Reasons why we love this dog…
She loves her people
She's likes to go jogging!
She will blossom with time and patience
I am a:
I would like:
A calm, patient home
My favourite thing is:
Sunbathing in peace and quiet
Sweet, lacking confidence
Adult only home (no children)
Needs to be an only dog
Not cat friendly
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Iris is a special girl looking for a very special home. A sensitive 4-year-old ex-racing greyhound, who is social and demonstrative with her familiar people, she can be lacking in confidence and worried about new things. She can be energetic and excitable, but her clownish behaviour masks her insecurities, and she will benefit from lots of time and space to develop her confidence in her her new family and her new world as a companion.
Once she is relaxed, Iris loves nothing more than to spend time with her people and pan out on the grass, basking in the sunshine! This beautiful girl enjoys small periods of gentle fuss, but will need lots of breaks and not too much hands-on interaction initially, to help her to settle. She needs an adult-only home where her personal space will be respected, and she can adjust at her own pace.
Iris spent a few months in a foster home recently where she settled well with a simple, structured routine – she enjoys her walks, but does like a good pace and even used to go jogging with her fosterers, so youngish, active adopters would suit her well. She would prefer her people to be around most of the time to give her moral support, and a space of her own in the home where she feels secure.
A quiet, suburban or semi-rural location would be ideal, as Iris will not be happy in town. She needs to be the only dog in the home, and to be walked in places where there aren’t lots of off-lead dogs. Like many ex-racers, Iris can be over stimulated by wildlife and small furry animals, so the fewer neighbourhood cats the better!
As you can tell, Iris is looking for a very specific home, but when she finds her perfect people, she will repay their time and patience with oceans of love and the knowledge that they gave this very special girl her own place in the world. Could you be the ones to make her dreams come true?