‘Website Woof’ presents Lady; Lady was born in February 2011.
We hope you enjoy reading the volunteers descriptions of their walks with the hounds. If you would like a detailed assessment of Lady please visit Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare where the manager, Carol, and staff can advise you on her temperament, nature, health and diet.
The kennels are open daily for hound walking from 11am until 2pm and are located at Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, KT12 4AW. Tel: 01932 224918
Lady was on foster in November 2017 with Donna and Nitsuj. This is what they said about Lady:
‘We can’t stop talking about this beautiful girl! She is so perfect we can’t believe she hasn’t got her forever home yet. She’s affectionate, playful, calm, happy and sooo chilled out that she is horizontal for much of the time.
After having a quick sniff around her ‘B&B’ she raided the toy box and had a rest in the dog bed after selecting her favourite fluffy toys to join her. A short time later she discovered the sofa and has pretty much been there ever since.
She goes to the back door when she wants the toilet and soon learned she has to wait and have her feet wiped. She is very low maintenance in that she doesn’t feel the need to follow you around and is perfectly happy being in a room on her own. When she was left for few minutes, a peek through the window revealed she hadn’t moved at all and all I got was a tail wag when I walked back in without even bothering to get up!
She loves getting into the car although doesn’t always want to get out. She walked very nicely on the lead but did get very excited when she saw other dogs running around. There was no aggression when she met other dogs, in fact once we got close enough for her to see they were only dogs she wasn’t really interested in them at all although we didn’t meet any small ones.
We think Lady would suit a first time greyhound owner very well because of her easy going nature. She met my elderly parents and was very gentle and placid with them.
It was a real pleasure to have Lady this weekend. She will make the most wonderful pet for a very lucky person.’
Lady went to Painshill Park with Clíona Breathnach on October 21st 2017. This is what she said about Lady:
‘Lady spent a wonderful morning at Painshill with 3 other WGW hounds. She jumped into the car and settled nicely leaving her nose kisses on the rear window while she watched the outside world from the car. She wasn’t bothered by ducks or swans but did pull on the lead when she saw squirrels. We passed big and older dogs with ease.
There were a few gunshot sounds from the firing range but they didn’t phase her either. The one small dog we passed she was interested in but didn’t grumble as we walked away. She would need more time out to assess her reactivity to small dogs. She was a pleasure to walk and she obviously enjoyed herself as she didn’t want to get out of the car when she got back to the kennels even for sausages and cheese.’
Lady was on foster on two occasions in October 2017 with Nancy H. This is what Nancy said about Lady:
‘Lady is an absolute pleasure to have around the house. She likes to sleep in, enjoys her set meal times and had no accidents.
During her second visit we noticed lots of improvement, she didn’t need to be encouraged to get into the car and settled immediately. She does her business on her walks and not just in the garden. We gradually increased the amount of time we left her on her own and after an hour she was fine having had no issues or destructive behaviour.
She is good with food. She is interested in the different food smells but will go and lie on her bed when asked. She ate all her own food and enjoyed a square of cheese on the couple of nights she needed persuading off her bed for her last wee of the evening. She settled well every night and had a leisurely attitude towards getting up in the morning!
She has a lovely playful side. She is a real character, very lady-like and placid inside, but giddy and playful in the garden. She had a habit of chewing on a leather coaster when it got close to mealtime but it felt like communication more than naughtiness. Hint taken and:)problem solved!She was her usual relaxed self and enjoyed the attention in the company of an 8 and 12 year old visitor.
We are smitten, she’s absolutely lovely to have around, a great mixture of attitudes, both chilled and fun. She’s affectionate but not demanding and quick to catch onto new things. The only area she struggles is with other dogs. In an effort to get her used to other dogs we took her to an on-lead only park. She saw about 10 dogs with no incidents, which was very positive but she is quite subtle in her attempts to steer clear of the other dogs. She is not aggressive but uses avoidance techniques to cope.
Lady would be a great addition to any household. She can be self-sufficient, but enjoys cuddles too. She is perfect in the house but would benefit from socialisation with other dogs to build her confidence.’
Nancy took some great photographs of Lady during her foster stay: