Nimis and Ruby
If interested in these dogs, please contact Ms Wendy Hazon (they need a special home.) Nimis is the Male and he is a registered Whippet. He is from a registered breeder. Nimis is 2 and a half years old, a Parti-Colour, he is a bit on the big side for a Whippet.
Ruby is the Female, also 2 and a half years old, she is a Brindle. She is half Whippet, quarter Greyhound and quarter Stag Hound. She was rescued from a hoarder by the local vets with her two brothers. She is around the size of a female Greyhound.
Both dogs are de-sexed and up to date with their Vaccinations, worming and fleaing. They are both Micro chipped. We have owned them since they were 3 months old.
Nimis is the one with the really strong prey drive, he has attacked one of our cats, he has a few scars from that episode. A few weeks ago he dragged a Possum from the top of the fence and killed it.
Having said that he was fine with our Rough Collie and the neighbours big dog got into our back yard last week and he seems quite friendly. It is small animals that get him worked up, especially when they run.
When they were puppies we used to take them with us to the Pet stores and Horse stores and they were very well socialised, they both went to Puppy school and Nimis started Dog Obedience classes. It is only as my daughters anxiety had got worse that the dogs have been cooped up inside and I feel this is not good for them.
Nimis does get Car sick and we give him half a Sedative, proscribed by the Vet’s which solves this problem, Ruby has a long back and on a couple of occasions has, we think pulled a muscle in it. The Vet’s have given us anti –inflammatory tablets as the Emergency Vet is half an hour away. This has only happened a couple of times when she has got off the couch awkwardly.
They are both beautiful, loving dogs who just love to snuggle on the couch's or beds with us. We are moving onto a 12 acre property soon and there is no back yard and the only way to contain them is in a small dog run. There is also no way of keeping them separate from our cats. At the moment the cats live in a cat run and have a spare room to themselves. My daughter and I feel that it is unfair to keep the dogs locked up in a small area all the time and as she is unable to take them for walks, we feel that we need to find them a safer and better home.
We would like them to go to a new home together but realise this may not be possible. I feel that they both would be fine if they had a bigger and older dog for company.
If there are no whippets currently listed here, please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer may be aware of rescues needing homes before they make it to this page.
Jennifer Gough: Mobile 0438 371544 - email@example.com
ACT & NSW team member: Gina Wyatt - 02 6287 4145 - firstname.lastname@example.org
South Australian Team Member: Nadine Rumball 08 83813987 - email@example.com
Tasmanian team member: Noelene Watson - 03 6265 1123 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Italian Greyhound Rescue - http://www.iggyrescue.com.au/
WA Whippet Rescue: Kasey Wookey - email@example.com or mobile: 0400153 611
QLD Whippet Club: Sue Spencer - 07 55715441 or 0407 735242 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Each whippet listing has specific contact details if you are interested
- These are the only whippets available that we know about
- We have no other information about these whippets
- Please only contact our team members in emergencies or if you have spotted a whippe
Interested in Fostering?
In dire emergencies, we will foster needy whippets. We foster dogs only as a last resort - interim homes are always stressful for dogs.
Fostering is an amazing opportunity to offer a needy whippet the chance of a new life. Your interim care is the only way many whippets can continue to be much loved pets, and keeps whippets out of pounds where possible. We have successfully used many amazing foster homes over the years, and most people love the experience. You can also meet the new homes for your dogs, share your knowledge and 'see them through'.
Please keep in mind though that:
- Fostered whippets are NEVER house trained. Even the house trained ones will pee in your house for a week.
- We cannot guarantee how long you will be fostering them. It has always been less than two weeks, but it could be months.
- Fostered whippets come with no or little history. They may not be good with your cats or toddlers or antique toy collection. While we do not foster or rehome known aggressive or destructive dogs, most of our fostered whippets come with no history.
- Fostered whippets desperately need your TLC. They probably have fleas, worms, are filthy - they come 'warts an' all'.
- Fostered whippets will never be able to arrive at your house on Wednesday after you finish work, because you have Thursday off and that's best for you. We avoid moving our dogs as much as possible, so we drive our fostered dogs straight to their foster home and will not move them until we find a permanent home.
- Fostered whippets arrive on Christmas eve, your birthday and other unsocial occasions.
We cannot guarantee that your foster dog will be female, over 3 years old or any other characteristic. While we try to match foster dogs to you, given the circumstances, we prefer homes that are able to take all sorts.
If you are still interested and able to foster a dog, and would like to go on a list of foster homes, please email Jennifer at email@example.com and let us know. We are always grateful for the help. Fostering is very rare, and you free to say no if a dog is needy at an awkward time, but it is good to have as many foster options as possible.
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