All you need is love....and a Lurcher say Dogs Trust Evesham - The Evesham Observer

All you need is love....and a Lurcher say Dogs Trust Evesham

Evesham Editorial 19th Sep, 2023   0

THE TEAM at Dogs Trust Evesham is urging anyone with a dog-shaped hole in their life to consider adopting one of the Lurchers in their care.

Lurchers are sighthounds (such as a Greyhound, Whippet or Saluki) crossed with another breed and therefore 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, and so the charity is now asking people to consider giving a forever home to one of its long-legged residents.

Lurchers were the third most popular breed of dog rehomed by Dogs Trust last year, with 524 finding loving new homes in 2022. So far this year, over 350 have come into Dogs Trust care across the UK.   Dogs Trust Evesham are currently caring for one long-legged lovely, Alfie, who is patiently waiting a new abode.

Chris Slight, Manager at Dogs Trust Evesham 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 one Lurcher, Alfie who is desperate to build that special bond with a new owner and find a sofa to call his own. Alfie has so much love to offer and awaits his second chance in life.”

Alfie – is a lovely five-year-old Lurcher who has been with Dogs Trust Evesham for four months. He is a really sweet and friendly lad, highly regarded by the staff at the centre, and is looking for a moderately busy home.

To find out more about the breed or to see the Lurchers currently in Dogs Trust care waiting to be adopted click here 


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