- In Foster Nr Hythe
- 2 Years Old
- Manner /Notes
- Laid Back And Lazy
Blondie is a dinky little lurcher – we think she is a saluki whippet cross, but she could have a lot more in her! She has been living in a home with other dogs – but she could live as an only dog so long as you are around a lot of the time. Blondie is a lovely, friendly, sweet natured girl.
Blondie is living in a foster home with cats – you will have to follow the training so she can live with your cats.
She needs active owners who will enjoy walking her and taking her out on great adventures. Please remember lurchers are not small greyhounds – they need you around much more, they need a lot more walking and they are a lot more intelligent. Once walked – she should settle easily as home.
Blondie – like all lurchers – needs a fully secure garden with 6 foot fencing and no escape points. This is non negotiable – please do not apply unless your garden is FULLY secure with 6 foot fencing all around including gates. You will also need to ensure there are no obstacles near to the fencing that will create a stepping stone to freedom.
Can you please think very carefully before adopting. Dogs – even quiet greyhounds – are a huge responsibility and a lifestyle change. If you have any health issues – please think very carefully and ensure you can look after the dog before applying.
It takes months before a dog will settle into your home and lifestyle – and you, as the human, must ensure it works. We have become a very throw away society where it is easier to return a dog than to train a dog. Most rescues are experiencing some people who just give up all too easily – as though they are just returning something to Amazon.
We are, of course, not talking about the genuine cases – where you may have an illness, lost your job or have to move to somewhere you cannot take the dog – we are talking about just giving up in the 1st 6 months.
You may just think you are just returning the dog, and all is OK – but the disruption caused to that dog can be immense and can be very damaging for him. The dog will have to go back into kennels (after being in a home) and a “returned” dog is a lot harder to rehome than other dogs.
Please also remember – we are all volunteers at KGR and we can only process so many applications in the time we have – if you give up and return your dog – someone else has missed out on having a dog because we spent our time on you.
We appreciate this sounds harsh – but for the sake of the dogs please think carefully. We can and provide full back up to help settle your dog into your life – but you have to be up for the challenge and be 100% onboard to help your dog settle into your home and life.
Please remember the 3-3-3- rule
It is 3 days before it can even start to relax (so overnight disruption, using the rug as a toilet etc) 3 weeks before the dogs even realises it is staying so starts to learn your routine and 3 months before your dog starts to settle.
Please make sure you are in a position to adopt a dog, before completing the online adoption form. We are unable to hold onto dogs for more than a few days, once you have passed your homecheck.
We do rehome throughout the UK, so long as you are prepared to travel to meet the dog within a few days of applying for him and then again to adopt him, once you have passed your homecheck.