Dora – 15 month old female Whippet Cross

Dora is a 15 month old Whippet mix girl being fostered in Gloucestershire. Lovely Dora, (was Queenie), we think is probably Podenco (which is very similar to a Whippet in temperament) mix she is not that big possibly small Whippet size.

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She was rescued from a pound in Spain originally she came to the UK earlier this year where she was in one of our foster homes then subsequently rehomed unfortunately after being in her forever home for 4 months she has recently been brought back into our care as they felt Dora was suffering from separation issues and would chew things when left.

When I met her today to video her she so wanted me to cuddle her I had to give the video to her foster mummy so she could get her cuddles bless her. When she was originally in our care in foster we found her a very straight forward dog she was with her foster carers for many weeks and even had visits to London for the weekend. She was house trained, traveled well in the car, she was walked off the lead although she is typical Sight Hound and we found she often got easily distracted with smells etc and would take off but was never gone for long and her recall was pretty good not perfect but pretty good.

In the house she was relaxed and very affectionate, she was used to being left but she did have another dog when she was left so maybe that is the reason and she did not like being an only dog. Since coming back into our care she is in a different foster home, its a family home with children and other dogs she has adapted well, she loves playing with the other dogs and is fine with the children.

We have left her and seems fine, although one of the days she was left on her own without a dog and she did shred a cushion cover, but was no obvious signs of any real distress but we are going to work on getting her used to a crate so that when she leaves us it means she can be left in a crate although this behaviour will hopefully disappear as she settles more.

We feel after her coming back, the next home really should be with another dog, she loves other dogs but she does like to play and in true lurcher fashion she can be a bit rough so needs a similar dog, children she is fine but we feel over 10 would be good for her, she would suit a busy family home, she is a friendly happy girl but has obviously found it hard to begin with the change again and was a bit unsettled for a few days, we need to get her right for this time.

She is spayed, vaccinated and has a Pet Passport. If you feel you are the right home for our lovely girl please email us for our questionnaire.

Starfish Dog Rescue Gloucestershire

Starfish Dog Rescue Gloucestershire

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