Please meet the beautiful Evie, who is sadly looking for a new home. She is currently in Skelmersdale, Lancashire and due to her owners’ son having a long term illness, needs a new sofa to call her own.
Evie is 2 years old, greyhound saluki x whippet and is 22 inches to the shoulder – she is cat workable with careful introductions. She is basically child friendly, dog friendly, good off-lead …. altogether a lovely little dog and seems to have little or no chase instinct. She is an obedient gentle dog. Evie is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you feel you have the perfect home to offer this perfect little dog, please fill in our Pre-Adoption form here ….. www.greyhoundgap.org.uk/homing-and-adoption/pre-adoption-questionnaire marked for the attention of Liz. All potential homes will be checked by one of our hound savvy homecheckers.
All being well we will be collecting Evie on Saturday morning for the long journey to her new home in Berkshire.
Evie will be our first dog and we are very exited but realise we have a lot to learn. On the return journey we would like to call in at the GG kennels open day for some advice from experienced hounds people, however we do not want to overstress Evie and were wondering if this would be considered as too much. Any thoughts?
Hello Richard - sorry forgot to lock the thread as promised! My personal thought would be that it's a long journey and the sooner she could settle with you at home, the better. Having been an only dog, she could well be completely overwhelmed and scared stiff to be faced with 40 dogs and loads of people.
Hi Liz, that's what we were worried about. Think we will head straight home in an attempt to keep her stress levels to a minimum. Thanks for the input and for all your help so far, we will drop you a PM and let you know how we get on.
Just to let you know that Evie has found her forever sofa here in Newbury. She is a nervous little soul and is frightened of men, but I am happy to say that just 9 days after arriving with us she seems to have accepted me and will happily curl up on the sofa next to me and let me stroke her. This may not seem like much, but to us it seems like a huge leap, as just over a week ago she would visibly shake just to be in the same room as me. Despite her nerves Evie is the most gentle loving soul who doesn't appear to have a bad bone in her body and is a credit to her previous owner who obviously cared for her deeply, but was faced with a difficult set of circumstances and only had Evie's best interests at heart when she decided to re-home her.
Evie is in good health but underweight, however I am pleased to report that she has found her appetite with gusto and is polishing off 3 meals a day and would probably eat 4 if she was allowed to. She had he first long walks in the countyside at the weekend which she appeared to enjoy and was obviously eager to play with many of the dog friends she encountered, though unfortunately it may be some considerable time before we would allow her off lead. Our next step therefore will be to find a secure compound somewhere where we can let her stretch her legs as she is obviously desperate for some zoomies.
Here are few photos, sorry they are not very good but most were taken last week on zoom as she freaked if I went too close.
This was taken tonight. "Mummy says I'm only allowed on the bit of the sofa that has a throw on it, but what does she know".
My wife & I would like to thank all at GG for helping bring Evie into our lives with a special thank you to Liz (lurcherlot)
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