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"HELP!! HELP!!! HELP!!!" WE ALWAYS 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.

    *** FOSTER HOME DESPERATELY NEEDED FOR THIS YOUNG BOY ***

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    Around 14-18 months. 24"

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. CURRENTLY WAITING FOR FOSTER PLACEMENT.

    This lad was found abandoned. He has served his 7 days desperately needs a foster placement.

    He is a happy chappie. Other dog and child friendly.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria. This boy desperately needs a foster space so if you can help contact us. Email for more details.

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  • GRACE. 6 YEAR OLD GREYHOUND X. (APPLICATIONS OPEN. NOT CAT FRIENDLY)

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    25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Being fostered in Suffolk.

    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 page, and she has been with her foster mum over a year - There are some lovely photos and video.

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

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  • ARCHIE - GREYHOUND X COLLIE. 16 months (APPLICATIONS OPEN - NOT CAT FRIENDLY)

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    16 months. 25 "

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

    Archie was found wandering and came into SLR briefly before being re-homed. Sadly it did not work out and poor Archie is up for rehoming again.

    This lad really deserves his forever home, in his short and troubled life. Archie desperately needs a stable home with a confident, calm handler with whom he can finally really bond and give his trust to, he has so much love and loyalty to give. He can be rehomed with another dog and has made several dogs friends who he runs with on his walks. Unfortunately something in his previous life triggers an aversion to people in high viz jackets, people moving fast behind him and traffic. He has a collie brain and is a very fast learner.

    The ideal home would be someone who runs, likes agility and does not live in a built up area with traffic. Archie has rarely been left at his foster home, so this needs to be built up gradually.

    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 Hertfordshire, our Admin base; but in this case Archie is in Cornwall, so will take applications from Hertfordshire to Cornwall.

    We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • SASHA - Saluki X girl (APPLICATIONS OPEN) (NOT CAT FRIENDLY)

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    2/3 years 25 "

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

    This beautiful girlie was found abandoned. Lean but not emaciated, she is almost back to fitness.

    She is currently living with three female and one male Lurcher. Sasha is very happy in the company of the other dogs. She is very keen on her food and tries to snatch treats, but not in a nasty way, but in a way that says - I may not get another. We will be looking for a home with another dog in. Sasha has now been neutered and vaccinations up to date. Se loves life and is good with other dogs and off lead recall is fab.

    Sasha will need to bond with her adopter before being let off lead - but she is loyal. Also, this girlie can jump a 6 foot gate, which she did to get to her foster mum who was in the field behind! We have a strict rehoming criteria. We do not rehome dogs to anyone who works away from the home for more than 4 hours, so home work based or a homemaker are good. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not normally rehome further than 200 miles from base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • JEMIMA. WHIPPET X (**ALMOST BLIND**) SHE NEEDS A SPECIAL HOME..... (NOT CAT FRIENDLY)

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    8 years 23 "

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

    This beautiful girlie was handed into the Rescue. The family no longer wanted her. Jemima is all but blind.

    She is currently living with one male Greyhound and one Lurcher bitch and a small terrier. But this is not ideal for Jemima. She needs a one to one with someone. Perhaps someone who is house-bound with a large garden. Jemima is very happy in the company of humans and dogs she knows, but gets terrified of other dogs in the big world.

    We are probably looking for a home as an only dog, although she did live with one other female before coming in. Jemima will be neutered shortly.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria. We do not rehome dogs to anyone who would have to leave them more than four 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 Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • LOLLY - SALUKI X WHIPPET X 11 years young (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    Very well socialized. 24 "

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

    With extremely sad regret Lolly's mum has to rehome her. It will only be a very special loving home with another loving dog that we will rehome her to.

    She is currently living with two younger female dogs. Lolly is in good health, has been neutered and is fully vaccinated.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome to anyone who works outside the home for more than four hours a day, and in the case of Lolly, we require someone homebased 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 base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

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

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

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    Approx 3 years. 25 "

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

    Lula was found abandoned before Christmas. Bruised and very lean she has now been nursed back to health.

    She is currently living as an only dog with her fosters, but is friendly with dogs out and about. It is not clear whether Lula has been neutered in the past. Her vaccinations have started

    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 full time away from the home or shiftwork. We do not normally rehome further than 200 miles from base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • SCRUFF. 2 YRS BEDLINGTON X. (RESERVED)

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    24 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Being fostered in Kent.

