Do you have a whippety question? Enter here your query or keyword.
(Lutz, FL, US)
We recently adopted 5 month old Daisy 3 weeks ago from the pound.
Her papers said she was a Whippet Hound mix. I'll be honest,I never heard of such a breed. We have a toddler, so when we went to meet her I wanted to see how they would react around each other.
That was key. We noticed how calm, yet very happy she was around us. She listened very well and waited patiently for treats.
We wanted to make sure "Mitzi" (her pound name) was comfortable with us. After meeting with her for 10 minutes we decided to adopt her. She needed lots of love and food!
I knew whippets were generally thin dogs (I did research on her breed before meeting with her, but golly you could see every rib :( The pound told us she was a stray and they just took her in 2 days ago. She was very sweet and happy on the ride to her forever home.
We made a pit stop:
The pet store! It was chilly out so we bought her a jacket! :) Some food and toys. The first few days went by pretty well. We took her with us where ever possible. Our toddler loves her new sister!
Since her adoption, Daisy has gained healthy weight (no more ribs!). We took her to the dog park but at first she was scared. We think the gates and all dogs barking reminded her of the pound. The second time we took her, she seemed more relaxed.
She sniffed out the whole park until she found a few friends. She ran and played non-stop. Its safe to say that she loves the dog park now :)
We still have some things to teach her slowly but surely. Things can get challenging making sure my daughter and Daisy don't get into anything they shouldn't.
They're like bonnie and clyde LOL Daisy is forever giving lots of kisses and hugs. We couldn't be happier with our decision in adopting her.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Adoption Stories.
Subscribe to my Free Newsletter!
With the free e-zine you'll get a house training flash course plus a handy infographic.
And your e-mail address is always safe with us, don't worry!
Sep 03, 19 07:53 AM
I found Miss Wanda at the Lee County (Alabama) Humane Society this past Saturday (08-31-2019). I could see the German Shepherd but was unfamiliar with
Aug 20, 19 06:09 AM
We are looking to add a Whippet to our family. Preferably we would like a Whippet between the ages of 1-5 years old, that is female or a male on the smaller
Jul 22, 19 05:47 AM
Our newest little treasure Ozzy with his big sister Sassi. Ozzy is 13 weeks and Sassi is 3 years old. She enjoys her mid day naps after a playful romp