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Sex: Female / Not neutered
Age: 2 years
Size: Medium - Large (fully Grown)
Location: Foster Fleet, Hampshire
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not Tested
We have been helping a UK Greyhound racing kennels who have a number of dogs which can no longer race and are therefore kept there, kennelled 24/7. This is not ideal or any kind of life for these beautiful dogs, so we are looking to find them loving permanent homes.
Millie is the 4th Greyhound we have had signed over to us, she arrived into our care on the 10th February 2020 and is currently being assessed so the perfect forever home can be found for her.
Please see below our fosterers write up on how Millie is getting on, she would prefer a home with a calm dog and could possibly be the only dog as long as there was dogs around the family for her to meet up with. She is living with two older children, 9 & 11 years old. Walks perfectly on the lead and is taking all these new experiences really well.
Anyone wishing to register an interest in Millie, please kindly read through our basic information and complete an adoption enquiry form if you match our requirements.
Foster Dog: Millie, 2 1/2 years, currently not neutered.
Completed 12th February 2020.
Where does Millie sleep at night? Downstairs in Utility room or Kitchen - She has not yet discovered the comforts of a sofa, all in good time.
How is Millie with current pets? Millie is living with our two resident female dogs. She has no issue with them but does appreciate her own space. Millie chooses to sleep in the kitchen over being with them in the Utility room. Millie is happy to share treats and meal times with them and will follow them out to the garden. with this in mind Millie would be fine as an only dog or would perhaps suit an older chilled out companion.
Is Millie clean indoors? Millie is mostly clean indoors. We have had one accident over night. All wees have been in the garden. It will take a little time for Millie to adjust to a routine for toileting as she has been used to kennel life. I don't think it will take her long at all.
Can Millie be left alone? We have left Millie for up to 45 mins so far and we have made sure that we have been busy in other rooms in the house away from her and obviously overnight she remains downstairs continuing to build her confidence with being left in new surroundings. Millie paces for a while which is typical of the breed and the life she has come from, she then settles and lays down. We have been able to watch Millie on a camera when away from her, she appreciates a food based treat to occupy her like a kong when left though she is not yet sure about bones, stag bars etc, these are all new to her.
Is Millie out on walks? Yes we have ventured out on the school run to meet people and traffic with no issues, and also explored the woods. All new environments which Millie has taken in her stride - and what an elegant stride it is too!
How des Millie walk on the lead? Millie walks beautifully on the lead and does not pull, I use a harness and slip lead for safety with all new fosters but I don't anticipate there being issue with either being used alone. Millie is a sight hound and has been trained to chase (although retired from racing as not very good at it), though she made no attempt at squirrels in the woods and remained close by me at all times. I would suggest she remains on lead/long line unless in a secure fenced area until a bond and solid recall is established.
Has Millie met with other dogs? Yes, Millie has met other dogs out walking and pays them not a lot of interest
Has Millie met Cats? Millie has not been tested with cats.
How is Millie with humans? Millie appreciates human company, she is fine around my children (9 and 11yrs) and will approach new people with a little caution at first but very quickly warms up after a treat and some fuss.
Have you noticed if Millie is afraid of any particular things? Not noticed anything in particular to date. Living in a home is all very new so Millie will discover new things daily. It didn't take her long to discover the dirty dishwasher was the place to hang out!
Any other useful information ? Millie is a very sweet girl, happy with one or two walks a day and then she quite likes to just hang with you and sleep near by, she is discovering life in a home is warm and cosy and preferable to her previous life in cold damp race kennels. Various dog beds and the sofa have been made available to Millie but she has yet to discover the comfort of a cushion and is quite content on the carpet or blanket on the floor. Millie will surf the worktop if allowed, she is beginning to understand the word no but her little mouse nose has a mind of its own if goodies are left within easy reach. In the garden Millie has shown signs of wanting to play with people, she will chase a ball/ toy and bounce around but has yet to show any playful interaction with our dogs.
This gorgeous girl will make a wonderful addition to an individual, couple or family who can continue to help her adjust to the life she deserves away from the unpleasant kennel conditions endured until now.