KNT Kara

Category: 2009 Adoptions
Adoption Status: Adopted by the Calder Family on 7/25/09
Adoption Date: 2525-0707-0909
Pet/Kennel Name: Kara
Age: 2
Color/Gender: female brindle
Cat Tolerance: No
Small Dog Trainable: No
Good w/ Children: Testing
Fostered by (location): Johnson in Greenville, SC
Additional Details:

Kara is a cute happy little girl that raced at Dairyland and then JCKC in FL briefly. She wasn't a good racer because she had contracted a tick disease and was weak and too thin as a result. We found the tick disease after she was retired and came to us. Her sire is Gable Dodge and her dam is Pride of Iowa. Kara was successfully treated for her tick disease and once she was feeling better showed that she has an exceptionally high prey drive to all other animals large and small. When she was sick she didn't care about chasing anything. Kara is well behaved and tries to please though. Kara has quickly learned house manners and has done well with potty training. She is very devoted to her family. She is pretty outgoing with most people and even more so once she knows you. Kara is so happy and waggy that she injured her tail wagging it and had to have it cropped three times before we finally docked it short enough that she couldn't hit anything with it and re-injure it. Now she has a happily wagging tail stub. It really suits her, though, and couldn't be any cuter. Even though Kara has an exceptional prey drive she has been able to be trained to live with a small dog and cats in her foster home with a lot of work and supervision. She would do better in a home with either no other animals or just other greyhounds. She needs careful introductions to any animal other than a greyhound and is gradually learning that she is not supposed to chase everything. Each new animal is a new experience for her though. She walks great on leash and potties great on leash. She has been very quiet in her crate in her foster home but when she was in a kennel situation she was pretty loud and would excitedly bark whenever a person came close to get their attention. We are unsure whether she would be OK in an apartment.

Her Pedigree

Update on Kara. She was eventually able to be placed with a small lab and they were best friends until she passed away. Kara died much too young at 6 years old of a fast growing cancerous tumor on her skin. 


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