In a foster home
Questions about Lady
Can be homed with other dogs: Yes
Can be homed with cats: No
Can be homed with children: Children over 16yrs
House Trained: Yes
Any behaviour problems: Can be reactive to dogs she doesn't know.
Any medical problems: No.
Period of time can be left alone: No more than a couple of hours.
Type of home: A home with someone around most of the day.
Exercise requirements: At least 1hr a day.
Lady has recently returned to us as she has developed issues when out on a walk. Lady is really good with dogs she knows (she is currently in a foster home with 2 and gets on well with them), but out on a walk she will bark and lung at dogs she doesn't know. We have started her on a training program and she is beginning to pick this up.
Lady came to us last year from the stray kennels. She has a very high prey drive and has possibly been used for rabbit or hare coursing due to the scars on her face, so a home with no cats or small furries.
Lady is better on a walk with a calm, confident dog as it makes her feel safe, so a home with a doggy friend would be good for her. We would consider a home with her being an only dog, as long as it is with a confident and experienced owner, ideally with someone who has dealt with reactivity in dogs before or be willing to put in the work to help train her. The main issue with Lady is she is insecure, and we think she may have been used to living with other dogs in the past, but, being out on her own it makes her nervous. However, with a confident handler, she is beginning to trust and learn that nothing bad is going to happen.
Lady is quite nervous and can be very skitty at times, especially around things like the hoover. She is becoming more confident with this and is receiving lots of praise when she approaches whilst the hoover is on.
Lady also needs a home with someone who is not going to smother her with love. She has the tendency to become very needy, so will need an owner who is happy to ignore her at times and let her find her own feet and ultimately, helping her grow in confidence. She has come on leaps and bounds with this, but we expect there will be a relapse in this when she is rehomed, which will return once she has built up a bond with her new owner.
Lady also needs a home with no young children. Due to her size she can easily knock over small children when she gets excited. She is also very boisterous when playing and will grab at toys. Also, a home with older children only due to her nervousness.
Due to her Saluki breed, Lady would ideally need a home with a large enclosed garden, although this is not imperative but she does like to have a good run. Lady will not be suitable for anyone who is proud of their lawn. She loves to do a morning 30mph dash around the garden and will easily wear a race track into the grass. We do however, require someone with a secure garden with a fence of at least 6ft, purely because she can easily jump a 4/5ft fence.
Overall, Lady is a very loving, gentle girl but she does need some work when out on a walk. In a home she is the perfect dog. She is very expressive and will try to 'talk' to you to get your attention. She is a very pretty girl and we think she knows this, but with lots of positive encouragement, consistency and showing her the boundaries, she is learning her place within the foster home and is adapting very well.
At the moment we are being innundated with applications for every dog we have available and over the past few weeks we have unfortunately had quite a few timewasters. Please only apply for Lady if you have fully considered the commitment of a dog and willing to put in the time and effort in training for her. We recommend anyone interested in Lady, does a little research into the Saluki breed. She is very typical of the breed.