Jess ~ Gentle Little Girl - 5yo White/Black Greyhound

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Jess ~ Gentle Little Girl - 5yo White/Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:11 pm

JESS

Little Jess is a 5 year old ex-racing greyhound girl who’s owner has brought her to us to find her a lovely retirement home. She worked very hard in her racing days and now really deserves her sofa. Jess is an elegant little girl with a white coat and black patches, and a very pretty face.



Jess was well fed and looked after during her racing days, but sadly wasn’t used to getting much love and affection – when she first came to us she didn’t know what affection was and was quite withdrawn into herself. It’s taken her a little while to learn that people can give gentle love, but she is really starting to open up now. She is becoming less suspicious and is starting to come up to people and take treats from their hands.



Once you gain her trust, however, Jess is a real sweetheart and is both affectionate and friendly. She adores her head rubs and has the greyhoundy habit of chattering her teeth when you’ve hit a good spot. It’s obvious all this is still very new to her and she is a bit overwhelmed, but you can also see that she’s trying her best to adjust. Teaching this girl about the big wide world is sure to be a very rewarding experience, she will give back tenfold what she receives.



Dear Jess was recently homed (as Spice) but has been returned to us as she was acting possessively over her bed and food. However Jess has been good as gold since coming to her foster home and hasn’t put a paw wrong since one small grumble on the very first day. She had also been an angel in kennels, and we think her defensive behaviour was brought on by the stress of changing from kennels to a home environment. Sometimes it takes hounds a little while to settle in and they often do better if firm boundaries are put in place from the beginning. Because of this history, however, we feel Jess would do best in a calm, dog-experienced home without young children. If told ‘no’ from day one Jess is a wonderful little girl and we are just now starting to see her true potential.



Jess is sharing her foster home with 2 other greyhounds (1 male, 1 female), and they are a huge help to her right now. She would do very well in a home with another settled dog already present who can continue to show her how the home life works. We are also hoping that as she loosens up more, she will start to play and would like another canine friend to play with. Jess has bonded well with her doggie housemates, and has no problems sharing her bed with them. She is also happy to do food bowl swaps during mealtime. She is clean in the house, letting you know when she wants to go out and is ok to be left with other dogs for company.



Out on walks, Jess behaves perfectly on the lead and is easy as pie to walk. She never pulls and has been great with the other dogs she has met so far. She recently took part in a Greyhound Walk and loved being around all the other greyhounds. She is an inquisitive girlie and likes to explore new areas.



This darling girl does still need work on her low confidence as she can still be quite unsure in new situations, but she is learning at a steady pace. She is fast picking up all the traits of her greyhound housemates – including greeting her fosterer with a ‘song’ in the morning! She also knows basic commands such as ‘down’, ‘come’ and ‘bed’ and is happy to do what is asked of her. She has also learned to wait patiently for her food and will only start eating when told so by her fosterer. Jess is definitely a dog that thrives when given boundaries, and can become stressed and anxious if she doesn’t know what to do. She is very eager to learn, however, and in the right kind of home this little girl will be a real gem.



Jess is currently in foster care in Hertfordshire, UK. She can be homed anywhere in the UK, but please note that you will be required to travel to meet and collect her. She is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure.

If you are interested in adopting Jess, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application form and information pack. Thanks!


~~ KERRY GREYHOUND CONNECTION ~~

Kerry Greyhound Connection is a small voluntary organisation based in County Kerry, Ireland and Norfolk, England. It operates through a network of volunteers spaced over Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. We can look after approximately 70 greyhounds at any one time, in Ireland and the UK.

Each dog is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and given a full veterinary check before being adopted.
We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we have homed greyhounds in Ireland, the UK, Central Europe and the USA.

Our Website: www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk

If interested in one of our hounds, please EMAIL or PM me for our adoption application form and information pack. Once you have filled in and returned the application form, we will then telephone you to discuss adopting one of our hounds in more detail.

I can be contacted via PM or through the following email:
Email: tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you.

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Re: Jess ~ Gentle Little Girl - 5yo White/Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:43 pm

**UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2011**

Sweet little Jess is continuning to adjust nicely to her foster home while she waits to be adopted. She enjoys having the other greyhounds for company, and has settled nicely into her fosterer’s routine.



As you can see, one of her faviourite activities is sleeping! Jess is sure to make a perfect forever friend for the right person.



Jess is currently in foster care in Hertfordshire, UK. She can be homed anywhere in the UK, but please note that you will be required to travel to meet and collect her. She is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure.

If you are interested in adopting Jess, please email me on tamakin_84@yahoo.co.uk for our adoption application form and information pack. Thanks!

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Re: Jess ~ Gentle Little Girl - 5yo White/Black Greyhound

Post by Julie on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:37 pm

gl1 pretty girl Blow kiss1

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Re: Jess ~ Gentle Little Girl - 5yo White/Black Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:47 pm

This hound is adopted, the thread can be closed now. Thanks! Smile

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