Sixteen sighthounds look to sprint off to new homes
Dogs Trust Kenilworth is appealing to dog lovers to consider adopting a Greyhound or Lurcher after seeing an influx in these loveable breeds looking for homes.
There are currently seven Greyhounds and nine Lurchers at the rehoming centre all looking for forever homes and staff are keen to dispel the myths surrounding the breed in order to find them all loving new families.
Contrary to what people tend to think, Greyhounds and Lurchers, known as Sighthounds, are often couch potatoes and don’t need as much exercise as everyone expects. Whilst they love an energetic burst, they like nothing more than cosying up on a big bed in a warm home. Sixteen homeless hounds are all now looking for a relaxed pace of life where they can put their paws up on a comfy sofa.
Claire Rowe, Dogs Trust Kenilworth’s Deputy Manager, said:
“Sadly many Greyhounds and Lurchers end up in rescue centres like ours waiting for a loving home to spend the rest of their lives in. People often assume they are dogs that need lots of exercise but that’s not the case. They are definitely strong and fast but they are surprisingly lazy and very loyal, which is why they make great pets.
“We also take in ex-racing Greyhounds whose time on the track has come to an end, so they all look forward to a home where they can enjoy a slower pace of life and put their paws up!”
Visitors to the centre in Honiley will be able to find out everything they need to know about Greyhounds and Lurchers and of course meet the dogs looking for their forever family.
Some of the leggy lovelies looking for homes are:
Arthur is a sweet seven-year-old Greyhound who has a sensitive side. He loves his walks but is even happier when he knows he has a nice comfy duvet to come back to. He could possibly live with another dog and could live with children aged eight or above.
Two-year-old Greyhound Ebony is a calm girl who enjoys the company of her canine chums so could live with another dog in her new home. She could live with children aged six and above as long as they give her time on her own when she needs it. She loves two things – food and her bed, so if you can offer her those, she’ll be your friend for life!
Bouncy boy Hurley is a three-year-old Lurcher who is full of fun. He is missing his home comforts and would love to be back in a home environment with active owners who have the time to exercise him to burn off his energy. He could possibly live with a dog who is of a similar size and temperament and with children over 12 years as long as they are comfortable with lively dogs. Any time left will need to be built up gradually whilst Hurley settles in.
Claire adds: “All of our Sighthounds are different in their personalities, but share in common the desire to find a loving home. We hope people will be encouraged to find out more about Greyhounds and Lurchers and, fingers crossed, adopt one!”
If you could set your sights on a Sighthound and offer one a comfy couch, please call 0300 303 0292.