Holly is an incredibly sweet and full-of-character lurcher pup that came in from the pound. Regrettably, we don't have much information about her past, but we do know that she was tied up and abandoned outside a library with another lurcher named Buddy. They have been kennelled together and, apart from being full of energy, have provided each other with companionship, making a smooth transition into life at SDR. Holly has thoroughly enjoyed meeting other dogs and people, as well as having the freedom to run around our meadows.
She's a typical, energetic, and inquisitive pup, using her mouth to explore her surroundings. Despite her challenging start in life, she's essentially a blank slate and hasn't let her past hold her back. However, she will require owners who can provide her with the basics, socialisation, travel, and housetraining. We're looking for owners who understand the needs of a puppy to enable her to become a well-rounded adult and are prepared for the hard work that can be involved. While prior experience with sighthounds is beneficial, it's not necessary if prospective owners have conducted thorough research and understand the unique characteristics and quirks of sighthounds.
When meeting new people, Holly is social and friendly, often calm during introductions once out of the kennels. While her initial energy can be a bit overwhelming when entering their kennel, both Holly and Buddy do settle down, with Holly being the first to join you on the bed, seeking the affection she craves.
On the lead, she walks well, occasionally becoming a little excited when she sees another dog. She is a little worried about the traffic as it can be quite busy outside of the rescue. She will need to get used to travelling in the car but seems to settle better on the way back from a journey.
With other dogs, she has interacted with a handful, both off-lead in our meadows and during walks. She is polite and friendly but can be a bit shy during her initial introductions. In comparison to her playtime with kennel mate Buddy, a dog she's quite familiar with. Together, they can be vocal with each other whilst having a good run-up and down and some spirited rough play in which Holly seems to be the boss of the pair.
Holly would be best suited to children who have been around dogs before. However, parents must understand that puppies nip and bite and will need to be supervised when interacting.
Holly will require a minimum of two visits from all members of the household ahead of the adoption process.
The adoption fee for Holly is £275
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