RESCUE

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 simonjennifer@bigpond.com


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 raemitch@hotkey.net.au  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.


Rae Mitchelson

 

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 simonjennifer@bigpond.com


Jennifer may be aware of rescues needing homes before they make it to this page.

Jennifer Gough: Mobile 0438 371544 - simonjennifer@bigpond.com

ACT & NSW team member: Gina Wyatt - 02 6287 4145 - jadeitejewel@yahoo.com.au

South Australian Team Member: Nadine Rumball - 0408 084 405 - luvwhippets@gmail.com

Tasmanian team member: Noelene Watson - 03 6265 1123 - whipridge@yahoo.com.au

Italian Greyhound Rescue - http://www.iggyrescue.com.au/

WA Whippet Rescue: Kasey Wookey - wawhippetrescue@hotmail.com or mobile: 0400153 611

QLD Whippet Club: Sue Spencer - 07 55715441  or  0407 735242 suespencer@iprimus.com.au

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 simonjennifer@bigpond.com 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.

 

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