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Influx of leggy Sighthounds

The team at Dogs Trust Glasgow are currently caring for ten Sighthounds at the moment, many of which have been socialising together so that they can potentially live in households with other dogs.

Canine Carers at the rehoming centre are hoping to raise awareness of why Sighthounds can make wonderful companions. They want to give them as much opportunity as possible to find new homes by removing any general perceptions about the breed and promoting their individual personalities and characteristics.

Current residents include Lola, a two-year-old Podengo, which is a rare type of Sighthound to be found in the care of Dogs Trust. She has become friends with three-year-old Lurcher Louie and they regularly go on walks together. Both could potentially live with other compatible dogs in the family home.

Two other residents who have been spending time together are Fly and Barkley, an eight-year-old Greyhound and three-year-old Lurcher. They are both gentle dogs who love nothing more than curling up on the sofa for a nap.

Each Sighthound at the Rehoming Centre has their own unique characters and requirements from a new family home; however they are all hoping to find owners who are willing to give them the time and patience they need to adjust to their new living environment.

For more information on the ten Sighthounds currently at Dogs Trust Glasgow, check out their website profiles here.

Sandra Lawton, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:

“We see a lot of Sighthounds come into our care and although every dog is truly unique, Sighthounds can be misunderstood due to certain characteristics. There is a perception that Sighthounds need an abundance of exercise as they are extremely fast on their feet; however they generally don’t need any more exercise than the average dog and instead prefer to curl up for a snooze and a cuddle.

“Sighthounds with a particularly high chase drive may be found wearing a muzzle when out walking, in case they get too excited around smaller dogs and animals, however this shouldn’t be taken as a reflection of their character as they make fantastic family pets in the right homes”

If you are interested in adopting a recue dog, please get in touch with the team at Dogs Trust Glasgow on 0300 303 0292.