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Hounds needing homes And Foster Homes...

"HELP!! HELP!!! HELP!!!" WE DESPERATELY NEED FOSTER HOMES FOR DOGS COMING IN. WE DO NOT RUN KENNEL FACILITIES AND RELY ON FOSTERS FOR THE DOGS. WE WILL GIVE ALL FOSTERS FULL RESCUE BACK-UP AND ALL VETS BILLS ARE COVERED DIRECTLY WITH VETS. ALL SLR DOGS MUST BE HOUSED INDOORS AND TREATED AS PART OF THE FAMILY. IF YOU FEEL YOU COULD OFFER TO FOSTER FOR US PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. Jenny - 07940 555 574 or email jenny@southernlurcherrescue.org.uk - FOSTERS NEEDED IN ALL SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST AND WEST COUNTIES. UP TO DATE CURRENT HOUNDS CAN BE FOUND ON THE RESCUE FORUM IN "SLR DOGS NEEDING HOMES" If in doubt, please get in touch.

Other homeless hounds

Please click on the message board link down the left-hand side of this page to see all the other homeless hounds we are trying to help into homes. This link will take you to the Southern Lurcher Rescue forums.

Adoption Application Form

  • For a copy of the adoption application form, which can take up to 15 seconds to download, click here. At least 5 foot fencing will be necessary and applicants needs to be at home at least part time for older dogs and home mostly for pups. We DO NOT rehome our dogs to anyone who would not house them indoors as part of the family. Our contracts state you must not leave dogs tied up or in cars, must vaccinate yearly, and insure dogs for public liabililty.
  • To see some of the dogs SLR has successfully helped, visit our Happy Endings page. To make a donation, click here.

    All measurements are to the shoulder.

    OLIVER. LEGGY BABY BOY. SALUKI X.(APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    GENTLE GIANT. 26 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. FOSTERED IN BERKSHIRE. Ollie came in via holding kennels so no known history.

    His name was Liam but has since been changed to Ollie as he answers to it. He has come a long way with his foster family, and is now a very settled dog.

    He is currently being fostered with 2 female lurchers and one male Lurcher in Berkshire. An all round lovable dog.

    His Rescue forum thread now goes into several pages with some lovely photos and video footage. You have to meet this boy to believe how lovely he is

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome to anyone who works outside the home for more than four hours in any one day. We will even knock on neighbour doors to confirm. Due to past experiences, we do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • GRACE. 5 YEAR OLD GREYHOUND X. (APPLICATIONS OPEN.)

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    25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. She is being fostered in Norfolk.

    She has been very loved in her adoptive home, but circumstances have changed for her Adopter, and we have brought her back into foster to rehome. This is very sad for all concerned and particularly for Grace, who was very happy in her family. She is child friendly, and other dog friendly when she get to know them, having accepted several fosters into the home over the last few years. She just wants some love, walks and quiet life.

    She can live with another dog, probably a male is best, but she was living with one female lurcher happily before coming in. Her Rescue forum thread now goes into several pages with some lovely photos and video.

    We do not rehome dogs under the age of 2 to anyone who works away from the home. Lottie can be left for up to 4 hours. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • BORIS. BIG BABY BOY. MIX OF BORZOI/GREY/SALUKI X.(HOMECHECK PENDING)

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    GENTLE GIANT. 26 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. FOSTERED IN ESSEX.

    Boris came into the Rescue through holding kennels, therefore, we have no record of his past.

    He is currently being fostered with 2 female lurchers n Essex. An all round lovable dog.

    Boris will be a big lurcher, probably around 28 to the shoulder when fully grown. He looks like a cross between Borzoi (perhaps some Silkenhound in the background, Grey and Saluki. He is stunning, with a very soft and fluffy coat. That will get longer as he grows up.

    His Rescue forum thread now goes into several pages with some lovely photos and videos. He is stunning

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome to anyone who works outside the home for more than four hours in any one day. We will even knock on neighbour doors to confirm. Due to past experiences, we do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • LILY AND POPPY - SALUKI X GIRLS - Lovely temperament (MUST BE REHOMED TOGETHER- APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    Approx 5 and 6. 24/25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. CURRENTLY IN SURREY

    Tragically, the Adopter of Lily and Poppy has died. His widow is unable to walk the girls. They were the light of his life and he was theirs.

