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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. Ring on 07940 555 574 or email jenny@southernlurcherrescue.org.uk - FOSTERS NEEDED IN ALL SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST AND WEST COUNTIES. Please note that while we try to keep this page updated with all the latest information on each dog, it may not always be one hundred per cent current.UP TO DATE CURRENT HOUNDS CAN BE FOUND ON THE MESSAGE BOARD 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.http://mimsmum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=helping

Adoption Application Form

  • For a copy of the adoption application form, click here. Please don't apply if you don't have secure 6' fencing, are 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, must insure your dogs.
  • 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.

    SCOOBY - Little whippet youngster. 18 months.A YEAR IN FOSTER.. (NOT CAT FRIENDLY) NOBODY WANTS ME!!!!!!(APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    WHIPPET X LURCHER 23""

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. PLEASE DON'T OVERLOOK HIM.... PLEASE READ HIS THREAD..... THIS IS HOW HE LOOKS NOW BUT READ HIS THREAD AND SEE HOW HE DID LOOK WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE RESCUE. POOR MITE. SEE HOW HE HAS COME ON... GORGEOUS.. HIS THREAD GOES INTO SEVERAL PAGES. Little Scooby was brought in from holding kennels. He is being fostered on the Isle of Wight along with two female Lurchers, and three children. He is house-trained, good with children. Scooby was on death row, as his time was up, but because we had offered space he was spared. He has now been in foster for 12 months. Scooby is neutered. He was reactive on lead with male dogs and we are working on this. UPDATE ON THAT. SCOOBY HAS ATTENDED A TWO WEEK BEHAVIOURAL COURSE WITH DOG BEHAVIOURIST STEVE MANN in Hertfordshire, and things are good, going well with on lead walks. We do not rehome young dogs to anyone who works more than 4 hours daily, or shift workers. scooby is loving, loyal and obedient indoors, it's just his socialization with other male dogs that needs working on. We want the very best for the dogs in our care. For more info please phone or email the contact above. This Rescue does strict homechecks and even takes up Vet references.

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  • COMET COLLIE X LURCHER. SO LOVING.. APPROX 18 months. FRIENDLY. (NOT THOUGHT TO BE CAT FRIENDLY) (APPLICATIONS OPEN).

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    Happy and loving. 24 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. This young man was found abandoned. Sadly after going into kennels he jumped out of the back of the transport car and was loose for two weeks. He was so scared of everything. Luckily he was caught and has was with a Greyhound Rescue for a few weeks. It is no place, kennels, for a dog that just wants some love. Since coming into the Rescue he has flourished. A beautiful boy who loves to play with all the other dogs in the home and on walks. His thread goes into 11 pages so make sure you see all of his lovely photos. Comet really is a fun loving boy. We do not rehome dogs to anyone who works out of the home full time. I'm afraid 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. 9 MONTH GREYHOUND X GIRLIE (NOT KNOWN IF CAT FRIENDLY) (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    Greyhound X. 25"

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Currently fostered on the Isle of Wight, alongside Tye who is also up for adoption. Lily came into the Rescue as the residents dogs in the family she was brought into, would not accept her. As her owners had to work they were having to split the dogs and Lily became depressed. She is a lovely 9-10 month old pup who loves everyone and everything. We want the best for the dogs in our care. We do not rehome our dogs to anyone who works more than 4 hours, and Lily will need someone around most of the time. For more info please phone or email the contact above. This Rescue does strict homechecks and even takes up Vet references.

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  • DAISY - 14 MONTH BEDDIE X SALUKI. - (NOT CAT FRIENDLY) (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    Beddie X. 25"

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Daisy will be neutered shortly and then ready for rehoming. She came into the Rescue as she was too lively for her previous family, and with some lively children in the family Daisy reacted and is said to have bitten an Adult trying to pick up her bone. We are not, therefore, looking to rehome her to anyone with young children. She is lively, has recall and is living with the Foster's own Lurcher in Essex. We are looking for a Lurcher savvy home, especially with Beddie X Saluki types, who can be stubborn. She could now live with another dog, as long as she got to know them before moving in. SHE IS NOT CAT FRIENDLY. We want the best for the dogs in our care. We do not rehome our dogs to anyone who works more than 4 hours, and Daisy may need someone around most of the time. For more info please phone or email the contact above. This Rescue does strict homechecks and even takes up Vet references.

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  • PERRIE. Little Saluki X girlie. Approx 3 years. Superb nature. (**CAT FRIENDLY WITH BOLD CATS**) (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    Superb sweet temperament. 23 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Sadly Perrie had to be given into Rescue as her owners were moving into rented accommodation and the Landlord would not agree to her going with them. She has a sweet nature, is being fostered with 3 cats and 2 children and is proving to be a lovely dog. Loves all dogs and people and children that she meets. Perrie is also being fostered with two dogs. Currently being fostered in Hampshire. Perrie is neutered, vaccinations up to date and ready to rehome. She was an only dog so could be an only dog again or with other dogs. SLR do not rehome dogs to anyone who works more than 4 hours a day away from the home. 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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  • TIGGER COLLIE X GREY LURCHER. TRIPOD.. SO LOVING.. APPROX 2 years. FRIENDLY. (**CAT FRIENDLY**) (APPLICATIONS OPEN).

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    Tragically, now amputee. 25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. PICTURES IN THIS THREAD MAY UPSET THE VIEWER..... We got an email yesterday asking if we could help this lad. He went into holding kennels with a severed front tendon, which couldn't be repaired, so he has had to lose his front left leg. Tigger has such a lovely temperament that the Council agreed to fund his op. We are taking over his care on Saturday and he will be fostered in Hertfordshire with a laid back male lurcher. Tigger will need some recouperation, and will not be ready for rehoming for a month or so. We do not rehome to anyone who works more than 4 hours in any one day away from the home. 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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  • PADDY. LITTLE WHIPPET X SALUKI PUP. 10 MONTHS. (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    Superb sweet temperament. 23 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Paddy was rescued from a bad situation by a lovely lady who kept hold of him until we could take him in. We is very sweet natured, house trained, good with other dogs and people and children. We definitely want another Lurcher around for Paddy to have some fun with. He lights up when he sees other Lurchers and is currently being fostered in Essex with SLR Admin Jenny and her six Lurchers. He is neutered, vaccinated and ready for his new home. SLR do not rehome pups 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 Harlow, Essex, our Admin base. We homecheck and even take up Vet references. Email for more details.

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  • MONTY - SALUKI X LURCHER. SO LOVING.. APPROX 3-4 YEARS. FRIENDLY. (NOT THOUGHT TO BE CAT FRIENDLY) (APPLICATIONS OPEN).

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    Happy and loving. 25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Sadly, Monty's owner has some debilitating health issues which have meant that she is unable to take Monty out and about as he needs. She is devastated to be parting with him, and loves him so much. He is a beautiful boy who loves to play. We do not rehome dogs to anyone who works out of the home full time. I'm afraid 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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  • BERTIE. SALUKI X BOY. GORGEOUS. (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    Superb sweet temperament. 26 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Bertie came in through holding kennels, so no history on him. But he seems to hold a lovely temperament. He was transferred three times on his transport run and was good as gold on the back seats of every car. Travels well, quiet, happy to meet everyone and is also being fostered with two dogs. Currently being fostered in Hertfordshire. Bertie will be neutered shortly and vaccinated. SLR do not rehome dogs to anyone who works more than 4 hours a day away from the home. 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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  • ROSIE - Saluki X. Semi rough coat. - NOT CAT FRIENDLY. (APPLICATIONS OPEN)

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    Approx 2 years old. 25 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Rosie has just come in so is under assessment. She has had pups recently so will be neutered shortly. We are NOT looking to rehome her with children in the home. Perhaps a retired couple. She is fine with other dogs, but some men and strangers do scare her. Rosie is currently being fostered in E. Sussex. We do not rehome to anyone who works outside the home for more than 4 hours 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.

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  • TYE - YEAR OLD FANTASTIC TEMPERAMENT. WHIPPET X. (REHOMED).

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    Lovely gentle temperament. Child and other dog friendly. 24 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Tye came into the Rescue as his owner had died. He was only a baby and the family were working full time so Tye was being left all day with a brief lunchtime visit. It wasn't fair on him. He is a lovely dog with not a bad bone in his body. His recall is still a work in progress and he doesn't like to be left long, getting anxious if more than an hour. We want a home for Tye perhaps with another Lurcher, or contact with other Lurchers to have a blast off lead and some fun. Tye is being fostered with three young boys, who are dog savvy. And he is a lovely boy. We do not rehome pups to anyone who works away from the house. 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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  • SCRUFF - Tiny Bedlington X - NOT CAT FRIENDLY. (APPLLICATIONS SUSPENDED - HOMECHECKS PENDING)

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    6-7 years old. 18 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. Scruff had been with her relinquishing owner for 6 years, from a year old. They rescued her from an outside shed where she was being kept. Scruff will be neutered shortly. She also lived with two children and does love children. She is currently being fostered in Hampshire with 3 other Male Lurchers and is having a blast bossing them around. She has not been out much in the last few months and is a little rounded. She also barks at other dogs on the lead at the moment, but once up and personal she stops. This will also be worked on. Scruff could be rehomed as an only dog or with another dog. 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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  • URGENT - URGENT - LUPO - WHIPPET X LURCHER. SO LOVING.. APPROX 5 years. FRIENDLY. (NOT CAT FRIENDLY) (RE HOMED).

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    Quiet, sad little man. 22 "

    PLEASE DO NOT RING AFTER 6 P.M. PICTURES IN THIS THREAD MAY UPSET THE VIEWER..... Lupo was rehomed by us into a loving home on the Isle of Wight. He has had a loved and happy life with his Adopters, but sadly he has had a traumatic six months. His story can be read by clicking on the red writing above. Please be advised that the photos are horrific. All this lovely boy wants is a peaceful life where he will now feel safe and get some confidence back in a loving environment once more. Lupo is going to need someone around most of the time to build up his confidence. He does not suffer separation anxiety, but could in a new environment, so I'm afraid 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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  • 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!