Age: 8 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
|Home:Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom |
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March 29th 2008
May 2nd 2005
His sofa or our bed!
People moving suddenly around him, bikes and breakfast being late!
A plushy andrex puppy toy. He cuddles him at night and kills him in the day!
Quinn loves lamb ribs. He is raw fed.
Colwick park, he likes to dip his toes in the water.
Quinn spins and bows on command.
I adopted Quinn from Leicestershire Retired Greyhound Trust 4 and a half years ago, he was 2. I went wanting a boy dog, there was a choice of 3, Aaron, Duke or Lewis (as Quinn was then called). I saw Duke first, a huge white and fawn dog, very loving and very playful, he was in with a girl who had already been reserved, he was best with other dogs, so he was a no as we didn't already have a dog. Next exercise area was Aaron, a large black tuxedo boy who was also in with a girl, Aaron was much calmer and leant against my leg all the time and I almost fell for him but then I looked into the next exercise pen and there was a tiny all black dog, on his own with a huge fluffy coat on. I asked if that one was a boy or a girl and Gill happily told me he was a boy who had been there for 3 months with no one wanting him, where as the 4 other dogs she had at that time had all gone within a month. I went into his exercise pen and he slowly walked over to me, Gill told me he takes a lot of time to bond with people. He wouldn't look me in the eyes. I bent down to his level, my knees in the March mud, and he hooked his head over my shoulder, giving me a hug. I almost cried! I said he is the one, I need to have him. Gill said it was the quickest he had ever been affectionate to anyone in the whole 3 months she had him. 4 days later we had out home check and passed with flying colours, that Saturday, Quinn came home. He had already been renamed on the day I met him. He was so underweight due to a back injury from spinning constantly in his kennel, the pain killers they gave him made him sick so he was just skin and bones and had to wear 2 coats constantly even though it was the end of March. We went back to Leicestershire RGT a week later to sign and confirm his adoption and Gill told us his harrowing story. Quinn was an incredibly, incredibly fast dog but he had no prey drive, he would chase the dog in front of him and in the few trials he did, came a close second in every single one of them. His trainer put him to the side to mature a bit and Quinn stayed 23 hours per day in a crate, not even a kennel, a crate. This is why when he was put in a kennel, he didn't know what to do and just started spinning. Quinn was left in that crate for over a year, his trainer regularly getting him out and seeing if he would chase, everytime he didn't but he was keeping up with their fastest dog, they put him back in the crate waiting for him to chase. Eventually, they had to downsize due to less interest in the industry and all the older companion dogs and the crate dogs went into rescue. Quinn is still wary of males and is hand shy with new people. But, now, he is one of the happiest little dogs in all the land and trust me - he is also one of the fastest!
A very happy hound indeed. :)
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