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Dogs Trust hosts Long Legs Luncheon for 16 sighthounds in need of new homes

Potential dog owners are being invited to tea, by some very special long-legged canine friends, at Dogs Trust West Calder, in the hopes they might meet their perfect companion.

Amongst the doggy guests of honour will be Liam ‘Longlegs’. When not napping, Liam enjoys nothing more than a good cuddle on the couch. Also present will be Lucy ‘Longlegs’, who is an older lady of nine, and Laddie ‘Longlegs’, who is playful and full of energy.

The event, named the ‘Longlegs Luncheon’ will take place on 21st March 2020 (2.00pm-3.00pm), with the team hoping to rehome their 16 long-legged sightsounds currently in the care of the rehoming centre.

On the day attendees will be treated to some light refreshments and provided with lots of information about the sighthounds at the centre – with a possible opportunity to meet some of the dogs themselves.

While there, guests will get to learn all about the special characters of each of the 16 sighthound dogs in need of permanent homes. Although they are best known for being long-legged what is less well known is that these dogs are affectionate, remarkably clever and full of personality.

Susan Tonner, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust West Calder, said:

“Staff at the rehoming centre calculated that the length of all the legs of the 16 longlegs currently in our care, added together, would equal the height of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh! Most of the sighthound residents at the centre can be divided into those who are lively longlegs, playful longlegs and energetic longlegs.

“They make for excellent family dogs: kind, calm and gentle. They adore affection from their owners and like to be involved in fun activities. We have so many dogs with such different personalities, that each of our longlegs will be just right for someone.”

If you would like more information, please contact the West Calder Rehoming Centre on 01506 873459.