Suki was brought in as a stray, and it's fair to say she isn't exactly in great condition. Suki is badly infested with fleas, and although Salukis are slender by nature, Suki is quite underweight with prominent ribs, spine and hip bones...
Surprisingly though, despite being verrrry hungry, Suki is well-mannered enough to 'sit' and with a little help she can take treats quite gently...
Salukis are quite special, they are lithe and athletic, mischievous, and have been bred over hundreds of years to be keen hunters. Although they need daily exercise - a good run to burn off their energy and keep them in tip top condition - salukis shouldn't be let off-lead except in enclosed areas. The staff will be looking for a breed experienced home for Suki if she is not reclaimed by her owner.
Although salukis are generally a little wary of strangers, Suki was happy to stretch her legs and made friends with Miss Lesley!
If you have previously owned a saluki and would like to meet Suki, please contact NEWPORT CITY DOGS HOME for more information. TEL 01633 290 902 between 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm, on weekdays, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 3.30pm on Saturday. Please note: the home is CLOSED on Sundays.
Rehoming fees are from £100 - £200 depending on the age/breed of the dog, and include 1st vaccination, flea & worm treatment, neutering and microchip.
Best thing to do is give the home a call tomorrow and the staff can tell you if Suki is still available and whether she could be rehomed with another dog etc. Tel. 01633 290 902 between 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Suki is indeed still looking for her forever home. She has only been at Newport for a few days and as she was in a bit of a state is receiving some TLC at the moment. She's shown herself to have good doggy manners and is good with adults and children. Such a gentle soul. If you'd like to pop down and meet her that would be fab. I know the staff are looking for an experienced Saluki home!
Sorry I've no photos to add but Suki is looking do much better than when she first arrived. My youngest today described her as looking like an angel - so much soft fluffy blonde hair!
We took her out for an hour this afternoon with her kennel neighbour and best pal, Tia.
The pair had such a beautiful stroll together, as they often do with some of our regular volunteers, and they clearly enjoy each others company. Suki is gentle as a lamb on the lead but don't be deceived - Suki has a funny little character to her and I'm sure in the right home she'll be happy to occasionally kick up her heels goofball-style.
A pleasure to spend time with Suki & Tia this afternoon.
Suki, now Fizz, settled in really quickly in our home. She enjoys a bonkers bounce around the garden and can change direction without slowing down at all; amazing to watch! Fizzy enjoys her walks but also very much enjoys being in the house with us. She prefers to lie on a sofa rather than a dog bed (we were warned!), but sometimes climbs on my lap instead. Fizz has a beautiful nature to match her beautiful looks and we are so pleased to have her as part of our family.