a gorgeous 6-year-old Lurcher, who has been at the centre for just under one year. He is a sensitive soul and often struggles making new friends, but once you are pals, he'll be your bestie for life! George loves his food and is making lots of progress with learning about the world and that it's not as scary as he thinks! a gorgeous 6-year-old Lurcher, who has been at the centre for just under one year. He is a sensitive soul and often struggles making new friends, but once you are pals, he'll be your bestie for life! George loves his food and is making lots of progress with learning about the world and that it's not as scary as he thinks!
a gorgeous 6-year-old Lurcher, who has been at the centre for just under one year. He is a sensitive soul and often struggles making new friends, but once you are pals, he'll be your bestie for life! George loves his food and is making lots of progress with learning about the world and that it's not as scary as he thinks! | Dogs Trust Kenilworth

Dogs Trust Kenilworth: Seven lovely loyal dogs up for adoption in Birmingham and West Midlands

Dogs Trust Kenilworth are currently caring for seven Lurcher dogs renowned for their loyalty and affection who are looking for a forever home

Dogs Trust Kenilworth is urging anyone with a dog-shaped hole in their life to consider adopting one of seven Lurchers currently in their care.  

Lurchers are sighthounds (such as a Greyhound, Whippet or Saluki) crossed with another breed and differ in size, with variable hair lengths, and are found in a wide variety of colours. They are known for their long, graceful frames, deep chests, and loyalty as a companion. 

However, despite their loving natures, Lurchers can often spend longer in the charity’s care than other breeds. In 2022,  Lurchers were the third most popular breed of dog rehomed by Dogs Trust and this year, over 350 have come into the charity’s care across the UK.  

Emma-Jane Thomas, Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth said: “Lurchers tend to spend longer in our care than other breeds and are often overlooked. So, it’s important for us to try and dispel any misconceptions that may exist about the breed and urge people not to rule out a Lurcher as their perfect pet.   

“Lurchers are loyal dogs that form very strong bonds with their owners.  They are trustworthy and gentle, renowned for being affectionate so will bring a lot of love to their owner’s lives. It is a myth that they need a huge amount of exercise and long walks, they do need regular exercise like every dog, but they also very much relish lounging on the sofa. Lurchers really are at their happiest when they are with their owner, the one they love. 

“We are currently caring for seven Lurchers that are desperate to build that special bond with a new owner and find a sofa to call their own.  Each is unique with different personalities and colourings. All have so much love to offer and await their second chance in life.”  Here are the seven Lurchers looking for a home:

However, despite their loving natures, Lurchers can often spend longer in the charity’s care than other breeds. In 2022,  Lurchers were the third most popular breed of dog rehomed by Dogs Trust and this year, over 350 have come into the charity’s care across the UK.  

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