Almost the last residents of Home Dog Rescue
Two hopeful dogs are the latest residents to wait for their forever home at Flintshire’s rescue centre, Almost Home.
Haymitch and Amber are the latest to the rescue waiting for the perfect family to adopt them.
Amber the brindle lurcher is about two or three years old and came to the rescue via the pound.
She didn’t have a microchip when she arrived at the rescue and named her Amber after the striking color of her eyes.
Amber is not a big dog, being somewhere between the size of a whippet and the size of a greyhound.
The rescue describes her as a bit shy at first but comes quickly. It is said that she adores human company and as soon as she trusts you, she is at your side.
Help, Amber has been good in her walks and walks well on a leash. She is strong, but settles in quickly and can walk with or without other dogs, but she is not friendly with cats.
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The rescue said: “We think Amber may be able to live with another dog. This girl is not worried about traffic and is happy to walk with anyone!
“Looks like Amber may have had a litter or two, but she’s now booked to be spayed, so those days are behind her!
“We think Amber would like a home where she has lots of human company as she loves nothing more than a fetch game and will do anything for a treat. She knows her basic commands such as s’ sit, stay, run, play and fetch and moves well in the car.
“Amber would do well in a home with sensitive, dog-savvy children. She has been clean and non-destructive in her kennel and she is a very trainable and motivated female dog, who could go a long way.
Haymitch was cared for by Almost Home Dog Rescue of Southern Ireland and is described as “a cool guy”.
He is a three-year-old, fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered German Shorthaired Pointer.
Almost Home describes him as an “easy” dog who walks very well on the Gencon leash, walks happily through traffic and outruns other dogs with no problem.
They also said that he is very obedient and intelligent, and knows many commands such as sit, stay, drop, and wait.
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He is also potty and crate trained, but he needs an active home, ideally with someone who can take this boy on adventures and daily exercise for his mind and body.
This does not mean that hours and hours of walking, about an hour and a half of walking a day, are enough if he also has the opportunity to play.
Haymitch is still like a big pup and can get overexcited at times, however with basic training it gets better and will continue to get better over time with the right people.
Almost Home said: “Haymitch loves people and hugs and when out and about he has been brilliant with strangers. He has a fabulous nature and is more than happy to be handled.
“He loves being around you and learning new things, but he’s also happy to be left out until 4. Haymitch will truly be someone’s best friend, he’s a loving, goofy, friendly guy who will take you just laughs – you’ll fall in love as soon as you get to know him.
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“We think he could live with dog-knowing kids who don’t care for an enthusiastic kissing pointer…he’s just a gorgeous mutt!
“He’s a hungry boy so he’s still learning to leave you alone while eating, however, he’s smart and understands that very well.
“It’s something to continue in his house forever. We are looking for an active home for Haymitch with plenty of exercise, both mentally and physically, as he can get bored quickly and therefore has to tire. This boy is going to be better as the only dog in the house.
Don’t forget to fill out the form if you are interested in adoption: https://almosthome.dog/adopt/