My little Fish is ready to leave the Greyhound Gap fold and spread her beautiful fins and there are no words to describe the mixed emotions of love and pride and sorrow all rolled into one I feel at that. Please meet Dory!
Dory is one of our beautiful Canidrome in Macau survivors. This girl is 5 years old and is immense and has the most beautiful soul and had Bea and Winnie not needed me I have never hid the fact that given the choice it would have been Dory I naturally chose to grace my life. She stole my heart from the first photo of her in the Canidrome clutching hold of her little squeeky fish for dear life given to her by the lovely Robin Olive Reich during her photo session. Nor the tears I had the day she walked through those doors at Heathrow Animal Reception having only knowing a concrete bare cell in China to haul herself straight up on the sofa there like a pro and plonk herself down, give me a gentle thank you kiss then cuddle in.
Dory is amazing, she is curious, she has a puppy like mischief about her of getting into everything, she is an insatiable thief if its not nailed down she will steal it and she has a joy for life like no other. Everyone is Dorys friend and everything she sees she soaks up and takes in like a sponge, every single unique fresh experience. She is now in foster in York but I was lucky enough to be reunited with her for a few hours Sunday and the joy she expressed watching a canal boat with people waving and calling to her passing through a lock was a privelage to share. She froze, she stared then she grinned at me as if to say see.... more new friends.
Dorys prey drive is waking up now but she isn't malicious just overly interested and still learning. She needs a sensible home to understand she has not experienced other breeds before willing to use a muzzle and socialise her sensible and gently until she adapts out and about in public places. She is currently co existing with 2 female lurchers, a male lurcher and a female greyhound and gets on with them all well. She is fine being left in her foster home and she is spotlessly clean. Out and about she walks well on the lead in the main but does like to stop occasionally and watch the world go by. Dory can not be rehomed with cats but can dog sensible children 6 years and upwards. We most definitely feel Dory is not cut out to be an only dog and would need a companion of a similar breeding be that greyhound or lurcher in her home and dogs with kind settled dispositions who wouldn't be upset by her natural busyment and curiosity.
Dory is vaccinated, kc vaccinated, de flead, de wormed, microchipped, has received a dental and is spayed. She will also be rehomed with one months free insurance.
Dory can be rehomed nationally subject to a successful homevisit and any new adopter being willing to travel with all immediate members of the family or any resident dogs to either the Greyhound Gap kennels in Stoke on Trent if its a date the foster home can accommodate coming to ourselves or York where she is on foster.
In the first instance to offer Dory a home or any of our current charges please visit our website www.greyhoundgap.org.uk and complete the pre adoption questionnaire below
If you would like to give Dory 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.