Our two children had been wanting a whippet for over 18 months after falling in love with the breed for various (understandable) reasons. Discussions as a family prompted us to look at rehome rather than purchase. After much research on the internet and talking to whippet owners we were recommended JR Whippet Rescue and duly put in our adoption form.
Were were quite prepared to take a bonded pair or an older whippet and were absolutely delighted to receive a call from Lilah Wainman wishing to meet us with a view to adopting 6.5 year old sisters.
I’m afraid it was love at first sight on all our parts. The girls were fantastic with me in the field and on the lead. I took them walking & running for a couple of days and Lilah agreed we were the perfect family match for them. We’d never been so excited like this in ages!
When we went to collect Aimee & Ellie they were wonderful, well behaved (although a little excited) and jumped straight into the crate in the back of my car whilst Lilah & I completed the paperwork.
They settled into our lives really quickly and adapted to all the unfamiliar surroundings and family home noises with consummate ease. They required a little training on the lead at first but 1 month later – they were magnificent, bounding around our local fields and quick at recall for chicken pieces! They even happily share the garden with our four rescue rabbits – sharing carrots would you believe?
We are often admired when we’re out and about as the girls are so calm and immaculately behaved. It’s a bit like having twins – everyone stops us to admire them. It takes us 10 mins to walk 100 yards near our school as all the children want to stroke their beautiful heads!
As a family we have not been happier – we walk twice daily which is good for us all and having two whippets means there are no squabbles about who get’s to hold the leads from our 2 children Lewis & Felicity!
We cannot thank JR Whippet Rescue and especially Lilah enough for believing in us, for the ease of transfer, support and advice and most of all the pleasure it has given our children to love the whippets of their dreams!
Dawn, Paul, Lewis & Felicity Clayton -x-