As always, the pounds are full and we have a queue of dogs waiting to come into safety with us.  But, as we are a foster based rescue with no kennel spaces, before we can bring these dogs into our care, we urgently need foster homes for them.  There have been many, many dogs being surrendered to pounds here and in Ireland.   We are having to turn away urgent appeals for help as we do not have enough foster homes.  Please, if you live in Southern England and would like to undertake this very worthwhile and rewarding role, get in contact by filling in and emailing back our Fostering Application and help us to help these dogs who are desperately in need. 



Little Saluki Lurcher

In foster in Essex. 


Young female. Gentle, quiet girl. Needs a calm home with people who will give her time to trust them and bond with them. Resident children may be a bit much for Jasmine but she is child friendly and would be fine with gentle visiting children.



Saluki x Whippet Lurcher



Betsy, was Margo, was adopted from us last year. Unfortunately the owners, having had a child, feel they cannot give Betsy enough exercise.  This is what Betsy's dad says about her:

Betsy is a 2/3year old saluki whippet she was found stray Ireland in an area known for hare coursers. Betsy has been in a home for approximately 14 months with 2 other dogs and unfortunately due a change in circumstances needs to be re-homed. Betsy has been attending IMDT weekly dog obedience classes for around 12 months, and has good basic obedience she has also attended dog agility sessions. She walks loosely on the lead and is very bright and learns quickly, she has come very far in a short space of time but would benefit from continued training going forward as she enjoys it so much.
Betsy can be timid with new people but once she gets to know them she is fine. She can be anxious with strange dogs when approached when on the lead however this is improving. She has attended doggy day care to help socialisation in a pack environment. Once she gets to know other dogs she just wants to play and chase. Betsy is gentle around children although keeps her distance with more noisy ones. Betsy is not cat friendly and in common with many lurchers,  she will chase small furry creatures given the opportunity.
Betsys recall is coming along well she is being whistle trained however, as she is a saluki if there is something more interesting going on she sometimes has selective hearing! Her recall still needs more work but she can go off the lead in secure areas. She simply loves to run, play, zoom about and chase the birds. Betsy has been living with a whippet and retired greyhound and would prefer a home with another dog and preferably with people who have sighthound experience.
Betsy would thrive in a home with someone who has the time to continue her training and has some safe space for her to run and burn off her energy and then snooze the afternoons away, preferably with someone that can be home for some of the day.


2x 14 Week Old Saluki X Puppies

Nouri, Faris

Nouri - In Foster in Surrey

Faris In Foster in Surrey


All Four (Minoo and Sami now adopted)

Nouri and Faris are male Saluki x puppies. They can live with dogs, cats and dog savvy children over 6. They will need someone home most of the time as they cannot be left for long at such a young age. Each puppy needs to go to a home with another dog and to a sighthound experienced adopter.
The puppies are learning house training and are quiet at night.  They will need ongoing training, exceptional amounts of love, time and positive enforcement.
They are affectionate, loving, playful and happy pups.
The boys are in foster in Surrey.
Foster mum says:
They are getting on very well. They have doubled their weight in the three weeks they have been with us. They are full of energy and love being in the garden where they are learning to run like salukis. Each one has their own different character.  Faris is quite mature and sensible and a very fast runner. Nouri is adorable and a real little mini saluki who doesn't like being out if it cold.



Very Pretty Young Girl


Honey is about 3 years old.  She came to us from an Irish pound.  She is vaccinated, microchipped and ready for a forever home.  Her foster mommy says....

Honey continues to be the perfect house guest. She has been clean in the house eats nicely, sings sweetly and is slowly coming out of her shell. Honey is a sweetheart of a dog who is pretty much perfect. She walks nicely on a lead, is clean in the house, loves attention and cuddling up on the sofa. Her only small fault is that she will raid bins  -  this is easily resolved by not having any accsesable to her . She loves her food but has no food aggression . She gets on fine with all dogs she has met but is more interested in people and I think she would be fine as an only dog or with other dogs.



Striking Lurcher Girl

In Foster in Surrey

Iona is a 3 1/2 year old female Lurcher. Iona was adopted from us last year but was sadly recently returned because she was not getting along with the other dog in the home. For this reason, although Iona is happily in foster with other dogs, we feel she needs to be homed as an only dog. Iona is a loving, affectionate girl who bonds closely to her people and would make an ideal companion as an only pet. She is housetrained and can be left for short periods but would prefer to have someone home with her most of the time for company. Iona walks well on her lead but has poor recall and needs to be kept on lead for walks. Iona loves both to play and to snooze her day away on the sofa.
Iona was very unsettled and distressed by the move back to foster care and is missing her adopter. She deserves a forever home where she will be loved for life, she will return the love given to her a hundred fold.



Young Happy Lurcher Boy

Can Live with Confident Dog Savvy Cat

In Foster in Surrey



 Lucky came to LSOS in December and is from Ireland. He is vaccinated, neutered  and ready and waiting for his forever home.
He really is a very Lucky boy as was rescued from a motorway after being clipped by a car (he only suffered a graze). The dog warden called him Lucky due to his narrow escape .
Lucky is a white/tan young adult probably no more than a year old as his behavior can still be quite puppyish. He is medium height at 25 inches to the shoulder.
He is full of energy and loves nothing better than a game of bitey face with the other dogs in his foster home and doesn't have a bad bone in his body.  He walks well on the lead; he has not been let off lead yet.
Lucky would best suit an active/busy household that can keep up with him and maybe another dog for company.
He is crate trained and sleeps quietly through the night and is house trained with only the odd accident since his arrival with LSOS. 
He does counter surf and raid the bin if he can, but he is still young and excitable so this so training will stop this.

Lucky is ready for his new home and a new adventure.