    This little lad was abandoned and not reclaimed. He has served his time and is now up for adoption.

    He can live with other dogs as he is dog friendly and child friendly.

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

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  • RALPH - Rough coat (RE-HOMED)

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    Around 14 months. 26"

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

    Ralph was found abandoned. He served his 7 days and passed to another mixed Rescue who asked us to take him on.

    He is currently living with one female and one male Lurcher. He is a happy chappie.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria. We do not rehome dogs under the age of 2 to anyone who works away from the home, so home work based or a homemaker are good. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not normally rehome further than 200 miles from base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • WILSON GREYHOUND X 9 WEEKS OLD (RE-HOMED)

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    Very well socialized. Will reach around 26 "

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

    Wilson is one of 3 pups we have taken in. Hand reared by his Rescuer from 3 days old, and very well socialized with her own dogs and now in foster near Poole in Dorset.

    He is fostered with 1 male Lurcher and one female Lurcher. Wilson has had his first vaccination and will receive his second vax next week.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome young dogs to anyone who works outside the home, and in the case of Wilson we require someone homebased 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 base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

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

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  • BEAR - GREYHOUND X 9 WEEKS OLD (RESERVED)

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    Very well socialized. Will reach around 26 "

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

    Bear is one of 3 pups we have taken in. Hand reared by his Rescuer from 3 days old, and very well socialized with her own dogs and now in foster in Hertfordshire.

    He is fostered with 1 male Lurcher and one female Lurcher. Bear has had his first vaccination and will receive his second vax next week.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome young dogs to anyone who works outside the home, and in the case of Bear we require someone homebased 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 base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

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

  • To find out more about this dog, get in touch.

  • WINNIE - Saluki X girl (APPLICATIONS OPEN) (RE-HOMED)

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    2/3 years 24 "

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

    This beautiful girlie was found abandoned with a dislocated knee. The then owners were traced and said that they did not want her back. We thought we had no option but to take the leg off, but our brilliant Vet has saved it. It is going to be a long road back to recovery, but she is doing well.

    She is currently living with four female and one male Lurcher. Winnie is very happy in the company of the other dogs. She is very keen on her food and eats readily. We think Winnie would be happier with another Lurcher in the home, or with someone who is retired. She will benefit from the company of another dog around to show her the way. Winnie can be re-homed with a neutering agreement. This means that the Adopter signs to have her neutered in 9 weeks time. She remains in the ownership of SLR until that happens and is then signed over to the Adopter.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria. We do not rehome dogs under the age of 2 to anyone who works away from the home, so home work based or a homemaker are good. We do not now rehome to anyone who works shiftwork. We do not normally rehome further than 200 miles from base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • OLIVE WHIPPET X APPROX 14 months old. (RESERVED)

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    PLAYFUL YOUNGSTER. 22 "

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

    Olive was taken into a Vets after being found by the side of the road. No-one came forward for her so the Vets asked if we could help. She has undergone plating in her leg and it is now healing well. She is very sociable with the dogs she is fostered with and people but still very worried about the outside world and new dogs. She will bark at them but once they approach and sniff her she is fine. She is just very frightened.

    She is fostered with 1 male Lurcher and two female Lurchers. Olive has been neutered and is now receiving socialization classes.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome young dogs to anyone who works outside the home for more than 4 hours in any one day, and in the case of Olive, we require 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 base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

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

  • To find out more about this dog, get in touch.

  • BELLA - GREYHOUND X 9 WEEKS OLD (** RE-HOMED**)

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    Very well socialized. Will reach around 26 "

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

    Belle is one of 3 pups we have taken in. Hand reared by her Rescuer from 3 days old, and very well socialized with her own dogs and now in foster in Hertfordshire.

    She is fostered with 1 male Lurcher and one female Lurcher. Belle has had her first vaccination and will receive her second vax next week.

    We have a strict rehoming criteria, and do not rehome young dogs to anyone who works outside the home, and in the case of Belle we require someone homebased 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 base in Hertfordshire, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references.

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

  • To find out more about this dog, get in touch.

  • Offer a home

    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!