com, or speak directly to Bronwen by phoning: 075 000 62648. Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs.
There is an application form for adopting a Kerry Greyhound, and we will ask you to fill it in as the first step in the adoption process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the form, as well as further information on our homing procedures, on the Adoption Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html.
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