Not available for interstate adoption
Looking for love
Large Female Deer Hound Mix Dog
- Rescue group:
- Victorian Dog Rescue
- PetRescue ID:
Jess is a very sweet and enthusiastic soul that is just looking to be part of a family. She loves action and wants to be involved in whatever is going on around her. She also loves to just lie on the couch and enjoy the serenity. She knows how to keep herself entertained with toys and laps of the yard, and she also loves to chew bones, go for big walks and snuggle her people. She is a really fast learner and consistency and calm direction will see her shine.
Jess is an incredibly clever girl who picks things up straight away, and knows how to sit, stay, come, wait, outside, go to bed, and quite a few others! She sits and waits for her dinner and also for her foster mum to open the door before they go out on their walks. She sometimes pretends that she can't hear her foster mum or needs to get something important done before she gets the commands done but they have an 80% success rate first time around.
She is a pretty typical staghound in some ways and has a very kind and gentle nature and is also very independent and sometimes thinks she knows best. She sometimes can test the boundaries to see if everyone is paying attention. She is learning that she needs to focus on what is important rather than what is distracting.
Jess may not have had really great direction early on but is working hard to catch up on some manners that she missed learning. She gets really excited to see you and jumps right up to your face height to say hello and show you how excited she is about playing but doesn't realise that this isn't always what her foster family want from a furry friend. If she is thrown a ball or other toy and has space to run she will play all day with you.
She is very sweet with strangers, being very gentle and leaning in so they can pat her. She loves meeting other pooch friends in the park and is working on not getting too overexcited about playing. She just wants to say hello to everyone.
Jess is a really unique and special soul. She is a really active girl and will need a lot of exercise and a big yard to run and play in. She would make a really special companion for the right person, could that be you?"
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Victorian Dog Rescue offers the services of our trainer free for six weeks if needed for any settling in issues.
All dogs that come into the care of Victorian Dog Rescue are tested for heart worm.
Victorian Dog Rescue has a six-week full refund policy and a lifetime takeback guarantee that includes 50 per cent of the adoption fee refunded.
We are a community fostercare network, not a shelter, and our dogs and cats are cared for in private homes. Note that we are very careful where we rehome our dogs and cats and we have an intensive process. If you want a quick turnaround we are not the group for you. If you seem like a good match for the dog of your choice we will organise a telephone chat, a meet and greet and a property check. We offer a six-week full refund, free assistance for six weeks for any issues, and a lifetime takeback policy with a fifty percent refund of the adoption fee, and of course an invitation to our adopters’ Christmas party.
We care for our dogs and cats and we want you too as well. We know that genuine applicants have no trouble with this process and understand that if we refuse you a dog or cat, it is because you are not the best match for that pet.
Our commitment to the dogs and cats in our care is total and we treat each one as if we are passing on a family pet. This may not suit you so we point out that there are equally great dogs and cats available in pounds, shelters and with other rescue groups.
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