Our handsome lurcher Jacob is desperately seeking his forever home. We believe Jacob is a Greyhound x Pointer and is therefore a very high energy boy. He can easily become bored and so will require a home where he will be kept both physically and mentally stimulated. We are looking for an experienced lurcher family who will set boundaries for Jacob with positive reward based training. He came to us from a stray pound - where he went after being involved in an RTA - when he wasn't claimed by his previous owners. Once fully recovered he was rehomed but unfortunately it didn't work out. Jacob is your typical lurcher who loves the outdoor life, long walks, adventures, lots of fun based activities and mental stimulation. He loves playing fetch; his activity based toys which keep him occupied while he's in kennels and of course cuddles, treats, long walks and runs in the paddock. He's a very friendly, loving boy with a cheeky side. He's good with other dogs most of the time and will happily walk with his kennel pals but he doesn't like dogs in his face and can be choosey with some male dogs, because of this Jacob needs to be an only dog within a home though would happily enjoy walking with other dogs particularly laid back females. Jacob can get over excited and will jump up when he knows he's going out but this has got much better. When Jacob was adopted the couple who had him by their own admission were quite lenient with setting boundaries at first as they felt that he'd had a sad life up to then so wanted to spoil him. Sadly he played on their leniency and started showing some negative behaviour and following lengthy discussions it was agreed that he'd be better placed with someone more experienced.
We offer ongoing support to all our adopters and fosterers and are happy to discuss Jacob’s past behaviour further if you are interested in him. Jacob is sadly our longest resident now since arriving back just before Christmas 2016, he has the best life we can give him but he so deserves a proper home. We know Jacob will make an amazing pet for the right family... We just need to find him that special family.
This handsome fella came into our care as a pup when his owners existing dog wouldn't accept him and he was at risk of falling into the wrong hands. Taz went into foster where he came on in leaps and bounds and ended up staying. He had an amazing bond with the couple, their two female dogs and their young daughter but sadly through no fault of his own Taz had to come back into our care. One of Taz's owners became very ill and in time his other owner struggled to cope with juggling everything. It all got too much and the breaking point came when a dog they were looking after - an entire male - growled at Taz in his own home.
This happened on 2 separate occasions, the second of which escalated when the other dog went for Taz. Luckily neither dog was badly hurt but following a long conversation with his owner that evening it became clear the family were struggling with the situation and we offered to take Taz back which they felt would be in his best interest. Taz was very stressed coming back and going into kennels. This poor boy had done nothing wrong yet had his whole life turned upside down.
In time Taz settled into the kennel routine and loves everyone he meets but after being attacked by another dog sadly our once very dog friendly boy is now fear reactive to dogs he doesn't know. Once he gets used to other dogs and knows they're not a threat to him Taz will happily walk with them. Taz has been used to going off lead and loves nothing more than running around with his ball and playing fetch but this now has to be in an enclosed field. Taz is house trained, travels well and is always eager to please. Taz can walk nicely on his lead but is a strong boy and he does need an experienced home as an only dog.
We had Taz's 'lightning bolt' tail checked when he originally came into our care as it looked like it'd been trapped and broken in 2 places. The owner he came from said he'd been born like it, our vet agreed that was likely the case and as it doesn't cause him any pain or discomfort it was best to leave it how it is. It definitely adds to his character!
Date of birth: 2009
This lovely old fella came to us following his elderly owners death after his other family members within the home sadly decided not to keep him. Buckley struggled initially, he was pining for his owner as well as the rest of his family but in time he settled and got used to the routine.
an older, black, bull lurcher boy Buckley had everything against him and was
overlooked time and time again. Buckley got very stressed with the bad weather
on the kennel roof and one night when it was particularly bad he got so
stressed he pulled his heatlamp down in his panic, smashing the glass bulb and
tripping the electrics leaving all the dogs in the dark and cold. Luckily he
was ok but he needed to get out of kennels. We got him into emergency foster
but Buck had severe separation anxiety and sadly couldn't cope with being left
for a couple of hours on weekday mornings and so we sought a more suitable
foster home where he remains in long term foster and is doing really well.
Date of birth: 2nd October 2015
Jeffery is a 4.5 year old boy who came to us after he was no longer of use to his racing owner.
Despite how greyhounds are treated before being rescued, Jeffery is so forgiving and loves absolutely everything and everyone! He's such a happy go lucky boy and his tail wags non stop. Jeffrey loves his walks and is good on his lead. He's very inquisitive by all his new experiences but takes everything in his stride. He loves his greyhound pals and has been good on meeting other breeds too.
He loves cuddles, kisses and his toys and would like nothing more than his very own human to snuggle, play ball and go on nice walks with.
Jeffrey travels well and has a really good appetite getting very excited for his meals and treats. He's got the sweetest face and cutest 'butterfly' ears. Who could resist this sweet and gentle boy who just wants to love and be loved?