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Shirley ~ 2yo Sensitive Little Greyhound Girl Possibly Cat Friendly

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    SHIRLEY

    Shirley is a little female greyhound who will be 2 years old this July. She was destined to be a race dog, but had a bad fall during her early puppy days and now has no desire at all for the racing life! She is now looking for a new start as a companion hound.

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    Shirley is a sensitive girl, and is lacking a bit in confidence right now. She is a wee bit shy of new people, but once she knows you she gives you a gentle little wag of her tail. We feel that with an owner who is willing to work on building her self-esteem, she will blossom in to a beautiful, confidant black beauty of a greyhound. She will be loving and loyal who whomever shows her patience and understanding, and we are certain she will give back tenfold what she receives.

    Shirley gets on good with other greyhounds, and preliminary cat tests show that she might be ok to live in a cat home. This will be tested more thoroughly, however, before we deem her officially cat friendly.

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    This lovely girlie has never been in a home before, so new owners will need to be a bit understanding during the first couple of weeks after adoption and allow her to settle in and get accustomed to the house rules. She would do well in a home with another, more mature dog for company, someone she could learn from, but very excitable or boisterous dogs might frighten her.

    Shirley is currently in kennels in Ireland, and can be transported via Kerry Greyhounds to the UK or Europe if a suitable home offer comes up. This will be organised and paid for by Kerry Greyhounds, and we ask only for a donation to help cover costs. She is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure. Shirley is ready and waiting for her new start in life.

    If you are interested in fostering or adopting Shirley, please email me on [email protected] for our information pack and adoption questionnaire. Thanks!

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    **UPDATE 06/2010**

    Sweet little Shirley has now been moved to a foster home in Ireland as she was finding kennel life so stressful. She has never been in a home before and is finding everything very scary and overwhelming right now. It seems she sadly doesnt know what comfort is yet, but her lovely fosterer is working hard to bring her out of her shell.

    Shirley is sharing her home with another greyhound and a collie dog, whom she has so far gotten on fine with. She is being kept in a crate overnight and is clean and waits quietly to be let out to toilet in the mornings. Though she is very timid and unsure right now, she certainly hasn't lost her appetite and loves her food!

    We will update again soon once Shirley has settled a bit more in to her home and has started to show her real personality.

    If you are interested in fostering or adopting Shirley, please email me on [email protected] for our information pack and adoption questionnaire which must be filled out prior to adoption. Thanks!


    **UPDATE 06/2010b**

    Shirley is slowly but surely coming out of her shell now from all the love and care she's getting in her foster home. She is still frightened of loud noises and sudden movements, but it is early days yet and with some time and patience she will get better.

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    Shirley is taking comfort from the other dogs in the foster home, and is starting to learn from them and follow their example in certain situations. She would benefit form going to a home with another, self-assured dog for company so that she can continue to gain in confidence this way.

    She is a small little girl, measuring at just 22 inches at the shoulder. Her coat is technically black, though is lovely dark chocolate shade when the sun shines on it. We know this little sweetheart will be someone's special selection very soon.

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    **UPDATE 06/2010c**

    Lucky little Shirley has now travelled across to a foster home in Norfolk, UK, where she is getting introduced to living with a cat to see if she is cat trainable. She is still available for adoption.

    Shirley is a TINY little girl and could probably be mistaken for a whippet. She curls up in a tweenie ball on the sofa and we're hoping she will be easily squeezed in to someones home!

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    She is a shy girl but is slowly coming out of her shell, and we feel that once she settles in her new foster home her personality is going to start peeking through more and more. If you introduce yourself gently to her, she soons relaxes in your company and just as gently asks for her head rubs.

    Shirley benefits greatly from having other dogs around to learn from and so we feel she will do best in a home with one or several other dogs for company.

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    Like most greyhounds, Shirley will not need a huge amount of exercise. She will be content with two 20min walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch her legs offlead in a secure area once or twice a week.

    In general greyhounds are calm, mannerly dogs who are well used to being handled. They can fit very well in to a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Greyhounds also dont shed as much as other dog breeds such as retrievers or labradors, and this can make them suitable to live with allergy sufferers.

    If you are interested in adopting Shirley, please email me on [email protected] for our information pack and adoption questionnaire which must be filled out prior to adoption. Thanks!

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    ~~ KERRY GREYHOUND CONNECTION ~~

    Kerry Greyhound Connection is a small voluntary organisation based in County Kerry, Ireland and Norfolk, England and operates through a network of volunteers. We can look after approximately 40 greyhounds at any one time, in Ireland and the UK.

    Each dog is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and given a full veterinary check before being adopted.
    We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we have homed greyhounds in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA.

    We can be contacted via PM or through any of the following:

    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk
    Address: P.O. Box 58, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 7AG.
     
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