    We want the girls to stay together. They are good girls, although as Lurchers, they do like to run and chase bunnies if given the chance, but will make a lovely pair to adopt. We have a strict rehoming criteria

    We will not be able to rehome these two to anyone who works away from the home as they have been used to company most of the time. They are okay to leave for a few hours for shopping and social. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We usually do not rehome further than 200 miles from base in Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • GHENGIS. WHIPPET BEDDIE X. (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    PLAYFUL YOUNGSTER. 23 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. CURRENTLY IN DORSET.

    Ghengis was very loved, and it is only through change of circumstances that his owner is having to rehome him.

    He has now come into the Rescue and is living with another male beddie x and a female saluki x. . An all round lovable dog. He is being neutered Friday 8th April and will be ready for his new home shortly. He has lived with a Toddler so we know is child and other dog frindly.

    At the moment his world has changed and everythin is exciting, and so he is having some lead walk training and some blasts of exercise, and hopefully will be off lead and on the beaches shortly.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome to anyone who works outside the home with young dogs, so someone around most of the time. We will even knock on neighbour doors to confirm. Due to past experiences, we do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not usually rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

    Please read his thread before contacting us, it now goes into 2 pages, where you can find photos and updates. Email for more details.

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  • DAVE - SALUKI X - 3 years. Lovely temperament (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    3 YEARS. 24/25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. CURRENTLY FOSTERED IN SUSSEX

    Bones was seized by the Council and has spent a couple of months in holding kennels. He was depressed and time was not on his side. Bones has just come in and is under assessment. He is currently living with a whippet x bitch. More on his thread shortly.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria. We do not rehome to anyone who works away from the home for more than 4 hours in any one day. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not normally rehome further than 200 miles from base in Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • TILLY Whippet X Nearly 8 months old. (RE-HOMED)

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    PLAYFUL YOUNGSTER. 16 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. FOSTERED IN ESSEX.

    Little Tilly was a much loved pup. Unfortunately the two other dogs of the family would not take to her. They have been beating her up. Her owner rang in tears, asking us to take her away before they did even more to her and changed her.

    She is fostered with 5 other Lurchers. She has a lovely disposition. Tilly is neutered and will be ready for her new home shortly. She has been baby tested and loved him. She is other dog friendly. She does love her foster dad when he comes home so could be a daddy's girl.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome young dogs to anyone who works outside the home, so someone around most of the time. We will even knock on neighbour doors to confirm. Due to past experiences, we do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not usually rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

    Please read the thread before contacting us, it now goes into 3 pages, where you can find photos and updates. Email for more details.

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  • FREYA - SALUKI X APPROX 3 YEARS OLD. (RESERVED)

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    PLAYFUL YOUNGSTER. 24 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. FOSTERED ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

    Sadly Freya has come into us as her elderly owner had to go into care. Freya is on a bit of a diet as she had a bit too much cupboard love. She has a lovely disposition, and is very sociable with dogs and people.

    She is fostered with 3 other Lurchers. Freya is neutered and will be ready for her new home shortly.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome adult dogs to anyone who works outside the home for more than 4 hours in any one day, so someone around most of the time. We will even knock on neighbour doors to confirm. Due to past experiences, we do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not usually rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

    Please read the thread before contacting us, it now goes into 4 pages, where you can find photos and updates. Email for more details.

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  • EMMY Greyhound X. NEARLY 8 YEARS YOUNG.(RESERVED PENDING HOMECHECK).

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    BEAUTIFUL SOUL. 24 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. CURRENTLY IN HAMPSHIRE.

    Emmy has come into us through change of circumstances that her owner is having to rehome her. Sadly her owner's partner passed away and she has been unable to give her the walks that she should have. Emmy is a little chunky and will be getting some good walks to get her into trim.

    She is living with one Greyhound and two smaller terriers and all is good. She is a sociable girlie. She will be ready for her new home shortly. Emmy is child and other dog frindly. Though obviously not used to tiny Toddlers.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome adult dogs to anyone who works for more than 4 hours in any one day, and Emmy has been used to someone around most of the time. We will even knock on neighbour doors to confirm. Due to past experiences, we do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not usually rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

    Please read the thread before contacting us, where you can find photos and updates. Email for more details.

