Color: White & Brindle Tick
Birthday: April 7, 2014
Sire: Djays Octane
Dam: Philly Soul
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DeDee just retired to AFG after 148 races and after graduating from The Greyhound Inmate Experience! She’s a new retiree we are still learning about. Could DeDee be the hound for you??
DeDee was pretty vanilla when she first came to our house. She wasn’t interested in playing with toys and kind of hung back checking things out. From the get go we could tell she was a people-oriented hound. She really likes to lay close to you wherever you’re at, and if she couldn’t be in the same room she’d be as close to the door as possible. Over the past few weeks she’s started to come out of her shell. Most of the time she’s quiet and laid back, but she can get all worked up when she’s excited.
Dee did go through the prison program. From what her notes said she wasn’t the best pupil and probably passed with Cs & Ds, but they get degrees! She definitely has no problem sitting when she thinks you have a treat for her. It might take a bit more work with her to keep on her other commands, but with practice she perform them all. The only thing we’ve really struggled with Dee on is some potty issues in the house. She’s had a few pee mishaps in her crate, but we think this goes back to the excitability issue. Since we’ve had her she’s gotten much better as she’s adjusted to our routine. We do advise that she be crated during the day, and if need be may consider getting some greyhound specific diapers (at least for the first while). At night she’s been sleeping in our bedroom and does not have an issue going all night. It goes back to thinking she might have some “spills” when she’s too worked up.
All in all DeDee is a great companion dog. Being with people is her favorite thing and she doesn’t ask for much. She’s got a cute personality and is an absolute doll with her coloring. It might take her a bit to adjust to her forever home, but with some patience you’ll be rewarded with a very sweet girl.