Reasons why we love this dog…
She loves people
She has lots of energy
She has great pet potential
I am a:
I would like:
A calm, patient home
My favourite thing is:
Food, people, gentle fuss
Sweet, lacking confidence
Can live with children 12+
Needs to be an only dog
Important: Please read our latest COVID guidelines before you apply to adopt this lovely hound.
Beautiful brindle girl Iris is a total sweetheart. An ex-racing greyhound, three-year-old Iris is a sensitive lass who is social and demonstrative with people she knows and trusts, but can be lacking in confidence and worried about new things. She needs a calm, patient home where she will be given time and space to find her paws.
Iris can be very energetic and appear excitable, but this clownish behaviour actually masks her insecurities, and she will benefit from lots of gentle support while adjusting to her new life. Iris has spent time in our home-from-home cabin, but hasn’t lived in a house before, so will need to be shown the ropes. She enjoys small periods of gentle fuss, but will require lots of breaks and not too much “hands-on” interaction initially, to help her to settle. Consequently she will only be homed to an adult-only family, or one with older children who understand her need for space.
Iris is a real foodie and can be a bit snatchy with treats; she may counter surf in her new home, and all food will have to be kept safely locked away! She will want a quiet space where she can eat her dinner in peace.
Iris isn’t always comfortable around other dogs, especially females, and we think she will be happiest as the only dog in her home. She will often chose to avoid or ignore other dogs rather than greet them, and will prefer being walked in places where there aren’t lots of off-lead dogs running around. As an ex-racer, she can get excited by small, fast moving animals, and will need to be walked on lead when not in a secure private dog field. She will definitely benefit from a large, secure garden to play in.
This shy girl may struggle initially with the new sights and sounds inside a home, and will do best in a no-pressure environment with adopters who are able to take things slowly and enable a gentle transition to life as a pet. She will repay that patience in spades, as her family get to see her grow into a confident, loving companion. Could you have space for this lovely lady in your life? If so, please get in touch.