At the beach
Comfy by the fire
At the beach
Dash is desexed and vaccinated, he is house trained but if left in the house all day he does sometimes pee inside. When he is anxious he shakes and pants, however recently his anxiety has been a lot better. He walks well on leash however does not like other dogs, he only likes our other dog which he has grown up with. He also doesn't like cats. He travels well in the car as long as he is in his travel crate and at night he is happy to sleep in his crate of just on the couch. He has never escaped or tried to.
He is an affectionate boy and like to cuddle up on the couch and loves blankets, he loves to play fetch and have a run. He would be suited to a home with no other pets, and also maybe someone who works from home or doesn't work that he can spend majority of the day with. He is good with older kids, but with younger kids their unpredictability can make him nervous. He is in great shape and great health. He is lovely dog he just needs a suitable environment for his personality. I think dash would prefer a quite home, where he can have a play outside then cuddle on the couch inside.
Sadly he does have issues which need work, when outside he tends to pee on more then just the grass, he does get very very scared in storms and will shake and pant and need to be comforted for a while after the storm we have been talking to the vet about medicine to give during storms.
He does not get along with dogs he doesn't know at all, he will bark and react and spin, so when he is being walked we always avoid other dogs. He also doesn't like cats.
It is sad for us to have to rehome him because when you get to know Dash he is a beautiful boy and we have had him since he was a pup and he is now 7 years old and will be 8 in August. However at this point it is what will be best for him.
Our greatest passion is to help whippets in need. If you know of a whippet in need or need help to re-home a whippet to a new caring home for any reason contact Jennifer, on mobile 0438 371544 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
From time to time adults do become available from registered breeders.
They won’t necessarily appear on this page. Please contact me on either 03 9725 0486 or email@example.com as I am usually made aware of what dogs are around or may be coming up soon.
But also please consider the fact that these dogs have been born into the company of other whippets and with this in mind they really must in most cases go to homes where there is another dog present for company. Remember they have never been alone in their lives.
RESCUING AN ADULT WHIPPET
Our greatest passion is to help whippets in need. If you know of a whippet in need or need help to re-home a whippet to a new caring home for any reason contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer may be aware of rescues needing homes before they make it to this page.
Jennifer Gough Mobile 0438 371544 - email@example.com
ACT & NSW team member: Gina Wyatt 02 6287 4145 -firstname.lastname@example.org
South Australian Team Member: Nadine Rumball 0408 084 405 - email@example.com
Italian Greyhound Rescue - http://www.iggyrescue.com.au/
WA Whippet Rescue Kasey Wookey firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0400153 611
QLD Whippet Club: Sue Spencer 07 55715441 or 0407 735242 email@example.com
Before you proceed, please read these FAQ's:
Each whippet listing has specific contact details if you are interested
These are the only whippets available that we know about
We have no other information about these whippets
Please only contact our team members in emergencies or if you have spotted a whippet
Interested in Fostering?
In dire emergencies, we will foster needy whippets. We foster dogs only as a last resort - interim homes are always stressful for dogs.
Fostering is an amazing opportunity to offer a needy whippet the chance of a new life. Your interim care is the only way many whippets can continue to be much loved pets, and keeps whippets out of pounds where possible. We have successfully used many amazing foster homes over the years, and most people love the experience. You can also meet the new homes for your dogs, share your knowledge and 'see them through'.
Please keep in mind though that:
Fostered whippets are NEVER house trained. Even the house trained ones will pee in your house for a week.
We cannot guarantee how long you will be fostering them. It has always been less than two weeks, but it could be months.
Fostered whippets come with no or little history. They may not be good with your cats or toddlers or antique toy collection. While we do not foster or rehome known aggressive or destructive dogs, most of our fostered whippets come with no history.
Fostered whippets desperately need your TLC. They probably have fleas, worms, are filthy - they come 'warts an' all'.
Fostered whippets will never be able to arrive at your house on Wednesday after you finish work, because you have Thursday off and that's best for you. We avoid moving our dogs as much as possible, so we drive our fostered dogs straight to their foster home and will not move them until we find a permanent home.
Fostered whippets arrive on Christmas eve, your birthday and other unsocial occasions.
We cannot guarantee that your foster dog will be female, over 3 years old or any other characteristic. While we try to match foster dogs to you, given the circumstances, we prefer homes that are able to take all sorts.
If you are still interested and able to foster a dog, and would like to go on a list of foster homes, please email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. We are always grateful for the help. Fostering is very rare, and you free to say no if a dog is needy at an awkward time, but it is good to have as many foster options as possible.