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Whippet Adoption Pros, Cons and Stories

Find out whippet adoption pros, cons and share your whippet rescue story! Let other dog lovers know about the best and the worst of your experience.

So, you decided a whippet is your perfect match and you are about to start the search for a whippet you can call your own.

Luckily, whippets are seldom given up for adoption but sometimes the unexpected happens and one of these lovely hounds may have to find a new home.

Before inquiring with the local breeders about the available whippet puppies for sale, consider the advantages of adopting an adult dog in need of a new home.

Pros of Adopting an Adult Dog

Saving your Collection of Designer Shoes

Pups are wonderful but, just like small children, they need constant supervision.

You can pay a moment of distraction with many domestic disasters, like ruining forever your favorite Prada shoes, a heirloom carpet or expensive furniture, not to mention the fact that a puppy can easily get himself into troubles and get seriously hurt.

An adult dog is easier to handle and will follow your daily routine more easily.

Toilet Training

Most adult dogs are already toilet trained, they will need your guidance to learn the house rules but they will already know the drill and will save your floors abuse and insults.

Time and Energy

The amount of energy of your new puppy might not match your own or maybe you and your family do not have enough time to devote to training and playing with a puppy.

There is nothing that an adult whippet likes more, after exercising, then snoozing on the couch for hours.

Adult whippets are wonderful companions also for computer addicts and devoted readers.

No Surprises

When adopting an adult dog of a know origin, you’ll know about the health and temperament of your pet.

Often adoptable whippets already spent some time in a foster home where their behavior and characteristics have been assessed, so you already know how your pet will behave with children, pets or cats to make sure your whippet will fit your family and life style.

Your whippet will be vaccinated, spayed or neutered, saving you money and vet visits and you will also know if there is any health issue concerning your new pet.

Saving a Life

Often dogs are put up for adoption through no faults of their own but because their people have to move, divorce or have financial problems.

Sadly every year millions of pets have to be euthanized because there are more animals for adoption then people who can adopt them.

Whippet adoption gives a deserving dog another chance and will make you feel good about it.

Cons of Adopting a Dog


You might have to wait for whippet adoption but good things happen to those who wait.

Puppy Stages

Rising a puppy is a lot of work but also a great joy. Adopting and adult dog you’ll miss the puppyhood stages, the development and learning phases of your whippet.

Whippet Rescue Organizations

Some dog rescue organizations are specialized in finding a forever home for whippets and sighthounds. Click on this link to open a page with web sites of whippet rescue centers.

Whippet Adoption Stories

Share your whippet adoption story! Did you rescue a whippet in distress? Send us your whippet’s story and let other dog lovers know about best and the worst of your experience.

If you graciously decided to share your couch with one of those small hounds and gave a whippet a second chance, share your experience!

What was the best part of it? And the worst? 

How did you find your whippet? Did your whippet find you? 

How did he win your heart? 

What is your hound like? What does he like the best? Did he adapt easily yo his new life?

Entering Your Whippet Adoption Story

Writing your story is easy, just fill the form below and, if you wish, add some pictures of your dog.

Anything goes: fun, moving, hilarious, or sad stories. Just enter the story of your whippet's rescue and share your adventure with other whippet lovers.

We can’t wait to read about your experience and meet your whippet!

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