Jenny is a nine year old female Greyhound. She is a very loving, affectionate girl who enjoys cuddles and fuss once she learns to trust.
Having spent nine years in kennels, she is naturally quite afraid and timid of life outside this environment and of people but is desperate to learn and enjoy her new lifestyle.
At first, in her home she needs a safe space (preferable a quiet room) where she can retreat and eat and not be approached so that she can decide when she trusts you. And when she trusts you, the bond will be very strong and very rewarding.
She has been in a home for two months and is now a playful, soppy, daft girl. But she is still very wary of new people, unexpected noises and new experiences and needs to be exposed to these very gradually and without pressure, but she is making progress. For instance, she had sleep-startle for the first month and, if anything woke her suddenly, she would bark out of fear. Now she is used to the fact that she doesn’t need to be scared if she wakes suddenly. If there are visitors, she will retreat to her safe space and wants to be left alone.
Jenny loves to do zoomies in the garden and playing with her toys, which she throws and chases with gusto! She sleeps for much of the day and through the night, is quiet in the house, and is completely house-trained. She really is no trouble once she has decided she feels safe.
She walks in the woods on a double lead as she is a nervous dog; she has one end of the lead attached to her collar and the other attached to a harness. She walks very well on the lead but is hyper-attentive to her surroundings, although this is lessening over time. She hasn’t been exposed to street walking yet as she needs to make more progress with her anxiety first. Jenny isn't cat friendly and can be a little reactive to other breeds of dog as a lot of ex racing greyhounds can be having never been exposed to them before. A quieter area and home would certainly be better for her, she wouldn't cope with a busy urban home and it wouldn't be fair to expect her to.
Jenny would be better homed as an only dog where she has someone's undivided attention, she is quite happy playing on her own and playing with her toys with her human. She is currently in a home with other hounds but we feel she would prefer the ne on one attention of being an only dog after so long in kennels, she deserves all the love she can get. Once Jenny trusts you, she will be your shadow and your best friend.
Jenny can be homed both locally and nationally dependent on a successful homecheck, she is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and flead and wormed.
Want to Adopt Jenny?
If you would like to give Jenny a new home, please contact the rescue on 01253 891589 or 07888726885 and ask for Amanda Gething or send an email using the form if available.
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