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  • MEG - PURE SALUKI PUP. 13 WEEKS (***RESERVED***) WE ARE NOT TAKING FURTHER APPLICATIONS.

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    PLAYFUL YOUNGSTER. Should make 25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. CURRENTLY IN HAMPSHIRE.

    Meg has come into us through change of circumstances that her owner is having to rehome her.

    She is living with another male and 2 female saluki x. She will be ready for her new home shortly. She has lived with a Toddler so we know is child and other dog frindly.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome to anyone who works outside the home with young dogs, so someone around most of the time. We will even knock on neighbour doors to confirm. Due to past experiences, we do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not usually rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

    Please read the thread before contacting us, it now goes into 4 pages, where you can find photos and updates. Email for more details.

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  • EVIE - AROUND 18 MONTHS. SO LOVING - PHOTOS DON'T REFLECT HOW LOVELY SHE IS.(REHOMED).

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    Superb temperament. 25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. BEING FOSTERED IN HERTFORDSHIRE.

    Evie was found abandoned with a broken leg. Taken into a Vets, who rang us to see if we could help save her leg and rehome her.

    Evie is now neutered , and vaccinated. Her Rescue thread now goes into several pages with lovely photos and videos. Click on her photos on her thread to enlarge and click on the videos to play.

    She is child friendly and other dog friendly, She loves the sofa and cuddles. She is fostered with 3 other female lurchers and one male. Evie has a lovely temperament.

    We do not rehome to anyone who works more than 4 hours away from the home in any one day. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details. Or phone 07940 555 574 between the hours above.

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  • LOGAN. GREYHOUND X. (RESERVED)

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    GENTLE BOY. 25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. CURRENTLY IN SUSSEX. Logan is only being rehomed through a change of circumstances for his owner.

    He has come into the Rescue and is being fosterd with one female Greyhound. An all round easy dog.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome to anyone who works outside the home for more than four hours in any one day. We will even knock on neighbour doors to confirm. Due to past experiences, we do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • DOTTY - Approx 16 months - SALUKI X - Lovely temperament (REHOMED)

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    Approx 16 months. 24 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. CURRENTLY FOSTERED IN HERTFORDSHIRE

    This little girl was found and taken to a Vets with a cut front leg, so no history on her. She is a really happy and friendly little girl with people, children and all other dogs. Cat friendly with a bold cat. At the moment she is recovering from her spay.

    Dotty is currently being fostered in Hertfordshire. She is living with another male Lurcher, doing really well with house training, and ready for that special home. Dotty could go as an only dog as long as she gets socialization, as Lurchers need their friends.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria with youngsters. We do not rehome to anyone who works away from the home. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not rehome further than 200 miles from base in Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • BRUCIEBOY - GENTLE GIANT. SO LOVING AND FORGIVING- PHOTOS DON'T REFLECT HOW LOVELY HE IS. **(REHOMED)**

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    Superb temperament. 27 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. BEING FOSTERED ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

    Bruce was found abandoned. He has an unrepaired knee injury to the front leg which we have had investigated. It seems to have fused at the bone, but doesn't seem to cause him pain, although we have him on loxicom and also green muscle additives.

    We have had all his legs x-rayed as he was so weak on the back end. He may have been crated for long periods, giving him muscle wastage.

    He is not a pretty sight, as he has multiple lesions on his face and body. We can only hazzard a guess at his fate before he was abandoned. Even through all that he must have endured in his life, Brucie has a sweet trusting nature and is starting to play.

    He is a lovely lovable boy. Bruce is neutered and vaccinations will start next week, when he will be ready for his new home.

    We want the very best home for his lad as his life must have been hell.

    We do not rehome to anyone who works more than 4 hours away from the home in any one day. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not rehome further than 200 miles from Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details. Or phone 07940 555 574 between the hours above.

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    If you can offer a home to a hound in our care, or would like to be considered to rehome one of our hounds in the future, please
    email us and tell us your home situation, any pets, children, etc. you have, your location and any prior experience with hounds. We are always looking for new homes!