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Sharkey
would like a new home

Whippet
Can you give Sharkey a new home

Sharkey

Breed: Lurcher
Age: 14 months
Sex: Dog
Date Added: 29/11/2021

Rescue Information

Rescue: Lurcher SOS
Contact: Laurie
Website: lurchersos.org.uk/dogs/available/sharky
Telephone: https://www.lurchersos.org.uk/dogs/adoption-application-form

About Me

Sharky is now 14 months old and has been at Kim’s Home (foster) for the past few weeks. He has displayed all the characteristics of a young lurcher lad finding his feet and sometimes throwing his weight about. He has found being in a large pack very exciting but sometimes he goes over the top and tears coats. So for the first part of off-lead fun he is muzzled. He is fine with this and can still pick up some toys with the muzzle on. At home Sharky is a lovely lad. He eats well and loves everything that is given to him. He now takes treats gently and soon he will stop trying to steal treats from the other dogs  He loves cuddles and usually spends all evening snuggled up with me.

He was given up by his previous adopters because of extreme separation anxiety. He has shown no signs of this here. But he is rarely left because, when I go out, there is always someone here to supervise. He does not get distressed when I go out. Sometimes during the day he will peel off from the main pack and go and sleep in another room. At night he sleeps in his own bed next to mine and doesn’t stir all night. He loves being warm – so he wears fleece pjs at night now that the nights are cold. He is fully house-trained and asks to go into the garden.

Sharky would benefit from a home where there are no small children (he can sometimes be a little impulsive in his movements) but someone around most of the time. He needs a lot of exercise to tire him out and calm him down. Lead walks won’t cut it with this boy. At the moment, because the days are short, he has just one outing per day on private, safely fenced land and runs and plays with his ball for 2 hours. He has to have special squeaky balls because he tries to eat latex lobbers and he finds tennis balls boring. His recall is OK – not brilliant yet but we are getting there.

Sharky also needs another dog in the family, preferably a confident female who will tell him off when he is being a pain. That works well here – his special mate Olive will play bitey faces with him and run with him, but, if he oversteps the mark, she will tell him off and he takes this meekly. I don’t think a big pack would suit him. He finds it a bit overwhelming here sometimes. So who will offer this lovely, affectionate, boisterous, clown of a baby boy his perfect home?

Want to Adopt Sharkey?

If you would like to give Sharkey a new home, please contact the rescue on https://www.lurchersos.org.uk/dogs/adoption-application-form and ask for Laurie or send an email using the form if available.


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