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My name is Aspen!

Whippet/Greyhound Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Aspen
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Aspen's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Aspen's Story...
Where am I and how did I end up here? That is what Aspen asked herself as she sat at a local county shelter. She barked and jumped around thinking that would help her family find her. It did not. Instead, it gave her a bad evaluation (deemed uncooperative) by shelter staff and she was placed on the euthanasia list. She just wanted out of there! She wasn't being mean or crazy!

Once placed in a foster home, Aspen's beauty, like the tree, glowed. Aspen is a highly intelligent dog with a stately, dignified manner. She has a sensitive nature and requires a firm but gentle hand. Indoors she is very calm and prone to napping on a favorite rug. She loves attention and having her belly rubbed indefinitely :). She accepts her mouth and paws being handled, navigates stairs well and is also good in the car. We’ve been working on leash training and have introduced what is called a “gentle lead” due to her persistent pulling (this is working very well, she now walks calmly by your side.)

True to her nature as a Whippet/sight hound, Aspen comes alive outside. She would require a large yard or regular visits to an open place where she can run off leash. She loves to investigate and run for short bursts. Aspen really enjoys squeaker toys, sports balls, and is learning fetch.She knows how to sit, stay, shake, come, and fetch with treat incentives. She is very affectionate will make a wonderful companion. She loves treats including meat and all kinds of vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, BEANS, etc.)

Aspen is used to sleeping in a crate at night, and for short periods during the day. She has never marked or messed in the house. She is very clever, and can open some gate latches and lever doorknobs. Aspen loves WATER! She’s never actually been in our pool but she loves the kiddie pool at the dog park.

Aspen gets along great with other dogs -- after proper introduction of course. She is good with children. Due to her "chase" instinct, we are not sure about cats.

Aspen is just an overall great dog despite her young and energetic ways. With a dedicated owner to continue her manners, she will be your best friend. We estimate Aspen to be approximately 3 yrs old.

Contact us at britrescueaz@cox.net if you would like to meet Aspen. Our adoption process includes an application, home visit, interview and meet/greet with Aspen and any other pets you may have. She is fully vaccinated, spay and tested negative for heartworm, tick & lyme diseases. Her adoption fee is $300 which helps us purchase food and medical care for dogs that are not as healthy as Aspen.

Brittany Rescue AZ is a non-profit, 501(c) charity dedicated to rescuing Brittanys and other sporting breed dogs.

Facts about Aspen

  • Breed: Whippet/Greyhound Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Aspen, a Phoenix Whippet/Greyhound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Whippet/Greyhound for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a Whippet/Greyhound dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Phoenix breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Whippet/Greyhound breeders who help with Whippet/Greyhound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.