LURCHER SOS DOGS NEEDING HOMES NOW

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. 

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No More Applications - OLLIE

14 Week Old Saluki Cross Puppy

Ollie is in foster in Essex. 

 

 

Ollie is a 14 week old male Saluki x puppy. Ollie is doing well with house training, he settles happily in his crate at night and gets along well with other dogs. Ollie loves people and cuddles, he is affectionate, playful and happy. Ollie would be fine as an only dog with someone at home most of the time or with a happy go lucky natured dog(s) who would play with him and let him cuddle up to them. Ollie is in foster with cats but does chase them in play on occasion. He would be fine to live with dog savy cats who would put him in his place. Ollie can live with dog savy children over six.
Ollie will have pee/poo accidents in the house, he will chew things left within his reach. He will mouth hands as he is teething. Ollie will need continued positive training as he grows up and will benefit from puppy classes to help him reach his full potential.
Ollie is the sweetest, happiest puppy and would be a wonderful addition to the family.

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RUBY

Stunning Red Saluki Cross Girl Just In

 In Foster in Surrey

 

Meet Ruby, the first dog of 2015 to come under the LSOS wing.
Ruby is a young female Saluki x. She is a sweet natured, gentle girl. She is very good with other dogs and quickly settled in to her foster home. Ruby is well behaved in the house, almost clean and quiet. She is affectionate and friendly with everyone. A real gem! She is spayed and fully vaccinated.

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BENJI

Handsome Saluki Cross Boy

In Foster in Surrey

 

 

 Meet Benji. This handsome young man has recently arrived with us.
Benji's foster mum says:

Please meet the lovely Benji
Benji came to LSOS in December form Ireland and is fully vaccinated, neutered and ready to go to his new home
He is handsome Saluki cross boy, medium/ large height at 26 inches to the shoulder.  He is approx 18 months/ 2 years old, so a young adult dog.
He is a gentle, affectionate and happy dog and loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home.  He has his mad moments in the garden but can also be calm and quiet like a typical lurcher. 
Benji is fostered with several other lurchers and has shown no aggression at all, in fact he will run away if the other dogs play rough with him.
He sleeps happily in his crate all night without a peep and is house trained with no accidents since his arrival.
He loves his food and is a gentle eater, he has been known to counter surf but that is being worked on with him. He does get excited when his food is getting prepared and will bark, but with training this can be easily stopped.
Benji could live as an only dog or with other dogs and is a loving, uncomplicated and trouble free boy who would love to have his own forever home.

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COMET

Young Whippet Cross Lurcher Boy

In Foster in Hampshire

 

Comet is a young male lurcher. He's just little lad at 22 inches tts. Happy, playful, affectionate and good with other dogs. Comet walks well on his lead and so far is being good in the house.
From Comet's foster Mum 20/12/14

Comet doesn't jump up on to the worktops any more and responds immediately to 'off' when tempted , he can even wait for his dinner and no longer tries to steal the other dogs food. Best of all he has shown to have an excellent recall.

Both in class and outside he gets on with dogs of all shapes and sizes, although he does have to give a little bark at them on first sight, but after a few woofs he is everyone's best friend. This should get better the more dogs he meets but it will be important he goes to someone who understands his woofs are anxiety and does not tell him off.

Today the dogs had all the food toys out and everyone shared beautifully. There is certainly no aggression issues around food or toys. He has also improved in his crate and has been left in it for an hour and a half now with no problems at all.

All in all he is turning in to a great little dog, still very much a puppy, he loves to play and explore new things although to my surprise he has left the Christmas tree alone!

He likes to be where I am and will lie down quietly in which ever room I am in either to sleep or chew a toy.

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 BETSY

Saluki x Whippet Lurcher

 

 

Betsy, was Margo, was adopted from us last year. Unfortunately due to a change in circumstances her owners are now finding it hard to give Betsy the attention and exercise she needs. They have asked us to help find a new home for Betsy as they feel it is in her best interests. Betsy will be staying with her owners until another home is found and they will be fully involved in deciding if applicants are suitable for Betsy. 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 still has a quite a high prey drive, 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 needs home with another dog and with people who have good experience and understanding of sight hounds or salukis.
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.

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 PEACHES

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….

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DILLYS

Pretty Small Young Lurcher Girl

Fostered in Essex

 

 

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 currently being trained not to jump up and this seems to be her only fault and is just 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?

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PETER

Stunning Friendly Black Boy

In Foster in South Yorkshire

 

Peter is about 5 years old and 25 inches to the shoulder.  He is good on a lead and is clean in the house.  He is being neutered later this week and will be ready to go to a forever home.  He is currently living with sighthounds and a Doberman and a German Shepherd and is fine with all of them.  We think he is a saluki cross lurcher.  Peter is not cat friendly.  He could be an only dog or live with other dogs.  He is vaccinated and microchiped, wormed and deflead.

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 DARA

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 does have a prey drive as far as small furries are concerned 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.

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LUCKY

Young Lurcher Boy

 

 Lucky came to LSOS in December with Benji  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 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 dosen'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 can get excited around dinner time and can get a bit barky but with training this can be stopped; he is quiet at all other times.
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 adventurem. 

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ARCHIE

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?