Lovely Fun Loving Lurcher Girl

In Foster in Essex


The beautiful CAT FRIENDLY Peaches has been waiting since September 2014 having been returned to us by her adopters.
Peaches was in a pound on a put to sleep list in August 2013 and we couldn't see such a young pretty dog's life be wasted so she came to foster with LSOS.
At 3 years old she is now an adult and has stopped her puppy ways and after she has had her walk is a couch potato for the rest of the day. She is medium height at 25 inches to the shoulder, smooth coated and fawn/tan colour
Peaches is house trained, crate trained, non destructive and well behaved in the house. She eats calmly, is not food aggressive and happy to share her toys with the other dogs in her foster home. She knows some basic commands (gives you her paw, sit).
She is in foster with several other dogs of all ages from a 9 week puppy who is her favourite, to an arthritic 11 year old whom she has the utmost respect for. The good thing is that our Peaches is cat friendly and happily shares with 5 cats! She is a silly, daft dog who loves to watch TV and voice her opinions at trashy programmes.
She is a people lover and wants nothing more than a cuddle, a scratch behind her ear and a belly rub. She is probably best with older children as she does think she is tiny and will try to squeeze on your lap.
Having been attacked twice by off lead dogs. Peaches is a little fear reactive whilst walking and she needs continued reward/distraction based training to boost her confidence and let her know that she is safe when out walking.  She is improving all the time and her issue is so much better and she is now no more reactive than many dogs. She currently has 1 30-45 min walk per day on lead and muzzled for her own safety.
As an only dog or with another dog for company would be fine for Peaches; however she would need to be walked alone initially so that her training could be continued.
Peaches' first adopters felt they were unable to continue with her training which is why she was returned, it was nothing to do with anything Peaches did.
We know she can be overlooked as potential adopters could think she will be hard work, but Peaches would reward with total devotion and love and can be a perfect dog inside and outside the house.
Please give Peaches the chance she so deserves….



Pretty Small Young Lurcher Girl

Fostered in Surrey



Little Dillys came to LSOS in October 2014 from a pound in Hertfordshire.
She is a pretty tan and white girl, very petite ( larger than a whippet, smaller than a greyhound) and stands at approx. 23 inches to the shoulder. She is around 2 to 3 years old and is spayed, microchipped, wormed and vaccinated. She weighs 19.5kg but needs a few more pounds on her to make that perfect weight.
Dillys is an absolute poppet, loving and friendly says her foster mum. She is playful but not over the top with other dogs in the house, clean in the house and crate trained if required, but not necessary as she is good left out and non destructive.
She is enthusiastic and pleased to see everyone. Dillys loves people and will be a loyal companion for her new owners.
Dillys would be happy as an only dog as long as she got plenty of love and cuddles or can be homed with another dog for company. She walks well on the lead and enjoys her walks so she can meet new dog friends.
As dainty Dillys has been in foster a while now she is bonding with her foster mum so would be good for her to get forever home sooner rather than later.
Do you have room on your sofa for our Dillys?



Handsome and Calm Lurcher Lad

In Foster in Surrey


Dear Dara has had a hard life and the scars covering his sweet body are testament to that awful life.  He is safe now in rescue with us and a sweeter gentler boy you could not wish to meet. From day 1 he has mixed and mingled with all the pack in his foster home, both the males and the females.  Dara is clean in the house and is very quiet and peaceful and calm.  He is left uncrated at night in the sitting room with another hound for company and there is not a peep out of him till he is let out in the morning.  He eats nicely and does not counter surf.  He walks beautifully on the lead. He is about 7 years old and would be an amazing friend and companion.  

Dara cannot be homed with small furries but he has no other faults or imperfections.  We did have to try a number of different foods as Dara has a delicate stomach, but he is now fed on a raw diet and his tummy troubles are now sorted.   Please don't overlook this boy because of his scars.  Let him know love and care and a forever sofa... hopefully yours..... soon.



Gorgeous Brindle Boy

Archie is not a Lurcher SOS dog but we will be vetting all the applications and homechecking on behalf of his owner, who sadly cannot meet Archies needs any more.


Archie is 10 months old and a Greyhound x Saluki lurcher.  He is a gorgeous silver brindle color and stands about 25 inches to the shoulder.  He is fully vaccinated.  His owner has had him since he was 8 weeks old.  He is clean in the house and not destructive.  He is very friendly and happy and playful and is good with other dogs.  He would benefit from more exercise and also meeting other dogs to play with.  Although we have not verified this, his owner tells us that Archie had got recall.  Can you give Archie a good home where he will get socialized and exercised more than his current owner can manage?



Gorgeous Young Lurcher  

In Foster in Surrey


Freya has just arrived with Lurcher SOS from Ireland.  She is settling in well already.  She is a medium sized lurcher standing at 24 inches to the shoulder.  Freya has been vaccinated and is spayed.  She has met all the dogs in her foster home and is fine with them. Happy to report that this beautiful girl is totally clean in the house.  She also isn't a chewere or a destroyer!  Sleeps through the night.  Good on a lead. Freya is all set to go to a forever home!


 Coming Friday 27th March


Little Whippet Cross Lurcher Girl



Whippet/lurcher girl Around 4/5 years old...Beautiful, calm and sweet dog. She is good with other dogs.


Just In - Preview Not Yet Ready for Homing


Saluki X Whippet Girl

This pretty little girl is called Pink who has just come into Lurcher SOS from a pound.  Her time was up so we stepped in and took her under our wing.

At the moment she has a skin condition but doing well on her treatment and is improving daily.  She is in a foster home with many other sighthounds.  She is very people friendly and gentle.  She is only 23 inches to the shoulder, so she is quite small.  We will update as we learn more about this lovely little girl. 

Pink relaxing with her foster sister....