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Gorgeous Greyhounds & Lovely Lurchers looking for love this Valentine’s Day!

As the most romantic day of the year approaches, the staff at Dogs Trust Leeds are hoping that the many Greyhounds and Lurchers they are currently looking after find their one and only.

The York Road rehoming centre has seen an influx of Greyhounds and Lurchers since the New Year and they have their fingers crossed that love will be in the air for them all this Valentine’s Day.

People think Greyhounds and Lurchers need lots of exercise – but that’s not the case! They are often couch potatoes and don’t need too much exercise at all, enjoying a quick sprint and an interesting walk before a lovely long snooze on the sofa.

Here are just some of the homeless hounds hoping to become your perfect partner this Valentine’s Day.

Name: Joe

Age: 2

Breed: Greyhound

Gorgeous Joe arrived at the rehoming centre just days before Christmas having been found wandering the streets and trying to survive the harsh winter weather.

Despite what he has been through, he’s a super bouncy and playful boy and loves attention. He can be quite giddy which is lovely to see and he loves both two and four-legged friends, but he’d prefer to be the only dog in the home.

Joe is a joy to walk and can be playful at times so would love an enclosed garden to let off some steam. He could happily share his home with older teenage children.

Name: Jasper

Age 2:

Breed: Lurcher

Jasper has found himself homeless due to a change in family circumstances. He is a gentle boy who loves long walks and loads of cuddles!

He is very affectionate and always happy to meet new people although he can be quite vocal around other dogs so he would prefer to be walked in quieter areas and would need to be the only dog in the home. He could live in his new forever home with teenage children.

Jasper likes to know his owners are close by so at first would prefer not to be left home alone, but he is not demanding for attention, he just likes to know you’re there!

Name: Roy

Age: 3

Breed: Saluki

On Valentine’s Day it will be exactly one month since the lovely Roy arrived at Dogs Trust Leeds. He is a very soft and affectionate boy who likes to be with you all the time and loves cuddles on the sofa!

Sadly he was found in a terrible state – very thin and his skin was red raw but he is now on the road to recovery and is lovely to walk and enjoys a trip in the car. He also loves his food but doesn’t like to share so would prefer to be the only dog in the home.

Roy is happy to meet dogs when he’s out and about but can be a little vocal so his favourite walks are in quieter areas. He could share his forever home with teenage children. He is such a handsome boy and really deserving of a loving home with a big comfy bed. At first he would prefer his new owners to be around most of the time to help him settle in.

Name: Jez

Age: 5

Breed: Greyhound

Ex-racer Jez arrived just a couple of days into the New Year. He loves his toys and is really playful so is happy to entertain you.

He can be shy at first but if you have a few tasty treats or a toy nearby he soon gets comfortable and starts to show his true personality.

He would prefer to be the only dog in the home but can live with teenage children. He loves to snuggle up on a big comfy bed and once he knows his new home is for life, he will be fine to snooze away a few hours on his own. 

Name: Deedee

Age: 3

Breed: Greyhound

Deedee is also a retired ex-racer who was welcomed to the centre just after the New Year celebrations had died down. He is lovely on the lead and very gentle – a pleasure to be around.

He is a little shy at first but soon comes out of his furry shell and loves to be around two-legged friends. As an ex-racer he is used to being muzzled when out and about in case he gets the urge to chase small furries! He doesn’t mind being around other dogs but he will need to be the only dog in his new home.Deedee will need an adult only home or one with teenage children and as an ex-racer she may need housetraining.

Name: Jet

Age: 7

Breed: Lurcher

Jet is a fantastic boisterous dog that has been waiting for his special someone for too long. He is a very affectionate boy who even likes the vet at the rehoming centre, so he makes friends very quickly and the team are really hoping that this Valentine’s Day he will find the two-legged love of his life!

He is super clever, loves to play food game to keep his brain busy, knows lots of tricks and is very entertaining – the team say when you’re around Jet you can’t help but smile. He is looking for a home without children or other dogs so he can lap up all the attention.

Name: Obi

Age: 6

Breed: Lurcher

Obi found himself homeless last month after a sudden change in his owners’ circumstances meant they could no longer look after this much loved dog.

He is a super friendly boy, very playful and loves his squeaky toys – and scrambled eggs! He is finding it quite difficult to adjust to kennel life so is hoping his forever home is just around the corner! He would prefer to be the only dog in the home and he might take a little time to settle in but with lots of TLC the team are confident he’ll soon be a happy boy in his new surroundings. He would need his new owners to be around all the time until he understands he has found his new loving family and he is used to sleeping in the bedroom and snuggling on the sofa!

If you think you could be ‘the one’ for any of these homeless hounds, please call the centre on 0300 303 0292.