Phillipa

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Alexandra, Barbara, Kate, George

Hi there, I’m Phillipa, but you can call me Philly for short!

I’m a very sweet and gentle girl with the most wonderful set of ears – you can be sure no treats get opened in my house without me knowing about it!

I’m looking for a kind family to teach me all about the good life. I can be a bit timid about new things, you see, and to help me find my confidence I’ll need you to let me take things at my own pace. Once I start coming out of my shell with you, you’ll see just how much love I’ve got to give.

I’m still learning about going on walks and I can get a little bit overwhelmed if there’s too much going on around me, so I think I’d prefer a home in the suburbs, maybe with a backyard where I can hang out instead if I prefer.

While I wait for my perfect furever home, I’m living it up with my amazing foster family, who are so proud of how well I’m doing! I’m happily sharing my home with a few houndie pals, and I wouldn’t mind sharing my forever home with a houndie friend too. I’m ever so affectionate and love a cuddle in the morning. I’m proving to be quite an accomplished roacher too, so watch out because if you take me home you might mistake me for a goofy kangaroo!

A note from Philly’s foster family

Philly is such a quirky girl who is still coming out of her shell.
She is a snuggle bunny, she would happily snuggle on your lap if you let her, she loves her humans. Her tail wags so much it could whack you right out of the way. She makes us laugh all the time with her quirks. She wakes you up in the morning singing for her breakfast & at dinner time she gives you a lick on every single finger until you give in to feed her. 
I think Philly would be ok if left on her own for extended periods of time. She is fine if we leave her home alone to go out on the weekends, but she does have the company of our two hounds. She does not have any sleep startle or resource guarding.
Philly’s new home must be with someone who understands greyhounds and their quirks, as Philly has a lot of them. Patience is a must, because she is still getting the hang of walks and unexpected things (like birds, cats or possums) can send her over her threshold, causing her to freeze. Her family will need to go slow with her and be prepared to give her time away from walks when she needs it. A walk with her cannot be rushed and taking some chicken with you is a must.
Philly’s ideal home would be one with a backyard in a quiet area. She has coped really well in our area walking on main roads but a chilled life is probably best for this girl. She is friendly with children, but would prefer a home without kids under 12 as she can be a little boisterous and jumpy when she’s excited! Philly needs someone with lots of love and patience to give, who is willing to continue training her.
Philly is friendly with other dogs and wouldn’t mind sharing her home with a doggie friend, but I think I think she would be just as happy in a house without any other dogs if she had humans at home with her.

If you think you’d be interested in meeting me, fill out an application form and the volunteers at Greyhound Rescue will get on the case. Our matchmakers go to greyt lengths to match each hound with the right family to make sure everyone’s happy, and you’ll become part of a wonderful rescue community with lots of support along the way. Get in touch to find out more!

PS – want a free bag of food if you adopt me? Just enquire via my SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption through the page, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!

Gender: Female
DOB: 15.08.2017
Microchip number: 956000005399303
Location: Foster
Other dogs: Friendly
Children: Best suited to home without kids under 12
Cats: Not tested

Greyhound Rescue’s adoption fee is $420. All our hounds are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, and heartworm tested and treated.

The adoption fee also includes our New Adopter Kit – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies to help you get your new hound settled into the family.

Rehoming organisation number: R251000042