Sighthound and whippet rescue organizations are run by volunteers who generously devote their time to dog adoption. Before rushing to buy a puppy, consider the advantages of adopting an adult dog.
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When I began looking for my second whippet, I first inquired with a sighthound rescue association.
The answer of the man on the phone was:
“Sorry, no whippets available for adoption. Generally, who has a whippet keeps him!”
The devotion of these dogs to their owners is often paid back with equal attachment.
Also, whippets don’t compete in professional coursing and racing and this fact preserved the breed from abuses and over breeding.
More often than not whippets are pets who in the weekend enjoy the competition with their human friends.
This privileged position gives most whippets the opportunity to became almost a family member and they are seldom given up for adoption.
But sometimes the unexpected happens and a whippet might be in the position of having to find a new family.
By an other hand, you might decide that your lifestyle allows a bigger pet and you might be tempted to adopt a greyhound or get interested in Spanish galgo rescue. Many galgos and greyhounds are destroyed each year although, once they finish their racing career, they can make marvelous pets.
Puppies are wonderful, they are cute, cuddly and fun but they also mean a lot of work and they might cost you a fortune in chewed shoes and furniture.
Adopting and adult dog offers many advantages.
You’ll be immediately able to assess what your dog will be in the future.
Temperament, abilities, size and looks are evident and possibly the rescuers will be able to help you with your choice. What you see is what you get.
An adult dog will learn more quickly than a puppy and, if you are lucky, the dog has already had some training from the previous owner or the foster care where he was placed before adoption.
Many dogs have to be destroyed for no faults of their own. Adopt a greyhound, rescue a galgo or help a whippet out of a difficult situation and enjoy feeling good about it!
Here are listed some links of rescue organizations and sites about dog adoption click on the titles to open their pages.
This organization is devoted to whippet adoption, check out their available whippets.
Scruples Whippet rescue re-homes whippets in England, Scotland and Wales.
Check out this page about whippet rescue in Canada.
Located in Southern California, this site is about special need dogs and sighthounds.
UK based organization, the JR Whippet Rescue's objectives are, namely, the provision of assistance to Whippets.
Organization dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Whippets in Ireland.
This organization is registered Sanctuary who cares for whippets, greyhounds and lurchers in UK.
Spanish site devoted to the rescue of Spanish galgos. Lots of photos of abused and re-homed galgos.
A very informative Italian site about sighthound rescue.
This site offers a list of Greyhound rescue sites and detailed info about ex-racers rescue.
Information a about galgos and pictures of adoptable dogs.
A very informative and well organized site to help you in the choice and training of your adopted dog.
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