FOR ADOPTION in CORNWALL/DEVON
Lurcher - Saluki x Greyhound
The following profile is based on information provided to us by the previous owner and also the experience of Pip's foster parents who are really enjoying his company very much.
PIP - a name that implies a pioneering and carefree spirit who loves to try new things. A fitting name for this amazing dog who is so super friendly and social with people and dogs. Being a typical Lurcher, Pip loves to explore, has short outbursts of running and then curls up to sleep and snuggle.
Size: large with very long legs, 70cm shoulder height approx
Age: 4 years (DOB 21.12.2018)
Child friendly: yes but older dog savvy children of about 10+ Pip has lived with a child in his previous home who was 7 when he was rescued. Arranged by his previous owner, Pip had a temporary home with 3 children and was a bit unnerved by them. One calm older child would be fine. Pip just loves his peace.
Dog friendly: yes. Would do well with another dog who he could run around with.
Cat friendly: Pip has a chase instinct and does try to run after a cat or squirrel outdoors. Never lived with a cat. In his previous home he had a chance meeting with a cat and was quite intimidated and on another occasion with a different cat wanted to chase.
House Trained: yes
Behaviour/Temperament/Unique traits/ Training needs:
Very friendly sweet natured dog. Clumsy and leggy doggo who loves to run and play.
True to his breed loves short bursts of intense and fast running, followed by some snooze, cuddle and sofa time.
Loves to sleep on human beds, armchairs and sofas.
Loves water - beach and lakes.
Not keen on sudden loud noises, eg gun shots or thunderstorms.
Can be a bit fussy with food and totally loves raw chicken wings.
Pip knows basic commands, but his recall even though good, is not fail proof and given the right incentive he may not come back instantly. His foster parents are working to improve his recall and it's something his new adopters will need to continue. To keep him safe his new family would be advised to have a long training line ready until confident that Pip will come back. We will gladly advise on training leads which are available in various long lengths, as standard extending cassette leads are just not appropriate for a dog like Pip.
His foster parents are taking Pip everywhere with them and he has been to the pub, beach and golf course where he met lots of new people and dogs and loved his outings. Pip has also been on a bus ride and wasn't too sure at first, but did really well once he felt a bit more secure.
He can be left which happened for longer hours in his previous home. Pip is not crate trained and does not like them very much other than for transport which will be briefly and ok as long as the crate provides ample space for this big, leggy pooch.
When Pip is new to your home we would ask you to follow our guidelines for new dogs. Hence a good size garden will be essential so that Pip has got somewhere to stretch his legs in during the initial days.
Blood tested/Health: Health checked and no known conditions.
Rescue story: Pip is a UK rescue dog who was rescued as a pup and lived in his previous home for 4 years. Sadly due to a life changing accident they were unable to give Pip what he needed and had to make the heart breaking decision to do what's best for Pip and let him go to a new life. Pip has never known anything but love and kindness. He is currently being home fostered by one of our foster homes and is enjoying his time there very much.
Cornwall/Devon only please.
Pip would be looking for a home outside of a busy town. He will require space and a safe enclosed garden where he can run and play. We would be looking for 6ft fences and gates ideally for Pip due to him jumping a lower one trying to run after a neighbour's cat in his foster home, where they put additional fencing up now.
His new family needs to be able to give him the time he needs and provide stimulation and an outlet for his young energy.
He would love the company of another dog who he can run around with too, but would also do well as an only dog.
If his new adopters have breed experience with Lurchers that would be great.
Our very experienced team canine coach will gladly offer his help and guidance with this and any other issues that may arise. This is free of charge for our adopters/fosterers.
Application and vetting process apply. Please contact us if you would like to adopt Pip. We usually reply within 24 hours, mostly sooner and if you don’t hear back please contact us again. Thank you ♥
Meet & Greet will gladly be arranged after the application was approved.