Available for Adoption
Breed - Lurcher
Gender - Male
Date of Birth - May 2019
Can live with dogs? Yes
Can live with cats? No
Can live with children? No
To register your interest, please complete our Pre-adoption form:
If you have already been homechecked, please contact Elaine directly on 07736049390
Toby came to us from Battersea after they found he was not responding well in that environment. He spent time here with us and then moved to foster. He settled well and improved greatly - but always wary and anxious of anyone new or any new situation. He was adopted with full information given but did not settle and sadly there were two incidents of nipping on lead in public. He was returned with a few added anxieties and previously unseen behaviours BUT has responded SO very well to being back with his fosterer.
Toby is not cat friendly, loves other dogs once slowly introduced and would not be suitable to home around children due to his anxiety. He will almost certainly NEVER be an easy dog who can live a normal life.
In the home he is fantastic once he settles. He is MUCH better with women than men. He will remain frightened / nervous / anxious around strangers for the rest of his life. In our opinion he deserves the life we are able to give our Sanctuary dogs which is structured, calm and secure but also allows dogs to choose whether or not to engage with people - if he had been cat friendly, he would have joined the Arundawn pack.
His fosterer reports that around the home Toby is no trouble. He is always ready to play with his toys (and his foster sister's too) and happy to relax in the home between runs, more so now as he settles back in with them. His tail gives his mood away, and it’s good to see how often it’s wagging.
He enjoys his food and will be tempted by a treat on most occasions, we don’t hear from him from bed-time to morning.
Toby remains shy, but lets his guard down and sneaks for a stroke or to have his back scratched with them when things are quiet.
We are looking for a unique and dedicated and special home - one where he can run free without needing to be passed by cycles / joggers etc and one where he can have his own space to learn to trust in his own time. Toby has a lot to give and anyone who is willing to take the time to get to know him will be rewarded with a lifetime of affection from this very shy boy.