Welcome to the “Virginia Whippet Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
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Originally bred to help poachers search for rabbits and other small animals, the Whippet has a friendly personality and unique nature. They are a gentle breed that loves to be around their family and will make a wonderful family companion. Whippets usually get along well with other dogs and people, but their strong prey drive is not the best for families with cats. They get along well with children as well – often being mischievous and playful with them. This breed is great for apartment dwellers as they have moderate energy levels. Whippets hardly bark and are friendly towards everyone, making them terrible watchdogs. They are an intelligent breed, but will need early and consistent training. Whippets make great companions to those looking for a friendly and unique dog!< p>
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If you can't find the right Whippet Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Whippet Rescues in Virginia
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- To find additional Whippet dogs available for adoption check: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, or Kentucky.
- Or check out the complete list of all Whippet Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Virginia: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Newfoundland, Vizsla, or Cane Corso.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.