AN INFLUX of greyhounds and lurchers have been received by Dogs Trust Kenilworth.
The rehoming centre currently has 16 greyhounds and lurchers looking to sprint off to their new families.
And staff at the charity are hoping to dispel some of the myths around the breeds in order to help them find new homes.
Deputy manager Claire Rowe says contrary to belief many of the pups are often do not need as much exercise as people expect. While they love an energetic burst, they like nothing more than cosying up on a big bed in a warm home.”
Claire said: “Sadly many greyhounds and lurchers end up in rescue centres like ours waiting for a loving home to spend the rest of their lives in. People often assume they are dogs that need lots of exercise but that’s not the case.
“They are definitely strong and fast but they are surprisingly lazy and very loyal, which is why they make great pets.
“We also take in ex-racing greyhounds whose time on the track has come to an end, so they all look forward to a home where they can enjoy a slower pace of life and put their paws up.”
Some of the pups looking for a new home include two-year-old greyhound Ebony who can live with other dogs and children over the age of six and loves nothing more than her bed.
Sensitive seven-year-old greyhound Arthur loves walks but loves his sleep even more and could possibly live with another dog and older children.
Bouncy three-year-old lurcher Hurley is missing his home comforts and would love to live with a family who can take him on lots of walks.
To find out more about the spirithounds or any other dogs available call 0300 303 0292, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk or pop into the Honiley-based centre.