Annie has settled well into her foster home & is currently sharing the sofa with the older very laid back resident dog. Annie is a greyhound cross lurcher, who is approximately 2 to 3 years of age & stands 26 inches to the shoulder. Annie is not a fussy eater & loves her food but having been on the run for approximately 12 months before coming to us with her puppies, she prefers to eat her meals without the company of another dog.
Annie gets on well with the resident dog, this is because she poses no threat and is more than happy for Annie to be the top dog in the household. Annie can bear her lips & snarl when eating her meals, but only in the company of dogs she has not yet got to know well. They now both eat with no issues together in the kitchen and also we have no problems when she is in a group of dogs & the treats are being passed around.
Annie walks really well on the lead, she is however quite stimulated if she sees a cat, a person or other dogs running around near her.
Having been a stray for sometime, we were unsure as to whether she would be able to walk in public off the lead but her recall is coming on in leaps & bounds, she now spends parts of her walk off lead. Annie is learning her recall to the command of "come" & also to a whistle. When she is given the opportunity, Annie loves to run & show off her speed, especially through the long grass, and she will do this quite happily even if there are no other playmates around.
At the moment we are only letting her off the lead around calm dogs, who are walking/sniffing quietly & always get her attention when a dog starts to run and play, as she can become a little over excited. In the beginning we were using a muzzle to stop her nipping in play but as she is responding so well to my recall the muzzle is no longer being used.
Annie is learning the other basic commands of sit, down & wait, but is finding the command of wait very difficult if it is her meals she is 'waiting' for!
After a good walk or play in the garden with the toys, Annie loves to crash out for a good long sleep.
At home she can be left an hour or 2 with the resident dog, as she is settled and comfortable but we will be building up the time she is left slowly.
Annie is house-trained, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, and has been spayed after having her puppies. She sleeps well at night & is happy to sleep in until her foster mum gets up, she also travels well in the car.
Annie is a very affectionate girl & loves to have a cuddle. She adores people & will lean heavily against them when they make a fuss of her – one of these days she is going to fall flat on her side if the person making a fuss of her moves away too quickly! In the early days Annie resource guarded her foster mum in the house with the other dogs that she did not know very well, we have worked on this and have overcome it, however Annie has never resource guarded her foster mum out of the house on walks.
If you think you could give this loving girl her forever home, then please give Pip or Linda a call.
Evesham Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue