Orla is a 14 week old Whippet cross Collie girl who landed in our care with the rest of her litter just before Christmas. On arrival Orla was the weakest of the six and was also limping on a back leg. On investigation it became clear that she had actually had a broken bone in her foot but it was already beginning to heal.

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With aid of a splint it got much better and now she is splint free and running like a normal healthy puppy. She has been re-checked and the vet feels in another couple of weeks it will be fully healed.

Orla is a very confident girl with the other dogs she is currently sharing her foster home with. There are five adult sight-hounds all who tolerate her and play with her equally well. She isn’t backwards and coming forwards with them and will stand her ground.

With people Orla is confident with those she knows, at the moment going out into the big wide world is still a scary place to be so she will need someone who is patient and calm enough to make her feel secure in strange environments and to allow her to do things at her own pace. As the outside is still a little frightening housetraining at the moment can be a little hit and miss she is though now confident in her own garden and isnt the sort of puppy that just runs around the house toileting so will give her owner plenty of signals that she needs to go.

This little girl is very special and her ideal environment would be a family situation she adores children with one companion older dog who is willing to play and spend time cuddling with her. Orla is vaccinated and micro-chipped and her new owners will have to sign a contract to agree to have her neutered at a relevant age (before 9 months).

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Greyhound Gap

Greyhound Gap is a small independent charity set up to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a ‘put to sleep’ situation in UK pounds. Funded almost entirely by donations, we rehome around 150 dogs each year. We can have around 40-50 dogs at any one time in our kennels based in Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent and a further 30-40 in foster homes. Greyhound Gap operates on a national basis so our dogs can be homed throughout the UK subject to a suitable home visit being carried out.

If you are interested in adopting a dog from Greyhound Gap, we would ask that in the first instance you could take a few moments to complete our pre-adoption questionnaire if you have not already done so: http://www.greyhoundgap.org.uk/our-dogs/pre-adoption-questionnaire

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