Posts Tagged ‘lurcher’

Making Bella beautiful

Monday, September 5th, 2011

for webShortly after the lovely Sunny found a home (click here for his story) we had a young female saluki cross come in in a similar condition. Although not quite so underweight – Bella had deeper sores particularly around her eye and on her side. Click the image for a larger picture – this may upset some people.

She was much brighter in herself than Sunny was, and we felt confident in finding her a home as soon as her ’stray days’ were complete. In the meantime she spent a few days in the offices here to keep warm and with company. She spent most of time looking for fuss or sleeping.

She was quickly reserved by a lovely couple who already had sighthounds – including a saluki. After a meeting with their dogs and lots of instructions on how to care for her skin she was gathered up and welcomed into their home. They kindly sent us these snaps shortly after – her skin has improved and will be growing fur again in a few more weeks. Click any image to see it larger.

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Alfie(was Alvin) the lurcher and his new life.

Sunday, May 15th, 2011



We had a lovely e-mail from young Alfie’s new owners-apparently he has already had two holidays and was only adopted in April-lucky you Alfie!

His new owners write-

We adopted Alfie on 30th April and haven’t looked back since.  He is the best most wonderful dog you could ever want.  It took a few days for him to truly settle in but now you would think he had been here all his life.  He has met with loads of other dogs, small furry ones also (with no muzzle) and is great, says hello and has a sniff, he does want to play when he meets bigger dogs and is very puppyfied, lots of people we have met ask about him as he is a very striking dog and all seem to think he is younger than the 2 years you put on him (I guess we will never know).  He always has a mad 5 minutes after breakfast where he runs around the garden at 100mph then is shattered. 
He has been to two caravan hols with us and loves to lie on the beach in the sun, not too keen on the sea though.  We haven’t had him off lead out and about as he is very interested in stuff, but we found a quite cove on hol where he couldn’t escape, only out to sea so we knew we were safe, and let him off lead.  His recall is very good as he thinks of his belly.  And he loves his pigs ears and marrow bones.
 Taylor and Alfie are best pals and go everywhere together! alfie and friend



He is adored by all of us and will be treasured for years to come.

Alfie exhausted



What stunning photos and nothing could be nicer than a boy and his dog.Thank you for re-homing Alfie and giving him such a lovely life!

I was abandoned with a broken leg

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

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This is Tulip, a pretty saluki cross lurcher.

Soleful eyes? Check.

Fluffy ears? Check.

Four legs? Er, actually no.

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Tulip was found abandoned with her leg shattered. We can only assume she was too expensive to fix, or useless for poaching or guarding, after having some sort of accident.

She was taken to a vets and had to have her leg amputated. With no owners claiming her, she came to us.

Imagine in one week losing your home, your owners and your leg and winding up in kennels with strange dogs and smells.

For the first week Tulip was withdrawn and reluctant to exercise and interact. Then she went through a phase of kicking back at everything, barking and growling at everyone to keep away. She was scared and unsure.

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With patience and care from her animal carers and dedicated work experience girls like Hollie (pictured) Tulip is feeling more secure and happy. She even had her first groom and bath this week – look in the right-hand corner for the amount of hair that came off!

Although still nervous of men approaching her, she is bouncing back quickly and becoming a staff favourite. We have found that she loves sunbathing and belly rubs.

If you approach her kennel she may bark at you – try approaching slowly and sideways-on, and armed with small smelly treats! If she is unhappy with you being there, please back away and try again another day, we don’t want to push her too fast.

If you are interested in homing Tulip, please come in and meet her and speak to her animal carer.

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From runaway to loving home

Friday, June 11th, 2010

sandy lurch

Some of you may remember Mandy – an older tan wire-coated lurcher who was straying near the Home for several weeks in October last year. There was a prolonged operation to try and catch her safely to get her treatment and a kennel to stay in. Several of our animal carers spent hours trying to coax her close! In the end, as she was so scared,  a set of dog traps were placed along the avenue and she was safely caught.

She turned out to be a friendly dog once she had settled in and had some good meals. She was soon re-homed.

We are pleased to show you a photo from her new owners – she is now called Sandy and looks thoroughly content!

A note with the photo said:
Here I am with my mate Tara and our large friend Speddock who comes to stay for his holidays sometimes. Life is great! Love from Sandy