Rica has been surrendered by her owner who can no longer take care of her. She is approximately 2 years old and only has one eye that was lost as a puppy. She is a pure bred un-papered Greyhound who loves to run.
Rica gets along with all animals very well, has lived with a cat and likes small dogs. She is loving and cuddly, and fast! Rica will lightly ‘chatter’ her teeth when she is happy. She weighs 48 lbs. and although she is tiny, she has lots of energy.
She is quite smart and knows a few commands such as back up, stay, come and has good house manners. Rica will bark at the door if she wants to go out….she will also bark if she wants to play with another dog or the cat. She is crate trained and rides quite well in the car.
Rica will be available following her spay and dental surgeries. Watch for future foster updates on this sweet one – who is already leaving an impression on everyone she meets – including the vet and vet tech! Willingly, stood quietly while getting her vaccines and micro-chip.
2019-02-10 – Foster Update
This little girl has managed to wriggle & wiggle her way into the hearts of this family in a mere 24 hours! The cats and foster dog are accepting her and she is making friends and learning her place in the pack. Rica is settling in and being a wonderful girl! Quote: What a sweet little dog she is 🙂 She loooves my husband. She got super wiggly and tried to hop up. Then leaned on him while he scratched her ears for 15 min.”
Rica did very well overnight! When she is in a new room she initially whines and paces but you can tell her to stop, she will lie down and curl up. The cats were up at 5am so they all went to pee and went back to bed for a bit. She has no trouble holding it at night.
Went for a walk this morning but it’s so cold that her paws got chilly and we went home.They have little dog socks and might try for later! She did NOT touch the kibble that was brought with her. They started her on (Hills t/d) and she loves that. She chews those kibbles so methodically…
The foster is still being very cautious with the kitties but she is really good with them! She came face to face and sniffed the resident black cat last night. The Bengal is a bit more hesitant so they’re just staring each other down for now. But everyone is being very polite and respectful!
“She is lovely and the foster Mom is so happy that she gets to spend this time with her. She is asleep on my arm and the cat has her bed.”
Went for a loooong walk. Rica likes other dogs and wants to play with almost all of them. Watching that long tail wagging and those long legs play bow is hilarious! She barks, hops around and tries to chase (we’ll have to find her a fully fenced, Greyhound-safe park to run around in.
She walks on leash beautifully and is working on figuring out which side to walk on. I have her on my left, with the missing eye towards me, with resident dog on the other side to guide her. She is already starting to learn to pay attention when I give warning that we’re about to stop or turn.
Rica has officially converted the fosters to the Greyhound club!
Being Fostered in BC
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