Izzy came to us recently from the stray pound.
After a day or so it was obvious to see she was not well and sadly found out that both her and another of the arrivals were suffering from parvo. However, they both received treatment quickly and are now once again happy healthy little dogs.
Izzy is only small standing around 19-20 inches and we feel is whippet x terrier with possibly a tiny amount of collie in. Although very small Izzy is a very intelligent little dog who can be a little bossy and likes to think she knows how to get her own way. She is going to need a lurcher experienced home with someone that is firm but fair and does lay the boundaries down with her from day one. Some of the pictures below show her playing with my own whippet x patterdale boy who is 17 inches. At first when they were allowed to play she was flailing up her hackles and trying to take control of the play. Once he made it clear to her that he was not bothered and she couldnt control him she started to relax. She is a very fast little girl who would thrive in an environment where someone wanted to do something with her like agility or obidience as she has a brain and likes to use it.
Although 99 per cent of the time Izzy is a very bidable little dog she is still very much going through the puppy mouthing stage, likewise if she feels you are forcing her to do something she does not want to do she will nip quite forcefully. Due to this we will not rehome Izzy with children under 10 and only then if they have experience of having lived with a dog before. Izzy does work very well though with reward based training and if asked to do something and rewarded for her effort is more than eager to please.
As Izzy has had a very mild dose of parvo it is IMPERATIVE that any dog she is rehomed with is up to date with vaccinations. We feel she would be best rehomed as an only dog with someone around all or most of the time to work through her settling in or with an older male who will play with and run with her, we do feel she is to pushy to accept being bossed around by another female but will start to introduce a bit of controlled free running with other female lurchers at the kennels over the next couple of weeks. She has been cat tested and showed little interest until the cat ran then wanted to chase but more playfully than anything else, however, if rehomed with cats the family would have to be prepared for work and the cat would have to be very brazen and willing to stand its ground.
Izzy will be vaccinated and kc vaccinated, she had been de flead and de wormed and will soon be microchipped and spayed. As she has been poorly we will be keeping her with us for at least the next 3 weeks to get her through neutering etc once we are happy she is fully recovered from her illness.
This game little dog is going to be such a rewarding addition to an active family willing to put some training in.
If you are interested in offering Izzy a home please in the first instance take the time to fill in the pre adoption questionnaire
If you would like to give Izzy a new home, please contact the rescue on Rose Marie on 01256 771819 (9am - 9pm) and ask for Rose Marie or send an email using the form if available.
Please use the form to send a message directly to the rescue.