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Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« on: April 07, 2017, 18:02:59 PM »



Breed - Whippet cross
Age - DOB 15/08/2015
Dog Friendly - Yes
Cat Friendly - Yes has lived with cats 
People Friendly - Yes
Child Friendly - Yes
House Trained - Yes
Neutered - yes
Travel - Uneasy  in the car
Food - Picky Eater
Fostered - Cardiff Area

The minimum adoption donation for Dougie is £165.

Dougie is currently undergoing a 14 day assessment and will be ready for rehoming from 19/04/2017.  Applications are welcome during the assessment period.


Dougie has come into four paws after his old owner became too poorly to care for him. He came from a home where he lived with an older dog and two cats. Dougie is still young but at the moment hes very bewildered by his change in circumstances so isn't really interested in toys treats or food really.

He not had a huge amount of training, he does understand basic commands and knows his name but we believe he would really benefit from training. Hes currently having two walks a day, his first in the morning. In common with most pointys he likes to have a good stretch of his legs then to snooze for a while. Hes been telling his foster carer when he needs another walk by going up to her resting his head against her and looking mournfully at the door! Hes clearly good at manipulation!!

Dougie came from a home with cats, so we already knew he could live with cats. His foster home has a cat caller who enjoys tormenting his foster terrier brother. Despite the barking that's occurring Dougie doesn't join in or even show any interest.

There were young teenage visitors at his foster home a few days ago and Dougie was very at ease with them. Dougie is a very gentle laid back boy who seems to take anything in his stride. He has immaculate manners and so far hasn't put a paw wrong being clean day and night and happily settling downstairs quietly when his foster family go to bed.

Dougie does love a sofa and can fold himself up quite small just so you don't notice he's there!! Dougie loves a run but just like all pointies its a fast run followed by more gentle walking followed by a long snooze. Pointies aren't really built for long runs but they can do long walks! Dougie would benefit from training and would enjoy it.

 Hes a total delight and someone will be very lucky to adopt this little gem, so put your application in now!



Please put in an application in the first instance if you are interested in Dougie. Approved applications will be home checked.

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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 19:19:22 PM »


A pic from Dougie in his previous home - with his buddy the cat!


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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 06:57:17 AM »

What a handsome boy  angel.gif   Hopefully he won't be waiting long for his forever sofa.
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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 09:30:00 AM »
Very Handsome lad. He does look like a whippet cross lurcher.
How does he react to being in a car? Any travel sickness?

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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2017, 10:59:34 AM »
Doggie isn't at ease in the car yet. He doesn't seem to know what a car  is so has to be encouraged to get it. He does dribble during the journey. We are hoping he will soon learn that car journeys are the way to get to something exciting! Today Dougie has gone to the beach in the car. I'm sure his foster carer will be along to update us on how he enjoys the trip!
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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 17:57:21 PM »
How did dougie get on in the car today on his trip to the beach? 

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 12:05:37 PM »
Superdog Douggie.  Very gentle and kind.  On the way to the beach I put him in the back seat with the window down and he relaxed, he still dribbles but only a little.

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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 12:07:35 PM »

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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 12:15:20 PM »

Looks like he's loving the beach & the sunny weather  :)
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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2017, 14:43:43 PM »
We did recall practise in Victoria Park today and he was very very good.  No problems coming back to me.
He got into the car on his own too though he did dribble a bit.

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Re: Dougie long legs! - Whippet x
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2017, 16:58:54 PM »
What a super and very handsome boy! I can't see gorgeous Dougie waiting long for his forever home - he's a stunner!
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