Searching for a whippet

If you have already decided that a whippet is the breed for you, the next step is deciding if you are wanting a puppy or an adult dog. Puppies are very cute, but also very demanding of time and patience. After all, puppies (especially WHIPPET puppies) can be quite intense. If you can not spend time in the early months of puppy-hood to training a new puppy, it may not be a good idea to get one. After all, it isn't fair to expect a puppy (that has been around its canine and human family from birth) to stay home all alone while you are at work.
Some people ultimately decide they don't want a puppy. They may be better suited to having an adult whippet join their lives. A whippet that is already housebroken, crate trained, and past the crazy puppy stage can be highly desirable, making it difficult to find in your area.


WRAP (Whippet Rescue And Placement) is a nationwide 501(c)(3) charity devoted to the rescue of pure-bred Whippets. They have volunteers all across the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. WRAP volunteers keep an eye on local animal shelters and try to bail out dogs of their breeds whenever they show up. Other dogs come directly to rescue from owners who are unable to keep them; some dogs are found abandoned. Sometimes a post on the internet leads rescuers to a dog in need. WRAP takes in dogs whose first homes did not work out or who have fallen on hard times for various reasons. WRAP volunteers take care of their medical needs, address behavioral issues, and assess temperaments to be sure these dogs can be healthy and happy pets. Their volunteers are compassionate, caring, generous individuals who donate their time to further the safety of our beloved breed. As a result of their efforts, there are very few Whippets in WRAP and there is always a waiting list for adoptable dogs. If you are looking for a whippet from WRAP we recommend going to their website and filling out their adoption application.
Click HERE to go to the WRAP site and learn more.

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