Reasons why we love this dog…
I am a:
I would like:
A loving home of my own
I would not like:
To be walked around off-lead dogs
My favourite thing is:
Fuss and affection
Friendly with a sensitive side
Can live with children 12+
Could live with another hound
Not cat trainable
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Hattie is a happy, chunky greyhound girl of 5 years old. She’s a friendly, affectionate dog who loves life but does have a sensitive side at times! Having spent all of her life so far in a kennel, Hattie isn’t used to being indoors and initially found this very stressful. She’s been spending time in our office at the Centre and is slowly starting to relax and settle indoors, but may find the transition to home life challenging to start with. She’s looking for a fairly quiet home environment where she will be given time and space to settle in at her own pace. She is less comfortable in smaller spaces, so a home with reasonably large rooms would be ideal.
Hattie gets on brilliantly with other hounds – she’s good friends with all the other dogs at the Centre and enjoys spending time off-lead with them in our secure paddock. She could live with another sighthound, or would be equally happy as the only pet at home. Hattie does find other breeds of dog somewhat confusing at the moment, especially small dogs. Initially Hattie did show some predatory behaviour towards small dogs, as she had no idea what they were! Our staff have been working on this with her and she is starting to learn that non-hounds are dogs too. She is now able to spend time around other breeds on walks without getting over-excited, but she does still find them quite worrying and prefers to keep her distance.
Hattie will need to stay on-lead and muzzled in public on an ongoing basis, whilst she continues to learn about other dogs. She would not cope with walking in a park or other area with off-lead dogs who might approach her. In general she will choose to avoid and ignore other breeds, but she may bark at them if she feels worried or over-excited.
Hattie could live with sensible, respectful older children of around 12+. She travels well and is keen to jump into vehicles (and to jump out of them once she reaches her destination!). She walks well on the lead, but prefers to walk in quieter areas – a rural or suburban home would suit her best.
Are you looking to adopt a chunky monkey with plenty of love to give? If so, please get in touch!