Adoption Status: Available
Foster Status: In Foster Care
DOB: Approx March 2019 (around 4 months old)
Breed: Lurcher (Whippet x Heading Dog or Foxy?) Mixed breed
Size: Slim Small Medium (currently 14kgs, will probably be around 20kg fully grown)
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.5m of secure, dog-proof fencing around the home, prefer 1.8m
Hobbies: Chewing her chew toys, lying in the sun, having cuddles and attention, playing with her doggy friends.
Good Habits: Affectionate, quiet, eager to please
Bad Habits: Can be a bit nippy when over-excited but she's still a puppy so still learning manners.
Preferred TV show: Has never seen TV, but we reckon she would like a bit of action/adventure with a bit of romance (think Magnum PI or Riverdale)
Personality Type: Friendly, outgoing and confident. Medium to high energy level (but not manic)
Special Requirements: None that we're aware of
Ideal Home: A family home with older kids could be good, or a couple in their 40’s or 50’s who have plenty of time to spend with a pup.
Adoption Fee: $285
Ava is a pretty pup with an enthusiastic attitude towards life. Ava needs an owner who is willing to take her to great things like dog obedience classes who use positive reward based methods, do cool things with her like teach her tricks and fun games to work her clever brain, go on awesome outings with her to teach her about the world and who can provide her with consistent rules from Day 1 so that she grows up to be a great member of doggy society with lovely manners. Like all pups, Ava will benefit from positive socialisation around people, kids, cats, dogs, stock, chickens and the like while she is young.
Ava will need daily exercise and adventures off the property, so couch potato owners need not apply. She'd make a fantastic hiking, walking or running buddy.
As with all Pound Hounds Rescue dogs, Ava must be allowed inside (including to sleep) so she can really be part of the family. She will also require a comfy bed, quality (puppy) food, and regular flea and worm treatments.