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Dogs Trust West London appeals for loving homes for loads of leggy dogs

Dogs Trust West London (Harefield) has had an influx of Sighthounds to its rehoming centre in recent weeks and months, and is currently caring for 14 lurchers and greyhounds, all looking for their forever homes.

Canine Carers at the Rehoming Centre are hoping to raise awareness of why Sighthounds can make wonderful companions and put to rest any general misperceptions about their breed in a bid to find them new owners.

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 new homes with owners who are willing to give them the time and patience they need to adjust to their new living environment.

Current long-legged residents at the Harefield based rehoming centre include 5-year-old greyhound Angel, a sweet, loving and cuddly girl who could live with children over the age of eight. Alongside Angel is Brian, a wonderful 6-year-old chap who enjoy leaning against people for a fuss. He is an ex-racer and would love a new family who could introduce him to home life and give him a sofa to snooze on.

In amongst the 14 sighthounds currently at Harefield, 5-year-old Lurcher Joey stands out as a playful boy who loves his toys and is looking for an adult only household with minimal visitors so he can snooze uninterrupted in his bed. 5-year-old Lurcher Jet is also looking for patient owners who will take the time to build a bond with him and help him settle in.

Richard Moore, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Harefield said:

“We see lots 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 lots of exercise as they are extremely fast on their feet – however, they don’t generally 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 wear muzzles 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 rescue sighthound, please get in touch with the team at Dogs Trust West London on 01895 544544.