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would like a new home

Can you give Ivy a new home


Breed: Greyhound
Age: 23 months
Sex: Bitch
Date Added: 09/08/2017

Rescue Information

Rescue: Kerry Greyhounds
Contact: Bronwen
Telephone: 075 000 626 48

About Me

Ivy is a beautiful girl of approximately 26" and 23 months of age. She is a very special little girl who was born with cataracts and so was rendered blind and totally useless for the industry she was born to be used in, but with our supporters amazing help we were able to get her vision saving surgery and the rest is history! Ivy will need to continue to have drops in her eyes for life, if you are interested in adopting Ivy please call us for more details.

Location: Ivy is currently in boarding kennels in Suffolk. Ivy would love a foster home while she waits for her forever family. We are very stuck for foster homes right now with a lot of dogs in kennels, sucking up our finances, any help that you can give at all would be hugely appreciated.
Key Points: Adorable, affectionate, confident and loves everyone, very good travelling and good on the lead. Her coat is a little dull at the moment but she will look beautiful with lots of TLC.

~ Personality ~
Ivy is a sweet little girl who is desperate to be everyone's friend and is always excited to see everyone! She is just a typical big puppy and gives the best cuddles ever and now needs a special family to let her blossom and show her how great life can be. RESERVED

~ In the Home ~
Ivy is currently in boarding kennels but was a good girl in the emergency foster careers home when she was recovering from surgery and is very receptive to basic training and treats. She is also naturally very clean but will need support and patience in her new home.

~ Other Animals ~
Ivy can get anxious if other dogs charge at her or are too much in her face and we think this could perhaps be due to her being bullied by other dogs when she was blind. Ivy hasn't had met any small dogs so care must be taken around them at all times and careful socialisation.

~ Out and About ~
Ivy is fantastic in the car and will just settle down quietly and also a very good girl on the lead. Ivy would also benefit from a chance to stretch her legs off lead a couple of times a week. This would need to be in an enclosed area away from livestock and public roads. She will need to be walked in a harness because using her collar would put pressure on her eyes if for some reason she pulled on the lead.

~ Greyhounds as Pets ~
In general greyhounds are calm, mannerly dogs that are well used to being handled. They can fit very well in to a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family environment, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the retired. Greyhounds also don’t shed as much as other more popular dog breeds and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers.

~ Where Can I Live? ~
An active family with lots of walks would suit Ivy as she is just really a baby and also a family that will teach her basic training and give her plenty of support as she learns. She could possibly be very happy as an only dog with a family as long as there is someone at home most of the time. Please note that you will be required to travel to Suffolk to meet and collect her. Please be aware we do not home to families with children under 8 years of age.

~ Where Am I? ~
Ivy is currently in boarding kennels in Suffolk. If anyone feels they could foster Ivy to help her on her journey to a forever home, please give us a call for an informal chat. It is an extremely rewarding experience and costs are covered by us.

~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Ivy is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, deflead and wormed and a home check will be required as part of the adoption procedure.

Want to Adopt Ivy?

If you would like to give Ivy a new home, please contact the rescue on 075 000 626 48 and ask for Bronwen or send an email using the form if available.

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