Adopted: Ralph, 4 years old, male, Chicagoland area, IL

Name of Whippet, Location: Adopted: Ralph, 4 years old, male, Chicagoland area, IL
Location Category: Now Adopted
Name of foster volunteer: Robyn Vogt
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Ralph is a beautiful shiny sleek black Whippet, who is looking for a patient and understanding adopter. At 3-4 years old, he was one of two dozen Whippets rescued from a home from an elderly owner, where he lacked basic socialization and life skills. In a foster home, Ralph prefers to feel safe in his crate. He has been fostered in a home with multiple out-going resident female whippets and a 4-month-old Dalmatian puppy who he very much enjoys playing with! His adopter will need to be patient and go slowly with him and have realistic expectations. Ralphie trusts the people giving him food, water, and shelter, but he doesn’t understand the benefits of petting, toys, cuddling. Outside, he is efficient about doing his business, and is starting to show signs of running and enjoying the yard. For his security, he’d benefit from a 5-foot fence, but he can also potty on leash. If spooked, he can hide in a tight spot and not understand why he should come out, so at this time his fosters keep him on a long leash-line while in the fenced yard to be extra safe. We truly feel he would benefit from having another dog-preferably a female to help show him the ropes. He has no history with kids and don’t think he’d appreciate the unpredictability and noise of children. He definitely would not be a candidate for a home with a cat. He also does great for a bath and having his toenails dremelled. Ralph is sensitive, and a quiet home and neighborhood will help him relax and feel safe. He has a very sweet and gentle temperament. If you are looking for a quiet roommate who keeps to himself, please consider taking baby steps with Ralph.

Please note at this time we are only considering homes that are no more than four hours from the Chicagoland area.

An adoption application is REQUIRED to be submitted before you contact a WRAP foster volunteer about this rescue or others currently available for adoption. Please submit an application. WRAP volunteers may respond to applicants and will make final decisions on adoptions. We will keep your application on file for six months.

WRAP does not ship dogs and prefers to place Whippets in homes within a reasonable driving distance from the foster home. If the WRAP volunteer fostering a dog does not live in your state you may contact them at the email address shown above to inquire after you have submitted an adoption application.