Dogs Trust appeal as kennels fill up

Some of the dogs who are looking for a new home
Some of the dogs who are looking for a new home

THE Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Uddingston currently has eight Sight Hounds in its care with its kennels full to the rafters with four greyhounds, three lurchers and a whippet.

Centre manager Sandra Lawton said: “It is a huge misconception that greyhounds, lurchers and whippets need lots of exercise – the complete opposite is true! They are actually quite lazy creatures and will need only a couple of short walks a day.

“People are also often put off by their size but breeds like these are very gentle, hugely sociable and appreciative of human affection. They are also generally excellent with children. These eight absolutely adore our dedicated kennel staff and will make exceptional pets!”

The super eight, with their canine carers, are from left to right:

Fred

Fred, 4 year old, male, brindle Greyhound. Fred is a shy boy but loves some cuddles once he gets to know you. Fred would benefit from living with another dog and can live with children who are 8 years old or over. He needs a secure garden and a home that is willing to help him build his confidence.

Lurch with Joan McInally

Lurch – 2 year old, female black Lurcher. Lurch is an amazing girl who loves to be made a fuss of and get lots of cuddles. She loves her head rubs! Lurch is looking for a home with someone who has had experience of owning a dog like her before. She can live with children who are 7 years old or over.

Ozoe with Dawn McPherson

Ozoe - 1 year old, tri-coloured, male Lurcher. Ozoe loves going for walks, cuddles and lots of attention. Ozoe needs a secure garden with an active family who is willing to give him the exercise he needs. He would benefit from some more basic training. He can live with children who are 8 years old or over.

Piggy with Jim Laing

Piggy - 6 year old, black female Greyhound. Piggy loves attention and playing with Kongs. She’s love a nice calm home with a secure garden. She’d get on well with a doggy friend and could live with children who are 8 years old or over.

Blue with Gillian Mitchell

Blue - 4 year old, male, blue Greyhound. Blue loves to have a good run about and be around people. Blue needs a secure garden and can live with children who are 8 years old or over. Someone who has previous experience of owning a dog like him would be beneficial. Blue would like an active home.

Faroe with Tara Green

Faroe - 3 year old, male, black Whippet cross. Faroe loves to go for trips in the car to the beech or for long walks in the park. His favourite game is tug of war. Faroe can live with children who are 6 years old or over. He needs a very secure garden!

Hally with Kirstine Crossan

Hally – 3 year old, female, black Greyhound. Hally is a lovely girl who loves cuddles and attention. Hally is looking for a home with children who are 8 years old or over. Hally needs a secure garden.

(not pictured) Kev

Kev - 5 year old male, Brindle and White Lurcher. Kev is looking for a home with a secure garden to run around in and can live with children who are 10 years old or over. Kev is looking for an experienced owner who is willing to take their time settling him into his new home.

If you would like to offer a home to any of the dogs call the rehoming centre directly on 0141 773 5130 or visit Dogs Trust website

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 16,000 dogs a year through its network of 17 rehoming centres. Dogs Trust never puts a healthy dog to sleep.