Adoption Status: Available to Adopt
Foster Status: In foster care
DOB: Approx May 2019
Breed: Lurcher (Whippet x ...?)
Size: Small (slim) medium when fully grown (will likely be around 20-22kg ish when fully grown)
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.5m of secure, dog-proof fencing around the home
Hobbies: Playing with her doggie friends (her bestie is Mack), having cuddles and attention, zoomies, playing with her toys, learning stuff, EATING!
Good Habits: Inquisitive, super smart, fast learner, eager to please (if you have treats), learnt sit and lay down this week.
Bad Habits: Some typical puppy over-enthusiasm
Personality Type: Friendly, outgoing, playful. Medium -high energy level (but not manic)
Special Requirements: None that we're aware of
Ideal Home: An active home with someone who understands smart dogs and who will provide calm and consistent training and gentle encouragement as she learns about life. She will need puzzles and toys and training and interaction to keep her brain busy, as well as regular exercise (not just a walk around the block).
Adoption Fee: $285
Maggie is a smart and sweet girl with a whole lot of enthusiasm for life, as most puppies do. She is happy and outgoing girl who would thrive with someone who is willing and able to take the time to teach her all things a good doggy citizen should know and take her to cool places like dog obedience. Maggie will benefit from positive socialisation around people, kids, cats, dogs, stock, chickens and the like. She loves attention and will thrive in a regular, stable home environment with lots of daily outings and adventures thrown in to keep her life interesting.
As with all Pound Hounds Rescue dogs, Maggie must be allowed inside the home (including to sleep) so she can really be part of the family. She will also require a comfy bed, quality (puppy) food, loads of love and regular flea and worm treatments.
Please research the Lurcher breed to decide if it would be the best breed for your family. Lurchers make wonderful family members and are very intelligent so need to be mentally stimulated every day (puzzle games, trick training, agility, obedience training, Frisbee trick training, all things a Lurcher would enjoy) and do need regular exercise (mornings are best, then they can laze around for the rest of the day before heading out again in the evening for a play). Lurchers make fantastic running/hiking/long distance walking buddies and although they do need regular exercise, are also happy to laze around the house once they've had their exercise.